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FILE - In this May 27, 2015, file photo, United States women's soccer player Abby Wambach, left, laughs as Megan Rapinoe, right, speaks during the U.S. women's soccer national team World Cup media day in New York. Wambach says she'd have goals at the Women's World Cup in Canada, if it were played on real grass instead of artificial turf. She also says she'll embrace being used as a sub rather than a starter, if it means the U.S. wins. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Wambach says she just wants to win her last World Cup

Friday, July 3, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia. — With the title match looming, Abby Wambach isn’t mincing words. “All I care about is winning this World Cup,” she said. The star U.S. forward is playing in her fourth Women’s World Cup, and she says it will be her last. A victory Sunday in the final against Japan would be the perfect ending to her … 0

Serena hangs on to win; sister Venus next

Friday, July 3, 2015

LONDON — Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd. Twice, Williams was oh-so-close to the end of her bid for a fourth consecutive major title — and for the third leg of a calendar-year Grand Slam. … 0

Flag controversy, construction add to Daytona drama

Friday, July 3, 2015

There is always drama at Daytona. Jet-dryers going up in flames in the evening sky. Cars slamming into each other at 200 mph. Tires and car pieces flying into the grandstands. Heavy rains forcing both competitors and drivers to seek cover. The death of a racing legend. And this weekend, NASCAR’s iconic venue will brace for more drama: Flag-gate, sprinkled with a dash … 0

Sox edge Jays

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TORONTO — David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six solid innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night for their third straight win. The Red Sox matched their longest winning streak of the season. Rodriguez … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Back, back, back, back

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If there’s a secret to Boston’s success against Chris Archer, the Red Sox aren’t eager to share it. David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval and Alejandro De Aza homered against Tampa Bay’s best pitcher on Sunday, keying a 5-3 victory that clinched a series win over … 0

Lloyd once nearly quit, but the U.S. team is sure glad she reconsidered

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MONTREAL — Carli Lloyd’s career is defined by big moments. The latest came in the U.S. victory Friday over China, with a goal that ultimately sent the Americans through to the semifinals at the Women’s World Cup Now with goals in consecutive games for the United States, the … 0

Watson rules Travelers on second playoff hole

Sunday, June 28, 2015

CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson made an 8-foot birdie putt on the second hole a playoff Sunday to outlast Paul Casey and win the Travelers Championship for the second time. Casey overcame a three-stroke deficit with five to play, tying Watson at 16-under 264 in light rain at … 0

Bruins trade Lucic, Hamilton on draft day

Friday, June 26, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins’ makeover that began in the front office has reached the front line on offense and the top pairing on defense. The Bruins traded left wing Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings and defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames. The return included … 0

Sox beat Rays in 10 innings

Friday, June 26, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mookie Betts doubled to extend his career-best hitting streak to 13 games and scored on Brock Holt’s 10th-inning single to give the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on … 0

Watson maintains lead after second round of Travelers

Friday, June 26, 2015

CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson was forced to think a bit more Friday at the Travelers Championship, where the wind was a little stronger, the greens a bit firmer and the pin placements more challenging. The long-hitting lefty … 0