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Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew throws his bat after striking out against the Toronto Blue Jays during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Navarro, Reyes homer as Blue Jays beat Red Sox, 7-3

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TORONTO – Armed with his best curveball of the season, Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ shut down the surging Boston Red Sox. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered and Toronto beat Boston, 7-3, last night. “The curveball was as good or better than it’s been so far … 0

Concord Post 21 enters Legion baseball tourney on a roll

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Post 21 will be one of the eight baseball teams at Nashua’s Holman Stadium tomorrow for the start of the American Legion senior state tournament. But the Concord-based team needed some late-season magic to get there. Post 21’s finishing kick began last Thursday with a 9-5 win over Bedford Post 54, which also qualified for the state tournament. Bedford opened up a 2-0 … 0

CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified yesterday that Coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at the trial to determine whether Sterling’s wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 … 0

Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France – The Pyrenees yesterday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an … 0

Source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CLEVELAND – Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It’s still not clear if he’ll play for them. A person familiar with the negotiations said the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BASEBALL Yankees get Headley from Padres for Solarte, DePaula NEW YORK – Trying to add offense at third base, the New York Yankees acquired Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Rafael De Paula. The 30-year-old Headley can become a free agent … 0

Liverpool practices at Fenway for friendly vs. Roma

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BOSTON – Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers said the team is moving on after Luis Suarez was sent Barcelona for a $130 million transfer fee. “He gave everything for Liverpool,” Rodgers said when asked if Suarez had let the … 0

Turner pitches Marlins past Braves

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jacob Turner allowed two runs in his bid for a permanent return to Miami’s rotation and the Marlins knocked Mike Minor out of the game early in their 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves. Donovan Solano had a career-high four hits and reached on a walk as Miami … 0

Sam excited about next phase of career

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ST. LOUIS – Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies. The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL is enthusiastic about the challenge. Twice yesterday, he … 0

Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEW YORK – The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. In balloting by 12 media members who regularly cover the NFL, the top three teams in the AP Pro32 were the … 0

Copeland pitches a beauty as Fisher Cats shut out Thunder

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Kevin Nolan’s single broke a scoreless tie in the sixth and Sean Ochinko provided insurance with a two-run double in the eight as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats beat the visiting Trenton Thunder, 3-0, last night. Fisher Cats starter Scott Copeland (6-7) matched a season high with eight … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mojalaki CC golf Kathy Kuhn and Lucille Gage placed first in the Mojalaki ladies’ fun league. Mary Reeves and Rosie Dennerly came in second place, with Barbara Wiggin and Cherie Leach placing third. Kathy Kuhn won closest to the pin. Sunset League playoffs The Sunset League is in … 0

Ortiz homers twice, passes Yastrzemski in rout of Blue Jays

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TORONTO – One day after promising he was “about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August,” David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past … 0