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David Chodounsky, of Crested Butte, Colo., watches as Tim Kelly, who had the best time in the first run, stumbles on the bottom of the course during the second run of the men's slalom skiing race at the US Alpine Ski Championship in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Chodounsky won the race, and Kelly took third. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Dartmouth’s Chodounsky Retains U.S. Slalom Crown

Monday, March 30, 2015

Carrabassett Valley, Maine — A broken ski pole didn’t discourage David Chodounsky in his first run. A few tiny bobbles up top couldn’t deter him in his second, either. Chodounsky successfully defended his slalom title Sunday with a fast second run in the last event at the U.S. Alpine Championships. Trailing after the first run, the 30-year-old Chodounsky navigated the tight course at Sugarloaf resort in a combined time of 1 minute, 43.88 seconds. He edged AJ Ginnis by 0.15 seconds. First-run leader Tim Kelley was third. “This feels great,” said Chodounsky, who broke his ski pole on a gate, the third time he’s shattered …

Nats Bank on Tommy John Only So Far

Monday, March 30, 2015

Viera, Fla. — The life expectancy of a “second elbow” after Tommy John surgery is currently thought by some in baseball to be about eight years. One of the teams that believes it, not as dogma but as an important rule of thumb, is the Washington Nationals. And that explains a lot. Like why Max Scherzer arrived. Why Jordan Zimmermann will almost certainly …

Castillo Rescues Red Sox

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tiebreaking run at the plate, then singled and scored in the bottom half to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday With runners at the …

Sens Win, Pass Bruins for Eighth in East

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ottawa — Mika Zibanejad scored twice, and the Ottawa Senators moved past the Boston Bruins into an Eastern Conference playoff position with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. The Senators (37-24-11) earned their seventh straight win and jumped one point ahead of Boston …

Keselowski Dashes to Fontana Victory

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fontana, Calif. — Brad Keselowski roared past Kurt Busch on the final lap and held off streaking Kevin Harvick to win at Fontana on Sunday, earning his first NASCAR victory of the season in a wild finish. Harvick fell just short of a three-race West Coast sweep, but …

Tampa Bay Fights Past Boston

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos had a rare fight on the ice — and it hurt Boston’s playoff hopes. J.T. Brown and Anton Stralman scored 15 seconds apart soon after Stamkos got into a fight, and the Lightning stopped a 10-game losing streak against the …

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. …