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Cuba's Rusney Castillo reacts after being tagged out by South Korea's second base Choi Joo-hwan during the seventh inning of their Baseball World Cup first round game in Santiago, Panama, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Tim O’Sullivan column: Red Sox add star Cuban outfielder, allay fans’ fears

Saturday, August 23, 2014

We may not know much about Rusney Castillo. But after the Red Sox signed the 27-year-old Cuban outfielder to a 7-year, $72.5 million contract yesterday, we do know more about the direction these Sox are headed. First, if Castillo joins the club this season, there will be a legitimate reason to watch the remaining 34 games. Second, the offseason hot stove knob has been cranked to high, because Boston now has so many outfielders that a major deal feels inevitable. Finally, the Sox are not operating with a small market mentality, which some feared after the trade-deadline housecleaning. They are pro-active, big-market players ready to … 0

Mariners get five runs with two outs in ninth, beat Red Sox, 5-3

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BOSTON – Austin Jackson’s bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth inning keyed a five-run rally, and the Seattle Mariners sent the Boston Red Sox to their sixth straight loss, 5-3 last night. Red Sox closer Koji Uehara (5-4) held a 3-0 lead with two outs and a runner on first before … 0

Brady, Patriots dominate Panthers, 30-7

Saturday, August 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes. Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal. The New England Patriots didn’t allow a point for more than 58 minutes. More importantly, they’re not getting carried away with their 30-7 preseason blowout of the Panthers last night. “We could have lost 30-7. None of … 0

Motorsports notebook: Star-studded Gibbs lineup deserves comparisons to Hendrick

Saturday, August 23, 2014

For the second straight year, the homestretch of the Sprint Cup’s regular season involves the possibility of a new power on the rise. The worst-kept secret in NASCAR was finally made open Tuesday when Carl Edwards made it official he was joining Joe Gibbs Racing, giving the owner … 0

Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

Saturday, August 23, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – The wait is almost over. The blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland will be completed today, making the Cavaliers an instant favorite in the Eastern Conference and turning Andrew Wiggins into something of an anomaly. When Wiggins … 0

Davis’s accomplishments still inspire despite loss

Saturday, August 23, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Mo’ne Davis will look like a typical eighth-grader when she begins classes at Philadelphia’s Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in a couple of weeks. Thick braids? Check. Bright smile? Yep. But Davis is anything but … 0

Paul Newberry column: A salute to football’s worst of the worst

Saturday, August 23, 2014

ATLANTA – This isn’t another column about Florida State or Alabama. They get enough attention. With the start of college football right around the corner, we’d like to give a shoutout to the Bottom 10, those schools where … 0

Harvick wins Bristol pole

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kevin Harvick became the best qualifier in NASCAR’s top series, at least for this season. The veteran driver won the pole position for tonight’s Sprint Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway. It’s his series-high … 0

Blaney steals one from Kyle Busch on final restart

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Blaney bolted past Kyle Busch on a restart with six laps remaining and won last night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway for his second career victory. It was a surprising finish … 0

U.S. beats Puerto Rico, 112-86, in hoops exhibition

Saturday, August 23, 2014

NEW YORK – Mike Krzyzewski is ready to decide who is going with him to Spain. The U.S. national team coach said the Americans expect to trim their roster to 12 today before leaving for Europe, after team officials had previously said they might carry extra players. Final … 0

Fisher Cats fall short in series opener against Portland

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats stranded the potential game-tying run at third base in both the seventh and ninth innings last night and dropped the opener of a series against the Portland Sea Dogs, 4-3. K.C. Hobson (2-for-3, RBI) and Jorge Flores (2-for-4, RBI) led the Fisher Cats … 0

UNH, Holy Cross will renew rivalry starting in 2016

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The University of New Hampshire and Holy Cross football teams – which first met in 1909 – announced yesterday that they will play each other for four straight seasons beginning in 2016. Holy Cross won that first matchup 105 years ago by a score of 13-0, but UNH … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, August 23, 2014

NFL Browns’ Manziel fined $12,000 by league for middle finger flip The NFL fined Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel $12,000 yesterday for flipping his middle finger at Washington’s sideline, a person familiar with the penalty told the Associated … 0