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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 …

Former NFL RB Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing prison cellmate

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. – Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison, officials said yesterday. Phillips’s cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison was found lifeless early Saturday and later pronounced dead, prison spokesman Lt. Marshall Denning said in a statement. …

Celtics clinch playoff spot when Nets lose to Bulls

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

They’re back Without even taking the court last night, the Boston Celtics clinched a playoff spot, ending a one-year absence from the postseason. Boston (38-42) clinched one of the final two spots in the Eastern Conference when the Brooklyn Nets lost to the Chicago Bulls last night. The …

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jake Fox hit two home runs, including a go-ahead three-run blast in the bottom of the eighth inning, to power the New Hampshire Fisher Cats past the Reading Fightin Phils, 4-3, last night. Fox’s first homer, a solo shot, pulled New Hampshire (4-1) within 2-1 in the sixth …

NBA: Pelicans keep inside track at playoffs

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Anthony Davis had 24 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks to move the New Orleans Pelicans one step closer to a playoff berth with a 100-88 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night. Tyreke Evans added 22 points and five assists and Eric Gordon scored 22 for the …

Masters wire-to-wire champions

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jordan Spieth, 2015 64-66-70-70 – 270 -18 Raymond Floyd, 1976 65-66-70-70 – 271 -8 Jack Nicklaus, 1972 68-71-73-74 – 286 -3 Arnold Palmer, 1960 67-73-72-70 – 282 -1 Craig Wood, 1941 66-71-71-72 – 280 -3 …

Fisher Cats earn doubleheader split with Rock Cats

Monday, April 13, 2015

After dropping the first game of their doubleheader yesterday, the Fisher Cats rode a Matt Newman home run and a Kevin Nolan two-run single to a 4-0 victory in the second game for a split with the New Britain Rock Cats. New Hampshire won three of four in …

Monarchs clinch Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy

Monday, April 13, 2015

For the first time in franchise history, the Manchester Monarchs earned the AHL’s Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy for the most points in the league with a 4-0 victory over Bridgeport yesterday. Patrik Bartosak stopped all 18 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season. He has allowed …

Celts close in on playoffs, rout Cavaliers, 117-78

Monday, April 13, 2015

BOSTON – Celtics Coach Brad Stevens didn’t get carried away by Boston’s rout of a Cleveland team that bore little resemblance to the real Cavaliers. LeBron James and J.R. Smith watched from the bench. Kevin Love and Kyrie …

A special win for a special player at the Masters

Monday, April 13, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. – About the only thing missing was a new scoring record. Not to worry, because odds are Jordan Spieth will set a bunch of them by the time he is done. The odds are equally good …

Spieth, 21, captures Masters victory for the ages

Monday, April 13, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow. This was a Masters for the ages. …