The NFL has denied New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski’s appeal of his one-game suspension for his late hit on Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White last Sunday in Buffalo, ESPN reported Tuesday. Gronkowski will miss Monday night’s game against the AFC East rival Dolphins in… Read More
    PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier remains in a Cincinnati hospital with a back injury. Coach Mike Tomlin offered no update on Shazier’s condition or his prognosis on Tuesday, more than 12 hours after Shazier left on a stretcher in the first quarter of Pittsburgh’s… Read More
    BOSTON — Right-hander Tyler Thornburg and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a $2.05 million, one-year contract that avoided arbitration and matched his 2017 salary. The 29-year-old missed last season with a right shoulder impingement after the Red Sox acquired him from Milwaukee on Dec. 6. Read More
    PHILADELPHIA — It was more of the same for Boston and Philadelphia. The Bruins are rolling while the Flyers are searching for answers. Tuukka Rask made 28 saves to help Boston beat Philadelphia 3-0 on Saturday, sending the Flyers to a club record-tying 10th… Read More
    BOSTON — With Boston in danger of blowing a big fourth-quarter lead, Kyrie Irving stepped up again for the Celtics. Irving had a kBy KEN POWTAK, Associated Press ey 3-pointer and a driving basket in the closing two minutes, helping Boston hold off the Phoenix… Read More
    NEW YORK — The Yankees have picked ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone to succeed Joe Girardi as manager, a person familiar with New York’s decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because the decision had not been announced by the… Read More
    The Boston Celtics bounced back from their only double-digit loss of the season in fine fashion on Thursday night and look to gain steam as they continue a five-game homestand against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. The homestand opened with a 118-108 setback against the Detroit… Read More
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Having apparently been kept in the dark since being drafted by the Bills, rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White was genuinely curious about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s career-long dominance of Buffalo. “Uh, no, I don’t know the record. What is it?” the first-round draft… Read More
    BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas developed a reputation in Boston for big performances late in games. It’s quickly becoming apparent that the Celtics probably have an even more potent scoring weapon in Kyrie Irving. The star guard scored 36 points and Boston held off the weary and… Read More
    BOSTON — Tuukka Rask heard the question about personally needing to string together some wins and didn’t hesitate to answer. “I need them. I need them,” he said, smiling, after the Boston Bruins hung on for a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday… Read More
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning is not going to be the starting quarterback for the New York Giants for the first time in more than 13 years. And yes, he is not happy about it and hurt. Tears welled in his eyes talking to reporters… Read More
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — One moment, Leslie Frazier expressed relief at how the Buffalo Bills were finally able to plug various holes on a leaky defense. “I’m really proud of the way our guys competed,” the defensive coordinator said Monday, referring to Buffalo’s 16-10 win at… Read More