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White Sox smack sad Red Sox, 9-2

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BOSTON — Adam Eaton opened the game with a home run, Jose Quintana pitched 6 1/ 3 solid innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 9-2 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win. Eaton and Melky Cabrera both had three hits, including RBI singles. Alexei Ramirez hit a solo homer for the White Sox, who built a 6-0 lead and chased Boston starter Rick Porcello … 0

Brady, Patriots shoot back at NFL

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.” One day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected Brady’s appeal, … 0

Patriots fans defiant after NFL ruling

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON — Patriots fans are steamed after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension Tuesday. In bars across downtown Boston, denizens of Patriots Nation expressed surprise and anger at the ruling while still holding out hope their beloved quarterback would be vindicated — either in the courtroom or on the field. John Parthum, a native of suburban Andover, was enjoying a … 0

And they’re off! Saratoga opens season

Friday, July 24, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The possibility of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah running in the Travers Stakes has raised the level of excitement as the 147th summer of thoroughbred racing at historic Saratoga Race Course opened Friday. Owner … 0

US looks to regroup after Gold Cup loss

Friday, July 24, 2015

ATLANTA — Jurgen Klinsmann strolled into the room in the basement of the Georgia Dome, not looking overly concerned about the biggest upset loss in U.S. men’s soccer history. Sure, the coach was disappointed that his team won’t … 0

Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome fight

Friday, July 24, 2015

LA TOUSSUIRE, France — Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn’t expect that would happen when he was stopped by the side of the … 0

USOC asks Baker for stance on Boston 2024

Friday, July 24, 2015

BOSTON — The U.S. Olympic Committee wants to know where the governor of Massachusetts stands on the Boston Olympics. His answer: Still crunching the numbers. Gov. Charlie Baker refused to take a position on the city’s troubled bid … 0

Union offered NFL Brady deal

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The players’ union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension last week that was “met with silence” by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the NFL Players Association’s offer was confidential. There … 0

Star power

Thursday, July 23, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The possibility of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah running in the Travers Stakes has raised the level of excitement heading into today’s opening of the 147th summer of thoroughbred racing at historic Saratoga Race Course. Owner Ahmed Zayat and Hall of Fame trainer Bob … 0

After stunning defeat, US looking for positive spin

Thursday, July 23, 2015

ATLANTA — Jurgen Klinsmann strolled into the room in the basement of the Georgia Dome, not looking overly concerned about the biggest upset loss in U.S. men’s soccer history. Sure, the coach was disappointed that his team won’t be heading to the Gold Cup final Sunday, having been … 0

Jamaicans jolt US, 2-1, in Gold Cup semifinals

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ATLANTA — Jamaica stunned the United States with a pair of first-half goals, one off a blunder by goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and held on for a 2-1 victory in the Gold Cup semifinals Wednesday night that dealt the Americans their biggest upset defeat. Darren Mattocks, who plays for … 0

Blatter Russia bound, first foreign trip since crisis

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due in Russia today for his first overseas trip since the arrests of fellow soccer executives in May left him unwilling to leave the safety of Switzerland. Saturday’s qualifying draw in St. Petersburg for the 2018 World Cup will … 0

Important not to let Armstrong ruin Tour again

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

LES BLAYES, France — In his biography, Chris Froome recounts how his two elder brothers used to amuse themselves by locking him in a dog kennel with an angry, scratching turkey. “Only when I was in absolute floods of tears would they open the cage up and let … 0