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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game on Friday, July 25, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Price, Rays beat Sox, 6-4

Friday, July 25, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — David Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double and the Tampa Bay Rays earned their eighth straight victory, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Friday night. The Red Sox lost their fourth consecutive game. Price (11-7) struck out 10 over eight innings. He tied the team record shared … 0

Keeping Score: Road rage

Friday, July 25, 2014

Good morning! There’s nothing like an old fashioned rhubarb to liven up the dog days of summer at Monadnock Speedway, where Mini-Stock driver Mike Stebbins’ six wins in two months had his fellow competitors conspiring to snatch the checkered flag from him before the light could turn green. Stebbins drives a Honda CRX … 0

Sterling trial hears its final testimony

Friday, July 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES — A dementia expert raised questions about whether two doctors properly conducted mental exams that found longtime Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling mentally incapacitated as testimony concluded Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Shelly Sterling acted properly when she sold the team in May without her husband’s consent. Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, a Las Vegas-based authority on geriatric psychiatry, told … 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

Kyle Busch wins pole at Loudon

Friday, July 11, 2014

LOUDON, N.H. — Kyle Busch went from upside down to top of the field. Busch continued the season-long trend of track record qualifying speeds, turning a lap of 138.130 mph Friday to win the pole at New Hampshire … 0

Phelps miffed that he’s not faster

Thursday, July 10, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. — Michael Phelps has never been the patient type. He wants to go faster — right now. The winningest athlete in Olympic history figured he would be putting up better times by this stage of his … 0

NASCAR pres says Talladega races still have major impact

Thursday, July 10, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Mike Helton has seen Talladega Superspeedway’s capacity expand in boom times and shrink along with the crowds at one of NASCAR’s signature tracks, moving in tandem with the sport’s ebbs and flows. The speedway cut … 0