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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Anthony Ranaudo delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Ranaudo gets win, Sox beat Yanks

Friday, August 1, 2014

BOSTON — Anthony Ranaudo pitched six solid innings in his major league debut and Dustin Pedroia drove in two runs as the Boston Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night. Ranaudo (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits, including a solo homer Carlos Beltran hit into the New York bullpen in the fourth. Ranaudo walked four and struck out two, and he scattered the few mistakes he made well enough for Boston to hang on after taking a 2-0 lead in the third. Derek Jeter led off the eighth with a shot over … 0

Pats welcome back former greats

Friday, August 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick looked at the defensive backfield talent standing on the sideline at Gillette Stadium on Friday night and wished it were 10 years ago. On a day when former All-Pro cornerback Ty Law entered the Patriot Hall of Fame, many of his former teammates and big names from the Patriots’ three Super Bowl wins in the four-year run from 2002-2005 … 0

Strahan expects emotions to flow at HOF induction

Friday, August 1, 2014

CANTON, Ohio — Michael Strahan is pleased to know he is scheduled to go last during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. That means the former New York Giants star pass-rusher won’t be the first to break down in tears once the 2014 seven-member class is inducted Saturday. “I am not … 0

Jays unload on Sox, 14-1

Monday, July 28, 2014

BOSTON — Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, R.A. Dickey pithed three-hit ball for seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays romped past the Boston Red Sox 14-1 on Monday … 0

Papi blast helps Sox end skid, 3-2

Monday, July 28, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it’s back on between the teams at the bottom of the AL … 0

Lost Red Sox title ring returned by Yankee fan

Sunday, July 27, 2014

NEW YORK — A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan. Manhattan restaurant owner Luigi Militello could hardly believe … 0

Patriots secondary practiced together in Phoenix swelter

Sunday, July 27, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The downpour began as practice was about to end for the Patriots on Sunday. It was nothing like the conditions in Arizona where four New England defensive backs had prepared for training camp. “You play football … 0

Kahne issues turn into Gordon win

Sunday, July 27, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Kasey Kahne held the inside line, a lead and a shot at winning the Brickyard 400. By the end, his No. 5 car limped to finish out of fuel, and with Kahne running out of time … 0

Price, Rays beat Sox, 6-4

Friday, July 25, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — David Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double and the Tampa Bay Rays earned their eighth straight victory, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Friday night. … 0

Keeping Score: Road rage

Friday, July 25, 2014

Good morning! There’s nothing like an old fashioned rhubarb to liven up the dog days of summer at Monadnock Speedway, where Mini-Stock driver Mike Stebbins’ six wins in two months had his fellow competitors conspiring to snatch the … 0

Sterling trial hears its final testimony

Friday, July 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES — A dementia expert raised questions about whether two doctors properly conducted mental exams that found longtime Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling mentally incapacitated as testimony concluded Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Shelly Sterling acted properly when she sold the team in May … 0

Jays rough up Sox, De La Rosa, 8-0

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TORONTO — John Gibbons wasn’t exactly happy to see rookie Marcus Stroman lose his no-hitter. Still, it saved the Blue Jays manager from making a tough decision about how long to stick with his young star. Stroman and … 0

Brady seeking to improve in 15th training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Three quarterbacks took turns throwing as the New England Patriots began training camp Thursday. It’s the 15th for Tom Brady, the fourth for Ryan Mallett and the first for Jimmy Garoppolo. All had plenty to learn. … 0