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Rangers’ Rodriguez shuts down Red Sox, 3-1

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON — Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and drove in two runs, Wandy Rodriguez pitched 6 2-3 solid innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Red Sox and their listless offense 3-1 on Thursday night. Moreland added two singles for the Rangers, who won for the third time in four games to capture the series after losing the opener. Rodriguez (2-2) allowed one run and four hits, struck out … 0

Rangers trim hitless-wonder Red Sox, 2-1

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON — Phil Klein allowed one run in his first major league start, Robinson Chirinos hit a solo homer and the Texas Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Wednesday night. The Rangers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Elvis Andrus after singles by Adrian Beltre and Mitch Moreland. They made it 2-0 in the … 0

B’s elevate Don Sweeney to GM

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON — On his first day as general manager of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney met with Claude Julien and declined to give his Stanley Cup-winning coach more than a tepid endorsement. “He’s the coach of the Boston Bruins as of today, for sure,” Sweeney said Wednesday in a news conference after he was promoted to become the eighth GM in the 81-year … 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

Baffert’s sights are set on first 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

Thursday, April 30, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his footing. … 0

Roach confident in referee Bayless, 3 judges for big fight

Thursday, April 30, 2015

LAS VEGAS — The third man in the ring on Saturday night has been in more big fights than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao put together. The three judges for the richest bout in boxing history also have made hundreds of big decisions during lengthy careers at … 0

Will fight live up to hype? History provides a clue

Thursday, April 30, 2015

LAS VEGAS — It’s the richest fight ever, with staggering paydays and ticket prices to match. For one night, at least, boxing will be back center stage, with the world waiting to see what unfolds. The big question is this: Can Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao deliver … 0

Top 2 picks prove the value of QBs

Thursday, April 30, 2015

CHICAGO — You don’t pass up a potential franchise quarterback. Not in today’s pass-happy NFL. So Jameis Winston is headed to Tampa Bay as the first overall selection and Marcus Mariota goes to Tennessee at No. 2. They’ll take their Heisman Trophies (Winston in 2013, Mariota last year) … 0

Sox top Jays, 4-1

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer, Rick Porcello held Toronto to one run over seven innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-1 on Wednesday night. David Ortiz and Mookie Betts had RBI singles for the Red Sox, who took the three-game series … 0

Jets fined $100K by NFL for tampering

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Woody Johnson made one costly comment for the New York Jets. The NFL is fining the team $100,000 for tampering because of the owner’s comments in December about Darrelle Revis, then a member of the New England Patriots, according to a person familiar with … 0