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Pirates blast Buchholz

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot. Polanco and Walker hit solo shots off Boston starter Clay Buchholz (8-9) and Davis drilled a three-run blast to center off reliever Steven Wright. The Pirates have won 10 of 12 and improved to … 0

Brady favorites carry the bulk of pass offense

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady is very comfortable throwing to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. The other Patriots he sends out on pass patterns? Not so much. Of Brady’s 44 completions this season, 20 have gone to Edelman and Gronkowski. Of his 78 passes, 32 were aimed at them. “I’ve got to do a better job finding the other guys because it’s a lot … 0

Surging Pirates blank Sox, 4-0

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Charlie Morton came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-0 Tuesday night for their ninth win in 11 games. Sidelined since Aug. 16 because of right hip inflammation and a sports hernia, Morton (6-12) allowed four hits in five innings, struck out six and walked two. … 0

Pats O-Line fills vacancy left by veteran Mankins

Thursday, September 4, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Logan Mankins is with Tampa Bay and there’s a question mark at the left guard position he held for nine years with New England. Josh Kline is listed as the starter for the Patriots after limited … 0

It’s official: B’s Krejci signs 6-year extension

Thursday, September 4, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins signed center David Krejci to a six-year, $43.5 million contract extension Thursday. The deal begins in the 2015-16 season after the final season of his current contract. Krejci led the Bruins last season with 50 assists and 69 points. He also led the … 0

Brady throwing to familiar receiving corps

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — When Tom Brady played in last year’s opener, none of his top five pass catchers from the previous season were in uniform. When he starts this season Sunday, the nine players with the most receptions last … 0

McCann rips four hits, Yankees even series, 5-1

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NEW YORK — Brian McCann homered among his career high-tying four hits and the New York Yankees bounced back to end a three-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Wednesday night. McCann homered a day earlier … 0

Sox blast Yanks

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NEW YORK — Xander Bogaerts homered among his four hits and fellow rookie Mookie Betts also went deep during a big night at the plate to power the Boston Red Sox past the New York Yankees 9-4 on … 0

Belichick says he’ll make call on Gronkowski status

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

One day after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski pronounced himself ready to return, Bill Belichick reminded him it will be the coach’s decision. “With all due respect to Rob, I’m glad he feels the way he … 0

Irsay suspended, fined; Welker whacked for amphetamine use

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The NFL suspended Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard on the Indianapolis Colts owner Tuesday just hours after he pleaded guilty … 0

Gronk promises he’ll play ; Dolphins ready

Monday, September 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots’ opener at Miami this Sunday. Meanwhile, the news hardly caught the Dolphins by surprise. “I’m super excited,” said Gronkowski, who didn’t … 0

Joyce’s RBI single in 10th lifts Rays past Sox

Monday, September 1, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Matt Joyce needed just one swing to overcome a tough day. Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays salvage a split of a … 0

Kirk rallies to win Deutsche Bank

Monday, September 1, 2014

NORTON — Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup … 0