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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 …

Rangers Prevail in OT

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pittsburgh — Kevin Hayes scored at 3:14 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series. The Rangers lead the …

Down by 4 Runs, Rays Rally Past Red Sox

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Jake Elmore homered, Brandon Guyer had a two-run, pinch-hit single in a four-run sixth and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-5 on Wednesday night. …

Scioscia: Hamilton Close to Reporting to Camp

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Anaheim, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton is close to reporting to extended spring training in Arizona. Hamilton, who has been recovering from surgery on Feb. 4 to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, was visited by manager Mike Scioscia in Houston last …

In Brief: Pats Will Host Steelers in Season Opener

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New York — Among the Patriots’ rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener. This opposition this year is another team with championship pedigree: the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England and Pittsburgh will begin the NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 10 with a game matching …

Wings Take Lead Over Lightning

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Detroit — Petr Mrazek made 22 saves for his first postseason shutout, and Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening scored for Detroit in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night that gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead in their playoff series. The …

LeBron, Cavaliers Take Command

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cleveland — LeBron James scored 30 points, Kyrie Irving added 26 and the Cleveland Cavaliers finally shook off Boston in the fourth quarter, beating the Celtics 99-91 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their opening-round …

Red Sox Blank Rays

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Wade Miley and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of an error to beat Chris Archer and the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Tuesday night. Miley (1-1) …

Wizards Make Raptors Vanish

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Toronto — John Wall had 26 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 28 points and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 117-106 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Marcin Gortat scored 16 points, Otto Porter had 15 and Paul …

Format Takes Pressure Off Injured Drivers

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bristol, Tenn. — There was a time in NASCAR when skipping a race because of illness or injury was simply not considered. Rather than sit out with swollen eyes, Ricky Rudd used tape to keep them open. Richard Petty ran three races hiding a broken neck from NASCAR …

Sox Given Gift of Errors From O’s

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Boston — The way Justin Masterson was pitching, he didn’t need much help. The Orioles gave it to him, anyway. On a rainy, chilly Patriots’ Day holiday, Baltimore made three errors that led to five unearned runs, Wei-Yin …