NEW YORK — Patrice Bergeron scored three goals to lead Boston to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night, giving the Bruins at least a point for the 15th consecutive game. Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists as Boston improved… Read More
    BOSTON — Joel Embiid celebrated his first NBA All-Star selection with 26 points and matched a career best with 16 rebounds, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to an 89-80 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Dario Saric scored 16 for Philadelphia, which won for the… Read More
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady hasn’t missed many starts during his 18-year NFL career, and no one sounds too worried that he’ll be sidelined for Sunday’s AFC championship game. Nonetheless, after Brady sat out the Patriots’ practice on Thursday — and did not speak to reporters… Read More
    BOSTON — Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has died. He was 71. The Celtics announced his death Tuesday night. No cause was provided. The team said it was “terribly… Read More
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — As they normally do when the opposition says something you might post on a bulletin board, the New England Patriots reacted diplomatically Monday to Jacksonville’s Jalen Ramsey guaranteeing his team is “going to the Super Bowl and we gonna win that b——.” “Man,… Read More
    MINNEAPOLIS — There wasn’t much left for Case Keenum to do but to fling the ball deep and hope for a miracle. Miracle answered. Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game’s final play, and Stefon Diggs slithered away for… Read More
    PITTSBURGH — The Jacksonville Jaguars heard the chatter, read the tweets and Instagram posts. And they got a little confused. Why were the Pittsburgh Steelers talking about the New England Patriots? Didn’t they have to face the Jaguars first before reaching a rematch with the Super… Read More
    HOUSTON — The Houston Texans have hired Brian Gaine as general manager and extended the contract of coach Bill O’Brien through 2022. The team announced the deals Saturday. Gaine signed a five-year contract and O’Brien was extended for four years. Gaine, a former University… Read More
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Two things, among many, have been consistent for the Patriots the past decade: Tom Brady at quarterback and New England in the AFC championship game. Brady will try to lead his team to its seventh straight conference title game Saturday when it hosts… Read More
    LONDON — Ten seasons ago, the Boston Celtics came to London and won. They went on to win the NBA title. As they repeated the first half of that feat with a comeback victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night, the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics provided… Read More
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Maybe the Tennessee Titans are coming up for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at the perfect time. After a drama-filled week , the quarterback says his focus remains solely on football as his team prepares to host the Titans in Saturday’s… Read More
    PORTLAND, Maine — The Boston Red Sox have named Darren Fenster the manager of the Portland Sea Dogs. Fenster replaces Carlos Febles, who was promoted to the Red Sox as their third-base coach. In addition, Paul Abbott replaces Kevin Walker as the team’s pitching coach. Walker spent three… Read More
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Interim general manager Marty Hurney insists the Carolina Panthers handled the medical treatment of quarterback Cam Newton “the right way” during Sunday’s 31-26 playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints. The NFL and NFL Players Association announced Monday they plan to conduct a… Read More
    BOSTON — Boston pitchers Carson Smith and Steven Wright, both coming off injuries, have agreed to one-year contracts with the Red Sox that avoided salary arbitration. Wright gets a non-guaranteed salary of $1.1 million under the deal announced Monday. Smith missed most of the… Read More
    BOSTON — Inexperience and injuries were supposed to keep the Boston Bruins from returning to the upper echelon of the NHL standings.But after taking points in 11 straight games heading into their five-day break, Boston has the second-best record in the Atlantic Division. Across the NHL, only… Read More