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Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts (2) is greeted at the dugout steps after his third-inning solo home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene, moments after Boston's Daniel Nava hit a three-run home run off Greene, in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Greene was pulled after the back-to-back homers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Sox blast Yanks

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NEW YORK — Xander Bogaerts homered among his four hits and fellow rookie Mookie Betts also went deep during a big night at the plate to power the Boston Red Sox past the New York Yankees 9-4 on Tuesday. Daniel Nava hit a three-run shot and Yoenis Cespedes tripled, doubled and singled to back Joe Kelly’s first win with Boston. … 0

Belichick says he’ll make call on Gronkowski status

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

One day after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski pronounced himself ready to return, Bill Belichick reminded him it will be the coach’s decision. “With all due respect to Rob, I’m glad he feels the way he does,” Belichick said during a conference call Tuesday. “But, in the end, we’ll have to … 0

Irsay suspended, fined; Welker whacked for amphetamine use

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The NFL suspended Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard on the Indianapolis Colts owner Tuesday just hours after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from an embarrassing March traffic stop. Commissioner Roger Goodell said Irsay … 0

Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

Friday, August 22, 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR’s top series, at least for this season. The veteran driver won the pole position for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway on … 0

Angels sweep Red Sox, 2-0, on 1-hitter

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON — Rookie Matt Shoemaker didn’t allow a hit through 6 2/ 3 innings and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, completing a four-game sweep at Fenway … 0

Panthers, Pats take different approach

Thursday, August 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Carolina Panthers already have played their big preseason game. Now the New England Patriots will play theirs. The third exhibition game usually is the one in which game-planning for the opponent and playing time for … 0

Carolina hogs rounding into shape for Pats

Thursday, August 21, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While he’s not quite ready to name starters, Panthers coach Ron Rivera is pleased with how his offensive line has progressed following an offseason of change. The Panthers lost four offensive linemen from last year’s … 0

Coaches, players mingling more in locker rooms

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sean Payton walks through the locker room to leave motivational props for players. Ron Rivera practically lives there. Jim Harbaugh barges into the bathroom to rush players to meetings. Gone are the days when NFL locker rooms were … 0

McIlroy stumbles to 74, worst start in two months

Thursday, August 21, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. He could afford a day off. That wasn’t the case for … 0

Serena Williams to face Townsend in first-round match

Thursday, August 21, 2014

NEW YORK — Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open. The 32-year-old Williams has won 17 Grand Slam titles. At age 18, Taylor Townsend is in her third major … 0

Halos take down sad Red Sox, 8-3

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BOSTON — Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBIs, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 to increase their AL West lead … 0

Brady ready for increased action vs. Carolina

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady left the practice field Wednesday and for the first time this season, strode through the locker room to the media room podium rather than making the short jaunt to the sideline to address reporters. … 0

Angels edge Sox, 4-3

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BOSTON — Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston 4-3 on Tuesday night. Brennan Boesch … 0