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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

Brady, union threaten Goodell with lawsuit

Friday, May 15, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady’s lawyers demanded that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from the Super Bowl MVP’s “Deflategate” appeal and threatened to go to court unless the four-game suspension is overturned. Laying out the grounds for dismissing … 0

Eyes on Preakness: Things to watch when race gets underway

Friday, May 15, 2015

BALTIMORE — Start to finish, the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes will take less than two minutes. Post time for the second leg of the Triple Crown is 6:18 p.m. Here are some things to watch (on … 0

American Pharoah gallops at Pimlico

Thursday, May 14, 2015

BALTIMORE — Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah and stablemate Dortmund stretched their legs for the first time at Pimlico Race Course on Thursday in preparation for Saturday’s Preakness. The colts trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert were flown in from Louisville, Kentucky, to Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon. … 0

Brady appeals suspension; Pats rebut NFL

Thursday, May 14, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, and the players union urged Commissioner Roger Goodell to appoint a neutral arbitrator to hear the case. The expected appeal was filed … 0

Falcons’ Blank says failure to admit mistakes hurt Pats

Thursday, May 14, 2015

ATLANTA — Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Thursday there is a “general feeling” that the Patriots’ failure to acknowledge mistakes added to the punishment they received for deflating footballs. Blank stressed while at a community improvement event that he has no direct knowledge of the Patriots’ case. The … 0

Derby champ could become public’s next American idol

Thursday, May 14, 2015

BALTIMORE — From a Kentucky horse farm to a sales ring in Saratoga to Bob Baffert’s barn at Santa Anita, American Pharoah gave every indication he’s a champion in the making. So what if part of his tail is missing and he has cotton stuffed in his ears … 0

Protecting home ice could decide Final Four

Thursday, May 14, 2015

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have a sellout streak of 323 games and counting. The New York Rangers play in the world’s most famous arena, and the Anaheim Ducks are undefeated at home in the playoffs. The Tampa Bay Lightning set a franchise record with an NHL-best 32 … 0

Miley outduels A’s Gray in 2-0 Red Sox win

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — Wade Miley dueled with Athletics ace Sonny Gray and worked out of jams all game to end a three-start skid, and the Boston Red Sox beat Oakland 2-0 on Wednesday to take two of three in the series. Facing the A’s for the first time … 0

Investigator says he had the goods on Brady

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NEW YORK — The lawyer who investigated the New England Patriots insisted Tuesday that he found direct, not just circumstantial, evidence to show quarterback Tom Brady knew team employees were deflating footballs. Miffed by criticism from Brady’s agent, Ted Wells decided to take the unusual step of holding … 0

Despite $1M fine, Patriots reap profit from Brady’s suspension

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — A four-game suspension. A $1 million fine. The loss of first- and fourth-round draft picks. The numbers were flying after Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were hit with a trio of penalties for tampering with the footballs in the AFC championship game. Here are … 0