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Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly leaves in the second inning of a baseball game after giving up seven runs to the Minnesota Twins, Monday, May 25, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Kelly tagged by Twins, Sox drop opener

Monday, May 25, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Kelly entered Monday’s game looking as if he had things figured out coming off of two of his best performances of 2015. The Minnesota Twins showed him otherwise. Kelly lasted just 12/3 innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits in a 7-2 loss to the Twins on Monday. The loss snapped any momentum the Red Sox had … 0

AP Was There: Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston heavyweight rematch

Monday, May 25, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first round of a heavyweight bout that produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports’ most iconic moments — photos of Ali hovering over Liston on the canvas, shouting at his opponent to … 0

Napoli homers, drives in 4 as Sox beat L.A.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

BOSTON — Mike Napoli might want to find that child that autographed his bat a couple of days ago and have him sign a few more. Napoli hit his fourth homer of the series — all with a bat he had a child sign before the series opener — and drove in four … 0

Boxing loss could be Pacquiao’s political victory

Sunday, May 10, 2015

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao lost his biggest fight in the ring, but that won’t stop him from plotting a bigger comeback — in the political arena that is. In a country where elections are also entertainment and political programs secondary, candidates often win because of star power … 0

Blue Jays shut out Red Sox

Friday, May 8, 2015

TORONTO — Josh Donaldson and Chris Colabello hit solo home runs, Aaron Sanchez pitched a career-high seven innings and Toronto beat the struggling Boston Red Sox 7-0 on Friday night, the 3,000th win in Blue Jays history. Donaldson … 0

Spieth sputters in star group at TPC

Thursday, May 7, 2015

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — For all the hype over Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth playing together, and the constant curiosity over Tiger Woods, one element at The Players Championship didn’t change Thursday. The star was the golf … 0

Calm Brady says scandal doesn’t taint Super Bowl championship

Thursday, May 7, 2015

SALEM — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday night the scandal surrounding his use of deflated footballs during the NFL playoffs last season hasn’t detracted in any way from his Super Bowl title. “Absolutely not,” Brady told a friendly university crowd in his first public appearance … 0

NFL: Patriots employees probably deflated balls

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tom Brady: Unbelievable. The 243-page report on “Deflategate” came out Wednesday and stopped barely short of calling the Patriots star quarterback a cheater. It did, however, call some of his claims “implausible” and left little doubt that he … 0

McIlroy, Spieth linked closer now at TPC

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Rory McIlroy remembers a 19-year-old Texan who was polished for his age and didn’t appear to have a glaring weakness in his game. That was the Texas Open two years ago, the first time he played with Jordan Spieth. They are together again … 0

Rays take down slumping Sox, 5-3

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BOSTON — Evan Longoria hit two solo homers, Kevin Jepsen worked out of an eighth-inning jam and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 on Wednesday night. Joey Butler had given the Rays a 4-2 lead with a two-run single in the sixth, two nights … 0

Pacquiao’s mystery injury another hit for boxing

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

LAS VEGAS — The people who paid $99.95 to watch at home had no clue. Neither did those spending $40,000 or more for a ringside seat Saturday night in Las Vegas. And, surely, the bettor who wagered $500,000 at the MGM Grand sports book on Manny Pacquiao to … 0

Patriots tackle Solder healthy at voluntary team activities

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Nate Solder was blindsided by the news. Cancer. He had just turned 26. At 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds, he was in excellent condition. Tom Brady depended on his left tackle to protect him. But after a team physical at the New England Patriots voluntary team activities … 0

Betts, Porcello backbone 2-0 BoSox win over Rays

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

BOSTON — Mookie Betts homered to lead off the sixth inning — the first hit off Rays starter Drew Smyly — and added another in the eighth to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. On the night the Red … 0