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Hall of Famer Pedro’s No. ‘45’ retired tonight

Monday, July 27, 2015

BOSTON — Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame career took off in the late 1990s in a ballpark usually know for offensive numbers. From Ted Williams to Carl Yastrzemski to Jim Rice, the Boston Red Sox have retired numbers — placing them along the facade of the right-field roof deck in hitter-friendly Fenway Park. The seven retired Red Sox numbers are all of everyday players. That all changes tonight when the … 0

White Sox outlast Red Sox 10-8

Monday, July 27, 2015

BOSTON — Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. It was the fifth straight win for the White Sox, coming off a four-game sweep at home over Cleveland. Eaton had a triple, double and single to key Chicago’s 15-hit night. Boston’s David … 0

Mexico wins seven th Gold Cup title, 3-1

Sunday, July 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Andres Guardado scored his fourth goal of the knockout rounds, not needing a penalty kick this time, and Mexico won its seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title Sunday with a 3-1 victory over upstart Jamaica. Jesus Corona and Oribe Peralta added goals as El Tri scored twice early in the second half to ensure this match wouldn’t come down to any calls … 0

Spieth is no loser despite falling short

Monday, July 20, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — When it was over, Jordan Spieth stood off the 18th green and applauded the fans who had spent much of their day applauding him. They came by the thousands on a wet and chilly day, lured by cheap tickets and the chance to see … 0

Pujols, Angels open twin bill with 11-1 rout of Sox

Monday, July 20, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The first rainout at Angel Stadium in 20 years did nothing to slow the Los Angeles Angels’ monthlong surge. If anything, the Angels picked up speed. Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols homered during Los Angeles’ seven-run second inning, and the Angels opened their first home … 0

Documents detail Hawkins’ payments in UNC case

Sunday, July 19, 2015

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Newly unsealed documents in the case of a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law suggest he funneled money to multiple Tar Heels players and set up meetings with agents and financial advisers trying to sign them to contracts. Christopher … 0

Spieth, Dunne eyeing history

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — For a place dripping with centuries of history, St. Andrews got more than it could have wanted Sunday. Jordan Spieth punched his golf bag in frustration after a careless bogey, perhaps sensing the British … 0

Kyle Busch motors to third victory of year, moves closer to Chase

Sunday, July 19, 2015

LOUDON, N.H. — Stuck in a hospital, Kyle Busch could only think about a comeback, not championship contention. Could Busch imagine, days after a horrific crash, he would become a title contender? “Yeah, right,” he said. “You’re crazy.” Nothing seems preposterous these days for Busch, whose dormant-to-dominant run … 0

Spieth embraces the moment in historic Open chase

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jordan Spieth was coming off three straight birdies when he trotted off the 13th tee, heading straight to a portable toilet reserved for players only. Kicking the door playfully, yet firmly, it popped open. His surprised caddie quickly popped out, clearing the way for … 0

Panama, Mexico advance on penalty kicks at Gold Cup

Monday, July 20, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — All four of Panama’s CONCACAF Gold Cup matches have ended in 1-1 draws. Panama is still going back to the semifinals, though it took nine rounds of penalty kicks to get there. Jaime Penedo made the clinching save for the 6-5 victory over Trinidad … 0

Watson crosses Swilcan Bridge for final time

Friday, July 17, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Tom Watson closed out his British Open career with his worst score ever at St. Andrews. Not that it mattered. In the dwindling Scottish light, Watson shot an 8-over 80 and finished with five straight bogeys Friday, his farewell put off until nearly 10 … 0

Carl Edwards takes his 1st Loudon pole

Friday, July 17, 2015

LOUDON, N.H. — With Carl Edwards leading the charge, Joe Gibbs Racing continued its recent hot streak and took four of the top eight qualifying spots for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Never a great qualifier, Edwards turned a lap of 135.164 mph … 0

NFL’s first full-time female official low-key as debut nears

Friday, July 17, 2015

IRVING, Texas — Sarah Thomas shared hugs and idle chatter at her first preseason clinic since the NFL made her the first full-time female on-field official. All of her colleagues were doing the same thing Friday in what amounts to the unofficial end of their offseason. The pharmaceutical … 0