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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 time in four games to capture the series after losing the opener. Rodriguez (2-2) allowed one run and four hits, struck out … 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 Andrus after singles by Adrian Beltre and Mitch Moreland. They made it 2-0 in the … 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 a news conference after he was promoted to become the eighth GM in the 81-year … 0

In the end, NFL cartel mattered most

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tom Brady is on his own, cast off by an owner who figured out that being in the club that practically prints money is a lot more important than being loyal to one of his employees. Robert Kraft … 0

American Pharoah expected to race till end of year

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NEW YORK — Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year. At least that’s the plan owner Ahmed Zayat laid out Wednesday after confirming … 0

Kraft says Patriots won’t appeal team’s fine and draft penalties

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team’s punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback’s challenge remains. Moments after Kraft said Tuesday he won’t oppose the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the team … 0

T-wolves win draft lottery, Lakers move to No. 2

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NEW YORK — The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night, the first time since 2004 the team with the worst record won the No. 1 pick. After years of bad luck in the lottery, things finally worked out for the Wolves, who can perhaps choose … 0

Red Sox slip past Rangers

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz and Mike Napoli each homered and drove in two runs, Wade Miley pitched seven strong innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Tuesday night. Boston got a scare when Leonys Martin led off the ninth with a pinch-hit homer … 0

Kraft-Goodell relationship on the skids?

Monday, May 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Robert Kraft has repeatedly stood up for Roger Goodell, supporting the NFL commissioner’s high salary, playing a key role in ending the 2011 lockout, even vouching for his friend amid missteps in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. That was before the relationship frayed between two … 0

Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah healthy, but needs rest

Sunday, May 17, 2015

BALTIMORE — American Pharoah wins on dry tracks, wet tracks, any tracks. He’s won from the rail and he’s won from an outside post, and now, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner and first since Affirmed in 1978. So, … 0

What we learned from Preakness, Derby champ’s win

Sunday, May 17, 2015

BALTIMORE — That was easy, wasn’t it? Two weeks after struggling but winning the Kentucky Derby, American Pharoah ignored thunder, lightning, rain and the opposition and splashed his way to a seven-length victory in the Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. And now, it’s on to the … 0

Canada drills Russia, 6-1, to win hockey worlds

Sunday, May 17, 2015

PRAGUE — Sidney Crosby led Canada to its first hockey world championship title since 2007 Sunday with a goal and an assist in a dominant 6-1 victory over defending champion Russia in the final. In a meeting of the two most decorated teams in world championship history, Canada … 0

Red Sox bats scuffle in 5-0 loss at Seattle

Sunday, May 17, 2015

SEATTLE — The Red Sox could not solve James Paxton, leaving Boston with a four-game split against the Seattle Mariners. Paxton stretched his scoreless streak to a career-best 20 innings in a 5-0 win Sunday as Boston finished a 5-5 trip. “We had some good at-bats,” Dustin Pedroia … 0