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Some dejected Bruins wait to see if the Capitals' Nic Dowd's overtime goal would stand. It did, giving Washington the Game 1 victory Saturday night.

Nic Dowd tips home overtime winner as Capitals edge Bruins in playoff opener

Jake DeBrusk and Nick Ritchie scored for Boston, which will look to even the best-of-seven series Monday night. 1 hour ago

Vanessa Bryant speaks on behalf of Class of 2020 inductee, the late Kobe Bryant, alongside presenter Michael Jordan during the basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony on Saturday.

Vanessa Bryant accepts late husband Kobe’s induction into basketball Hall of Fame with moving tribute

Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in January 2020, was the final of the nine inductees, and his widow gracefully told the world of his accomplishments and his passion. 1 hour ago

St. Mary's catcher Felicia D'Alessandro hugs pitcher Lily Newhall after they defeated Austin Prep in Saturday's Catholic Central League matchup.

Lily Newhall, St. Mary’s softball strike back at Catholic Central League rival Austin Prep

The junior struck out 16 for the No. 8 Spartans to upset the No. 3 Cougars, helping to avenge a loss from the 2019 Division 3 North final. 1 hour ago

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Alex Verdugo, No. 99 on the roster, turned 25 Saturday, and celebrated with a first-inning solo homer.

Birthday boy Alex Verdugo homers, Martin Pérez cruises as Red Sox bounce Angels

The game marked the first time Verdugo’s family got a chance to see him play at Fenway following a 2020 season without any fans in the stands. 2 hours ago

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Red Sox manager Alex Cora stayed patient and is now getting results from the bottom of the order.

No doubt Alex Cora has made a big difference this season with the Red Sox

With a mix-and-match roster that requires a new batting order or defensive lineup almost every day, the Sox are 25-16. 2 hours ago

Musician Ne-Yo performs as the late professional basketball player and Class of 2020 inductee Kobe Bryant is honored during the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Symphony Hall on May 15, 2021 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

‘It’s an honor’: The Hall of Fame’s class of 2020 enshrined

Kobe Bryant is in the Hall now, along with contemporaries Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, headliners of a group of nine who got their delayed and long-awaited enshrinement on Saturday night, more than a year after being announced as the Hall’s Class of 2020.

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Zdeno Chara (left) tangled with Patrice Bergeron in Chara's first game at TD Garden with the Capitals in March.

It’s business as usual as former Bruins captain Zdeno Chara faces his old team in first round of playoffs

The Bruins made the offseason decision to move on from their 14-year captain and defensive stalwart, who signed a one-year contract with the Capitals.

Barbara Stevens (center) shakes hands with presenters Geno Auriemma and Muffet McGraw during the the Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony on Saturday.

Former Bentley coach Barbara Stevens inducted into basketball Hall of Fame

Stevens is a five-time Division 2 coach of the year and led the Falcons to the 2014 national championship.