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Inequities persist despite U.S. women’s soccer glory

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

VANCOUVER, B.C. — This time, the lasting image of the U.S. Women’s World Cup champions will not be a soccer player in a sports bra. It will be Carli Lloyd, a tough-as-nails 32-year-old from New Jersey, roaring with her arms outstretched as her shot from the center circle landed in the net, the third of her three goals during a magical 16 minutes on an unforgettable Sunday at BC Place. … 0

US women begin World Cup celebrations with LA fan rally

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Carli Lloyd looked out over the cheering mob of U.S. women’s national team fans and raised an arm in triumph. “It feels great to wake up as a world champion, and that feeling won’t ever get old,” Lloyd said. The home celebrations got underway for the World Cup winners on Tuesday. The Americans were welcomed to downtown Los Angeles by … 0

Celts grab David Lee for Wallace

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — David Lee wanted to help turn around the Golden State Warriors when he came to the struggling franchise as a high-priced free agent in 2010. Five years later, Lee is leaving with a championship — and the respect of his teammates and loyal fans. The Warriors agreed to trade the former All-Star forward to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace … 0

Celtics select guards Rozier, Hunter with firs t-round picks

Friday, June 26, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics made a surprise pick in the first round of the NBA draft Thursday night when they took guard Terry Rozier from Louisville with the 16th pick. With their second pick at No. 28, … 0

NFL concussion awards on hold amid appeals through this fall

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Retired NFL players seeking payouts from the potential $1 billion NFL concussion settlement could be waiting until next year based on appeals being weighed this fall. About 90 former players are appealing the final settlement approved this year by a federal judge in Philadelphia. The settlement … 0

Towns, Okafor and good lesser-known players top NBA draft

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Karl-Anthony Towns hoisted a child high up toward his shoulders, letting the youngster at an NBA community service event feel what it was like to rock the rim with a dunk. Next up for Towns might be trying to help lift the Minnesota Timberwolves. The … 0

Price wins Hart and Vezina; Bruins’ Bergeron wins Selke

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Carey Price came away from the NHL Awards show with a hat trick. The Montreal Canadiens’ record-setting goalie claimed the Hart Trophy, the Vezina Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award at the NHL’s annual postseason bash Wednesday night. Price also shared the already-announced Jennings Trophy … 0

Ortiz goes deep, Sox beat O’s, 5-1, despite injuries

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz’s two-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Wednesday night despite losing two key starters to injuries. Left fielder Hanley Ramirez left with a bruised left hand and second baseman Dustin Pedroia limped off … 0

Brady appeal a 10-hour marathon

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension lasted more than 10 hours Tuesday, ending in the early evening. The sight of Commissioner Roger Goodell leaving the league offices after he heard Brady and representatives from the players’ union during the lengthy meeting, confirmed its conclusion. … 0

NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag after church massacre

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer. They fly over motorhomes. They adorn clothing. They are regular fixtures, just like Ford and Chevrolet, and that is unlikely to change any time soon. NASCAR probably would like to see … 0

Confederate flag case cited in hot Redskins trademark battle

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week on license plates and the Confederate flag could be bad news for the Washington Redskins. Lawyers for Native Americans who object to the Redskins’ name and trademark say their case has been strengthened by the decision, which found … 0

Lough’s 3-run bomb helps O’s sink Sox

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BOSTON — David Lough hit a three-run homer in Baltimore’s four-run second inning and the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Tuesday night, their 12th win in 15 games. The Red Sox had a chance to tie it in the ninth after Dustin Pedroia’s two-out, run-scoring … 0

NFL schools rookies on being a professional

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BEREA, Ohio — To prepare rookies for life as professionals, the NFL is again providing a crash course filled with seminars, testimonials and advice on how to navigate the pitfalls of fame and fortune. All the league really had to do was have the new players look at … 0