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Toronto Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera slides safely into home past Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez as he scores on a fielder's choice grounder by Juan Francisco in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Toronto beats Boston, 6-1, to sweep Red Sox

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BOSTON – As the Red Sox were falling again to the Toronto Blue Jays, chants for Jon Lester could be heard echoing throughout a less than half filled Fenway Park. Boston’s fading season is now filled with even more uncertainty heading into the trading deadline. Mark Buehrle pitched 6.2 innings to earn his first win in almost two months and … 0

Red Sox trade struggling LHP Doubront to Cubs

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHICAGO – Theo Epstein was the first person to take a chance on Felix Doubront. Now he is going to give the struggling left-hander another opportunity. The Chicago Cubs acquired Doubront from the Boston Red Sox yesterday in exchange for a player to be named. Epstein, the president of baseball operations for the … 0

Develin’s versatility could help Pats at tight end

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski isn’t ready for full-time activity. Michael Hoomanawanui has been sidelined the past two practices. The New England Patriots are short-handed at tight end, so James Develin is getting another chance to show the versatility that has earned praise from Coach Bill Belichick. “He gets better all the time,” … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEIBL Eastern Conference finals Weare defeated the Londonderry Red Wings, 7-6, in 11 innings to claim the NEIBL Eastern Conference title. Garrett Kearney (2-for-3, two walks, steal) scored the game-winning run off a Ryan Thompson (2-for-6) base hit. Kearney reached base on a leadoff single in the 11th … 0

Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston

Thursday, July 31, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, the police say. Officer Anthony Gioannetti responded to a call and found the pair near a … 0

Tennis: WTA: Lisicki hit record 131 mph serve

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

TENNIS WTA: Lisicki hit record 131 mph serve STANFORD, Calif. – The WTA said Sabine Lisicki hit the fastest record serve in the history of the women’s tennis tour, reaching 131 mph. Lisicki hit the serve at 5-5, … 0

Stroman again stifles Boston in Jays’ 4-2 win

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BOSTON – Marcus Stroman was so good against the Boston Red Sox last week that he went with the same plan last night. And the result was his second solid start in five days, leading the Toronto Blue … 0

Pats DT Siliga hopes to build on last year’s play

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. The youngest of 11 siblings finally found steady work with the New England Patriots after being let go by three NFL teams. Now he’s … 0

Concord’s Amber Ferriera wins Ironman triathlon in Lake Placid

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Concord’s Amber Ferreira ran a career-best Ironman marathon to hold off the top competitors and win the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon in New York on Sunday. It was the first career Ironman title for Ferreira, who is attempting to qualify for the prestigious Ironman in Kona, Hawaii, which … 0

Tim Dahlberg column: NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement yesterday to create … 0

Source: Browns’ Gordon hires attorney, plans defense

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BEREA, Ohio – Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL. Facing an indefinite suspension for marijuana use, Cleveland’s talented wide receiver has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal … 0

Rex, Jets ‘not running’ from being confident

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CORTLAND, N.Y. – Welcome to Camp Confidence, where bold proclamations are among the annual rites of summer for the New York Jets. Yes, they’re talking again. And maybe even a little more than before. Oh, and guess what? … 0

49ers WR Brandon Lloyd enjoying return to NFL

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Brandon Lloyd returned to the San Francisco 49ers to finish what he started. After taking a year off from football, Lloyd said he came back to the team that drafted him in the fourth … 0