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U.S.-Germany semi features top goalies

Monday, June 29, 2015

MONTREAL — The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. The two women will be the last line of defense tonight for their teams, with each seeking a spot in the final match. Historically, when the Germans have met the Americans in the World Cup, the winner has gone … 0

Serena Williams’ Wimbledon starts slow; Venus wins 6-0, 6-0

Monday, June 29, 2015

LONDON — As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start. In her first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday, Williams dropped three of the first four games. She slipped and nearly did the splits, tumbling to the turf. She was warned for using foul language. And, as has also become customary for Williams, she wound up … 0

Buchholz stymies Jays, 3-1

Monday, June 29, 2015

TORONTO — Clay Buchholz pitched eight strong innings to win his third straight start, Xander Bogaerts drove in two runs and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Monday night. Buchholz (6-6) improved to 10-3 with a 2.21 ERA in 15 career starts in Toronto as the Red Sox won back-to-back games for the first time since June 19. … 0

Towns, Okafor and good lesser-known players top NBA draft

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Karl-Anthony Towns hoisted a child high up toward his shoulders, letting the youngster at an NBA community service event feel what it was like to rock the rim with a dunk. Next up for Towns might be trying to help lift the Minnesota Timberwolves. The … 0

Price wins Hart and Vezina; Bruins’ Bergeron wins Selke

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Carey Price came away from the NHL Awards show with a hat trick. The Montreal Canadiens’ record-setting goalie claimed the Hart Trophy, the Vezina Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award at the NHL’s annual postseason bash Wednesday night. Price also shared the already-announced Jennings Trophy … 0

Ortiz goes deep, Sox beat O’s, 5-1, despite injuries

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz’s two-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Wednesday night despite losing two key starters to injuries. Left fielder Hanley Ramirez left with a bruised left hand and second baseman Dustin Pedroia limped off … 0

Brady appeal a 10-hour marathon

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension lasted more than 10 hours Tuesday, ending in the early evening. The sight of Commissioner Roger Goodell leaving the league offices after he heard Brady and representatives from the players’ union during the lengthy meeting, confirmed its conclusion. … 0

NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag after church massacre

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer. They fly over motorhomes. They adorn clothing. They are regular fixtures, just like Ford and Chevrolet, and that is unlikely to change any time soon. NASCAR probably would like to see … 0

Confederate flag case cited in hot Redskins trademark battle

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week on license plates and the Confederate flag could be bad news for the Washington Redskins. Lawyers for Native Americans who object to the Redskins’ name and trademark say their case has been strengthened by the decision, which found … 0

Lough’s 3-run bomb helps O’s sink Sox

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BOSTON — David Lough hit a three-run homer in Baltimore’s four-run second inning and the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Tuesday night, their 12th win in 15 games. The Red Sox had a chance to tie it in the ninth after Dustin Pedroia’s two-out, run-scoring … 0

NFL schools rookies on being a professional

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BEREA, Ohio — To prepare rookies for life as professionals, the NFL is again providing a crash course filled with seminars, testimonials and advice on how to navigate the pitfalls of fame and fortune. All the league really had to do was have the new players look at … 0

U.S. without 2 midfielders for quarterfinals

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

EDMONTON, Alberta — The United States has made it through to the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup but not unscathed. The Americans will have to face China without two key contributors. Midfielders Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe won’t be able to play because of accumulated yellow cards. … 0

Youthful Spieth holds keen sense of history

Monday, June 22, 2015

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Jordan Spieth loves golf history, which is appropriate for someone quickly becoming part of it. Spieth was a freshman at Texas when he first went to St. Andrews with the rest of the Walker Cup team. They played the Old Course, soaked up the … 0