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Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly leaves in the second inning of a baseball game after giving up seven runs to the Minnesota Twins, Monday, May 25, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Kelly tagged by Twins, Sox drop opener

Monday, May 25, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Kelly entered Monday’s game looking as if he had things figured out coming off of two of his best performances of 2015. The Minnesota Twins showed him otherwise. Kelly lasted just 12/3 innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits in a 7-2 loss to the Twins on Monday. The loss snapped any momentum the Red Sox had … 0

AP Was There: Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston heavyweight rematch

Monday, May 25, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first round of a heavyweight bout that produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports’ most iconic moments — photos of Ali hovering over Liston on the canvas, shouting at his opponent to … 0

Napoli homers, drives in 4 as Sox beat L.A.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

BOSTON — Mike Napoli might want to find that child that autographed his bat a couple of days ago and have him sign a few more. Napoli hit his fourth homer of the series — all with a bat he had a child sign before the series opener — and drove in four … 0

Falcons’ Blank says failure to admit mistakes hurt Pats

Thursday, May 14, 2015

ATLANTA — Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Thursday there is a “general feeling” that the Patriots’ failure to acknowledge mistakes added to the punishment they received for deflating footballs. Blank stressed while at a community improvement event that he has no direct knowledge of the Patriots’ case. The … 0

Derby champ could become public’s next American idol

Thursday, May 14, 2015

BALTIMORE — From a Kentucky horse farm to a sales ring in Saratoga to Bob Baffert’s barn at Santa Anita, American Pharoah gave every indication he’s a champion in the making. So what if part of his tail is missing and he has cotton stuffed in his ears … 0

Protecting home ice could decide Final Four

Thursday, May 14, 2015

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have a sellout streak of 323 games and counting. The New York Rangers play in the world’s most famous arena, and the Anaheim Ducks are undefeated at home in the playoffs. The Tampa Bay Lightning set a franchise record with an NHL-best 32 … 0

Miley outduels A’s Gray in 2-0 Red Sox win

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — Wade Miley dueled with Athletics ace Sonny Gray and worked out of jams all game to end a three-start skid, and the Boston Red Sox beat Oakland 2-0 on Wednesday to take two of three in the series. Facing the A’s for the first time … 0

Investigator says he had the goods on Brady

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NEW YORK — The lawyer who investigated the New England Patriots insisted Tuesday that he found direct, not just circumstantial, evidence to show quarterback Tom Brady knew team employees were deflating footballs. Miffed by criticism from Brady’s agent, Ted Wells decided to take the unusual step of holding … 0

Despite $1M fine, Patriots reap profit from Brady’s suspension

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — A four-game suspension. A $1 million fine. The loss of first- and fourth-round draft picks. The numbers were flying after Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were hit with a trio of penalties for tampering with the footballs in the AFC championship game. Here are … 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