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Pacquiao’s mystery injury another hit for boxing

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

LAS VEGAS — The people who paid $99.95 to watch at home had no clue. Neither did those spending $40,000 or more for a ringside seat Saturday night in Las Vegas. And, surely, the bettor who wagered $500,000 at the MGM Grand sports book on Manny Pacquiao to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. wasn’t in the loop. They all thought they were getting the Fight of the Century. Two fighters who, … 0

Patriots tackle Solder healthy at voluntary team activities

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Nate Solder was blindsided by the news. Cancer. He had just turned 26. At 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds, he was in excellent condition. Tom Brady depended on his left tackle to protect him. But after a team physical at the New England Patriots voluntary team activities last spring, Solder was diagnosed with testicular cancer. The impact didn’t sink in at first. … 0

Betts, Porcello backbone 2-0 BoSox win over Rays

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

BOSTON — Mookie Betts homered to lead off the sixth inning — the first hit off Rays starter Drew Smyly — and added another in the eighth to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. On the night the Red Sox honored their 1975 AL championship team, Betts hit two solo shots over the Green … 0

O’s rough up Miley, Red Sox, 18-7

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BALTIMORE — The game was still in the third inning, and Wade Miley was already done pitching after another ineffective start. On this day, Miley was merely one of several Boston Red Sox hurlers victimized by a seemingly endless barrage of hits by the Orioles. Delmon Young drove … 0

Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

Friday, April 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It’s gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, … 0

Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft

Friday, April 24, 2015

The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft night is not for everybody. The waiting is the hardest part, even for players good enough to … 0

Fox to show Supercross live on its main network

Friday, April 24, 2015

Motocross’ television coverage roughly 20 years ago typically came a week after the race, unless a local station came out to the track to do a story. About 10 years ago, the sport came a little closer to … 0

Garber: MLS plan in 6 months to expand beyond 24 teams

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Having committed to reach 24 teams by the end of the decade, Major League Soccer intends to develop additional expansion plans within six months. MLS launched with 12 teams in 1996 and cut to 10 in 2002. There are 20 this year following the additions … 0

Obama salutes, pokes at champion Patriots

Thursday, April 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama honored the New England Patriots for winning the Super Bowl despite a “huge distraction” and “media circus” over underinflated footballs in their conference championship game. Obama recognized the NFL champions Thursday during a … 0

James, Cavs beat Celts, 103-95, for 3-0 lead

Thursday, April 23, 2015

BOSTON — LeBron James scored 31 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved one win away from a sweep in their first playoff series in five years with a 103-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. The scrappy Celtics kept it close, just as they did in … 0

Rays win in ninth, 2-1

Friday, April 24, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rene Rivera had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Thursday night. Allan Dykstra opened the ninth with a … 0

Rays rally from 4-run deficit, beat Sox 7-5

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jake Elmore homered, Brandon Guyer had a two-run, pinch-hit single in a four-run sixth and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-5 on Wednesday night. After a tiebreaking run scored on Desmond Jennings’ double-play grounder, … 0

Gronk parties like a rock star

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK — Rob Gronkowski has perfected how to party like a rock star. He tried to jam like one this month at a video game event — his latest pit stop in an offseason stuffed with bashes, dancing, and even acting — and strummed a few chords … 0