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A Nepalese Sherpa Dawa Tashi, who was injured during an avalanche, gets treatment at a hospital in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 18, 2014. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Everest Avalanche Kills at Least 12

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Katmandu, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured. The Sherpa guides had gone to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche struck an area known as the “popcorn field” …

Former Celtic Defies Age, Defenses

Friday, April 18, 2014

Twenty years later, Paul Pierce’s first impression remains fresh in Jason Collins’ mind. It was the summer of 1994, and Collins was getting ready to face Pierce’s team at an AAU tournament in Las Vegas. Collins, then a 15-year-old big man, had much bigger concerns than Pierce. “Mind you, it was Paul Pierce …

In Brief: Choi in Front at Rain-Delayed Heritage

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hilton Head Island, s.c. — The second round of the RBC Heritage was cut short because of rain Friday, with K.J. Choi shooting a 4-under 67 for a one-stroke lead over Robert Allenby. Allenby was among 65 players left on the course when the storm hit Harbour Town Golf Links. Officials delayed the round shortly before 3 p.m. and then suspended it until …

Puig Stays Focused on Baseball

Thursday, April 17, 2014

San Francisco — Yasiel Puig believes he has the support from his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and the club to help him keep his focus on baseball despite challenges off the field. Puig returned to the starting lineup …

Lester, Sox Take Pitchers’ Duel

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chicago — Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston’s two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Lester (2-2) …

When Sports, Politics Are Mixed Together

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Among the revelations in Betty Medsger’s powerful new book, The Burglary, is the story of how local antiwar activists shrewdly selected March 8, 1971, for their historic break-in at an FBI office in the town of Media, Penn. That was the night of the “Fight of the Century,” …

Asian Fans’ Love for European Stars Stifling Growth

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hanoi, Vietnam — There were so few people watching Vietnam play Hong Kong in a recent Asian Cup qualifier that turnstile staff hardly bothered checking tickets on the damp, cold Hanoi evening. Rewind seven months, when Arsenal visited, …

Napoli Sits, Pedroia Returns

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chicago — While Dustin Pedroia returned to Boston’s starting lineup, Mike Napoli dropped out. The first baseman didn’t start Wednesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox because of a dislocated ring finger on his left hand. Napoli …

Jets Reach Deal With Former 2,000-Yard Rusher

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New York — The New York Jets and former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson agreed to terms on a deal. Johnson met with the Jets all day Tuesday and stayed in town to watch the Knicks-Nets game in Brooklyn Tuesday night before signing Wednesday. The team announced …

Bruins Vet Gets Olympian Boost

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wilmington, Mass. — For Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, the 2014 Olympics were about more than winning a second gold medal with Canada. The Sochi Games were a confidence boost that he harnessed when he returned to perhaps …

Bucks Have a New Owner

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Milwaukee (ap) — Bucks owner Herb Kohl reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for about $550 million. Kohl announced the deal Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center hours before the team was to play its …

Hopes High Negro Leagues Stadium Will Be Saved

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Paterson, n.j. — The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium. Though silent for decades, the former home of several Negro Leagues teams is getting another chance at bat as baseball’s first National Historic …

Yanks Sweep Cubs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New York — Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0, 2-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs in a chilly day-night-doubleheader Monday. In the Cubs’ first regular-season game at new Yankee Stadium, Tanaka …