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November 16, 2018 12:10 AM Boston’s Mookie Betts, Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich cop MLB MVP honours

Both batting champions won MVP awards for the first time since San Francisco’s Buster Posey and Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera in 2012. Yelich got 29 first-place votes and 415 points, and the other first-place vote went to New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, the NL Cy Young Award winner, who finished fifth. Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez was second with 250 points 6

November 12, 2018 5:18 AM Avs’ Varlamov stands tall in net as Oilers drop fourth straight game

It didn't take long for Colorado's top line to be heard from, scoring just 26 seconds into the game when Rantanen fluttered the rebound of a Nathan MacKinnon shot past Talbot for his sixth goal of the season and 25th point. Soderberg scored on a long point shot through traffic to give Colorado a 2-0 lead with 4:27 remaining in the opening period 14

November 9, 2018 8:53 PM Saturday NHL preview: Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins

Pasta, as they call him in Boston, has 12 goals in his first 14 games. He absolutely killed the Leafs in the playoffs last season, with five goals and eight assists in the seven-game series … Rielly — they call him Bobby M-Orr-gan in Toronto — was off to the hottest start by a defenceman in the past 20 years. Need to know: The Maple Leafs won three of four regular-season 15

November 6, 2018 5:15 AM Canadian Jamal Murray scores career-high 48 to lead Nuggets over Celtics

DENVER—Jamal Murray scored a career-high 48 points, including 19 in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets overcame a sluggish start to beat the Boston Celtics 115-107 on Monday night. Denver spotted the Celtics an 18-point lead in the first quarter but quickly made up ground behind Murray, who scored 23 in the first half. Murray was feeling it all night 11

November 2, 2018 1:03 PM Boston Marathon bomber’s friend deported to Kazakhstan

DALLAS, TEXAS—Immigration officials say a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been deported to his native Kazakhstan after he was convicted of concealing evidence in the case. Dias Kadyrbayev was sentenced in 2015 to six years in prison for removing items from Tsarnaev’s dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 10

October 29, 2018 2:19 AM Seven hour World Series game adds to debate about slowness of baseball

LOS ANGELES—Major League Baseball was gifted with what might be called its greatest blessing and curse with the record-setting Game 3 of the World Series. To the baseball junkie, seven hours and 20 minutes of taut, championship baseball is hardball heaven. To the casual fan and the cadre of observers who hold the modern game in some disregard, it was Exhibit 14

October 27, 2018 8:55 PM Bazley’s New Balance deal could be tipping point in pay fight

Jurors in a Manhattan courtroom returned guilty verdicts on Wednesday afternoon against two former Adidas employees and an aspiring agent who funneled money to college basketball recruits, then steered them to Adidas-sponsored NCAA programs. Two days earlier, Boston-based apparel maker New Balance went public about its million-dollar deal with teenage 23

October 27, 2018 2:07 PM The adventures of Eduardo Nunez illuminate a wild World Series Game 3

The Boston third baseman became a one-man blooper reel when he flipped, tripped, tumbled and sprawled Friday night in Game 3 of the World Series. Nunez wound up hitting the dirt — and the seats — at Dodger Stadium in the longest Series game ever, a 3-2 win in 18 innings by Los Angeles that cut Boston’s edge to 2-1. In a crazy game with lots of late twists 16

October 25, 2018 3:42 AM Price pitches Red Sox past Dodgers as Boston extends lead in World Series

“I have,” he said. “I take a lot of pride in being able to evolve from pitch to pitch or day to day or game to game. Being able to make adjustments on the fly, it’s paid off.” On a frigid night at Fenway Park, Price held the highest-scoring team in the NL hitless through three innings and retired the last seven batters he faced. He struggled only in the fourth 16

October 20, 2018 4:31 AM Brewers thump Dodgers to force Game 7 in NLCS

Game 7 goes Saturday night in front of the same frenzied crowd that booed Manny Machado vociferously after he tangled with Aguilar in Los Angeles. Dodgers rookie Walker Buehler faces journeyman Jhoulys Chacin, with rested relief ace Josh Hader looming in the bullpen for Milwaukee after a surprise day off. Los Angeles was looking for its second straight 14