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In this Friday, July 25, 2014, photo provided by Luigi Militello, New York Yankees fan Militello displays the 2013 Red Sox World Series ring he found at his New York restaurant on Thursday night. Militello returned the ring on Friday to Drew Weber, who owns one of Boston's minor league teams. (AP Photo/Luigi Militello)

Lost Red Sox title ring returned by Yankee fan

Sunday, July 27, 2014

NEW YORK — A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan. Manhattan restaurant owner Luigi Militello could hardly believe it when he found the shiny 2013 championship ring on a restaurant sink at his Luke’s Bar and Grill on Thursday night. … 0

Patriots secondary practiced together in Phoenix swelter

Sunday, July 27, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The downpour began as practice was about to end for the Patriots on Sunday. It was nothing like the conditions in Arizona where four New England defensive backs had prepared for training camp. “You play football in whatever the weather is,” cornerback Logan Ryan said after he and his teammates scurried … 0

Kahne issues turn into Gordon win

Sunday, July 27, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Kasey Kahne held the inside line, a lead and a shot at winning the Brickyard 400. By the end, his No. 5 car limped to finish out of fuel, and with Kahne running out of time to pick up a sorely needed victory. Jeff Gordon powered his way past his Hendrick … 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

Column: LBJ out to prove you can go home again

Friday, July 11, 2014

This isn’t Brett Favre or Joe Montana, or any other over-the-hill star — insert your own favorite here — shopping teams and/or rosters in search of one last hurrah. In the NBA, one supremely talented individual can make … 0

How World Cup money is paid to teams, players

Friday, July 11, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — The most valuable and expensive World Cup ever will earn billions of dollars for FIFA, millions for the competing countries and thousands for the more than 700 players selected. From its near $4.5 billion in revenue from broadcasters, sponsors, hospitality and licensing deals, FIFA … 0

Argentina, Germany have rich Cup history

Friday, July 11, 2014

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil — Diego Maradona was reportedly so struck by stage fright that he called for his mother’s help as Argentina players sat in silence in their changing room before the 1986 World Cup final against West … 0

Joy fills streets of Cleveland as LeBron returns

Friday, July 11, 2014

CLEVELAND — Suddenly Cleveland is hotter than the blast furnaces that still line the Cuyahoga River. First there was the arrival of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel in May’s NFL draft. On Tuesday, the national Republican Party all … 0