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Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love answers questions during his introductory news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Independence, Ohio  Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Love was acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three-team trade that was finalized over the weekend. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Love-struck: Kevin Love pledges commitment to Cavs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. “I’m in,” Love told James. For the long haul. Getting used to a new city and new team after being acquired by the Cavaliers on Saturday, Love said he’s committed to winning an NBA title … 0

Revs introduce World Cup star Jermaine Jones

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Revolution signed U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones as much for what he will mean to the team off the field as on it. Although the addition of the former Bundesliga midfielder could help propel the Revolution into the playoffs, the MLS team is also hoping that his … 0

Davis, US trim Slovenia in pre-World Cup basketball exhibition

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands — Mike Krzyzewski’s big men had barely finished pushing around Slovenia when he was asked how they would match up with Spain’s imposing frontcourt. “I’m not going to compare. I haven’t seen Spain play,” Krzyzewski said. “If we play Spain, it’s a long way away. So I’m just concentrating on U.S. and trying to get better.” There’s plenty of … 0

‘Small-town boy’ praised, laid to rest

Thursday, August 14, 2014

TURIN, N.Y. — They came to grieve and share stories about Kevin Ward Jr., who was born into a racing family and buried with racing flags in his casket. A high school auditorium overflowed with friends, family and … 0

Seattle’s arms aimed toward record season

Thursday, August 14, 2014

SEATTLE — This is how good Felix Hernandez has pitched in making himself the clear leader for a second Cy Young award. The ace of the Seattle Mariners has set the pace for a pitching staff that’s on … 0

Rocket: No regrets, or Cooperstown pull

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BOSTON — Roger Clemens took advantage of his induction into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame to throw batting practice to two of his sons on the field at Fenway Park. Then, it was off to Chicago … 0

NFL seeks all the right answers for pot use

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it. As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana’s possible benefits for concussions and other … 0

Red Sox roar back for 9-4 victory

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia’s two-run double capped a seven-run sixth inning Thursday night that sent the Boston Red Sox to their fourth straight win, 9-4 over the Houston Astros. Pedroia finished with three hits, Daniel Nava had two … 0

Napoli HR lifts Red Sox over Reds, 5-4

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

CINCINNATI — Mike Napoli had the perfect scenario. He didn’t waste it. Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs to help the Boston Red Sox wrap up their first winning road trip of more than … 0

Pats acquire DL Worthy from Pack

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The New England Patriots have acquired injured lineman Jerel Worthy from the Green Bay Packers in a trade pending a physical for the defensive end. The Packers will get a still-to-be announced draft pick, … 0

Patriots, Eagles work out on wet day

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Philadelphia Eagles have made huge strides since practicing with the New England Patriots a year ago. From a 4-12 record to 10-6 and their first playoff berth in three years. From learning a different system … 0

Cespedes’ bomb lifts Red Sox over Reds, 3-2

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

CINCINNATI — Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. One pitch after ducking away from Jonathan Broxton’s high-and-inside … 0

Tony Stewart entangled in cyberspace rage

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tony Stewart is a murderer and should be in prison. Tony Stewart is a good man and just an innocent bystander in a tragic tale of racing chaos. Please stop. My head hurts. Communication in the cyberspace age requires no entrance exam, logic or basic grammar skills. All … 0