AP source: Celtics' Horford to be unrestricted free agent

BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent....

Bruins lamenting missed opportunity in humbling 3-2 loss

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins' eight-game playoff win streak ended with a thud, marred by missed opportunities and continued futility from their best players. One of the hottest teams in ...

Big or small, Bruins defense making it happen in playoffs

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins are a case study in extremes on the blue line. There are some prototypical bruisers: At 6-foot-9 and 250 pounds, 42-year-old Zdeno Chara anchors Bosto...

Lack of discipline catches up with Blues in 4-2 Game 1 loss

BOSTON (AP) — The Blues spent most of the past week saying how they couldn't afford to allow the Bruins to pile up power-play opportunities in the Stanley Cup Final. That plan — and ...

Marchand says left hand is 'good' heading into Cup Final

BOSTON (AP) — Bruins winger Brad Marchand says his left hand is fine heading into the Stanley Cup Final. He sat out Boston's practice Sunday after being given a "maintenance day" by ...

Bruins' Chara says he's on track for Stanley Cup Final

BOSTON (AP) — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara returned to practice and worked out with the full squad Monday, his first such workout since sitting out Boston's Eastern Conference-clinching victory over ...

Red Sox beat Mariners 14-1, over .500 for first time

BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Moreland hit a three-run home run, Rafael Devers and Andrew Benintendi each added a solo homer, and the Boston Red Sox moved above .500 for the first time this season with a 14-1 v...

Celtics trudge into offseason at end of challenging season

BOSTON (AP) — Expectations overflowed prior to the season for a Boston Celtics team expected to ascend to the top of an Eastern Conference without LeBron James. The season will be re...

Antetokounmpo has 32, Bucks beat Celtics 123-116 in Game 3

BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 13 rebounds, George Hill finished with 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 123-116 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the...

Celtics, Blazers aim to protect home court after road wins

The Celtics and Trail Blazers have stolen home-court advantage in their respective second-round playoff series. Now they're focused on keeping it as their series shift to Boston and Portland. ...

Invigorated after Game 7 win, Bruins look to Blue Jackets

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins needed performances from up and down their roster to outlast the Toronto Maples Leafs in yet another seven-game slugfest between the Original Six franchises. ...

Early goals help lift Bruins beat Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

BOSTON (AP) — Joakim Nordstrom and Sean Kuraly each had a goal and assist, Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7 on Tuesday night to wrap up the...

Matthews, Kapanen score late, Maple Leafs edge Bruins 2-1

BOSTON (AP) — Auston Matthews broke a scoreless tie in the third period, Kasperi Kapanen added another goal and the Toronto Maple Leafs hung on the beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 Friday to take a 3-2 lead...

Irving scores 37, Celtics beat Pacers 99-91 for 2-game lead

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and the Boston Celtics rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-91 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven, fi...

Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa cruises to Boston Marathon title

BOSTON (AP) — Worknesh Degefa had never set foot on the Boston Marathon course before she toed the start line in Hopkinton, Massachusetts on Monday morning. It didn't stop the 28-yea...