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BOSTON (AP) — New coach or old, it didn’t matter for the Pittsburgh Penguins the way Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask is playing. Rask stopped 34 shots for his fourth shutout, Jimmy Hayes ended a 15-game goal-scoring drought and the Bruins beat Pittsburgh 3-0 Wednesday night, keeping new Penguins...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots placed running back LeGarrette Blount on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday, and the defending Super Bowl champions again are looking for replacements in the backfield. Blount has 703 yards on 165 carries with six touchdowns this season. He...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s jump shot has been the biggest hole in the Pistons starting lineup this season. It seems to be coming around, though. Caldwell-Pope scored a career-high 31 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the Boston Celtics 119-116 Wednesday night. “I...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Another year, another division title for the New England Patriots. The Patriots (11-2) claimed their sixth straight AFC East championship and the 13th under Bill Belichick by virtue of the Miami Dolphins losing 31-24 to the New York Giants on Monday night. “It’s nice...
There are 41 FBS games, involving 80 teams, scheduled to be played from Saturday to Jan. 11. FORTY-ONE! Losing football teams will play in bowls. Teams from the same conference will play each other in a bowl. If the postseason keeps growing at its current rate, Kansas could qualify for a bowl...
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...

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