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Texas Rangers' Robinson Chirinos, right, hits a two-run home run in front of Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin during the fifth inning of Game 1 of the American League Division Series in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Home plate umpire James Hoye prepares to make the call. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Chirinos 2-run homer leads Rangers over host Blue Jays, 5-3

Thursday, October 8, 2015

TORONTO — A big day by the bottom of Texas’ batting order helped the Rangers overcome an injury to slugger Adrian Beltre in the start of their postseason run. Robinson Chirinos hit a two-run homer against David Price, Rougned Odor added a solo shot and the Rangers beat the Blue Jays 5-3 Thursday in their AL Division Series opener as … 0

Jets spoil B’s season opener with 6-2 victory

Thursday, October 8, 2015

BOSTON — Chris Thorburn and Nicolas Petan scored in the third period after Boston came within one goal, and the Winnipeg Jets opened the season with a 6-2 victory over the Bruins on Thursday night. It was the first victory for the former Atlanta Thrashers in Boston since 2007, before the franchise moved … 0

Pats will try to stop Hardy in Dallas debut

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Greg Hardy’s mouth is preceding his production. The Dallas Cowboys defensive end will return to the field on Sunday after serving a four-game suspension for roughing up his former girlfriend. His first opponent: The defending NFL champion New England Patriots, who are 3-0 under reigning Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady. And … 0

Dareus eager to rejoin Bills with new contract, 1-game suspension over

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus rejoined the Bills on Tuesday with his future secure and his past in perspective. Signing a six-year, $108 million contract extension at the same time he was serving a … 0

Manning employs humor to lighten Broncos’ spirit

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Still searching for answers and a rhythm on offense, Peyton Manning at least found his funny bone. The Broncos’ puzzled passer met the media at his locker Tuesday with a carefree smile and bounced back … 0

Missed week 1 extra points halfway to 2014 total

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tony Romo dropped the low snap, and then snatched the ball off the turf in time to find trusty tight end Jason Witten open at the goal line with seven seconds left in the season opener. Touchdown, Dallas … 0

Gausman, O’s beat Red Sox, 2-0

Monday, September 14, 2015

BALTIMORE — Kevin Gausman pitched six innings of two-hit ball to earn his first victory in six weeks, Adam Jones had two RBIs and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 2-0 Monday night for their fifth … 0

Castillo delivers in 13th as Red Sox trim Rays, 2-0

Sunday, September 13, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rusney Castillo had a go-ahead two-run single in the 13th inning, and Rich Hill was strong in his first start in six years as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 … 0

Unseeded Vinci stuns Williams in semifinals

Friday, September 11, 2015

NEW YORK — For Serena Williams’ first 26 matches at major tournaments in 2015, no deficit was too daunting, no opponent too troublesome, no victory too far from reach. She was unbeaten and, seemingly, unbeatable, nearing the first … 0

Anti-doping agency, Nevada commission battle over prefight Mayweather IV

Thursday, September 10, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s use of an IV treatment to deal with dehydration before his fight against Manny Pacquiao should not have been by permitted by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the head of the Nevada State … 0

Suh wants to play a lot of snaps again this year

Thursday, September 10, 2015

DAVIE, Fla. — Ndamukong Suh jokingly says he hopes the Miami Dolphins let him start this year. In truth, they expect him to spend little time on the sideline. The Dolphins have five defensive tackles, but only one … 0

Ortiz goes on road two away from 500

Thursday, September 10, 2015

BOSTON — The next time David Ortiz sees Fenway Park, he might be a member of baseball’s exclusive 500-home run club. Big Papi hit his 498th career homer, a three-run shot to cap a four-run third inning, and … 0

Papi blasts No. 498; Sox crush Jays, 10-4

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz hit his 498th career home run, a three-run shot to cap a four-run third inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat AL East-leading Toronto 10-4 on Wednesday night, sending the Blue Jays to just … 0