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Toronto Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera heads down the first base line on his second two run, home run of the game against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Nine-run sixth the lowlight as Blue Jays crush Sox, 14-1

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox are looking like a team that’ll be playing out the string a little early this season. The defending World Series champions, last in the AL East, lost for the sixth time in seven games, falling to the Toronto Blue Jays, 14-1, last night. And it wasn’t pretty. Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of … 0

With Brickyard win, Gordon has the look of a championship contender

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the southern sport to Madison Ave. and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly name-dropped Gordon in … 0

Judge permits Clippers’ sale from Sterling to Microsoft’s Ballmer

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided yesterday with Sterling’s estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, who negotiated the record sale … 0

Rays’ Archer: ‘Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn’t mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big … 0

Rose impressive in return for USA Basketball

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LAS VEGAS – Derrick Rose said he feels old. The 25-year-old point guard’s rigorous play yesterday during the U.S. basketball team’s first practice dictated otherwise. “I was joking with Kyle Korver, I told him ‘I’m getting old, man. … 0

Sailors set to test polluted Rio de Janeiro bay for 2016 Olympics

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO – Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer. The water is … 0

For once, Redskins camp not a den of controversy

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. – The Washington Redskins are the team that gave us Michael Westbrook punching Stephen Davis, Dan Snyder landing his helicopter during practices, Albert Haynesworth turning the conditioning test into a sideshow and Mike Shanahan using the … 0

Lions suspend contract talks with Ndamukong Suh until season’s end

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team President Tom Lewand and General Manager … 0

Northwestern’s Fitzgerald proud of players’ union stand

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CHICAGO – No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats. For that, he credits the push for them to unionize. Fitzgerald said he’s “proud of the … 0

Graveman picks up his first win in Fisher Cats’ 5-1 victory over Binghamton

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kendall Graveman picked up the win in his debut with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, allowing just one run in six innings in the team’s 5-1 win over the Binghamton Mets last night. Graveman allowed eight hits and two walks while striking out four. Blake McFarland pitched the … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Motorsports Keselowski to run NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa NEWTON, Iowa – Brad Keselowski will run the NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa on Saturday, just a day before the Sprint Cup event at Pocono. Keselowski will make his … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Local golf Duston Country Club held its two-day guest tournament this weekend. For the men, Mike Zack and Austin Fox placed first with a net score of 78 and were followed by Tom Flanagan and Al Appel (78), John Holbrook and Matt Holbrook (79), Jon Routon and Bill … 0

Ortiz home run lifts Sox over Rays – and gets bad blood going again

Monday, July 28, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it’s back on between the teams at the bottom of the AL … 0