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Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) skates away from Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Sonny Milano (22) during the second period of Monday's game in Boston. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — Led by their young players, the Boston Bruins put up their highest scoring game of the season. Rookie Jake DeBrusk set up second-period power-play goals by David Backes and fellow rookie Charlie McAvoy and added a goal of his own, Tuukka Rask stopped 16 shots to keep up his hot...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Boston’s plan was simple: Foul quickly and send the Pacers to the free throw line. But trailing by one with seconds ticking away, the Celtics didn’t get the whistle they wanted. Instead, they got the steal they needed. Terry Rozier turned it into a go-ahead dunk with 1.5...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There’s only one team the Atlanta Falcons need to be concerned about the rest of the way. Their own. The defending NFC champions trail division rivals New Orleans and Carolina by one game with two weeks remaining in the regular season. But if the Falcons (9-5) beat the...
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have released left-hander Andrew Albers so he can pitch in Japan. Seattle announced the move Monday night. Albers’ release gives the Mariners an extra spot on the 40-man roster. Seattle currently has 38 players on the 40-man roster. Albers, 32, appeared in...
BOSTON (AP) — First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $13 million, two-year contract to return to the Boston Red Sox and play for former teammate Alex Cora. Moreland, 32, spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Rangers. The 32-year-old left-handed batter hit .246 with 22 homers...
New England Patriots strong safety Duron Harmon, center, celebrates his interception in the end zone of a pass from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during the second half of Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. The Patriots won 27-24. AP Photo/Keith Srakocic
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The New England Patriots have built a dynasty on second chances. Miss an opportunity to bury the Super Bowl champions and they will find a way to find a way, usually behind a mix of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, and defensive playmaking at just the right time. It’s a lesson the...
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) fumbles the ball into the end zone in front of Dallas Cowboys strong safety Jeff Heath (38) during the second half of Sunday night's game in Oakland, Calif. The play was ruled a touchback and the Cowboys got possession. The Cowboys won 20-17. AP Photo/Ben Margot
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott will return from suspension to a Dallas Cowboys team still in the playoff hunt thanks to a first down gained by the width of an index card and a fumble just shy of the end zone. Dan Bailey kicked the go-ahead, 19-yard field goal after Dak Prescott converted...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are returning to the playoffs for the first time in a decade thanks to a 45-7 drubbing of rival Houston on Sunday. Blake Bortles threw three touchdowns passes, including two to a reserve receiver who slept in his car earlier this season. The...
NEW YORK (AP) — C.C. Sabathia has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal to remain with the New York Yankees. The 37-year-old Sabathia made $25 million last year when he went 14-5 with a 3.69 earned-run average. He has a 237-146 career record in 17 seasons. with Cleveland,...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin didn’t want to risk overtime. Neither did Ben Roethlisberger. So with the clock ticking down and a chance to end years of torment by the New England Patriots just 7 yards away, Tomlin gave Roethlisberger permission to ad lib. “We play and play to win,” Tomlin said...

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