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Boston Celtics forward Gerald Green (30) and center Al Horford (42) appeal to referee Ken Mauer during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Boston. AP Photo/Elise Amendola
BOSTON (AP) — Avery Bradley one game. Kelly Olynyk another. Marcus Smart stepped into the starting lineup, and rookie Jaylen Brown helped out from the bench. The Boston Celtics showed this postseason that they have players who could fill in for Isaiah Thomas when the star point guard was injured...
In this Oct. 6, 1984 file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Mike Schmidt tries to take out Los Angeles Dodgers' Steve Sax at second to break up an eighth inning double-play to no avail during their second National League playoff game in Los Angeles. Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues. Yet to many fans, it's those half-dozen lines he uttered to a bunch of yellow cartoon characters a long time ago that really made him famous. AP Photo/File
Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues. Yet to many fans, it’s those half-dozen lines he uttered to a bunch of yellow cartoon characters a long time ago that really made him famous. “I get asked as much about being on ‘The...
Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Conor Sheary (43) celebrates after left wing Chris Kunitz (14) scores a goal against the Ottawa Senators during the second period of Game 7 in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Thursday in Pittsburgh.AP Photo/Keith Srakocic
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Kunitz spent a portion of the spring nursing a lower-body injury and wondering if his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins was over. The veteran forward’s contract is up this summer and he’s been around long enough to know how these things go, particularly when you’re 37. “...
Boston Red Sox's Deven Marrero, right, celebrates with teammate Christian Vazquez after knocking him in on a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday. AP Photo/Mary Schwalm
BOSTON (AP) — There’s something about Boston Red Sox pitchers and 20-strikeout games. There have been six major league games with that many strikeouts and the Red Sox made the list for the third time, fanning that many Texas Rangers for a 6-2 victory Thursday night and a sweep of the three-game...
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox pitcher David Price is set to make his season debut for Boston on Monday at the Chicago White Sox. The 31-year-old left-hander, starting the second season of a $217 million, seven-year contact, has been recovering from a strained pitching elbow. “Excited, just to be back...
A plaque, displayed on a monument between the 15th and 16th holes at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., commemorates a Civil War battle that, according to some historians, never happened. The Senior PGA Championship is being played at Trump National this week, the first time a major golf tournament has been played at a course owned by a sitting president. The course has been targeted by vandals since Trump took office, and protests are expected this weekend. AP Photo/Ben Nuckols
The one name hard to ignore in golf this week isn’t playing. President Donald Trump might not even be at the Senior PGA Championship, which is being held at his Trump National Golf Club on the Potomac River about 25 miles north of Washington. Even so, it’s the first major on any of the three...
Fans applaud as a medical employee carries an injured youngster from the stands after the boy was hit in the head by a piece the Yankees's Chris Carter's bat that split during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. AP Photo/Kathy Willens
NEW YORK (AP) — A boy was struck on the head by Chris Carter’s broken bat during the New York Yankees’ game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night With Didi Gregorius on second base and no outs in the seventh inning, Carter’s bat shattered on a 3-1 fastball from Matt Strahm. The ball...
Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland scores on a wild pitch by Texas Rangers relief pitcher Sam Dyson (47) during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale was perfectly happy to sit back and watch the Red Sox hitters do the work this time. Sale cruised into the fifth inning, then was rewarded in the seventh when the Boston batters erupted for seven runs on their way to a 9-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Supporters of a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox say Rhode Island could lose the team if state legislators don’t reconsider a stalled proposal to help finance the project. Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and other supporters held a Wednesday news conference at the...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Craig Anderson is a realist, the byproduct of 15 years playing the most demanding position in the NHL. The Ottawa goaltender would like to chalk his 45-save masterpiece in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against Pittsburgh up to his own brilliance. He knows that’s not...

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