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Toronto Blue Jays' Juan Francisco, right, reacts as he passes Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, left, after hitting a two-run home run during third inning baseball action in Toronto on Thursday, July 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Jays rough up Sox, De La Rosa, 8-0

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TORONTO — John Gibbons wasn’t exactly happy to see rookie Marcus Stroman lose his no-hitter. Still, it saved the Blue Jays manager from making a tough decision about how long to stick with his young star. Stroman and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, Juan Francisco drove in four runs and came within a double of the cycle and Toronto … 0

Brady seeking to improve in 15th training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Three quarterbacks took turns throwing as the New England Patriots began training camp Thursday. It’s the 15th for Tom Brady, the fourth for Ryan Mallett and the first for Jimmy Garoppolo. All had plenty to learn. “It’s about making improvements and I think it goes from the guy who’s the newest … 0

Geno Smith sharp in Jets’ first camp practice

Thursday, July 24, 2014

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Geno Smith is a changed quarterback. Puzzled pauses in the New York Jets’ huddle have been replaced by commanding playcalls. He’s also barking out audibles at the line of scrimmage and reading defenses unlike he did at any point during his rookie season. For a first training camp practice, Smith … 0

Manning is getting used to lots of new faces on Broncos

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Though his physical condition is no longer a big question mark for Peyton Manning, when he looks around at training camp, he must feel like he’s starting over again. Manning lined up for his first … 0

Gronk cleared for action at Pats camp

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first practice … 0

Blue Jays drop Sox, 6-4

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TORONTO — Jose Bautista homered and drove in two runs, R.A. Dickey won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday night. Bautista hit an RBI … 0

Navarro, Reyes go deep as Jays beat Red Sox, 7-3

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TORONTO — J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night. Reyes and Navarro … 0

Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings; Pats sitting at No. 4

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW YORK — The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. In balloting by 12 media members who regularly cover the NFL, the top three teams in the AP Pro32 were the … 0

Pats headed to camp with restocked defense

Monday, July 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won 26-16 and piled up 507 … 0

Hernandez protests airing of court chats

Monday, July 21, 2014

BOSTON — Lawyers for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez are protesting the broadcasting of chats Hernandez had with his defense team during courtroom hearings. Attorney James Sultan filed a motion Monday in Bristol Superior Court, where Hernandez is charged in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football … 0

Rolling Red Sox bury Toronto

Monday, July 21, 2014

TORONTO — David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, … 0

Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder, sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt. Staked to a six-shot lead going into … 0

Lester sharp again as Red Sox blank Royals

Sunday, July 20, 2014

BOSTON — Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later. Red Sox fans showed appreciation for his latest brilliant outing with loud applause … 0