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Rangers’ Rodriguez shuts down Red Sox, 3-1

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON — Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and drove in two runs, Wandy Rodriguez pitched 6 2-3 solid innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Red Sox and their listless offense 3-1 on Thursday night. Moreland added two singles for the Rangers, who won for the third time in four games to capture the series after losing the opener. Rodriguez (2-2) allowed one run and four hits, struck out … 0

Rangers trim hitless-wonder Red Sox, 2-1

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON — Phil Klein allowed one run in his first major league start, Robinson Chirinos hit a solo homer and the Texas Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Wednesday night. The Rangers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Elvis Andrus after singles by Adrian Beltre and Mitch Moreland. They made it 2-0 in the … 0

B’s elevate Don Sweeney to GM

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON — On his first day as general manager of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney met with Claude Julien and declined to give his Stanley Cup-winning coach more than a tepid endorsement. “He’s the coach of the Boston Bruins as of today, for sure,” Sweeney said Wednesday in a news conference after he was promoted to become the eighth GM in the 81-year … 0

Pats lose Brady for 4 games, picks, $1M

Monday, May 11, 2015

NEW YORK — The NFL suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games of the season, fined the New England Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks Monday as punishment for deflating footballs used in the AFC title game. The league also indefinitely … 0

Fowler delivers at TPC

Sunday, May 10, 2015

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Nothing was overrated about Rickie Fowler at The Players Championship. Not the way he rallied from a five-shot deficit with the greatest finish in the 34-year history of the TPC Sawgrass. Not the two tee shots he smashed down the daunting 18th fairway … 0

Deflategate not new in games people play

Sunday, May 10, 2015

If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’. The credit for that old saying generally goes to NASCAR legend Richard Petty, though it just as easily could have come from Tom Brady, Gaylord Perry or pretty much any of the millions who have thrown, pitched or hit a ball … 0

Will Orioles, Preakness help soothe ravaged Baltimore?

Sunday, May 10, 2015

BALTIMORE — Looting, rioting and violence has left Baltimore rattled and in a state of repair. Officials hope a big sports week has a healing effect on the beleaguered city. Civil unrest remains an issue in Baltimore after two weeks of tension between residents and police. The return … 0

Boxing loss could be Pacquiao’s political victory

Sunday, May 10, 2015

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao lost his biggest fight in the ring, but that won’t stop him from plotting a bigger comeback — in the political arena that is. In a country where elections are also entertainment and political programs secondary, candidates often win because of star power … 0

Blue Jays shut out Red Sox

Friday, May 8, 2015

TORONTO — Josh Donaldson and Chris Colabello hit solo home runs, Aaron Sanchez pitched a career-high seven innings and Toronto beat the struggling Boston Red Sox 7-0 on Friday night, the 3,000th win in Blue Jays history. Donaldson … 0

Spieth sputters in star group at TPC

Thursday, May 7, 2015

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — For all the hype over Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth playing together, and the constant curiosity over Tiger Woods, one element at The Players Championship didn’t change Thursday. The star was the golf … 0

Calm Brady says scandal doesn’t taint Super Bowl championship

Thursday, May 7, 2015

SALEM — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday night the scandal surrounding his use of deflated footballs during the NFL playoffs last season hasn’t detracted in any way from his Super Bowl title. “Absolutely not,” Brady told a friendly university crowd in his first public appearance … 0

NFL: Patriots employees probably deflated balls

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tom Brady: Unbelievable. The 243-page report on “Deflategate” came out Wednesday and stopped barely short of calling the Patriots star quarterback a cheater. It did, however, call some of his claims “implausible” and left little doubt that he … 0

McIlroy, Spieth linked closer now at TPC

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Rory McIlroy remembers a 19-year-old Texan who was polished for his age and didn’t appear to have a glaring weakness in his game. That was the Texas Open two years ago, the first time he played with Jordan Spieth. They are together again … 0