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BOSTON (AP) — No apologies. No retaliation. Just another Cleveland victory. LeBron James scored 24 points and Kevin Love returned to Boston to score 20 with eight rebounds on Tuesday night, helping the Cavaliers beat the Celtics 89-77 in an uneventful rematch of last season’s bruising — but...
HAVANA (AP) — A group of Cuban-born baseball stars once disdained by the island’s government for defecting to the United States triumphantly returned home and on Wednesday were teaching their craft to some of their youngest fans. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, St. Louis Cardinals...
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Eric Gryba (62) strips the puck away from Boston Bruins right wing Brett Connolly (14) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Monday. The Oilers beat the Bruins in overtime, 3-2. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers weren’t trying to hide it. They knew they were lucky to get out of town with a victory. Andrej Sekera scored 41 seconds into overtime and Cam Talbot stopped 47 shots to lift the Oilers to their sixth straight win, 3-2 over the Boston Bruins on Monday night. “...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — With the score tied in the fourth quarter, Odell Beckham Jr. somehow slipped 5 yards behind the secondary. That turned out to be the winning margin for the New York Giants. Beckham’s 84-yard touchdown reception put the Giants ahead to stay with 11 minutes to go, and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran NBA referee Bill Kennedy has told Yahoo Sports he is gay after Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo directed a gay slur at him during a game. Kennedy tells Yahoo he is “proud to be an NBA referee and I am proud to be a gay man,” adding that he chose to come out in hopes of...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Rose’s application for reinstatement to baseball was rejected Monday by Commissioner Rob Manfred, who concluded the career hits leader continued to gamble even while trying to end his lifetime ban and would be a risk to the sport’s integrity if allowed back in the game....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even after signing Jeff Samardzija to a large, long-term contract last week, the San Francisco Giants had their eye on Johnny Cueto — they’ve been watching and admiring him from afar for years. The Giants’ upgraded rotation sure is taking shape, with the 2014 World Series...
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) is pulled down by Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) after a catch during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, in Houston. AP Photo/George Bridges
HOUSTON (AP) — New England coach Bill Belichick downplayed the return of Rob Gronkowski on Sunday night since he’d only been out for one game. Tom Brady was far more effusive in his delight at having his tight end back. Brady threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns and the Patriots snapped a...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton added to his MVP resume, completing 15 of 21 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns, and the unbeaten Carolina Panthers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 38-0 on Sunday to clinch a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs. Newton connected on scoring strikes of 74 and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Daily fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel took a hit Friday in their fight to stay in business in New York, but a scramble to an appeals court kept DraftKings in play at least through the end of the NFL regular season. FanDuel, meanwhile, had already suspended play from...

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