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Tampa Bay Rays' Mikie Mahtook (27) greets Asdrubal Cabrera after he scored the winning run on Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa, right, during the eighth inning of Tampa's 4-3 win in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Cabrera’s double in eighth helps Rays to 4-3 win over Red Sox

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON – Junichi Tazawa showed Asdrubal Cabrera the same pitch once too often. 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. “Today, five consecutive fastballs to Asdrubal, which is a little …

Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono LONG POND, Pa. – Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left. Martin Truex Jr. struck E with two laps to go. Kyle Busch knew his Toyota was about out, too, his shot at a …

Fired-up Brady talks trash, celebrates at Patriots camp

Sunday, August 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady trash-talked to Super Bowl star Malcolm Butler. He celebrated a second-team touchdown on a goal-line drill by raising his arms and hollering. Sure, Brady’s impending four-game suspension and upcoming court case continue to dominate NFL headlines. But inside the New England Patriots’ training camp bubble, Brady is as …

New Texan Wilfork looks to 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.?” …

Park wins Women’s British Open, captures fourth different major

Sunday, August 2, 2015

TURNBERRY, Scotland – As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women’s British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was the player about to add another …

Hamilton two-run homer all the Rangers need in win over Giants

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Josh Hamilton hit a two-run homer and Martin Perez allowed only two hits to earn his first win in his comeback from Tommy John surgery as the Texas Rangers edged the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, on Sunday. Perez (1-2) threw 8.1 innings, leaving after allowing a one-out, ninth-inning …

Bus stop: Steelers great Jerome Bettis bulls way into Hall

Sunday, August 2, 2015

PITTSBURGH – By the end of 2004, Jerome Bettis was done. Finished. Burned out. A dozen years in the NFL, most of them as the perpetually smiling, blue-collared soul of the Pittsburgh Steelers, left him spent. The Steelers …

Fisher Cats fade after taking early lead, fall to Fightin Phils, 8-2

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Kevin Nolan hit a two-run, first-inning homer to give New Hampshire an early lead, but it was all Reading after that as the Fightin Phils went on to beat the Fishers Cats, 8-2, on Sunday. Nolan (1-for-4) became the first Fisher Cat this season to homer on back-to-back …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, August 2, 2015

NFL Seattle finalize contract extension with LB Wagner SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks and Bobby Wagner finalized a four-year contract extension that keeps the All-Pro middle linebacker with the club after this season. Team owner Paul Allen confirmed …

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah wins Haskell in return

Sunday, August 2, 2015

OCEANPORT, N.J. – American Pharoah turned on the speed in the stretch and easily won the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday in his first race since sweeping the Triple Crown. With a large crowd cheering him on …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hole in one Kyle Brown shot a hole in one during the Pembroke Pines Country Club Member Guest on Saturday. Brown aced the 125-yard 16th hole. Concord CC results Will McLaughlin shot a 71 yesterday, tacking on to his 68 from Saturday, to conclude two days of spectacular …

Bat boy, 9, injured after hit in head at baseball game

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Batboy hospitalized A 9-year-old batboy from Kansas was hospitalized after being hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game. He was in critical condition as of Sunday afternoon. The Wichita Eagle reported that the boy was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck …

Gutsy trick play helps New Hampshire overcome Vermont for 15th straight Shrine Game victory

Sunday, August 2, 2015

CASTLETON, Vt. – The New Hampshire team was about to run the play that would change the course of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, and as he lined up at his wide receiver position, Kyle Gaudet had one …