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Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love answers questions during his introductory news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Independence, Ohio  Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Love was acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three-team trade that was finalized over the weekend. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Love-struck: Kevin Love pledges commitment to Cavs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. “I’m in,” Love told James. For the long haul. Getting used to a new city and new team after being acquired by the Cavaliers on Saturday, Love said he’s committed to winning an NBA title … 0

Revs introduce World Cup star Jermaine Jones

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Revolution signed U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones as much for what he will mean to the team off the field as on it. Although the addition of the former Bundesliga midfielder could help propel the Revolution into the playoffs, the MLS team is also hoping that his … 0

Davis, US trim Slovenia in pre-World Cup basketball exhibition

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands — Mike Krzyzewski’s big men had barely finished pushing around Slovenia when he was asked how they would match up with Spain’s imposing frontcourt. “I’m not going to compare. I haven’t seen Spain play,” Krzyzewski said. “If we play Spain, it’s a long way away. So I’m just concentrating on U.S. and trying to get better.” There’s plenty of … 0

Patriots trade Mankins to Bucs for young tight end

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded their struggling offensive line, trading for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins instead of offering a contract to free agent Richie Incognito. That doesn’t mean, however, that the Bucs have … 0

Young Open winner

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NEW YORK — While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal … 0

Red Sox outlast Toronto

Monday, August 25, 2014

TORONTO — Yoenis Cespedes singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox survived a ninth-inning collapse to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Monday night, snapping their losing streak at eight … 0

Patriots rookie QB, Garoppolo, gets start in finale

Monday, August 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will get his first NFL start when the New England Patriots visit the New York Giants for Thursday night’s preseason finale. “It’s a good opportunity to get out there and get some … 0

Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz

Monday, August 25, 2014

Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly, sometimes in one week, … 0

Mariners complete sweep of Sox

Sunday, August 24, 2014

BOSTON — Dustin Ackley sure loved facing the Red Sox pitching. Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston 8-6 on Sunday for the … 0

Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea to LLWS crown

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate. “I want to go to the Blue House — the White … 0

V. E. Day tops Wicked Strong in 145th Travers

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Hidden in the shadow of his more heralded stablemate, V. E. Day burst into the spotlight with a thrilling nose victory over Wicked Strong in the Grade 1 $1.25 million Travers Saturday at Saratoga … 0

Mahan comes up with timely win at The Barclays

Sunday, August 24, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. — About the only thing that went wrong for Hunter Mahan at The Barclays was when the trophy broke. All he had to show for perhaps the biggest win of his career was a large wreath … 0

Chance for players other than Big 4 at Open

Sunday, August 24, 2014

NEW YORK — Two 23-year-olds, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, broke through to their first major semifinals at Wimbledon. Perhaps this year’s U.S. Open will be the tipping point for the rise of a new generation. But recent … 0