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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Scott, the career journeyman enforcer who was surprisingly voted into the NHL All-Star game by fans, said he got a call from someone at the league who tried to talk him out of playing in the showcase event this Sunday. According to Scott, someone with the NHL asked...
BOSTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk and Marcus Smart scored 16 points apiece as the Boston Celtics won a season-high fifth straight game, beating the slumping Orlando Magic 113-94 on Friday night. The Magic have now lost eight consecutive games and their last 10 regular-season games in Boston. Jae...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray entered the Australian Open expecting to become a champion before becoming a dad. He’s given himself a shot, beating Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 Friday to reach the final for the fifth time. Murray left his pregnant wife in Britain,...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — What’s whispered into Bill Belichick’s ear stays in Bill Belichick’s ear. Peyton Manning may have told him, “This might be my last rodeo,” but he’s not telling anyone else anything about his thoughts on retirement. NFL Network cameras caught an intriguing exchange...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Garbage then. Garbage now. Nothing has changed Peyton Manning’s low opinion of an Al Jazeera report linking him to a clinic that deals in human-growth hormone. Manning’s run to the Super Bowl has ensured the story will be brought up again — probably several times — over...
NEW YORK (AP) — Draymond Green and Klay Thompson were picked Thursday for the Western Conference team, giving the NBA champion Golden State Warriors three All-Stars for the first time in 40 years. Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins, Houston’s James Harden, San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge, the...
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Robert Carter Jr. and Rasheed Sulaimon each scored 17 points, and No. 8 Maryland used a late charge to beat No. 3 Iowa 74-68 on Thursday night, ending the Hawkeyes’ nine-game winning streak. The Terrapins led 62-60 before freshman center Diamond Stone dunked off a pass...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Colorado’s crowded outfield just wasn’t big enough for Corey Dickerson. The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired Dickerson from the Rockies for left-handed reliever Jake McGee in a trade Thursday that also sent a minor leaguer to each team. The Rays got third baseman Kevin...
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) drives to the basket during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
BOSTON (AP) — If the Celtics are going to be a threat in the playoffs this season, they will need consistent effort on the defensive end. They did that for spurts in their 111-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, stealing the ball 15 times and forcing at least 20 turnovers for...
Anaheim Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg (33) and Boston Bruins' David Krejci (46) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday. The Bruins lost 6-2. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
BOSTON (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks aren’t exactly itching to take a breather right now. Corey Perry scored his 20th goal and added an assist and the Ducks continued their recent surge with a 6-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night for their third straight win heading into the All-Star break...

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