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Jordan Spieth hits a tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of play at The Barclays golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Edison, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Humbled Spieth targets TPC Boston

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NORTON — Jordan Spieth has missed three cuts on the PGA Tour this year, and The Barclays rated the most irritating for one reason. “Because it happened about an hour ago,” he said. It was Spieth’s first tournament as No. 1 in the world, and now he’s No. 2. There was no reason to be bothered about that because the ranking could change next week, and the race for No. 1 could last for the rest of the year. Maybe even longer. No one likes missing cuts. But for Spieth, there are 10 million reasons why The Barclays was as good a time as any … 0

Patriots say they’re ready, with or without Brady

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided sometime in the next few days, but until then the Patriots will continue to operate like the four-time Super Bowl champion … 0

Yankees slip past Porcello, Sox, 3-1

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BOSTON — Brett Gardner homered and Stephen Drew hit a two-run double as the New York Yankees pieced together just enough offense to overcame Rick Porcello’s career-high 13 strikeouts and beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Tuesday night. Porcello (6-12) scattered five hits over eight innings and the only earned run he … 0

Brady, Goodell spar, still no resolution

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met Tuesday to discuss settling the “Deflategate” legal case but were unsuccessful, two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press. The failure to strike a deal after about four hours of talks means … 0

Jordan to jury: he values his image ‘preciously’

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan testified Tuesday that his image is precious to him, which is why he filed a lawsuit against a grocery store chain that used it without permission. “I have the final say-so on everything that involves my likeness and my name,” Jordan … 0

Shakeup spices 9-1 Red Sox triumph

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

BOSTON — The last-place Boston Red Sox shook up their front office on Tuesday night, hiring Dave Dombrowski as the new president of baseball operations and saying goodbye to general manager Ben Cherington. Dombrowski joins the Red Sox — his fifth major league club — immediately. The team … 0

Salazar, Indians derail Sox, 8-2

Monday, August 17, 2015

BOSTON — Danny Salazar pitched seven strong innings to cool off Boston’s hot bats, and Lonnie Chisenhall had a solo homer and three RBIs to carry the Cleveland Indians past the Red Sox 8-2 on Monday night. Carlos Santana also hit a solo shot, and Chisenhall’s two-run double … 0

Patriots prepare for scrimmages with Saints

Monday, August 17, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick won’t spend any time on the golf course when the New England Patriots travel to The Greenbrier for joint practice sessions with the New Orleans Saints later this week. For the fourth straight year, the Patriots and Saints will participate in two joint practices … 0

Red Sox rally but fall in 12th to Mariners, 10-8

Sunday, August 16, 2015

BOSTON — It didn’t take long for interim manager Torey Lovullo to get second guessed. He had to answer why David Ortiz was still on second base with the Red Sox trailing by a run and the bases … 0

Kenseth in control at Michigan 400, wins third Sprint Cup race of season

Sunday, August 16, 2015

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Matt Kenseth had little to say about how NASCAR’s rules package affected his race at Michigan International Speedway. “I didn’t see much of the race, which was totally fine with me,” he said. “We were up front the whole time.” Kenseth started in the lead, … 0

Chasing Jason: Spieth has no answer for Day at PGA

Sunday, August 16, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Jordan Spieth gave Jason Day a thumbs-up as he watched Day’s long birdie attempt roll tantalizingly close to the 17th hole at the PGA Championship. No way Spieth was going to beat him. Might as … 0

Jason Day rules PGA Championship

Sunday, August 16, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — A year of major heartache ended with Jason Day breaking through in a major way Sunday at the PGA Championship. With at least a share of the 54-hole lead for the third straight major, Day … 0

Red Sox manager Farrell out for year with ‘highly curable’ cancer

Friday, August 14, 2015

BOSTON — Fighting back tears, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that he had a “highly curable” form of cancer and has taken a medical leave for the rest of the season to deal with lymphoma. The 53-year-old Farrell said bench coach Torey Lovullo will run … 0