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Sunday, June 28, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If there’s a secret to Boston’s success against Chris Archer, the Red Sox aren’t eager to share it. David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval and Alejandro De Aza homered against Tampa Bay’s best pitcher on Sunday, keying a 5-3 victory that clinched a series win over the first-place Rays and stopped Archer’s career-best six-game winning streak. The last-place Red Sox beat the right-hander for the second time this … 0

Lloyd once nearly quit, but the U.S. team is sure glad she reconsidered

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MONTREAL — Carli Lloyd’s career is defined by big moments. The latest came in the U.S. victory Friday over China, with a goal that ultimately sent the Americans through to the semifinals at the Women’s World Cup Now with goals in consecutive games for the United States, the 32-year-old midfielder could face her biggest challenge in top-ranked Germany on Tuesday. “I don’t just … 0

Watson rules Travelers on second playoff hole

Sunday, June 28, 2015

CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson made an 8-foot birdie putt on the second hole a playoff Sunday to outlast Paul Casey and win the Travelers Championship for the second time. Casey overcame a three-stroke deficit with five to play, tying Watson at 16-under 264 in light rain at TPC River Highlands. But the 37-year-old Englishman, playing the tournament for the first time, lost … 0

Bruins trade Lucic, Hamilton on draft day

Friday, June 26, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins’ makeover that began in the front office has reached the front line on offense and the top pairing on defense. The Bruins traded left wing Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings and defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames. The return included … 0

Sox beat Rays in 10 innings

Friday, June 26, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mookie Betts doubled to extend his career-best hitting streak to 13 games and scored on Brock Holt’s 10th-inning single to give the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on … 0

Watson maintains lead after second round of Travelers

Friday, June 26, 2015

CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson was forced to think a bit more Friday at the Travelers Championship, where the wind was a little stronger, the greens a bit firmer and the pin placements more challenging. The long-hitting lefty … 0

US defeats China 1-0, plays Germany in semifinals

Friday, June 26, 2015

OTTAWA, Ontario — Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against Germany at the Women’s World Cup. Hope Solo had her fourth … 0

Orioles capture rubber game

Thursday, June 25, 2015

BOSTON — Baltimore right-hander Miguel Gonzalez had a chance to watch his teammates get on winning spurt. Now he’s glad to be a part of it. Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer during a six-run fourth inning that carried the Orioles over the Boston Red Sox 8-6 Thursday, … 0

Celtics select guards Rozier, Hunter with firs t-round picks

Friday, June 26, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics made a surprise pick in the first round of the NBA draft Thursday night when they took guard Terry Rozier from Louisville with the 16th pick. With their second pick at No. 28, … 0

NFL concussion awards on hold amid appeals through this fall

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Retired NFL players seeking payouts from the potential $1 billion NFL concussion settlement could be waiting until next year based on appeals being weighed this fall. About 90 former players are appealing the final settlement approved this year by a federal judge in Philadelphia. The settlement … 0

Towns, Okafor and good lesser-known players top NBA draft

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Karl-Anthony Towns hoisted a child high up toward his shoulders, letting the youngster at an NBA community service event feel what it was like to rock the rim with a dunk. Next up for Towns might be trying to help lift the Minnesota Timberwolves. The … 0

Price wins Hart and Vezina; Bruins’ Bergeron wins Selke

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Carey Price came away from the NHL Awards show with a hat trick. The Montreal Canadiens’ record-setting goalie claimed the Hart Trophy, the Vezina Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award at the NHL’s annual postseason bash Wednesday night. Price also shared the already-announced Jennings Trophy … 0

Ortiz goes deep, Sox beat O’s, 5-1, despite injuries

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz’s two-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Wednesday night despite losing two key starters to injuries. Left fielder Hanley Ramirez left with a bruised left hand and second baseman Dustin Pedroia limped off … 0