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Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) lays the ball up over Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis (27) and forward Grant Williams (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Suns overcome Smart's record 11 3s, beat Celtics 123-119

Jan. 18, 2020 10:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker sure loves playing in TD Garden. His near triple-double effort was just barely enough for the Phoenix Suns to overcome Boston guard Marcus Smart’s performance. Booker had 39 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and the Suns withstood a franchise-record 11 3-pointers by...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Iowa State Education Association Candidate Forum, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Buttigieg shifts plans, will attend King holiday event in SC

Jan. 18, 2020 9:52 PM EST

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who has been criticized for his slow outreach to black and other minority voters, has rearranged his schedule to make room for events in early-voting South Carolina that honor Martin Luther King Jr. Buttigieg’s campaign said in...

Houston Astors third baseman Alex Bregman is interviewed by the media during the baseball team's FanFest at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Houston. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Astros, Red Sox look ahead in wake of sign-stealing scandal

Jan. 18, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal faced their fans on Saturday for the first time since the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox ousted their managers amid the fallout from the investigation into Houston’s elaborate scheme. The Astros and Red Sox held their annual...

Judge: Facebook must provide info sought by Massachusetts AG

Jan. 18, 2020 7:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Facebook must turn over information to the Massachusetts attorney general's office regarding thousands of apps that the social media company suspects of misusing users’ data, a judge decided. The order issued by Suffolk Superior Court Judge Brian Davis on Friday stated that Facebook...

Potter leads George Washington over UMass 75-51

Jan. 18, 2020 7:25 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Armel Potter scored 22 points as George Washington easily defeated UMass 75-51 on Saturday. Maceo Jack added 20 points for the Colonials. Jameer Nelson Jr. had 14 points and seven rebounds for George Washington (8-10, 2-3 Atlantic 10 Conference), which ended its four-game road losing...

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) celebrates with teammate Kemba Walker in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Celtics' guard Walker and forward Brown out against Suns

Jan. 18, 2020 6:14 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics will be without guard Kemba Walker and forward Jaylen Brown for Saturday night’s home game against the Phoenix Suns. Coming off a 40-point effort in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, Boston coach Brad Stevens said Walker contacted the team Friday night...

Ex-Boston City Hall official to be sentenced for bribery

Jan. 18, 2020 5:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are highlighting a photo they say shows a former Boston City Hall official accepting a bribe as they argue for prison time in the case. A sentencing memorandum filed Friday by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin Chao says the photo shows John Lynch accepting one of several...

Global tour of King Tut treasures coming to Boston

Jan. 18, 2020 5:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Treasures from the famed Egyptian ruler King Tut are coming to Boston. The more than 150 artifacts from Tutankhamun's tomb will be on display from June 13 through January 2021 at The Saunders Castle at Park Plaza, a special events space in the city's Back Bay neighborhood. They're part of "...

Rayman scores 21 to lift Colgate over Boston U. 79-70

Jan. 18, 2020 4:40 PM EST

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Will Rayman had a season-high 21 points plus 13 rebounds as Colgate won its eighth straight home game, defeating Boston University 79-70 on Saturday. Tucker Richardson had 13 points for Colgate (14-5, 5-1 Patriot League). Jordan Burns added 11 points and seven assists. Nelly Cummings...

Man dies after car crashes into pole

Jan. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EST

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has died in a single-car crash in Massachusetts. Police in Leominster say Luis Matias had been driving on Route 12 early Friday morning when his car ended up in the median of the road and struck a utility pole head-on. He was taken to HealthAlliance Hospital in...