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Woeful Red Sox swept by Twins, 6-4

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Given an early two-run lead by Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox starter Rick Porcello was trying to provide a shutdown inning. Porcello walked Aaron Hicks with one out. And it led to a big inning for the Twins. The next four batters reached and the Twins grabbed the lead and momentum on the way to a 6-4 win on Wednesday and a sweep of their three-game series. Torii Hunter … 0

Kraft introduces No. 1 pick Brown; mum’s the word on ‘Deflategate’

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Robert Kraft spent 80 seconds Wednesday making his first public remarks since saying eight days earlier he wouldn’t appeal the Patriots’ punishment for using underinflated footballs. Not one of those seconds was devoted to the scandal. At a ceremony introducing New England’s first-round draft choice, the team’s owner stood on a platform in the middle of the field where Tom Brady … 0

Rare former Triple Crown winners ready to welcome new champion

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Steve Cauthen thinks it’s long past time for a new horse to join the exclusive club of Triple Crown winners. The jockey who rode Affirmed to a sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 1978 believes horse racing needs a victory by American Pharoah in the Belmont on June 6 to boost flagging interest in the sport. “I always felt … 0

American Pharoah gets his first work since Preakness win

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trainer Bob Baffert was pleased with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah’s workout on Tuesday as he prepares for the Belmont Stakes and his attempt to become horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978. The colt breezed four furlongs in :48 at Churchill … 0

Kelly tagged by Twins, Sox drop opener

Monday, May 25, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Kelly entered Monday’s game looking as if he had things figured out coming off of two of his best performances of 2015. The Minnesota Twins showed him otherwise. Kelly lasted just 12/3 innings, allowing seven … 0

AP Was There: Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston heavyweight rematch

Monday, May 25, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first round of a heavyweight bout that produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports’ most iconic moments … 0

Napoli homers, drives in 4 as Sox beat L.A.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

BOSTON — Mike Napoli might want to find that child that autographed his bat a couple of days ago and have him sign a few more. Napoli hit his fourth homer of the series — all with a … 0

Stamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0

Sunday, May 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula’s go-ahead goal and scored another and the Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of playoff elimination with 2-0 victory Sunday night in Game 5 … 0

Juan’s World!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons … 0

Hawks’ Horford ejected from Game 3 for throwing elbow

Sunday, May 24, 2015

CLEVELAND — Atlanta forward Al Horford was ejected in the final minute of the second quarter of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night for throwing an elbow at Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova. Horford and … 0

Rangers’ Rodriguez shuts down Red Sox, 3-1

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON — Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and drove in two runs, Wandy Rodriguez pitched 6 2-3 solid innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Red Sox and their listless offense 3-1 on Thursday night. Moreland added two singles for the Rangers, who won for the third … 0

Rangers trim hitless-wonder Red Sox, 2-1

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON — Phil Klein allowed one run in his first major league start, Robinson Chirinos hit a solo homer and the Texas Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Wednesday night. The Rangers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Elvis … 0

B’s elevate Don Sweeney to GM

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON — On his first day as general manager of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney met with Claude Julien and declined to give his Stanley Cup-winning coach more than a tepid endorsement. “He’s the coach of the Boston Bruins as of today, for sure,” Sweeney said Wednesday in … 0