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Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NFL Source: Giants sign QB Freeman as backup A person familiar with the deal said quarterback Josh Freeman agreed to terms with the New York Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity yesterday because the team had not announced the move. Freeman was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in October after a messy split. He signed with Minnesota … 0

Bruins’ Bergeron gets boost from Olympics

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WILMINGTON, Mass. – For Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, the 2014 Olympics were about more than winning a second gold medal with Canada. The Sochi … 0

Mets bring up Matsuzaka and send down Lannan

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NEW YORK – The Mets are bringing up pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to replace John Lannan on their big league roster. Matsuzaka’s contract was selected yesterday … 0

Monarchs clinch top seed in Eastern Conference

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Manchester Monarchs (48-19-2-6) clinched the second Eastern Conference regular-season title in their 13-year history yesterday, beating the Providence Bruins, 3-2, for their fifth straight victory. Defenseman Jeff Schultz scored the game-winning goal at 2:39 of the third period. After gathering a pass from Steve Quailer, Schultz fired … 0

Nova, Yankees beat Red Sox, 3-2, with replay help

Monday, April 14, 2014

NEW YORK – With a little help from the replay room, Carlos Beltran and the banged-up Yankees did just enough to hold off Boston. Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing, and New … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, April 12, 2014

MLS Alston, Bengtson score in Revs’ win over Dynamo FOXBORO, Mass. – Kevin Alston and Jerry Bengtson scored second-half goal to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo yesterday. Alston, a defender … 0

Lackey yields career-high four homers; Yanks top Red Sox

Saturday, April 12, 2014

NEW YORK – With every pitch John Lackey threw, that short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium seemed to move closer and closer. Lackey was tagged for a career-high four home runs yesterday, with Brian McCann connecting twice to … 0

Bruins clinch NHL’s top record, beat Sabres, 4-1

Saturday, April 12, 2014

BOSTON – Cheering fans stood and waved gold and black towels as the Boston Bruins claimed the Presidents’ Trophy for the NHL’s best regular-season record. The celebration will be a lot bigger if the Bruins achieve their ultimate … 0

Nolan goes 4-for-4 as Fisher Cats snap six-game losing streak

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kevin Nolan had four hits, including a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning, and New Hampshire erupted with a 15-hit barrage to beat the Binghamton Mets, 9-4, yesterday, snapping the Fisher Cats’ six-game losing streak. Nolan (4-for-4) added singles in the third, fifth and seventh … 0

Watson, Spieth tied for Masters lead after three rounds

Saturday, April 12, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Give a good listen to Bubba Watson, to what he says and how he says it. Then do the same with Jordan Spieth. Now try to pick out who is the older, more accomplished golfer. … 0

Berube, Monarchs shut out Pirates, 4-0, in penalty-filled game

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Monarchs goalie J.F. Berube stopped all 23 shots that came his way yesterday as Manchester shut out the Portland Pirates, 4-0. Linden Vey scored the first two goals, both on the power play, to put the Monarchs on top 2-0 midway through the second period. Jordan Weal made … 0

Olynyk scores 25 as Celtics roll past Cavaliers, 111-99

Saturday, April 12, 2014

CLEVELAND – Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 111-99, last night. Avery Bradley also scored 25 points for the Celtics, who built a 33-point lead … 0

Harvick wins from the pole in Southern 500

Saturday, April 12, 2014

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory last night, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the longest race in the track’s 65-year NASCAR … 0