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Year of parades ends in Boston with Bruins' Stanley Cup loss

Jun. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There won't be a third championship parade through the Back Bay, and it seems so long ago that people in the city were dreaming of a Boston Slam. After back-to-back wins by the Red Sox and the Patriots, the never-satisfied fans in this town coveted a chance to sweep the major sports prizes....

From St. Louis to Tokyo, Blues fan celebrates a Stanley Cup

Jun. 13, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — I can't imagine there were many St. Louis Blues fans farther from their hometown than I was when the team finally won its first Stanley Cup. If not, my kicker is that I actually attended Blues games that first season in 1967-68. Others talk about being long-suffering fans. They've got nothing...

The Latest: O'Reilly wins Conn Smythe as playoff MVP

Jun. 12, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 10:49 p.m. Ryan O'Reilly of the St. Louis Blues has been named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the most valuable player of the playoffs. The gritty forward lifted the trophy on the ice moments...

Former Michigan standout Matthews has torn ACL

Jun. 9, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan standout Charles Matthews is dealing with a significant knee injury as the NBA draft approaches. Agent Adam Pensack confirmed Sunday night that Matthews tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a workout with the Boston Celtics and will have surgery. Matthews, who...

Celtics boss Ainge back at work after 'mild' heart attack

Jun. 5, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving can opt out of his Celtics contract and become a free agent. Gordon Hayward might never play like he did before his injury. It's possible Brad Stevens won't figure out a way to deploy all of the team's talent. There's one thing, though, that Boston boss Danny Ainge was able to...

Warriors' new NBA Finals road goes to Canada to face Raptors

May. 29, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Dynasty versus dinosaurs. The Golden State Warriors' road to a fifth straight NBA Finals has detoured to a new destination — and this one requires a passport. The Toronto Raptors, a team that arrived in the NBA 24 years ago as the dinosaur-logoed basketball franchise in a...

Column: Metta World Peace finally finds his peace

May. 29, 2019 3:24 AM EDT

Metta World Peace needed to win a championship ring so his career wasn't defined only by one angry moment in Detroit. Before he could get it with the Los Angeles Lakers, though, World Peace had to heal his mind. The therapy had to come first if the former Ron Artest was to make it to Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals...

Analysis: NBA Finals will decide a champion, and much more

May. 27, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

It all comes down to this. No, really. It ALL comes down to this. The next four, five, six or seven games of the NBA Finals between Golden State and Toronto will not only decide the 2019 championship, but how this series plays out is inevitably going to affect how free agency unfolds starting in a month or so....

Warriors know this is something special, uncertainty ahead

May. 24, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry hears the dynasty discussion about his Golden State Warriors during another postseason run. Draymond Green realizes special teams only stay together for so long before something breaks them apart. That's why the Warriors decided from Day 1 of training camp to cherish...

Sports legends honor basketball great John Havlicek

May. 24, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sports legends were in Boston to honor basketball great John Havlicek. Former Celtics and Bruins stars gathered at Trinity Church in Boston on Thursday for a memorial service. The Hall of Fame Celtics player died in April at the age of 79. The Boston Herald reports that Celtics greats Bill...