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Pirates blast Buchholz

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot. Polanco and Walker hit solo shots off Boston starter Clay Buchholz (8-9) and Davis drilled a three-run blast to center off reliever Steven Wright. The Pirates have won 10 of 12 and improved to … 0

Brady favorites carry the bulk of pass offense

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady is very comfortable throwing to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. The other Patriots he sends out on pass patterns? Not so much. Of Brady’s 44 completions this season, 20 have gone to Edelman and Gronkowski. Of his 78 passes, 32 were aimed at them. “I’ve got to do a better job finding the other guys because it’s a lot … 0

Surging Pirates blank Sox, 4-0

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Charlie Morton came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-0 Tuesday night for their ninth win in 11 games. Sidelined since Aug. 16 because of right hip inflammation and a sports hernia, Morton (6-12) allowed four hits in five innings, struck out six and walked two. … 0

Pro Roundup: O’s blank sloppy Sox, 4-0

Monday, September 8, 2014

BOSTON — Nelson Cruz had a pair of hits and Miguel Gonzalez took a shutout into the seventh inning as the Baltimore Orioles opened a double-digit lead in the AL East with a 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. The Orioles lead the division … 0

Bautista HR beats Sox, 3-1

Sunday, September 7, 2014

BOSTON — R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball is proving to be quite elusive these days. Dickey pitched into the eighth inning and Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer, carrying the Toronto Blue Jays to a much-needed 3-1 win over the … 0

Patriots cave in opener , 33-20

Sunday, September 7, 2014

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Rob Gronkowski delivered one of his signature spikes after a touchdown grab, then saw Tom Brady sprinting toward where he stood in the end zone. Brady head-butted his tight end, then whacked him in … 0

Serena: 3rd straight Open, 18th Slam

Sunday, September 7, 2014

NEW YORK — Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major title overall. And like each of her matches at Flushing Meadows the … 0

Seeing Pats in opener a big test for Dolphins

Friday, September 5, 2014

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — There may never be an ideal time to play against the New England Patriots. And Week 1 might be the worst time of all. The most recent time the Patriots were topped in Week … 0

Ill Peng stops; Wozniacki to face Williams in Open final

Friday, September 5, 2014

NEW YORK — Overcome by heat and humidity in the second set of her U.S. Open semifinal, China’s Shuai Peng paused between points to clutch at her left thigh and put her weight on her racket as if … 0

Garcia takes the lead at Cherry Hills

Friday, September 5, 2014

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. — Sergio Garcia hit great shots that led to eagle, birdie and par Friday for a 6-under 64 to lead the BMW Championship. Garcia holed out of a bunker for birdie on the second … 0

Yankees walk off with back-to-back bombs, 5-4

Thursday, September 4, 2014

NEW YORK — Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley hit solo home runs off Koji Uehara in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees stunned the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Thursday night to bolster their slim playoff hopes. … 0

Former B’s defenseman Vadnais dies at 68

Thursday, September 4, 2014

NEW YORK — Former NHL defenseman Carol Vadnais, a six-time all-star, has died. He was 68. Vadnais made his NHL debut in 1966-67 with his hometown Montreal Canadiens and played 17 NHL seasons, winning Stanley Cups in 1968 with Montreal and 1972 with Boston. He also played for … 0

Brady misses practice

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Brady misses practice Tom Brady is nursing a calf injury that forced him to miss practice for New England’s opener Sunday at Miami. The Patriots announced the reason for the quarterback’s absence Thursday in their daily participation and injury report. He was the only player added to the … 0