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Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli, right, celebrates his two-run home run with teammates Rusney Castillo (38) and Xander Bogaerts (2) as Los Angeles Angels' Chris Iannetta, center, looks on during the second inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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 runs to lead the Boston Red Sox … 0

Stamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0

Sunday, May 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula’s go-ahead goal and scored another and the Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of playoff elimination with 2-0 victory Sunday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. Ben Bishop, who gave up 10 goals in the previous … 0

Juan’s World!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons in NASCAR that had turned one of the baddest drivers on the planet into a … 0

Spieth sputters in star group at TPC

Thursday, May 7, 2015

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — For all the hype over Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth playing together, and the constant curiosity over Tiger Woods, one element at The Players Championship didn’t change Thursday. The star was the golf … 0

Calm Brady says scandal doesn’t taint Super Bowl championship

Thursday, May 7, 2015

SALEM — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday night the scandal surrounding his use of deflated footballs during the NFL playoffs last season hasn’t detracted in any way from his Super Bowl title. “Absolutely not,” Brady told a friendly university crowd in his first public appearance … 0

NFL: Patriots employees probably deflated balls

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tom Brady: Unbelievable. The 243-page report on “Deflategate” came out Wednesday and stopped barely short of calling the Patriots star quarterback a cheater. It did, however, call some of his claims “implausible” and left little doubt that he … 0

McIlroy, Spieth linked closer now at TPC

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Rory McIlroy remembers a 19-year-old Texan who was polished for his age and didn’t appear to have a glaring weakness in his game. That was the Texas Open two years ago, the first time he played with Jordan Spieth. They are together again … 0

Rays take down slumping Sox, 5-3

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BOSTON — Evan Longoria hit two solo homers, Kevin Jepsen worked out of an eighth-inning jam and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 on Wednesday night. Joey Butler had given the Rays a 4-2 lead with a two-run single in the sixth, two nights … 0

Pacquiao’s mystery injury another hit for boxing

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

LAS VEGAS — The people who paid $99.95 to watch at home had no clue. Neither did those spending $40,000 or more for a ringside seat Saturday night in Las Vegas. And, surely, the bettor who wagered $500,000 at the MGM Grand sports book on Manny Pacquiao to … 0

Patriots tackle Solder healthy at voluntary team activities

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Nate Solder was blindsided by the news. Cancer. He had just turned 26. At 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds, he was in excellent condition. Tom Brady depended on his left tackle to protect him. But after a team physical at the New England Patriots voluntary team activities … 0

Betts, Porcello backbone 2-0 BoSox win over Rays

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

BOSTON — Mookie Betts homered to lead off the sixth inning — the first hit off Rays starter Drew Smyly — and added another in the eighth to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. On the night the Red … 0

McIlroy holding top ranking, crown

Monday, May 4, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Unless he changed his routine, Rory McIlroy started celebrating his 26th birthday on Monday by going to the website of the Official World Golf Ranking to see where he stood. It was neither a gift … 0

Rays defeat Red Sox, 5-1

Monday, May 4, 2015

BOSTON — Jake Odorizzi pitched seven strong innings, Joey Butler hit his first career homer and Tampa Bay’s offense perked up a bit in the Rays’ 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. David DeJesus drove in a pair of runs for Tampa Bay, which … 0