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Prosecutor: Tipster wrote sexual letters to Hernandez

Monday, August 3, 2015

FALL RIVER — An anonymous tipster who raised questions about a juror in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had a sexually explicit relationship with him, a prosecutor said in a filing released Monday. Prosecutor William McCauley said an attempt by Hernandez’s lawyer to question the woman under oath is an “unwarranted fishing expedition.” The woman’s identity has been redacted in court documents. James Sultan, … 0

So, what’s next for American Pharoah after Haskell win?

Monday, August 3, 2015

OCEANPORT, N.J. — When the music played about 10 minutes before the start of the Haskell Invitational, there was no way American Pharoah could lose. As the Triple Crown winner stepped onto the track for first race since sweeping the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, Monmouth Park’s Haskell anthem was blasting away over the sound system, and many in the record crowd … 0

Use of bat boys suspended following 9-year-old’s death

Monday, August 3, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. — The National Baseball Congress is suspending the use of bat boys and girls during its World Series in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was hit by a bat. Kaiser Carlile died Sunday after he was hit in the head with a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle during the Liberal Bee Jays’ game a day earlier. … 0

Pujols, Angels open twin bill with 11-1 rout of Sox

Monday, July 20, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The first rainout at Angel Stadium in 20 years did nothing to slow the Los Angeles Angels’ monthlong surge. If anything, the Angels picked up speed. Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols homered during Los Angeles’ seven-run second inning, and the Angels opened their first home … 0

Documents detail Hawkins’ payments in UNC case

Sunday, July 19, 2015

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Newly unsealed documents in the case of a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law suggest he funneled money to multiple Tar Heels players and set up meetings with agents and financial advisers trying to sign them to contracts. Christopher … 0

Spieth, Dunne eyeing history

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — For a place dripping with centuries of history, St. Andrews got more than it could have wanted Sunday. Jordan Spieth punched his golf bag in frustration after a careless bogey, perhaps sensing the British … 0

Kyle Busch motors to third victory of year, moves closer to Chase

Sunday, July 19, 2015

LOUDON, N.H. — Stuck in a hospital, Kyle Busch could only think about a comeback, not championship contention. Could Busch imagine, days after a horrific crash, he would become a title contender? “Yeah, right,” he said. “You’re crazy.” Nothing seems preposterous these days for Busch, whose dormant-to-dominant run … 0

Spieth embraces the moment in historic Open chase

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jordan Spieth was coming off three straight birdies when he trotted off the 13th tee, heading straight to a portable toilet reserved for players only. Kicking the door playfully, yet firmly, it popped open. His surprised caddie quickly popped out, clearing the way for … 0

Panama, Mexico advance on penalty kicks at Gold Cup

Monday, July 20, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — All four of Panama’s CONCACAF Gold Cup matches have ended in 1-1 draws. Panama is still going back to the semifinals, though it took nine rounds of penalty kicks to get there. Jaime Penedo made the clinching save for the 6-5 victory over Trinidad … 0

Watson crosses Swilcan Bridge for final time

Friday, July 17, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Tom Watson closed out his British Open career with his worst score ever at St. Andrews. Not that it mattered. In the dwindling Scottish light, Watson shot an 8-over 80 and finished with five straight bogeys Friday, his farewell put off until nearly 10 … 0

Carl Edwards takes his 1st Loudon pole

Friday, July 17, 2015

LOUDON, N.H. — With Carl Edwards leading the charge, Joe Gibbs Racing continued its recent hot streak and took four of the top eight qualifying spots for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Never a great qualifier, Edwards turned a lap of 135.164 mph … 0

NFL’s first full-time female official low-key as debut nears

Friday, July 17, 2015

IRVING, Texas — Sarah Thomas shared hugs and idle chatter at her first preseason clinic since the NFL made her the first full-time female on-field official. All of her colleagues were doing the same thing Friday in what amounts to the unofficial end of their offseason. The pharmaceutical … 0

Dustin Johnson still in command

Friday, July 17, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The grand pursuit of Jordan Spieth, redemption for Dustin Johnson, the mystery that has become Tiger Woods. It all came to a momentary halt Friday in the gloaming of St. Andrews when Tom Watson said goodbye to the British Open. Watson, the most prolific … 0