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McIlroy holding top ranking, crown

Monday, May 4, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Unless he changed his routine, Rory McIlroy started celebrating his 26th birthday on Monday by going to the website of the Official World Golf Ranking to see where he stood. It was neither a gift nor a surprise. Everyone knows he is No. 1. McIlroy only wants to know by how much. “Every Monday morning, I go on the website and look at what my lead is … 0

Rays defeat Red Sox, 5-1

Monday, May 4, 2015

BOSTON — Jake Odorizzi pitched seven strong innings, Joey Butler hit his first career homer and Tampa Bay’s offense perked up a bit in the Rays’ 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. David DeJesus drove in a pair of runs for Tampa Bay, which scored just four runs in a three-game set this past weekend against Baltimore. Boston left … 0

Draft finished, Patriots’ roster still in works

Sunday, May 3, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick again traded down to get an extra pick Saturday, and the Pats bolstered their offensive and defensive lines by picking linemen with five of their first six picks. New England, which had eight picks on the third day of the NFL draft, traded a fifth round pick (147th overall) to the Green Bay Packers for … 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

LeBron, Cavs hold off Celtics

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 30 points, Kyrie Irving added 26 and the Cleveland Cavaliers finally shook off Boston in the fourth quarter, beating the Celtics 99-91 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their opening-round series. James scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, moved … 0

Miley, bullpen lead Red Sox past Rays, 1-0

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Wade Miley and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of an error to beat Chris Archer and the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Tuesday night. Miley (1-1) gave up three hits, four walks and had three strikeouts … 0

Sox salvage finale in slop, 7-1

Monday, April 20, 2015

BOSTON — The way Justin Masterson was pitching, he didn’t need much help. The Orioles gave it to him, anyway. On a rainy, chilly Patriots’ Day holiday, Baltimore made three errors that led to five unearned runs, Wei-Yin … 0