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File-This May 30, 2014, file photo shows New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski  running while stretching during an organized team activity at the NFL football team's facility  in Foxborough, Mass. When will Gronkowski play a full regular season? He missed five games in 2012 with a broken forearm and nine in 2013 while recovering from forearm and back surgery before tearing ligaments in his right knee. He participated on a limited basis in minicamp but ran hard on the sideline.  (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Gronk cleared for action at Pats camp

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first practice today. “He’s been cleared to play,” coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday. That’s welcome news to his teammates after a season in which Gronkowski played just seven regular-season games. He missed the first six following back surgery about a month before camp and the last three, plus both playoff games, with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. “We were all hoping Gronk would have a … 0

Blue Jays drop Sox, 6-4

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TORONTO — Jose Bautista homered and drove in two runs, R.A. Dickey won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday night. Bautista hit an RBI double in the first inning and added a leadoff homer in the seventh, his first … 0

Navarro, Reyes go deep as Jays beat Red Sox, 7-3

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TORONTO — J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night. Reyes and Navarro both connected in the sixth inning as the Blue Jays rebounded from Monday’s 14-1 defeat … 0

Jug and jacket: 2 majors, 2 different prizes

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — The green jacket gave Mike Weir a thrill he won’t forget. The Masters champion wore his coveted prize onto the ice for a Stanley Cup playoff game in Toronto, with the Maple Leafs tapping their … 0

Woods is back and still aiming high at Open

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods was an early arrival to the British Open with hopes of avoiding an early departure. Woods has played only two competitive rounds in the last four months because of back pain that led … 0

McIlroy has to get past that ‘second-round thing’

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy calls it his “second-round thing.” Just something in his head. Unfortunately for the two-time major champion, it’s become a very real problem. For some reason, McIlroy has struggled mightily on Fridays, a subject … 0

Pistorius gets into nightclub argument

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

JOHANNESBURG — Oscar Pistorius was in an altercation at an upmarket nightclub over the weekend, his family said Tuesday. Pistorius went with a cousin to a trendy Johannesburg nightclub on Saturday, where he was accosted by a man … 0

Saints confirm deal with TE Graham

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end. Graham skipped all of the Saints’ voluntary and mandatory practices and workouts — … 0

Mickelson confident — at least about links golf

Monday, July 14, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker … 0

Title ends decade-long project for Germany

Monday, July 14, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — The World Cup title for Joachim Loew and his “golden generation” crowned a process that was 10 years in the making. With a talented crop of new players coming through, the future looks bright … 0

Jeter’s swan song

Monday, July 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball’s current greats were born. With the captain of the New York Yankees set to retire after the season, Jeter’s 14th … 0

Judge denies bid to suppress Hernandez evidence

Monday, July 14, 2014

FALL RIVER — A Massachusetts judge on Monday rejected a bid by lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from a cellphone and video surveillance footage taken from his home during an investigation into the killing of a friend. The former Patriots tight … 0

Stanley Cup coming to Greenfield with hometown boy Chris Kingsley

Sunday, July 13, 2014

It will be a day fit for a King — or in this case, a Kingsley. Greenfield native Chris Kingsley, head trainer of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, will be bringing the Stanley Cup back … 0