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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) drives past Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday. Boston won 100-85. AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Marcus Smart got the best of Russell Westbrook, and afterward, Westbrook was already looking for a rematch. Smart scored a career-high 26 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-85 on Sunday night. He also was the centerpiece of a collective...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jozy Altidore scored twice as the U.S. bounced back from an early deficit and routed tiny St. Vincent and the Grenadines 6-1 Friday night in the Americans’ opening qualifier for the 2018 World Cup. Oalex Anderson, a member of the third-division Seattle Sounders 2 who turned 20...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have not completely ruled out playing Ben Roethlisberger this weekend. The Steelers listed their veteran quarterback Friday as questionable for Sunday’s game against the visiting Cleveland Browns. Roethlisberger left with a mid-left foot sprain in the...
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is doing his best to play spoiler now that his championship chances are done. The six-time NASCAR champion was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in the first round of the playoffs. But his win last week at Texas denied Brad Keselowski...
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and added 10 assists as the Boston Celtics recovered from early shooting troubles to beat the Atlanta Hawks 106-93 on Friday night. The Hawks played without coach Mike Budenholzer, who returned to Atlanta earlier Friday...
BOSTON (AP) — New Boston Red Sox boss Dave Dombrowski on Friday night made his first big move to rebuild the franchise after its third last-place finish in four years, acquiring four-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres for four prospects. Kimbrel, who saved 39 games for...
BOSTON (AP) — Things have turned around quickly for Matt Duchene. The Colorado center broke a tie in the third period with his sixth goal in five games and the Avalanche beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night. Duchene also had an assist. He had just one goal in his first 11 games this...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has returned to full participation in practice, a significant step forward in his recovery from a concussion. Bridgewater was hurt as he slid in front of St. Louis cornerback Lamarcus Joyner, whose shoulder-first hit...
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray practiced Thursday for the first time since suffering a concussion and is optimistic about his chances of playing against Minnesota. Four days after being forced out of a game in Pittsburgh following a powerful helmet-to-...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — No one on the New York Giants’ roster knows the New England Patriots better than running back Shane Vereen. Vereen was drafted by the Patriots in 2011, learned under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady for four years and won a Super Bowl ring with them last season, catching...

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