No. 9 Villanova holds off Providence 64-60

Collin Gillespie grabbed a rebound and found Jeremiah Robinson-Earl on the fast break for a dunk to turn back a Providence rally with 55 seconds left and No. 9 Villanova held on to beat the Friars 64-...

Bloom: Red Sox won't rush to have manager by spring training

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are still hoping to have a manager in place by spring training, but chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said Thursday it's possible they won't hire someone before pitch...

NHL teams realize backup goaltender is important position

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins had it all set up to honor backup goalie Jaroslav Halak on Tuesday night for becoming the 74th goalie in NHL history to play in 500 games. Then someth...

Kemba beats LeBron for 1st time, Celtics top LA 139-107

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 20 points to end a career-long personal losing streak against LeBron James, and Jayson Tatum scored 27 to lead the Boston Celtics past the Los Angeles Lakers 139-107 ...

Red Sox: Cora departure won't force a Mookie Betts trade

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say the turmoil in the manager's office isn't a reason to give up on this season and trade outfielder Mookie Betts. “The goal remains to be competit...

Cora remorseful, Red Sox begin search for new manager

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox insist they won the 2018 World Series fairly, even as they begin their search for a new manager after Alex Cora was let go for his role in a sign-stealing scandal. ...

Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign stealing scandal

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport's sign-stealing scandal. Cora was the b...

No. 6 Butler beats Providence 70-58 for 6th straight win

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Kamar Baldwin scored 17 points and Bryce Golden had 14 as Butler held Providence scoreless for the first 6 1/2 minutes and held on to win 70-58 on Friday night. ...

DeRozan scores 30, Walker tossed, Spurs beat Celtics 129-114

BOSTON (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points to lead San Antonio to a 129-114 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, when the Spurs scored 22 of the game's first 25 points and held on thr...

Boston College upsets No. 18 Virginia, 60-53

BOSTON (AP) — Jared Hamilton hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 37 seconds left and added a pair of free throws to clinch it as Boston College beat No. 18 Virginia 60-53 on Tuesday night and sent the de...

Brady exits NFL playoffs with loss, uncertain future

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said after ending his season with a 20-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans that he has no plans to retire. “I would sa...

Celtics survive 18-point deficit in 1st, beat Hawks 109-106

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown had 24 points and 10 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics overcome an 18-point, first-quarter deficit against the NBA's worst team and beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-106 on Frida...

Dubois scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Bruins 2-1

BOSTON (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored 52 seconds into overtime, Elvis Merzlikins stopped 25 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 Thursday night. Sonny Mil...

Against Dolphins, Patriots playing for week off in playoffs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — That the New England Patriots actually have something to play for in their regular-season finale against Miami is a bit of a surprise. When the defending Sup...

For McCourty twins, Christmas is about family again

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Christmas has always been about tradition for Devin McCourty: Dressing the kids in matching onesies, letting them open one present on Christmas Eve, and preparing for the NFL ...