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In Brief: Boston U. Tops Yale in NCAA Hockey Opener

Friday, March 27, 2015

Manchester — Danny O’Regan scored 7:27 into overtime to give Boston University a 3-2 victory over Yale on Friday in the first round of Northeast Regional in the NCAA hockey tournament. Ahti Oksanen and Evan Rodrigues also scored for the Terriers (26-7-5). They will face Minnesota or Minnesota-Duluth in the regional final tonight. Frankie DiChiara had a goal and an assist, and Alex Lyon made 39 saves for Yale (18-10-5). …

Tire Pressure Talk Dominates in Virginia

Friday, March 27, 2015

Martinsville, Va. — There’s been lot of talk about tires in the NASCAR garage the past few weeks, or longer, and lots of theories about whether something shady is going on or if the chatter is just a bunch of hot air. After last two races, NASCAR confiscated tires from teams. It took tires from red-hot points leader Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano …

Papi: I’m No Cheat

Friday, March 27, 2015

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in a column Thursday for The Players’ Tribune, a website founded by Derek Jeter that gives …

Ramirez Homer Fronts Sox’ Win

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. (ap) — Boston left fielder Hanley Ramirez blasted a three-run homer as part of a five-RBI afternoon in a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Ramirez collected more RBIs on Sunday than in his first 10 spring training games combined. He entered the …

Pistons Top Celtics in OT

Monday, March 23, 2015

Boston — The Detroit Pistons’ playoff hopes likely faded away a couple of weeks ago. They can still have a say on who might get there. Andre Drummond had 18 points and 22 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored seven …

In Brief: Shiffrin Wraps Up Another World Cup Title

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Meribel, France — Mikaela Shiffrin clinched her third straight World Cup slalom title in style Saturday with a victory at the season-ending finals. Shiffrin, the former Lyme resident and Olympic and two-time world slalom champion, beat her only remaining challenger, Frida Hansdotter of Sweden, by 0.05 seconds to …

Two-Time MVP Calls It a Career

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Los Angeles — Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash announced his retirement Saturday, quietly ending a 19-year NBA career that included two MVP awards. After playing in just 65 games over the past three seasons due to injuries, …

60-Minute Man Chuck Bednarik Dies

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Philadelphia — Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, died early Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles said. He was 89. Known as “Concrete Charlie,” Bednarik epitomized the tough-guy linebacker …

Pitcher’s Duel Ends in a Draw

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Bradenton, Fla. — Pittsburgh’s Francisco Liriano and Boston’s Wade Miley tossed several scoreless innings apiece Saturday before bowing out in a game that ended in a 2-2 tie. Liriano, who was named the Pirates’ opening day starter, struck out six and scattered two hits and three walks over …

Harvick Running for a West Coast Sweep

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fontana, Calif. — Although Kevin Harvick is on the biggest roll NASCAR has seen in four decades, the California native has been driving too long to take anything for granted when he attempts to complete his West Coast sweep. “In life in general, you’re never bulletproof,” Harvick said. …

Panthers Out-Shoot B’s

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunrise, Fla. — Brandon Pirri scored the winning shootout goal to lead the Florida Panthers over the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Saturday night. Pirri beat Tuukka Rask five-hole in the second round of the shootout. Roberto Luongo turned …

Spurs Hold Off Celtics

Saturday, March 21, 2015

San Antonio — Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed Friday night, holding off the Boston Celtics 101-89 after getting a late scare. Tony Parker had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Tiago …

UFC Champ Returns In August

Saturday, March 21, 2015

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will return to the octagon against Brazil’s unbeaten Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 1. Rousey and UFC President Dana White announced the headlining pay-per-view matchup Friday during a news conference in Brazil. Rousey (11-0) finished her fifth …