Celtics
Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president

Larry Bird started the week by driving an IndyCar down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to stump for the NBA's All-Star weekend returning to Indiana.He ended it by stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Pacers, a stunningly abrupt …

Bulls early surprise of playoffs after taking 2 at Boston

Celtics stay atop East, beat Knicks 110-94

Red Sox
Sale shines again as Sox win in extras

TORONTO — When his first pitch of the day was driven to the edge of the warning track, Chris Sale was concerned he might be in for a long afternoon.Turns out he had nothing to worry about.Sale struck out 13 over eight shutout innings, Mookie …

Benintendi leads Red Sox over Rays on Patriots' Day

Moreland's 2-run single leads Red Sox over Rays

Bruins
Bruins fire coach Claude Julien

BOSTON — The Bruins felt they needed to a change at the top, even if it meant doing it on a day when the city was celebrating a championship.Boston fired Stanley Cup-winning coach Claude Julien on Tuesday, just hours before a downtown parade …

Patriots
Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in jail

BOSTON — Hours before his former New England Patriots teammates were due to visit the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, prison officials say, Aaron Hernandez tied one end of his bedsheet to a window and the other around his …

Patriots sign Butler, may still trade him

NFL owners revamp video replay for officiating

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