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The No. 1 seed Virginia Cavaliers dominated the No. 10 seed Syracuse Orange in the first half of their Elite Eight contest Sunday night, and all they could do was shrug. Well, that’s a bit of a stretch, especially considering what Darius Thompson did on this shot: But while that circus shot was noteworthy, Caid Kirven’s …

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AUSTIN, Texas — Jason Day made his return to No. 1 in the world feel even sweeter Sunday by winning the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play. Day outlasted Rory McIlroy in an epic battle in the semifinals by making a 12-foot par putt on the final hole. The championship match against Louis Oosthuizen turned into …

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Sunday’s all-day Atlantic Coast Conference party ends with an Elite Eight matchup between No. 1 seed North Carolina and No. 6 seed Notre Dame at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Tar Heels demolished the Fighting Irish in the teams’ last meeting on their way to winning the ACC Tournament, but Notre Dame did get the …

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It’s hard to ever call Syracuse a Cinderella NCAA Tournament team, but the Orange are the closest group you will find to an underdog story this late in March. Syracuse was a borderline team to dance this March Madness, but it squeaked in as a No. 10 seed and has made it to the Elite …

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Xander Bogaerts’ second home run of spring training might still be in orbit somewhere. The Boston Red Sox shortstop was all over the first pitch he saw from Philadelphia Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff in the fifth inning of Sunday’s spring training game, and he launched a solo shot right out of JetBlue Park. Your browser does not support …

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Faced with the prospect of losing a sixth consecutive game in regulation for the first time during the Claude Julien era, the Boston Bruins’ leaders delivered the performance their team needed Saturday night in Toronto. The Bruins’ three letter-wearers — captain Zdeno Chara and alternates Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci — combined for two goals …

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Tuukka Rask just doesn’t lose to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Boston Bruins goaltender made 25 saves Saturday night against the team that drafted him en route to Boston’s first win in its last six games, a 3-1 decision. Rask’s win was the 15th of his career against Toronto, against whom he now sports a …

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The Boston Bruins got back on the right track Saturday night, knocking off the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre to halt a season-long five-game losing streak. The Bruins’ best led the way in the 3-1 victory, with Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara each scoring one goal and Tuukka Rask stopping 25 of the 26 …

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The friendship between David Pastrnak and William Nylander goes back to their days playing hockey together in Sweden, but nowadays on the ice, they’re closer to “frenemies” than anything else. Pastrnak’s Boston Bruins traveled to Toronto to take on Nylander’s Maple Leafs, and the two old friends caught up for dinner Friday night. On the …

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Despite their poor record, the younger, new-look Toronto Maple Leafs have been playing their collective tails off lately. The team sports a 5-1 record in its last six games and certainly caught the Boston Bruins’ attention heading into the teams’ matchup Saturday night. The Bruins showed that focus Saturday night in Toronto on one specific power play, winning …

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