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Thomas Leads The Celtics Over The Pistons, 113-103

April 9, 2015

Isaiah Thomas had a season-high 34 points as the Celtics picked up a key victory and eliminated Detroit from playoff contention, beating the Pistons 113-103 Wednesday night.

Phillies Spoil Porcello’s Debut With Red Sox

April 9, 2015
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello throws during the third inning. (Chris Szagola/AP)

A pair of well-traveled veterans spoiled Rick Porcello’s debut as the highest-paid pitcher in Red Sox history.

Holtby Blanks Bruins Again, Capitals Win 3-0

April 9, 2015

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby made 27 saves while shutting out the Bruins for the third time this season, Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist and the Capitals defeated the Bruins 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Meb Keflezighi, First American Male Winner In 31 Years, Set For Boston Marathon Return

April 7, 2015
Meb Keflezighi (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The 119th running of the Boston Marathon is less than two weeks away and everyone is looking forward to the return of the man who made history in last year’s race.

Ramirez, Pedroia Hit 2 Homers Each As Red Sox Top Phillies

April 6, 2015
Dustin Pedroia celebrates his home run with David Ortiz during the season opener against the Phillies Monday in Philadelphia. (Chris Szagola/AP)

Newcomer Hanley Ramirez made quite an impression in his first game since the free agent signed an $88 million, four-year contract. He hit a solo homer in the fifth and a grand slam in the ninth.

2015 Red Sox: 4 Things Fans Should Know

April 6, 2015
Clay Buchholz, who posted an 8-11 record last season, is the Red Sox Opening Day starter. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

After a long winter and a busy offseason, Opening Day has finally arrived. Here’s a look at four things Red Sox fans should know as the season begins.

Bergeron’s Shootout Goal Lifts Bruins Over Maple Leafs 2-1

April 5, 2015

Patrice Bergeron scored the only shootout goal and the streaking Bruins improved their playoff chances in their home finale with a 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs.

Smart’s Buzzer-Beater Gives Celtics OT Win

April 5, 2015

Marcus Smart hit a buzzer-beating layup in overtime and the Boston Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors 117-116 Saturday night.

Masterson Solid As Red Sox Beat Twins In Spring Finale

April 4, 2015

Justin Masterson pitched five solid innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday in a spring training wrapup.

Lacrosse Helmets: Good Enough For Boys, Why Aren’t Girls Wearing Them?

April 4, 2015
In women's lacrosse, athletes are not required to wear helmets. Florida has become the first state requiring female lax players wear protective head gear.  (Larry French/Getty Images for Under Armour)

Florida is the first state to require girls’ high school lacrosse players to wear protective headgear. Dawn Comstock of the Colorado School of Public Health explains the data behind the move.

Will The NFL, Finally, Return To Los Angeles?

April 4, 2015
Rams fan Joe Ramirez stands behind a fence as officials with the Hollywood Park Land Company unveil a proposal for a new NFL stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. (Nick Ut/AP)

With the St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers exploring a move to the Los Angeles area, pro football fever is building again in L.A. Reporter Saul Gonzalez talks to fans from the different sides.

Tim Kurkjian’s Strange And Surprising Opening Day Stories

April 4, 2015
With the 2015 MLB season about to begin, ESPN's Tim Kurkjian shares some of his favorite Opening Day memories. (David Goldman/AP)

What’s the only time that every player on a team started the game with the exact same batting average that they ended the game? ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill Littlefield to answer that question and share some of his favorite Opening Day stories from seasons past.

Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw On Final Four, Airport Triathlons And Spiders

April 4, 2015
Muffet McGraw has led the Notre Dame women's basketball team to six Final Fours and one national championship. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw has led the Fighting Irish back to the Final Four for the fifth straight year. McGraw joins Bill Littlefield to explain how her team stays fit in airport terminals, why the Fighting Irish have overachieved this season and her team’s response to Indiana’s “religious freedom” law.

Duke’s Tyus Jones: From WNBA Practice Team To The Final Four

April 4, 2015
Heading into the Final Four, Duke's Tyus Jones is averaging 11.5 points and 5.5 assists per game in the NCAA tournament. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Before he became a star at Duke, Tyus Jones practiced against WNBA stars as a member of the Minnesota Lynx’ scout team. Sports Illustrated’s Andrew Lawrence explains how facing elite female players prepared Jones for the brightest spotlight in college basketball.

Ilyasova Leads 3rd-Quarter Surge, Bucks Top Celtics 110-101

April 4, 2015

The Milwaukee Bucks needed a second-half comeback to avoid their 12th straight road loss. Just 3 minutes into their dominant third quarter they had a lead they never lost.

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