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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts (50) follows through on a grand slam off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Ryan Hanigan. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Betts’ grand slam helps Sox beat Rays

Friday, August 29, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rookie Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night. After Yoenis Cespedes drove in his second run of the game with a double, Betts connected off Chris Archer (8-7) to cap a five-run second inning that made … 0

Tony Stewart returns to the track, looking to heal

Friday, August 29, 2014

HAMPTON, Ga. — Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium — unshaven, his eyes glassy — and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as “one of the toughest tragedies I’ve ever had … 0

Impressive tight-end debut

Friday, August 29, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The newest New England Patriots player seems to be fitting right in. Tight end Tim Wright caught four passes for 43 yards in the Patriots’ exhibition finale on Thursday night, about 48 hours after he was traded to New England from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Patriots gave up offensive captain … 0

Coaches, players mingling more in locker rooms

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sean Payton walks through the locker room to leave motivational props for players. Ron Rivera practically lives there. Jim Harbaugh barges into the bathroom to rush players to meetings. Gone are the days when NFL locker rooms were … 0

McIlroy stumbles to 74, worst start in two months

Thursday, August 21, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. He could afford a day off. That wasn’t the case for … 0

Serena Williams to face Townsend in first-round match

Thursday, August 21, 2014

NEW YORK — Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open. The 32-year-old Williams has won 17 Grand Slam titles. At age 18, Taylor Townsend is in her third major … 0

Halos take down sad Red Sox, 8-3

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BOSTON — Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBIs, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 to increase their AL West lead … 0

Brady ready for increased action vs. Carolina

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady left the practice field Wednesday and for the first time this season, strode through the locker room to the media room podium rather than making the short jaunt to the sideline to address reporters. … 0

Angels edge Sox, 4-3

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BOSTON — Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston 4-3 on Tuesday night. Brennan Boesch … 0

Ex-NFL lineman tops bill for Pyongyang fight night

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TOKYO — Former NFL player Bob “The Beast” Sapp isn’t exactly a household name back home in the United States. But he’s big in Japan. Very big. And soon he hopes to be living large — for a … 0

LaFell getting accustomed to Patriots’ way

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Brandon LaFell had played with a successful quarterback when he decided to leave the Carolina Panthers in free agency. Now his quarterback is Tom Brady. “I’m blessed, man. I’m real blessed,” LaFell said yesterday, as the … 0

Browns still not prepared to name starting quarterback

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CLEVELAND — This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn’t quite over for the Browns. Hoyer vs. Manziel marches on. Cleveland first-year coach Mike Pettine still hasn’t chosen his Week 1 starting quarterback, and that’s not … 0

Redskins teams displays solidarity with Ferguson protest in support of slain teen Michael Brown

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

LANDOVER, Md. — The “Hands up, don’t shoot” protest has made its way to the NFL. The Washington Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward. It was … 0