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Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) shoots in front of Chicago Bulls' Nikola Mirotic during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday. The Celtics won 105-100. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics didn’t get caught up in the hype surrounding their next game. They focused on the Chicago Bulls. Isaiah Thomas scored nine of his 20 points in the final three minutes to lead the Celtics to a 105-100 victory over the Bulls on Wednesday night. Boston hosts...
Boston College guard Eli Carter (3) finds himself boxed in as he tries to take the ball to the hoop by Providence forward Rodney Bullock (5) and guard Junior Lomomba (32) during the second half of their NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, in Providence, R.I. Providence defeated Boston College 66-51. AP Photo/Stephan Savoia
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ahead by a bunch early, No. 15 Providence saw two top players leave the court late in the first half and not return. Even with Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil out, the Friars had enough Wednesday night for a 66-51 win over Boston College, which has endured more than its share of...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The National League champion New York Mets filled a key spot by obtaining second baseman Neil Walker from Pittsburgh for pitcher Jon Niese, and the Detroit Tigers bolstered their bullpen by acquiring reliever Justin Wilson from the New York Yankees in Wednesday trades at...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Major League Baseball recommended teams have protective netting between the dugouts for any field-level seats within 70 feet of home plate. The guidelines were announced Wednesday at the winter meetings following a season in which several fans were injured by foul balls,...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The chairman of a state legislative committee with authority over gambling predicted Tuesday that New York will legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports, no matter how a court fight centered on the lucrative industry turns out. Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow, who leads the...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Okposo scored the only goal of the shootout, Frans Nielsen scored twice in regulation and the New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Tuesday night. Jaroslav Halak had 43 saves through overtime and stopped all three Flyers attempts in the tiebreaker, and...
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) reacts in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday. The undefeated Panthers remain atop the AP’s power rankings. AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman
NEW YORK (AP) — Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are rolling along while Tom Brady and the Patriots are surprisingly sliding with four games left in the regular season. The Panthers moved to 12-0 after rallying past the Saints 41-38 on Sunday and remain on top of the latest AP Pro32 rankings...
Steph Curry goes up for a layup during Tuesday night’s basketball contest in Indiana. The Warrors improved to 23-0 with a victory over the Blazers. AP Photo/Ann Heisenfeldt
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors spent the first three quarters playing as flawlessly as their unbeaten record. They spent the last 12 minutes Tuesday trying to protect their perfect quest. On a night Thompson scored a season-high 39 points and reigning MVP...
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had 33 points and 10 rebounds, and the Cavaliers rallied from an 18-point first-half deficit to get the 105-100 win over the Portland Blazers. Kevin Love added 18 points, and a second-half lineup adjustment by coach David Blatt helped Cleveland break a three-game...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy has won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Shaughnessy received 185 of 417 votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The late Furman Bisher of The Atlanta...

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