Nashville Predators center Derek Roy (21) scores a goal past Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, during a shootout at an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won the shootout to win the game 3-2. Predators' Derek Roy scored the only goal in the shootout. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Roy’s SO goal lifts Preds over Bruins

Pekka Rinne shut out Boston in the shootout and Derek Roy scored the only goal of the tiebreaker, lifting the Predators to a 3-2 victory over the Bruins on Tuesday night.

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014, file photo, members of the Jackie Robinson West All Stars Little League baseball team participate in a rally celebrating the team's U.S. Little League Championship in Chicago. Little League International said it is confident that Chicago’s national championship Little League team did not violate “residency regulations” after investigating allegations that the team added top suburban players to make it stronger. The allegations made by Chris Janes of the Evergreen Park Athletic Association were first reported Tuesday, Dec. 16 in DNAinfo.com. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Chicago Little League team accused of cheating

Allegations have been made regarding “residency regulations” after investigations show that the team, who faced Cumberland American, added top suburban players to make the team stronger.

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Hometown Sports Hero: Dominik Machado

The midfielder earned 2nd Team All-Big East and 3rd Team All-Regional honors, while helping the Friars earn their 1st ever Big East Championship and a spot the NCAA National Semifinals, both firsts for the program.

Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk dives for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Olynyk scores 30 as Celtics beat Philly

Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points after a pep talk from his coach, leading the Celtics to a 105-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, celebrates with head coach Bill Belichick after defeating the Miami Dolphins 41-13 in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Pats seek bigger prize after clinching division

For long-time New England players, the T-shirt with the message “PATRIOTS RUN THE EAST” and the championship hat are just the latest in a huge collection — six straight AFC East titles and 11 of the last 12.

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Patriots clinch AFC East with 41-13 win over Dolphins

The New England Patriots clinched the AFC East title for the sixth straight season as Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in a big third quarter that carried them to a 41-13 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Logo for the University of Rhode Island Rams.

URI blitzes Delaware State 83-44

E.C. Matthews scored 14 points, Gilvydas Biruta added 13 and Rhode Island had no problem with Delaware State on Saturday, winning 83-44 in the first-ever meeting.

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) tries to drive past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Knicks end 10-game skid by beating Celtics

Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points, Amare Stoudemire had 20 and the Knicks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 101-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.