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Chicago Bulls forward Paul Zipser (16), left, and Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk, center, vie for control of the ball in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Boston. AP Photo/Steven Senne
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas was having a good time on the bench while his teammates were closing out an easy win over the Chicago Bulls. Thomas scored 22 points and later joined fans doing the wave as it circled TD Garden, leading the Boston Celtics to a 100-80 romp and sending the Bulls to...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Red Sox left-hander David Price was ahead of schedule for the first step in his recovery from a sore elbow, throwing into a net in a batting cage. Manager John Farrell said Price made 25 easy tosses Saturday before a Red Sox split squad played the Tampa Bay Rays. “The...
MIAMI (AP) — The United States bounced back to move on. Nolan Arenado and Buster Posey homered and drove in three runs apiece to help Team USA shake off a deflating defeat and earn a berth in the second round of the World Baseball Classic by beating Canada 8-0 on Sunday night. The Americans...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Colorado Rockies lost one of their biggest offseason acquisitions when Ian Desmond was hit by a pitch Sunday, breaking his left hand. Desmond was plunked by Cincinnati right-hander Rookie Davis with a 93 mph fastball in the fourth inning of the Rockies’ 9-8 loss in...
There were tears in Syracuse, head-scratching about Duke and more than a few double takes at Wichita State. At Northwestern, they simply celebrated. On a Selection Sunday that was more about minor quibbles than pure outrage, Northwestern’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament in program history...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The match between the New England Revolution and Orlando City on Saturday was postponed because of freezing temperatures and gusty winds in the forecast. The match at Gillette Stadium has been rescheduled for Sept. 2, and tickets for Saturday’s game will be honored....
NEW YORK (AP) — The 67-game March Madness basketball tournament begins Tuesday, with many games taking place during the day when you’re, ahem, supposed to be working. Fortunately for you — but not your bosses — all NCAA Tournament games will be available online. For many of the early round games...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After eight years, Julius Peppers is returning home to play for the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers agreed to terms on a contract Friday with Peppers, said to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity...
In this Nov. 3, 2013, file photo, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) is attended to by head trainer Eric Sugarman during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Documents unsealed in a lawsuit by 1,800 former NFL players provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how team and league medical personnel distributed powerful painkillers to players. According to a Jan. 17, 2008 e-mail from Sugarman to team doctors and medical personnel, that was unsealed F
Documents unsealed in a lawsuit by 1,800 former NFL players provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how team and league medical personnel plied players with powerful painkillers for years, often in apparent violation of federal drug laws. The lawsuit being heard by U.S. District Court Judge...
Crew members tend to cars driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, and Kyle Larson during a pit stop in a NASCAR Monster Cup series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Sunday, March 5, 2017. AP Photo/John Amis
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was ticked off with his ill-handling car early in Friday’s first NASCAR Cup practice. From a road rage incident while riding his bike to exasperation over his Washington Redskins, Junior is going through a rough patch. Of course, nothing compares to the real...

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