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Windsor’s Gilbert Returns to the Ring

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Windsor — Undefeated Windsor welterweight Chris Gilbert will return to the ring to headline a pro-am boxing card on Saturday night at the Windsor Recreation Center. Gilbert, with eight knockouts to his credit, will put his 10-0 record on the line against Rhode Island’s Edwin Soto (12-7). The other professional bout on the card will feature middleweight Russell Lamour, of Portland, Maine, who enters with a 6-0 mark with three …

Red Sox Lose on Error in Ninth

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chicago — Alexei Ramirez scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a throwing error and the Chicago White Sox edged the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on a frigid Tuesday night. With the game tied at 1, Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop (0-2) allowed a one-out single to Ramirez. …

Legend’s Son Lands On NECBL Team

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Laconia, n.h. — The son of Mariano Rivera, the retired Yankees legend considered the best relief pitcher in baseball, is playing for a collegiate summer program in New Hampshire. Mariano Rivera Jr. will join the Laconia Muskrats this summer, part of the 12-team New England Collegiate Baseball League. He’s a right-handed pitcher, like his dad. Noah Crane, a Lebanon resident and the Muskrats’ …

No NBA Draft for Tarczewski, Yet

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson are leaving Arizona for the NBA. One of the top freshmen during the 2013-14 season, Gordon was widely expected to leave after one season in Tucson. Johnson built up his draft stock with a superb junior season, earning numerous All-America honors and the …

Marlins End Slide

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Miami — Giancarlo Stanton tied a career high with five RBIs, including a three-run homer off Stephen Strasburg, and the Miami Marlins broke an eight-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals 11-2 Tuesday night. Strasburg (1-2) endured …

No Goalie, No Chance in NHL Playoffs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The NHL playoffs have arrived, which means it’s time for the goalies to get going. As simplistic as the adage can be, predictions of the Stanley Cup champion often tilt toward the guy in the crease producing the …

Wizards Coach Finally in Playoffs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Washington — No one in NBA history has coached more games with less success than Randy Wittman. He’s been in charge for 519 of them. Won only 190. That winning percentage of .366 makes him the sole owner of last place among the 90 men who have coached …

Robinson Honored

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New York — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. Jackson traveled to baseball’s 1992 winter meetings to criticize …

Paternity Fraternity

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tony Perez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor’s birth, no …

Experience Sits in Bruins’ Corner

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boston — The Boston Bruins had the NHL’s best record, allowed the second fewest goals and scored the third most. They have four strong lines, three solid defensive pairings and one of the best goalies. And they were …

Carter-Williams, Sixers Carve Celtics

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Philadelphia — Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Wroten scored 20 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics 113-108 Monday night. Chris Johnson appeared to hit the game-tying 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds remaining …

Sharp Orioles Dispatch Tampa, 7-1

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Baltimore — Wei-Yin Chen took a four-hitter into the seventh inning and the Baltimore Orioles got their offense back on track against Chris Archer in a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. Matt Wieters …

Bruins Drop Finale

Monday, April 14, 2014

Newark, n.j. — Martin Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their …