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Tampa Bay Rays catcher Rene Rivera, left, looks on as Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two-run home run to right during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 28, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Ortiz, Sandoval and De Aza homer as Red Sox beat Rays, 5-3

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – If there’s a secret to Boston’s success against Chris Archer, the Red Sox aren’t eager to share it. David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval and Alejandro De Aza homered against Tampa Bay’s best pitcher on Sunday, keying a 5-3 victory that clinched a series win over the first-place Rays and stopped Archer’s career-best six-game winning streak. The last-place …

Lloyd once nearly quit; the U.S. team is sure glad she didn’t

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MONTREAL – Carli Lloyd’s career is defined by big moments. The latest came in the U.S. victory Friday over China, with a goal that ultimately sent the Americans through to the semifinals at the Women’s World Cup. Now with goals in consecutive games for the United States, the 32-year-old midfielder could face her …

Poll: Americans show strong support for home Games

Sunday, June 28, 2015

While Bostonians are hesitant to host the Olympics, Americans across the country overwhelmingly support the idea of the games on home turf, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The support decreases when people are asked if they would want the Olympics in their local area. It dips even further when they are …

Hunter’s Corner: Getting picky about moose permits

Saturday, June 27, 2015

June is moose drawing month. Maine started off the festivities with a drawing on June 13. I had just gotten back from a week’s vacation when I logged on to Maine’s website to learn the outcome. As expected, …

U.S. women’s soccer team brims with confidence ahead of semifinals

Sunday, June 28, 2015

OTTAWA, Ontario – Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to the spectators’ seats at the Women’s World Cup. Bring on Germany, said the U.S. midfielder, who had to sit out the 1-0 victory over China in …

For Roy, the wait at draft was both long and short

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SUNRISE, Fla. – This much is certain: Jeremy Roy waited long enough to hear his name called at the NHL draft. The actual length of that wait depends on perspective. Was it 12 years, the amount of time he’s been playing hockey? Was it 17 hours, the time …

Future UNH players Vela, Robinson drafted by Sharks

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A pair of future University of New Hampshire men’s hockey players were chosen in Saturday’s NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks. Incoming freshman Marcus Vela was selected in the seventh round as the 190th overall pick. This past season with the Langley Rivermen of the British Columbia …

Players at Women’s World Cup frustrated by artificial turf playing surfaces

Sunday, June 28, 2015

OTTAWA, Ontario – The fields are heating up, there are little black rubber pellets everywhere, and feet are covered with blisters. The artificial turf at the Women’s World Cup is taking a toll. Australian forward Michelle Heyman told …

England eliminates host Canada, 2-1; Japan edges Australia, 1-0

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze scored in the shocking first 14 minutes, and England eliminated Canada from its home World Cup with a 2-1 victory in the quarterfinals Saturday. The Lionesses overcame a frenzied Canadian crowd at BC …

Cardinals ride Wacha’s strong outing to 50th win of the season

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs, 8-1, Saturday to become the first major league team with 50 wins. Jason Heyward reached four times in St. Louis’s fifth straight victory. …

Star Marlins slugger Stanton out 4-6 weeks with broken bone in hand

Saturday, June 27, 2015

MIAMI – For the second year in a row, Giancarlo Stanton’s chances of winning the major league home run title have been hurt by an injury. The Miami Marlins slugger has a broken left hand, which is expected …

Allmendinger wins pole for road course race at Sonoma

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. – AJ Allmendinger, developing as the top driver on road courses, won the pole for Sunday’s race at winding Sonoma Raceway. Allmendinger earned the top starting spot during Saturday’s knockout qualifying with a lap of 96.310 …

Felix wins 400 at nationals, unsure if she’ll run it at worlds

Saturday, June 27, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. – Allyson Felix’s dalliance with the 400 meters has led to a dilemma of whether she will run the event at worlds or hand off the spot to a teammate. That decision could take days, maybe …