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From the Wire: Rays outlast Sox, 4-3; Brady talkin’ trash

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON — Asdrubal Cabrera had a game-tying RBI double and scored on James Loney’s single in the eighth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 comeback victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Brandon Guyer opened the game with a homer for the Rays, who had lost 13 of their last 16 road games. David Ortiz had an RBI for Boston, passing Hall … 0

New teammate Wilfork may learn from Watt

Sunday, August 2, 2015

HOUSTON — Vince Wilfork bristled when asked what he could teach J.J. Watt. Then the 12-year veteran and first-year Houston Texan let out a hearty chuckle. “Teach him what?” he bellowed. “What am I going to teach J.J.?” The big nose tackle has joined Watt, last year’s Defensive Player of the Year, in Houston after spending the first 11 years of his career … 0

Napoli home run helps Red Sox beat Rays 7-5

Friday, July 31, 2015

BOSTON — The Red Sox held onto Mike Napoli at the trading deadline, and he responded a few hours later with a two-run homer off the top of the Green Monster that led Boston over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Friday night. The Red Sox had already blown two leads when David … 0

Brady’s future actions could lead to Patriots’ uncertainty

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

This isn’t over. Not by a long shot. Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension is not likely the end of the deflated footballs saga. Brady appears headed to court seeking to overturn the suspension, and at the same time would place his New England Patriots … 0

Pedro honored before Red Sox suffer 9-4 defeat

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON — Jose Abreu and Geovany Soto homered and drove in three runs apiece and Jeff Samardzija pitched eight strong innings for the Chicago White Sox in a 9-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. The White Sox quickly spoiled Boston’s pregame party for Hall … 0

Hall of Famer Pedro’s No. ‘45’ retired tonight

Monday, July 27, 2015

BOSTON — Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame career took off in the late 1990s in a ballpark usually know for offensive numbers. From Ted Williams to Carl Yastrzemski to Jim Rice, the Boston Red Sox have retired numbers — placing them along the facade of the right-field roof … 0

White Sox outlast Red Sox 10-8

Monday, July 27, 2015

BOSTON — Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. It was the fifth straight win for the White Sox, coming off a four-game sweep at home over … 0

Mexico wins seven th Gold Cup title, 3-1

Sunday, July 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Andres Guardado scored his fourth goal of the knockout rounds, not needing a penalty kick this time, and Mexico won its seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title Sunday with a 3-1 victory over upstart Jamaica. Jesus Corona and Oribe Peralta added goals as El Tri scored twice … 0

Chris Froome wins second Tour de France

Sunday, July 26, 2015

PARIS — All for one, one for all, and all bathed in yellow. Arms over each other’s shoulders, linked together in a long line of happiness, Tour de France winner Chris Froome and his teammates pedaled slowly over the finish line, soaking up the applause Sunday on the … 0

Pedro, Unit, Smoltz, Biggio Hall of Famers

Sunday, July 26, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker — Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday and basked in the spotlight one … 0

Busch secures elusive Indianapolis victory as comeback continues

Sunday, July 26, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — There was no celebratory burnout — Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks — just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Busch’s triumphant return following a horrible crash the day before the season-opening Daytona 500 continued Sunday with one of … 0

Payant falls in national TV debut

Friday, July 24, 2015

The end result may not have been what she wanted, but Greenfield native Sarah “Soulja” Payant will never forget her experience participating in mixed martial arts event Bellator 140 one week ago at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, … 0

Bogaerts delivers Red Sox past Tigers to snap 8-game skid

Friday, July 24, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts’ single up the middle off Blaine Hardy in the 11th inning drove home the winning run, and the Boston Red Sox snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers … 0