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Texas Rangers' Robinson Chirinos, right, hits a two-run home run in front of Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin during the fifth inning of Game 1 of the American League Division Series in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Home plate umpire James Hoye prepares to make the call. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Chirinos 2-run homer leads Rangers over host Blue Jays, 5-3

Thursday, October 8, 2015

TORONTO — A big day by the bottom of Texas’ batting order helped the Rangers overcome an injury to slugger Adrian Beltre in the start of their postseason run. Robinson Chirinos hit a two-run homer against David Price, Rougned Odor added a solo shot and the Rangers beat the Blue Jays 5-3 Thursday in their AL Division Series opener as … 0

Jets spoil B’s season opener with 6-2 victory

Thursday, October 8, 2015

BOSTON — Chris Thorburn and Nicolas Petan scored in the third period after Boston came within one goal, and the Winnipeg Jets opened the season with a 6-2 victory over the Bruins on Thursday night. It was the first victory for the former Atlanta Thrashers in Boston since 2007, before the franchise moved … 0

Pats will try to stop Hardy in Dallas debut

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Greg Hardy’s mouth is preceding his production. The Dallas Cowboys defensive end will return to the field on Sunday after serving a four-game suspension for roughing up his former girlfriend. His first opponent: The defending NFL champion New England Patriots, who are 3-0 under reigning Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady. And … 0

Pats start has fans whispering about another 16-0 season

Thursday, October 1, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — This is not 2007. Sure, the NFL has found the New England Patriots guilty of cheating and punished them — again. And, true, they are off to a quick start, opening this season with three consecutive … 0

Yankees salvage finale; clinch wild card

Thursday, October 1, 2015

NEW YORK — The next generation of New York Yankees will have a chance to make their mark in the playoffs. Ending a rare two-year absence from the postseason, the Yankees clinched a wild-card berth with three games … 0

NASCAR’s Tony Stewart will retire from Cup racing after 2016

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Saying it was time for a change, three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart announced Wednesday that he will retire from Sprint Cup racing following the 2016 season. Smiling and appearing at ease at the Stewart-Haas Racing … 0

Ali, Frazier paid dearly for Thrilla in Manilla

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

It was, Muhammad Ali would later say, the closest thing to death he had ever known. He and Joe Frazier had gone 14 brutal rounds in stifling heat of a Philippines morning before Frazier’s trainer Eddie Futch mercifully … 0

Pats deal for Saints defensive lineman Hicks

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints have traded defensive lineman Akiem Hicks to the New England Patriots for tight end Michael Hoomanawanui. The trade was confirmed by Hicks’ agent, Frank Murtha, and Hoomanawanui’s agent, Rick Smith. Hicks, a third-round draft choice by New Orleans in 2012, has … 0

Swihart belts two homers in Sox 10-4 win over Yankees

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NEW YORK — Michael Pineda was hit hard at the start, and the New York Yankees’ playoff push was delayed once again by their longtime rivals when the Boston Red Sox got two homers and five RBIs from … 0

Brady: Trump remark taken out of context

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BOSTON — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says his comments that he hopes Donald Trump will win the presidency were taken out of context and an example of why he tries to say as little as possible … 0

Pats kicker makes 425th straight PAT, still going

Monday, September 28, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Ryan Allen didn’t punt at all in the New England Patriots’ 51-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. That doesn’t mean he had the day off. As the holder for placekicker Stephen Gostkowski, Allen got plenty of … 0

A ribbon on a remarkable year for Spieth

Monday, September 28, 2015

ATLANTA — Jordan Spieth took possession of his final two trophies on the deck of a hospitality chalet that overlooked the 18th green at East Lake. He turned to raise them to a crowd gathered below, and camera … 0

E-Rod, Red Sox dump Yanks, 5-1

Monday, September 28, 2015

NEW YORK — Eduardo Rodriguez became the first Red Sox rookie left-hander to win 10 games in 43 years, and Boston slowed the New York Yankees’ march toward a postseason berth with a 5-1 victory Monday night. The … 0