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Saturday, April 18, 2015

SWIMMING Phelps fails to qualify for 400 free in Arizona MESA, Ariz. – Michael Phelps failed to qualify for the 400-meter freestyle final at a meet in Arizona, finishing 17th overall. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist finished fourth in his heat yesterday with a time of 4 minutes, 2.67 seconds. That put him in the C final at night, but …

Before ruling out an upset in NBA East, listen to these guys

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Having trouble envisioning an upset in the Eastern Conference playoffs? That’s understandable, since three teams in the eight-team field didn’t finish above .500. Milwaukee (41-41), …

LeBron begins new quest to end Cleveland’s title drought

Saturday, April 18, 2015

CLEVELAND – For LeBron James, his homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one. The fourth …

Rangers hold off Penguins in Game 1

Friday, April 17, 2015

Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonagh scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1, last night. New York shut down Pittsburgh’s top threats, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni …

Miley lit up as Red Sox lose to Nationals, 10-5

Thursday, April 16, 2015

BOSTON – The questions about Boston’s starting rotation have surfaced already. Wade Miley became the second straight starter to struggle, allowing seven runs in just 2.1 innings in his Fenway Park debut. Washington’s 10-5 win yesterday prevented the …

Bruins fire Chiarelli after missing the playoffs for first time in eight years

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Boston Bruins fired General Manager Peter Chiarelli yesterday, days after missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years and just four seasons after the franchise won its first Stanley Cup title since 1972. The statement …

PawSox owners: Downtown ballpark would generate millions

Thursday, April 16, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox minor league baseball team said yesterday that a multi-use ballpark in downtown Providence would generate $12.3 million annually in spending for the city and the state, but they would seek help from taxpayers – $120 million over …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Baseball Mets put Wright on 15-day disabled list NEW YORK – Eight games into the season, David Wright is on the disabled list again. The New York Mets put their captain on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring yesterday after the seven-time All-Star was injured while …

Flames sign NCAA champion goalie Gillies to 3-year deal

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CALGARY, Alberta – NCAA champion goaltender Jon Gillies signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames. Gillies, whose father, Bruce, was a goalie for the UNH hockey team, made 49 saves for Providence in a 4-3 win over Boston University on Saturday to end his college career …

Fisher Cats can’t climb out of early hole, drop 4-1 decision to Reading

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats surrendered a two-run seventh inning to derail comeback chances en route to a 4-1 loss to the Reading Fightin’ Phils at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium yesterday afternoon. Reading scored runs in the top of the first and sixth, but Andy Burns’s home run …

Celtics finish regular season with 105-100 victory over Milwaukee

Thursday, April 16, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Gigi Datome scored 22 points, including two key buckets in the final 3 minutes, and the Boston Celtics ended the regular season with their sixth straight win following a 105-100 victory last night over the Milwaukee …

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, sentenced to life

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison yesterday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract …

Church bells, kind acts mark 2 years since Boston bombings

Thursday, April 16, 2015

With a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness, Boston marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombings yesterday, the emotions clearly still raw from the devastating attack during one of this …