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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz watches his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Red Sox's Daniel Nava and Dustin Pedroia also scored. Catching for the Rays is Curt Casali. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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 East. Ortiz’s shot off Chris Archer lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory Sunday that ended their five-game losing streak … 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 it when he found the shiny 2013 championship ring on a restaurant sink at his … 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 in whatever the weather is,” cornerback Logan Ryan said after he and his teammates scurried … 0

Larry Stone: Seahawks’ title defense won’t be easy

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The afterglow of the Seahawks’ Super Bowl romp has been bright enough to illuminate the entire spring and summer that followed. In fact, it has felt at times like one long, extended victory lap, leading from the Seattle parade route to the Oval Office to SoCal this past … 0

Gomes’ pinch homer lifts Red Sox over Royals, 5-4

Friday, July 18, 2014

BOSTON — Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead two-run pinch homer in the sixth after another two-run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Friday night. The … 0

McIlroy builds 4-shot lead at British Open

Friday, July 18, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption … 0

NFL restrict underclassmen evaluations; Bon Jovi part of group eyeing Bills

Friday, July 18, 2014

NEW YORK — The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed. Concerned about the record 107 underclassmen who applied for this year’s draft, and with 37 of them not … 0

After All-Star party, baseball back to work

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League’s 5-3 victory. Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a … 0

McIlroy and Tiger making it happen

Thursday, July 17, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six … 0

The cellar-dwelling champs hoping for 2nd-half rebound

Thursday, July 17, 2014

BOSTON — From worst to first to worst again. For three seasons, the Boston Red Sox have been riding a surprising seesaw that has them in last place in the AL East. But, unlikely as it seems, they … 0

New generation blooms at oldest major

Thursday, July 17, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Even when he’s not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open. Woods earned that attention by piling up majors at a faster rate than anyone in history, and the attention … 0

Royal & Ancient to meet over proxy decision on women’s vote

Thursday, July 17, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — The Royal & Ancient Golf Club will hold a business meeting next week to determine whether to allow club members to vote by proxy for its historic September vote to have female members. Club rules … 0

British Open at Hoylake is all about the par 5s

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Memories from the last British Open at Royal Liverpool mainly involve Tiger Woods hitting only one driver over 72 holes on his way to an 18-under 270 and a two-shot victory. The links course was … 0