Final, Celtics 105-87: That’ll do it for this one. The Celtics cruise to an 18-point victory to snap their three-game losing streak. Fourth quarter 5:57, Celtics 96-73: The Celtics have this one in the bag. Olynyk’s night likely is done, as he went to the bench after picking up his 30th point of the game. That’s a …


DaMarcus Beasley has played his last game for the United States men’s national soccer team. Beasley, 32, retired from the U.S. national team Monday, ending a 14-year international career in which he made 121 appearances and played in four FIFA World Cups. Beasley, who plays his club soccer for Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo, announced …


HOUSTON — Infielder Jed Lowrie and the Houston Astros have agreed to a $23 million, three-year contract. The agreement, announced Monday, includes a 2018 club option. Lowrie was acquired by the Astros from the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Mark Melancon in December 2011 in Jeff Luhnow’s first trade as general manager and was Houston’s …


The Boston Celtics’ injury list added another name this weekend: Marcus Thornton. Thornton did not travel with the team to Philadelphia after injuring his left calf during Sunday’s practice, and an MRI later revealed that the shooting guard had suffered a partially torn calf muscle. “Marcus Thornton is going to be out probably a couple of …


EDMONTON — New York Rangers center Derick Brassard has been diagnosed with the mumps. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault confirmed Brassard is the most recent NHL player to contract the virus. “He got up this morning and has the mumps, so we’re … Powered by WPeMatico


TORONTO – James Reimer stopped all three shooters to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 shootout win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. Joffrey Lupul scored the lone goal for Toronto in the shootout. Tyler Bozak and Mike Santorelli missed…. Powered by WPeMatico


CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Jeremy Morin to the Columbus Blue Jackets for defenceman Tim Erixon. Morin has no points in 15 NHL games this season. The winger was assigned to Rockford of the AHL for a conditioning assig… Powered by WPeMatico


TORONTO – Antoine Bibeau stopped all 21 shots he faced as the Toronto Marlies shutout the St. John’s IceCaps 4-0 in American Hockey League action on Sunday. Troy Bodie opened the scoring 43 seconds into the second period, Tyler Biggs, and Byr… Powered by WPeMatico


OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators recalled forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau from the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators on Sunday. Pageau, 22, has skated in each of Binghamton’s 26 regular-season games this year and has registered 18 points (… Powered by WPeMatico


In case you haven’t heard, Cowboys-Eagles is a pretty big rivalry. Add Dez Bryant’s refusal to back down from any fight whatsoever, and you’ve got yourself a pregame confrontation. During warmups before Sunday night’s NFC East showdown between Dallas and Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins had a few words for Bryant …