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Ben True, back after a 10-month sabbatical from Dartmouth, will compete at the Penn Relays this weekend.

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This Much Is True: Dartmouth Graduate Adds U.S. 5K Record to Growing Career

Monday, April 27, 2015

West Lebanon — At last year’s Boston Athletic Association 5-kilometer race, Ben True was beaten by a fraction of a second by Ethiopian and Olympic silver medalist Dejen Gebremeskel. This year, True earned redemption in record-setting style. Winning for the third time one of his favorite annual races — the BAA 5K courses through Boston’s picturesque Back Bay neighborhood two …

Celtics a Pain to the Finish

Monday, April 27, 2015

Boston — LeBron James dribbled out the final 20 seconds while players embraced as the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Boston Celtics. It may have been the calmest, most congenial 20 seconds of a physical game that left two players with potentially serious injuries and Cleveland wondering if Kevin Love would …

Orioles Clobber Red Sox

Monday, April 27, 2015

Baltimore — Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter always contends that momentum is only as good as the next game’s starting pitching and that one positive moment doesn’t necessarily spur a productive run in baseball. In the Orioles’ 18-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon, the Orioles certainly received a much-needed …

NASCAR in Rain Delay, Will Try Again Today

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Richmond, Va. — Persistent rain forced NASCAR to postpone Saturday night’s race at Richmond International Raceway. It rained all day at the track, and NASCAR made the decision to call the event roughly one hour before the scheduled start. It’s the second consecutive week the Sprint Cup Series …

Islanders Force Seventh Game

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Uniondale, n.y. — Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series. Islanders captain John Tavares had …

Bucks Win At the Buzzer

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Milwaukee — Jerryd Bayless made a layup at the buzzer off an inbounds pass, lifting Milwaukee to a 92-90 victory over Chicago on Saturday, drawing the Bucks within 3-1 in their Eastern Conference playoff series. With 1.3 seconds …

Celtics Don’t Want to Be Swept Away

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The first round of the NBA playoffs seems too easy for LeBron James. He’s never lost a first-round series. His teams are 39-7 in first-round games. And when Cleveland visits Boston in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference …

Mets Pound Yankees

Sunday, April 26, 2015

New York — Matt Harvey finished one out shy of a complete game, earning his first win against the team he rooted for growing up and leading the New York Mets to an 8-2 victory Saturday over the …

Pens Search for Answers After Quick Exit

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Pittsburgh — Sidney Crosby wasn’t making excuses so much as stating the obvious. The Pittsburgh Penguins raced through the fall, but limped through the winter and an all-too-brief spring. The faces, the pace, the results all changed when the health issues and injuries that began with defenseman Olli …

7 Punished by MLB for Brawl

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Kansas City, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox each lost Saturday without playing a game. Four members of the Royals and three from the White Sox were punished for their roles in a series-opening brawl in Chicago, and six of the players drew suspensions. …

Sox Lose Wacky Game

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Baltimore — David Lough hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning to cap a two-run rally against Koji Uehara, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Saturday night to end a five-game losing streak. A crowd of 36,757 showed up for this matchup of …

NASCAR’s Harvick on a Historic Run

Friday, April 24, 2015

Washington — Even a mind honed to absolute focus from years of driving up to 200 mph for hours at a time can be blown. Even a heart conditioned to a sitting rate of 47 beats per minute …

Commentary: Shunned Stars Belong in Hall

Friday, April 24, 2015

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens deserve their plaques in Cooperstown. While we’re at it, so does Pete Rose. Bonds’ criminal conviction stemming from baseball’s shameful steroids era was thrown out this week, Clemens was never convicted of anything, …