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Toronto Blue Jays' catcher Russell Martin, left, attempts to tag Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor, right, who scores during the 14th inning of baseball Game 2 of the American League Division Series in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Alberto, Rangers beat Blue Jays in 14th

Friday, October 9, 2015

TORONTO — Backup infielder Hanser Alberto singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 Friday for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five American League Division Series. The underdog Rangers will try to sweep the Blue Jays in Game 3 at home Sunday. Martin Perez will start for Texas against … 0

Brady, perfect Patriots visit Cowboys sans Romo, Bryant

Friday, October 9, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tom Brady called it a “bummer” that New England was catching the Dallas Cowboys when they were missing Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. The star quarterback for the Patriots didn’t say it was a letdown, though. Big difference. “This team could easily be 4-0,” Brady said of the Cowboys (2-2), … 0

Teams must adapt to novelty of 3-on-3 overtime this season

Friday, October 9, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. — Count Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen among those around the NHL taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to the league’s new 3-on-3 overtime. A few things do seem clear about the setup: It will make goalies’ stats uglier, result in fewer shootouts and force coaches to decide whether to … 0

Rays dump Sox, 4-2

Thursday, September 24, 2015

BOSTON — Erasmo Ramirez pitched seven solid innings, and Evan Longoria’s solo home run sparked a three-run sixth to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Longoria’s homer … 0

Rays top Sox, 6-2

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

BOSTON — Drew Smyly pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, and John Jaso’s two-run double keyed a three-run eighth to carry Tampa Bay to a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, keeping the Rays … 0

Yogi Berra was an American original

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

NEW YORK — Baseball people tell a wonderful story about Yogi Berra and the most famous home run in history. Yogi and a couple of his Yankees pals went to Game 3 of the Dodgers-Giants playoff for the … 0

Rays dump Owens, Sox, 5-2

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

BOSTON — Mikie Mahtook hit a two-run homer and Matt Moore recovered from a difficult start to strike out seven as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Tuesday night. Moore (2-4) allowed two … 0

Red Sox rally past Rays, 8-7

Monday, September 21, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to lift Boston to an 8-7 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday night, moving the Red Sox out of the AL East’s basement and ahead of … 0

Sox trim AL East-leading Jays, 4-3

Sunday, September 20, 2015

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays don’t have much time to dwell on Sunday’s dismal defensive performance. Come tonight, the AL East leaders have a showdown with the New York Yankees to focus on. The Blue Jays matched … 0

Brady torches Bills

Sunday, September 20, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Tom Brady was a buzzkill in Buffalo once again. In silencing a raucous crowd and exposing Bills coach Rex Ryan’s brash talk for bluster, Brady threw three touchdowns and 466 yards passing — the … 0

Ryan-coached Bills eager to take on Brady-led Pats

Thursday, September 17, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Bills were putting the finishing touches on a season-opening win over Indianapolis, when fans began looking forward to Buffalo’s next opponent: New England. “We want Brady!” they began chanting during a 27-14 victory … 0

Gary Bettman touts parity as NHL camps open

Thursday, September 17, 2015

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is a happy man these days, leading a league that seems strong on the ice, in the stands and on TV. “The entertainment value of the game has never been better,” Bettman said recently … 0

Bills spill their dislike of rival Patriots

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills really don’t like the New England Patriots. And they’re not afraid to say it. “Don’t nobody like the Patriots,” Dareus said. “Let’s just be honest about … 0