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Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) pushes against Houston Rockets' Ty Lawson during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Houston. The Celtics defeated the Rockets 111-95. AP Photo/Pat Sullivan
HOUSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics were playing their fifth game in seven days on Monday night. With the energy and hustle they showed in a blowout win over the Houston Rockets it was certainly hard to tell. Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and the Celtics used a 32-point third quarter to pull...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Monday rejected the requests of daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel for temporary restraining orders to block the state attorney general’s attempt to shut them down. In separate complaints filed Friday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan,...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR chairman Brian France met Monday with Matt Kenseth three days after the suspended driver defiantly promised to remain aggressive when he returns for the season finale this weekend. France met with Kenseth in Charlotte and “was pleased with the dialogue,” said NASCAR...
NEW YORK (AP) — Big expectations followed Kris Bryant and Carlos Correa from the moment each was drafted just a few years ago. It didn’t take long for both to deliver. Bryant was a unanimous pick as NL Rookie of the Year on Monday, and Correa took the American League prize in a close vote by...
NEW YORK (AP) — He’s the player daily fantasy sports fans across the country are suddenly watching: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who ordered industry giants DraftKings and FanDuel this past week to stop accepting play from New Yorkers, saying their business amounts to illegal...
New England Patriots' LeGarrette Blount (29) rushes past New York Giants' Robert Ayers (91) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, in East Rutherford, N.J. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There’s an air of invincibility and inevitability about the New England Patriots. Invincible because since January, they haven’t lost. Inevitable because of the feeling they will find a way — something they did in their toughest test this season, edging the New York...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdowns, and Detroit stopped a 24-game road losing streak against Green Bay when it held on for an 18-16 victory despite a late blunder by Calvin Johnson. Mason Crosby missed a 52-yard field goal as time expired after the Packers recovered...
SEATTLE (AP) — Carson Palmer threw for 363 yards and three touchdowns, Andre Ellington had a 48-yard touchdown run with 1:58 remaining and the Arizona Cardinals moved three games ahead in the NFC West with a wild 39-32 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. Palmer helped the...
No. 4 Oklahoma State is the highest ranked team from the Big 12 and Oklahoma moved up five spots to No. 7 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday. The top three of No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Alabama is unchanged after all three won on Saturday. The Tigers have 34...
Dale Earnhardt Jr., center left, and his pit crew celebrate their third victory of the season after winning the the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Sunday, in Avondale, Ariz. Earnhadrt was leading on lap 219 when the race was called due to rain. AP Photo/Ralph Freso
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — NASCAR’s championship field was set Sunday at rain-soaked Phoenix International Raceway when the race was called 93 laps from the scheduled finish — denying Joey Logano and three others a chance to race their way into the finale. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the race when NASCAR...

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