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Red Sox rock Sale, snap ChiSox streak, 8-2

Thursday, July 30, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz each had three hits, and the Boston Red Sox beat Chris Sale and the White Sox 8-2 on Thursday night, snapping Chicago’s seven-game winning streak. Knuckleballer Steven Wright (4-4) pitched seven effective innings in Boston’s third win in 15 games. Brock Holt had a two-run single, and Rusney Castillo homered. Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer in the first for the White Sox, … 0

Pats open camp, try to ignore ‘Deflategate’ racket

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling “Free Tom Brady” T-shirts. Then, when they arrived for the New England Patriots’ first training camp practice on Thursday, they let the star quarterback know how they felt. Brady took the field to a boisterous cheer from the more than 10,000 fans who sat in a sweltering sun to see the Super … 0

Brady’s NFLPA lawsuit moved to NYC

Friday, July 31, 2015

The NFL won what could be an important round in its legal tug-of-war with the NFL Players Association when a Minnesota judge on Thursday ordered the union’s lawsuit filed on behalf of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady be moved to New York. U.S. District Judge Richard H. Kyle in Minnesota ordered that the union’s … 0

Pujols, Angels open twin bill with 11-1 rout of Sox

Monday, July 20, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The first rainout at Angel Stadium in 20 years did nothing to slow the Los Angeles Angels’ monthlong surge. If anything, the Angels picked up speed. Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols homered during Los Angeles’ seven-run second inning, and the Angels opened their first home … 0

Documents detail Hawkins’ payments in UNC case

Sunday, July 19, 2015

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Newly unsealed documents in the case of a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law suggest he funneled money to multiple Tar Heels players and set up meetings with agents and financial advisers trying to sign them to contracts. Christopher … 0

Spieth, Dunne eyeing history

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — For a place dripping with centuries of history, St. Andrews got more than it could have wanted Sunday. Jordan Spieth punched his golf bag in frustration after a careless bogey, perhaps sensing the British … 0

Kyle Busch motors to third victory of year, moves closer to Chase

Sunday, July 19, 2015

LOUDON, N.H. — Stuck in a hospital, Kyle Busch could only think about a comeback, not championship contention. Could Busch imagine, days after a horrific crash, he would become a title contender? “Yeah, right,” he said. “You’re crazy.” Nothing seems preposterous these days for Busch, whose dormant-to-dominant run … 0

Spieth embraces the moment in historic Open chase

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jordan Spieth was coming off three straight birdies when he trotted off the 13th tee, heading straight to a portable toilet reserved for players only. Kicking the door playfully, yet firmly, it popped open. His surprised caddie quickly popped out, clearing the way for … 0

Panama, Mexico advance on penalty kicks at Gold Cup

Monday, July 20, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — All four of Panama’s CONCACAF Gold Cup matches have ended in 1-1 draws. Panama is still going back to the semifinals, though it took nine rounds of penalty kicks to get there. Jaime Penedo made the clinching save for the 6-5 victory over Trinidad … 0

Watson crosses Swilcan Bridge for final time

Friday, July 17, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Tom Watson closed out his British Open career with his worst score ever at St. Andrews. Not that it mattered. In the dwindling Scottish light, Watson shot an 8-over 80 and finished with five straight bogeys Friday, his farewell put off until nearly 10 … 0

Carl Edwards takes his 1st Loudon pole

Friday, July 17, 2015

LOUDON, N.H. — With Carl Edwards leading the charge, Joe Gibbs Racing continued its recent hot streak and took four of the top eight qualifying spots for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Never a great qualifier, Edwards turned a lap of 135.164 mph … 0

NFL’s first full-time female official low-key as debut nears

Friday, July 17, 2015

IRVING, Texas — Sarah Thomas shared hugs and idle chatter at her first preseason clinic since the NFL made her the first full-time female on-field official. All of her colleagues were doing the same thing Friday in what amounts to the unofficial end of their offseason. The pharmaceutical … 0

Dustin Johnson still in command

Friday, July 17, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The grand pursuit of Jordan Spieth, redemption for Dustin Johnson, the mystery that has become Tiger Woods. It all came to a momentary halt Friday in the gloaming of St. Andrews when Tom Watson said goodbye to the British Open. Watson, the most prolific … 0