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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Porcello, Sox post 3-0 win

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CHICAGO — Rick Porcello pitched seven sparkling innings in his return from a triceps injury, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Porcello and Chris Sale had nearly identical lines, but Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer off Nate Jones (1-1) with two outs in the eighth. Robbie Ross Jr. … 0

Pats seek improvement in third preseason game

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night’s third preseason game. “We weren’t very good on either side of the ball, or in the kicking game,” the coach said Wednesday when talking about last week’s 26-24 victory at … 0

Wayne looks forward to fresh start

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Reggie Wayne said he was talking to several NFL teams before deciding to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. “There were a lot of serious calls, from some good teams, but I felt like this was the best place,” Wayne said Tuesday before joining his new team for his first practice. “I’m excited about the transition. I’ve got … 0

Brady, Goodell in court for hearing

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

NEW YORK — A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive over its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday, demanding to know what evidence directly links Brady to deflating footballs and belittling … 0

Marlins get 10 in 6th, bury Sox

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

MIAMI — Rookie J.T. Realmuto drove in six runs, including five in a franchise record-tying 10-run sixth inning, which helped the Miami Marlins complete a two-game sweep in a series between last-place teams by beating the Boston Red … 0

McIlroy, Spieth among favorites at PGA

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Rory McIlroy faces a different set of questions from the last time he played, and he had answers for most of them. His left ankle, with swelling the size of a tennis ball after he … 0

Bour’s walk-off in 10th lifts Marlins over Sox

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MIAMI — Dee Gordon tripled to lead off the 10th inning and scored on a walk-off base hit by Justin Bour to lift the Miami Marlins to a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. The Red Sox led 4-0 in the sixth inning … 0

Patriots eager to hit players dressed in enemy colors

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots are ready to hit players wearing other jerseys. “It’s always fun,” defensive end Rob Ninkovich said Tuesday, after the Patriots finished their final full workout before the defending Super Bowl champions’ Thursday night preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers at home. … 0

Judge pressures NFL, union, Brady to settle

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NEW YORK — A federal judge took a peacemaker’s role Tuesday, urging New England quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to find common ground to settle differences before he lowers the gavel on a controversy over … 0

Tiger enters PGA trying to improve

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Tiger Woods knows the concept of going through a transition, just not the numbers associated with this one. His world ranking is No. 278. Throw out some of the past champions and the 20 club pros at the PGA Championship, and his ranking is the … 0

Pats drop Flynn, sign Lindley

Monday, August 10, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Still unsure of the status of Tom Brady and with the preseason opener coming up, the New England Patriots released veteran quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday and signed Ryan Lindley to replace him as the team’s … 0

Watch out for Whistling’s bunkers

Monday, August 10, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Perhaps the shiftiest sand trap in recent major history is now covered up by a hospitality area. The “Dustin Johnson bunker” will be a memory when the PGA Championship returns this week to Whistling Straits … 0

Phelps back on top as focus turns to Rio

Monday, August 10, 2015

SAN ANTONIO — Michael Phelps already has far more medals than any Olympic athlete. There is no longer any reason to doubt he’ll have another massive haul in Rio. Not after an astounding weekend in sweltering San Antonio, … 0