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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

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