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Red Sox slugger Ortiz on track for baseball hall election

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s Big Papi appears headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame -- no last-minute walk-off needed. The Red Sox slugger looks to be on track for induction in Cooperstown t...

Marchand has hat trick, Bruins beat Canadiens 5-1

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand skated around the ice, waiting for the cleanup crew to gather up the hats tossed over the glass to celebrate his fifth career hat trick. He stopped to pic...

Rask agrees to 1-year deal to return to Bruins goal

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins on Tuesday signed Tuukka Rask for the rest of the season, bringing back the winningest goalie in franchise history after he recovered from offseason hip surgery. ...

Gold means confidence, less pressure for US curler Shuster

John Shuster won't be catching anyone by surprise at these Olympics. The five-time Olympian is back to defend his curling gold medal in Beijing, and the target on his back will be al...

Hall of Famer Sam Jones, winner of 10 NBA titles, dies at 88

BOSTON (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Sam Jones, the Boston Celtics' “Mr. Clutch” whose sharp shooting fueled the league's longest dynasty and earned him 10 NBA titles — second only to teammate Bill ...

Embiid scores 41, 76ers beat Celtics 108-103

BOSTON (AP) — Myles Powell was on a layover in Dallas on his way to the G League showcase in Las Vegas when his agent FaceTimed to tell him he’d be signing with the Philadelphia 76ers as an emergency ...

Sloppy Patriots loss makes Belichick (even more) grouchy

What’s more surprising than Bill Belichick’s team making sloppy mistakes? How about the longtime Patriots coach apologizing for his surly attitude in the post-game media availability. ...

Bruins, Predators make 5 NHL teams shut down past Christmas

BOSTON (AP) — The NHL on Saturday shut down the Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators through Christmas, bringing to five the number of teams in COVID-19 limbo. Weekend games for the Canucks and Maple...

Curry scores 30, hits 5 3s as Warriors beat Celtics 111-107

BOSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry was still aglow over becoming the NBA's all-time 3-point shooter when the Warriors got a scare that's becoming frighteningly common in the league — and other sports, too: G...

Pacioretty scores twice, Vegas beats depleted Bruins 4-1

BOSTON (AP) — Max Pacioretty had a goal for the seventh straight game, scoring twice on Tuesday night to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-1 victory over the COVID-depleted Boston Bruins. ...

Sex toy ads removed from ice at Olympic curling qualifier

Ads for a sex toy website that led to a U.S. blackout of an Olympic curling qualifying tournament will be removed from the ice and replaced with the statement “#equalityforall.” Erot...

Americans Plys, Persinger make Olympic curling coed field

American Chris Plys will have two chances to take home a curling medal from the Beijing Olympics. The only member of the 2022 U.S. men’s team who wasn’t a part of the gold medal-winn...

Patriots QB Mac Jones' emergence ends talk of long rebuild

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It’s not exactly the 199th overall pick, but drafting Mac Jones in the middle of the first round is turning out to be quite a steal for New England. The heir...

Shaq's shortcut: Buy Bill Russell's NBA rings in auction

BOSTON (AP) — Basketball fans hoping to buy something from Bill Russell’s memorabilia collection should expect some big-name competition. Hall of Famers Shaquille O’Neal and Charles ...

Patriots are back on top of AFC, after short rebuild

BOSTON (AP) — Having watched the Patriots control the division for two decades, the Bills hoped that Tom Brady’s departure would clear the way for them to climb the AFC East standings and perhaps even...