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Toronto Blue Jays' Juan Francisco, right, reacts as he passes Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, left, after hitting a two-run home run during third inning baseball action in Toronto on Thursday, July 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Jays rough up Sox, De La Rosa, 8-0

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TORONTO — John Gibbons wasn’t exactly happy to see rookie Marcus Stroman lose his no-hitter. Still, it saved the Blue Jays manager from making a tough decision about how long to stick with his young star. Stroman and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, Juan Francisco drove in four runs and came within a double of the cycle and Toronto … 0

Brady seeking to improve in 15th training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Three quarterbacks took turns throwing as the New England Patriots began training camp Thursday. It’s the 15th for Tom Brady, the fourth for Ryan Mallett and the first for Jimmy Garoppolo. All had plenty to learn. “It’s about making improvements and I think it goes from the guy who’s the newest … 0

Geno Smith sharp in Jets’ first camp practice

Thursday, July 24, 2014

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Geno Smith is a changed quarterback. Puzzled pauses in the New York Jets’ huddle have been replaced by commanding playcalls. He’s also barking out audibles at the line of scrimmage and reading defenses unlike he did at any point during his rookie season. For a first training camp practice, Smith … 0

Title ends decade-long project for Germany

Monday, July 14, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — The World Cup title for Joachim Loew and his “golden generation” crowned a process that was 10 years in the making. With a talented crop of new players coming through, the future looks bright … 0

Jeter’s swan song

Monday, July 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball’s current greats were born. With the captain of the New York Yankees set to retire after the season, Jeter’s 14th … 0

Judge denies bid to suppress Hernandez evidence

Monday, July 14, 2014

FALL RIVER — A Massachusetts judge on Monday rejected a bid by lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from a cellphone and video surveillance footage taken from his home during an investigation into the killing of a friend. The former Patriots tight … 0

Stanley Cup coming to Greenfield with hometown boy Chris Kingsley

Sunday, July 13, 2014

It will be a day fit for a King — or in this case, a Kingsley. Greenfield native Chris Kingsley, head trainer of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, will be bringing the Stanley Cup back … 0

Keselowski dominant in Loudon, NH, victory

Sunday, July 13, 2014

LOUDON, N.H. — Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish. Keselowski followed up Saturday’s Nationwide Series victory with his first Sprint Cup win at New Hampshire, … 0

Buchholz’s 3-hitter leads Sox to 11-0 win

Sunday, July 13, 2014

HOUSTON — A pair of Red Sox from Texas sure made things tough on the Houston Astros in their return to the Lone Star state. Clay Buchholz allowed three hits and struck out a career-high 12 in his … 0

Germans reign supreme

Sunday, July 13, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn’t muster. With two quick, deft touches, Goetze ended Germany’s 24-year wait for another World Cup title — and denied Messi the one … 0

Goetze’s full talent on show in winning goal

Sunday, July 13, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — Mario Goetze lived up to the billing of being Germany’s wunderkind by scoring the goal that ensured Germany became the first European team to win the World Cup title in South America. Goetze came … 0

LeBron returns to Cavs

Friday, July 11, 2014

CLEVELAND — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. Four years after he left for … 0

Magical Messi or united Germany?

Friday, July 11, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet’s best player against the tournament’s best team. Lionel Messi will lead Argentina out against Germany at … 0