Defending World Series champion Red Sox on repeat for 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Somehow, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora looked at Mookie Betts' MVP season and saw room for improvement. Not the .346 batting average that was the highest in the majo...

Gamblers like their odds at MIT sports analytics conference

BOSTON (AP) — In the early years of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, a couple hundred math whizzes gathered on the school's campus hoping for a breakthrough that would make them the next Bil...

Silver: Changes to NBA All-Star Game 'an earring on a pig'

BOSTON (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he would consider shortening the regular season, but only if the league could develop something meaningful to do to replace the games — and revenue — th...

Clippers rally from 28 down, beat Celtics 123-112

BOSTON (AP) — Montrezl Harrell forced two turnovers in the final two minutes and Patrick Beverly hit a pair of 3-pointers in front of the Boston bench Saturday night to help the retooled Los Angeles C...

McCourty twins nix White House visit but mum on retirement

FOXOBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty says he'll skip the traditional Super Bowl champions' visit to the White House, and teammate and twin brother Jason says he...

A somber Super Bowl reminder in 'Mr. Falcon' CTE diagnosis

BOSTON (AP) — Atlanta Falcons linebacker Tommy Nobis seemed to transition easily into his post-playing career, landing a job as the manager of the team's training camp hotel and rising through the fra...

Thousands rally, send Patriots off to 3rd Super Bowl in row

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have the Super Bowl send-off routine down pat. Break out the "Super Bowl Bound" banner. Queue up the highlight video. Take a few sho...

Warriors win 10th straight, beat Celtics 115-111

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Durant had 33 points and nine rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 24 points and Klay Thompson had 21, including two key free throws for Golden State on Saturday night to beat the Boston...

Underdog Patriots face top seed KC. Yes, you read that right

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It may have been hard to hear him over the noise of the New England fans celebrating an eighth straight trip to the AFC title game, but Tom Brady is feeling disrespected. ...

Irving's 27 points, 18 assists leads Celtics past Raptors

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving hit a foul-line fadeaway to give Boston the lead, then hit a 31-foot 3-pointer to finish with 27 points and lead the Celtics past the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Rapt...

Petry swats in OT winner to lead Montreal past Boston 3-2

BOSTON (AP) — Jeff Petry scored 15 seconds into overtime, batting the puck out of the air and past Tuukka Rask to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night. ...

Former NFL Pro Bowl Players try curling with Olympic goal

Defensive lineman Jared Allen retired from the NFL in 2015 and wasn't ready to give up on the competition he'd come to enjoy as a five-time All-Pro. His solution: The Olympics. ...

Hayward (35 pts) leads Celtics past Timberwolves 115-102

BOSTON (AP) — Gordon Hayward was off target on all six of his shots in Boston's previous game and then started with a pair of long misses on Wednesday night against Minnesota. Then i...

Patriots beat Jets 38-3, clinch another 1st-round bye

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady threw for three first-half touchdowns and the New England Patriots clinched their ninth straight first-round bye in the playoffs on Sunday with a 38-3 victory over t...

US teams to play in European snow volleyball tour

When USA Volleyball asked four-time Olympian Lloy Ball to put together a team for a snow volleyball tournament in Moscow this week, the 2008 gold medalist was eager to accept. Never ...