'Hire 'Tek!': Red Sox fans make pitch for Varitek as manager

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have a list of characteristics they want in their next manager, but they haven't yet landed on a name. Their fans have one in mind. ...

Patriots miss out on bye, face tough road to repeat

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — If the New England Patriots want to defend their Super Bowl title, they'll have to follow a path they've yet to navigate successfully. New England let the No...

Tatum, Walker lead Celtics to 119-93 win over Hornets

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had a career-high 39 points and 12 rebounds, Kemba Walker scored 23 points against his former team, and the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 119-93 on Sunday night....

Bills squander AFC East hopes in loss to Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Buffalo nearly did enough to stave off New England’s claim to an 11th straight AFC East title. Josh Allen and the Bills’ defense couldn’t finish the job. ...

Bruins win 7th straight, rally to beat Canadiens 3-1

BOSTON (AP) — David Backes scored the deciding goal in his first game in nearly a month, David Pastrnak added his league-leading 25th goal, and the Boston Bruins won their seventh straight game, beati...

Krejci's OT goal lifts Bruins over Rangers, 3-2

BOSTON (AP) — David Krejci scored 1:40 into overtime, David Pastrnak scored his league-leading 24th goal and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Friday for their sixth straight win. ...

Marchand, Pastrnak lead Bruins past Sabres 3-2

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored twice, David Pastrnak got his NHL-leading 20th goal and the Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Thursday night. Tuukka Rask stopped 35 sho...

Farabee scores in shootout, Flyers beat Bruins 3-2

BOSTON (AP) — Joel Farabee scored in the shootout to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday night. Travis Konecny had a goal and an assist, and Phill...

Rask, Bruins blank Devils 3-0 in home opener

BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots in his 46th career shutout, leading the Boston Bruins to a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils to win their home opener on Saturday night. ...

Krejci's late goal helps Bruins extend points streak to 19

BOSTON (AP) — David Krejci tipped in the winning goal with 44.7 seconds left to extend the Boston Bruins' league-best points streak to 19 games with a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday nigh...

Bergeron, Bruins rally past Panthers to extend points streak

BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored twice, including the winner with 7.2 seconds remaining as the Boston Bruins scored twice in the final minute to beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 Thursday night, push...

Marchand's OT goal lifts Bruins over Avalanche 2-1

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored 4:03 into overtime and the Boston Bruins extended their points streak to seven games with a 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday. Patrice ...

Irving, Celtics outlast Thunder in 134-129 thriller

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 30 points and 11 assists, Marcus Morris scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder's league-best seven-game win streak with a 134-129 vic...

Brown, Tatum carry Celtics over Hornets without Irving

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Jayson Tatum scored 20 points, and the Boston Celtics rolled over the Charlotte Hornets 126-94 on Wednesday night despite Kyrie Irving's absen...

Rask ties Bruins record for wins in 5-2 victory over Blues

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Wagner scored the go-ahead goal 5:27 into the third period, Tuukka Rask tied a Boston record with his 252nd career win and the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday night...