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From the Wire: Rays outlast Sox, 4-3; Brady talkin’ trash

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON — Asdrubal Cabrera had a game-tying RBI double and scored on James Loney’s single in the eighth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 comeback victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Brandon Guyer opened the game with a homer for the Rays, who had lost 13 of their last 16 road games. David Ortiz had an RBI for Boston, passing Hall … 0

New teammate Wilfork may learn from Watt

Sunday, August 2, 2015

HOUSTON — Vince Wilfork bristled when asked what he could teach J.J. Watt. Then the 12-year veteran and first-year Houston Texan let out a hearty chuckle. “Teach him what?” he bellowed. “What am I going to teach J.J.?” The big nose tackle has joined Watt, last year’s Defensive Player of the Year, in Houston after spending the first 11 years of his career … 0

Napoli home run helps Red Sox beat Rays 7-5

Friday, July 31, 2015

BOSTON — The Red Sox held onto Mike Napoli at the trading deadline, and he responded a few hours later with a two-run homer off the top of the Green Monster that led Boston over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Friday night. The Red Sox had already blown two leads when David … 0

Spieth embraces the moment in historic Open chase

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jordan Spieth was coming off three straight birdies when he trotted off the 13th tee, heading straight to a portable toilet reserved for players only. Kicking the door playfully, yet firmly, it popped open. His surprised caddie quickly popped out, clearing the way for … 0

Panama, Mexico advance on penalty kicks at Gold Cup

Monday, July 20, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — All four of Panama’s CONCACAF Gold Cup matches have ended in 1-1 draws. Panama is still going back to the semifinals, though it took nine rounds of penalty kicks to get there. Jaime Penedo made the clinching save for the 6-5 victory over Trinidad … 0

Watson crosses Swilcan Bridge for final time

Friday, July 17, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Tom Watson closed out his British Open career with his worst score ever at St. Andrews. Not that it mattered. In the dwindling Scottish light, Watson shot an 8-over 80 and finished with five straight bogeys Friday, his farewell put off until nearly 10 … 0

Carl Edwards takes his 1st Loudon pole

Friday, July 17, 2015

LOUDON, N.H. — With Carl Edwards leading the charge, Joe Gibbs Racing continued its recent hot streak and took four of the top eight qualifying spots for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Never a great qualifier, Edwards turned a lap of 135.164 mph … 0

NFL’s first full-time female official low-key as debut nears

Friday, July 17, 2015

IRVING, Texas — Sarah Thomas shared hugs and idle chatter at her first preseason clinic since the NFL made her the first full-time female on-field official. All of her colleagues were doing the same thing Friday in what amounts to the unofficial end of their offseason. The pharmaceutical … 0

Dustin Johnson still in command

Friday, July 17, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The grand pursuit of Jordan Spieth, redemption for Dustin Johnson, the mystery that has become Tiger Woods. It all came to a momentary halt Friday in the gloaming of St. Andrews when Tom Watson said goodbye to the British Open. Watson, the most prolific … 0

Misery about the only company for Tiger

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Tiger Woods already looked miserable when the sky briefly darkened and a cold mist forced him to pull out his rain suit on the 10th hole at St. Andrews. The weather was something Woods … 0

Spieth opens on sharp note, pursued by familiar foe

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jordan Spieth played like he had a Grand Slam to win. Dustin Johnson played like he had a score to settle. The two main characters from Chambers Bay brought their games across eight time zones and an ocean Thursday and set the tone at … 0

Spieth trying to view latest major tourney as just another event

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — With a chance to match history at the home of golf, Jordan Spieth is trying to make the British Open feel like just another event. And that might be as tough as any challenge … 0

Fowler heading to Open seeking truly signature win

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Rickie Fowler is more than just a brand. He showed that a year ago with top-five finishes at all four majors. He shook off the label of underachiever with a dazzling victory at The Players Championship. Then, just last weekend, he ripped up the … 0