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U.S.-Germany semi features top goalies

Monday, June 29, 2015

MONTREAL — The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. The two women will be the last line of defense tonight for their teams, with each seeking a spot in the final match. Historically, when the Germans have met the Americans in the World Cup, the winner has gone … 0

Serena Williams’ Wimbledon starts slow; Venus wins 6-0, 6-0

Monday, June 29, 2015

LONDON — As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start. In her first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday, Williams dropped three of the first four games. She slipped and nearly did the splits, tumbling to the turf. She was warned for using foul language. And, as has also become customary for Williams, she wound up … 0

Buchholz stymies Jays, 3-1

Monday, June 29, 2015

TORONTO — Clay Buchholz pitched eight strong innings to win his third straight start, Xander Bogaerts drove in two runs and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Monday night. Buchholz (6-6) improved to 10-3 with a 2.21 ERA in 15 career starts in Toronto as the Red Sox won back-to-back games for the first time since June 19. … 0

Blackhawks savor Cup, eye future

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

CHICAGO — Moments after Chicago won the Stanley Cup for the third time in six seasons, Stan Bowman went back to work. The general manager of the Blackhawks found forward Brandon Saad on the ice at the United Center and made plans for more big parties in June. … 0

Braves hand Sox 7th straight loss, 4-2

Monday, June 15, 2015

BOSTON — Williams Perez pitched six shutout innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Red Sox 4-2 on Monday night, sending Boston to its seventh straight loss. Just two days after picking up his first career save in an emergency relief appearance, Perez (3-0) allowed five hits and … 0

Blackhawks win Stanley Cup, 2-0

Monday, June 15, 2015

CHICAGO — Showing off their grit and determination, the Chicago Blackhawks finally put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. The city of broad shoulders, strong enough to carry the silver trophy once again. A Windy City party 77 years in the making. Duncan Keith … 0

Jaywalking: Payday

Monday, June 15, 2015

For the past eight years, I’ve covered Turners Falls native Sonya Lamonakis as she has risen from amateur Golden Gloves champion to professional women’s heavyweight world champion. Now, another local woman is trying to make a name for … 0

LeBron confident Cavs can force a seventh game tonight

Monday, June 15, 2015

CLEVELAND — Wearing a leather Cavaliers cap and a steely look, LeBron James used his postgame platform to proclaim that he’s “the best player in the world.” It’s not as if his greatness was in dispute after five … 0

Warriors withstand James, take 3-2 lead over Cavs in finals

Sunday, June 14, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors are a win away from ending one long championship drought and extending another. Stephen Curry made seven 3-pointers and scored 37 points, and the Warriors withstood another brilliant performance from LeBron James to outlast the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-91 on Sunday night … 0

Sox drop 6th straight, 13-5, to streaking Jays

Sunday, June 14, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox hope they can start playing like the team that just left Fenway Park. The Toronto Blue Jays won their 11th straight game to tie the team record, routing the Red Sox 13-5 … 0

Nine-run seventh inning lifts Blue Jays over Red Sox 13-10

Friday, June 12, 2015

BOSTON — Russell Martin broke a tie with a three-run triple in a nine-run seventh inning as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 13-10 by overcoming an 8-1 deficit Friday night. The Blue Jays won … 0

Defensemen starring in tight, tense Cup Final

Friday, June 12, 2015

BRANDON, Fla. — After Steven Stamkos stepped off the Lightning’s practice rink on a 90-degree June day, the Tampa Bay captain calmly made it clear he is well aware that he hasn’t scored a goal yet in his … 0

LeBron’s ‘slight’ headache a big deal in NBA Finals

Friday, June 12, 2015

CLEVELAND — LeBron James called it a “slight” headache, though nothing involving the game’s best player is ever minor. So when James got a cut on his head after falling into a TV camera during Game 4 of … 0