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Surging Pirates blank Sox, 4-0

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Charlie Morton came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-0 Tuesday night for their ninth win in 11 games. Sidelined since Aug. 16 because of right hip inflammation and a sports hernia, Morton (6-12) allowed four hits in five innings, struck out six and walked two. He had been 0-3 with a 5.09 … 0

Pats’ defense faces unknown QB Carr

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots’ defense is preparing for a bit of the unknown in Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr this Sunday. Carr has played two games in the NFL, so there’s not a whole lot of video on him. New England coaches have watched plays from his days at Fresno State. “He’s an athletic guy back there,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick … 0

Pats offense a work in progress

Monday, September 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots host the Oakland Raiders this week hoping to rediscover their normally potent offense. The Patriots moved to 1-1 with Sunday’s 30-7 win at Minnesota. But after the game, which saw the defense pick off four of Matt Cassel’s passes and turn a blocked field goal into a touchdown, much of the talk was about the struggles of … 0

Pistorius free to compete, SA Olympic body says

Monday, September 15, 2014

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge. Pistorius, who is to be sentenced next month after being found guilty in the negligent killing of his girlfriend, could compete … 0

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

Monday, September 15, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law. The … 0

Timeout fiasco latest in Jets’ great gaffes

Monday, September 15, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The trending topics on Twitter in New York were a clear sign that something went epically wrong for the Jets. Moments after New York’s 34-21 loss to Green Bay on Sunday, social media was buzzing about the Jets’ timeout call that wiped out a … 0

Nava clouts grand slam as Sox rally past skidding Royals, 8-4

Sunday, September 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have not been to the playoffs in 29 years and are skidding towards a 30th straight season. Daniel Nava hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts added a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the Royals 8-4 on … 0

Pats bury Vikes

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence, though he might not have made much of a difference. Six sacks, four interceptions from Matt Cassel and a blocked field goal for a touchdown doomed the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, as the Patriots breezed to … 0

Gronk ready for Game 2

Thursday, September 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski looks to be in midseason form, at least when he’s spiking the ball after a touchdown. The rest of his game might take a while to get there. The New England Patriots star tight end pounded the ball to the ground after catching Tom … 0

Owners say Rice probe independent

Thursday, September 11, 2014

NEW YORK — The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe public, and said their … 0

Pistorius beats murder rap, was negligent

Thursday, September 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for … 0

Mayweather hoping bad week improves

Thursday, September 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS — It didn’t start out as the best of weeks for Floyd Mayweather Jr. His former fiancee had just served him with papers in a lawsuit that alleges Mayweather is both a domestic abuser and an … 0

Chuvalo claims boxing lacks excitement of old

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — George Chuvalo fought the best boxers of his day. He looks around at today’s heavyweights and forgive him if he’s bored. Chuvalo, a heavyweight contender from Canada who tangled with the likes of Muhammad Ali … 0