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Tampa Bay Rays' Mikie Mahtook (27) greets Asdrubal Cabrera after he scored the winning run on Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa, right, during the eighth inning of Tampa's 4-3 win in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Cabrera’s double in eighth helps Rays to 4-3 win over Red Sox

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON – Junichi Tazawa showed Asdrubal Cabrera the same pitch once too often. Cabrera had a game-tying RBI double and scored on James Loney’s single in the eighth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 comeback victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. “Today, five consecutive fastballs to Asdrubal, which is a little …

Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono LONG POND, Pa. – Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left. Martin Truex Jr. struck E with two laps to go. Kyle Busch knew his Toyota was about out, too, his shot at a …

Fired-up Brady talks trash, celebrates at Patriots camp

Sunday, August 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady trash-talked to Super Bowl star Malcolm Butler. He celebrated a second-team touchdown on a goal-line drill by raising his arms and hollering. Sure, Brady’s impending four-game suspension and upcoming court case continue to dominate NFL headlines. But inside the New England Patriots’ training camp bubble, Brady is as …

Shaw’s big day carries Red Sox past Rays, 11-7

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON – Travis Shaw’s teammates teased him about going for the cycle in his last at-bat. He finished with an even better hit by belting his second homer of the day. Shaw hit his first two major league …

Mum Brady sharp in Patriots’ first padded practice

Sunday, August 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Two things were certain Saturday when the New England Patriots put on pads for the first time at training camp: The home fans sure do love Tom Brady, and the quarterback’s suspension and court case …

Sailing body to test for viruses in Rio Olympic venue

Sunday, August 2, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO – The governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent testing for viruses in Rio’s Olympic waters after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to athletes competing …

Concord Little League 9/10 All-Stars prepare for regionals

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Fresh off its second straight state championship, the Concord Little League 9-10-year-old All-Star baseball team is preparing for the Eastern Regionals in Cranston, R.I., which begin Friday. The team is having two fundraisers in Concord this week – …

Outdoor Adventures: On top of the domes

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sometimes the biggest isn’t the best. Take Sandwich Mountain. At 3,980 feet, it’s the highest peak on an all-day, nine-mile loop near Waterville Valley that also includes 2,940-foot Noon Peak and 3,440-foot Jennings Peak, all in the Sandwich …

Gordon to wave goodbye to winless races in final season

Sunday, August 2, 2015

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer LONG POND, Pa. — Jeff Gordon’s request for a low-key farewell tour has mostly been respected, though the four-time NASCAR champion has been feted with a parade, bourbon, an 18-liter bottle of …

Ryan Blaney wins Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway

Sunday, August 2, 2015

NEWTON, Iowa – Ryan Blaney survived a flurry of late cautions to win the NASCAR Xfinity race Saturday night at Iowa Speedway for his first victory of the season. The 21-year-old Blaney erased the sting of a disappointing …

Zobrist hits 2 HRs, Royals beat Jays 7-6

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Ben Zobrist hit two home runs, Eric Hosmer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-6, on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak. Zobrist, who …

Percy Harvin eager to establish fresh start with Bills

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Bills receiver Percy Harvin is at peace with his checkered past, and wants more than anything to put it behind him. Whatever divisive reputation the talented yet troubled player established during his first six NFL seasons, it’s not …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, August 2, 2015

football Favre inducted into Miss. Sports Hall of Fame JACKSON, Miss. – Brett Favre certainly seems to be enjoying his post-NFL life. The 45-year-old former quarterback spends most of his time around Hattiesburg hanging out with old friends …