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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

McIlroy holding top ranking, crown

Monday, May 4, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Unless he changed his routine, Rory McIlroy started celebrating his 26th birthday on Monday by going to the website of the Official World Golf Ranking to see where he stood. It was neither a gift … 0

Rays defeat Red Sox, 5-1

Monday, May 4, 2015

BOSTON — Jake Odorizzi pitched seven strong innings, Joey Butler hit his first career homer and Tampa Bay’s offense perked up a bit in the Rays’ 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. David DeJesus drove in a pair of runs for Tampa Bay, which … 0

Draft finished, Patriots’ roster still in works

Sunday, May 3, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick again traded down to get an extra pick Saturday, and the Pats bolstered their offensive and defensive lines by picking linemen with five of their first six picks. New England, which had eight picks on the third day of the … 0

Philippines deeply saddened after Pacquiao defeat

Sunday, May 3, 2015

MANILA, Philippines — Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao’s defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero. Gymnasiums and other public venues where the 12-round fight was shown for free on Sunday lunchtime local … 0

Mo’ Money

Sunday, May 3, 2015

LAS VEGAS — The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn’t the best. Using his reach and his jab Saturday night, Mayweather frustrated Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their … 0

Champ American Pharoah a likely go in Preakness Stakes

Sunday, May 3, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras. Reluctant at first, the Kentucky Derby winner perked up when trainer Bob Baffert offered the colt’s favorite snack. American Pharoah pricked his ears upon hearing … 0

Pacquiao says shoulder woes limited mobility in big defeat

Sunday, May 3, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao said a right shoulder injury prevented him from fighting at his best in his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Nevada officials also denied Pacquiao’s request to take an anti-inflammatory shot in his dressing room before the fight Saturday night. The chairman of the … 0

Just what kind of fight will Mayweather-Pacquiao be?

Friday, May 1, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Five years in the making, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao meet today night in the richest — and arguably most overhyped — fight in the history of the sport. Their styles have been analyzed … 0

Pats take Stanford’s Richards in 2nd round

Friday, May 1, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots selected Stanford safety Jordan Richards with the 64th pick in the NFL draft on Friday night. The 5-10, 211-pound defensive back was the last pick of the second round. Richards was a first-team All-Pac 12 safety and a team captain as a … 0

Mayweather-Pacquiao nothing more than an epic scam

Friday, May 1, 2015

We’ve been told this is one of the greatest sporting events of all time. Maybe five to 10 years ago, but not now. Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao is a matchup of two fighters past their prime looking … 0