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Chicago White Sox's J.B. Shuck scores on a single by teammate Tyler Flowers, as Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan, left, looks for the ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, July 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

White Sox outlast Red Sox in slugfest, 10-8

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON – Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. It was the fifth straight win for the White Sox, coming off a four-game sweep at home over Cleveland. Eaton had a triple, double and single to key Chicago’s 15-hit …

After Olympic dreams fizzle, Bostonians wonder: Now what?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON – Opponents are cheering the unceremonious demise of Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, but some are wistfully wondering what might have been. The U.S. Olympic Committee officially severed ties with Boston on Monday, saying it was exploring other options amid lackluster public support and concerns from elected leaders and organized …

Celtics finalize trade with Warriors for Lee, also land Dragic

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Golden State Warriors completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb, the teams said Monday. They agreed to the trade July 7, but Boston needed time to sort out other moves in free agency before acquiring Lee. “We …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Motorsports Busch wins again with late pass in Indy’s Xfinity race INDIANAPOLIS – Kyle Busch took advantage of Ryan Blaney’s last-lap bobble, making an inside pass on the back straightaway to win the Xfinity Series race Saturday at …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Golf results Dave Mattson and Tom Bell won the two-ball best ball event at Concord Country Club with a score of 61. DJ Knapton and Mattson tied for second place with Jeff Towle and Dave Perry, both teams shooting a 63. Knapton and Bell took third place with …

U.S. men’s soccer team in Group C in World Cup qualifying

Sunday, July 26, 2015

U.S. Cup qualifying The United States men’s soccer team will open World Cup qualifying in November in a four-nation group that includes Trinidad and Tobago. The other opponents in Group C will be either Guatemala or Antigua and Barbuda, and Aruba or St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Mexico …

NASCAR Notebook: Racing hopes for another home run as new packages get second test at Brickyard

Friday, July 24, 2015

The first experiment worked. Now we’ll see if the second one is just as big a hit. At one of auto racing’s sacred grounds, no less. The Sprint Cup heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400, …

Bogaerts delivers Red Sox past Tigers to snap eight-game skid

Friday, July 24, 2015

BOSTON – After Rick Porcello did all he could against his former team, it came down to Xander Bogaerts to end nearly two weeks of misery for the Boston Red Sox. A jersey-tearing celebration ensued. Bogaerts’s single up …

Paul Newberry column: USOC needs to dump Boston while there’s still time

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The U.S. Olympic Committee needs to cut its losses. To have any chance of bringing the Summer Games back to America in 2024, it’s time to dump Boston as the candidate city and go with Los Angeles. Granted, …

Hunter’s Corner: Disease and weather take a toll on antelope population in Montana

Sunday, July 26, 2015

My brother Ted and his wife Claudia were in the Albany, N.Y. area last week for a family reunion for Claudia. Ranee and I hopped over Hogback Mountain for a mini reunion of our own. After taking a cruise on Lake George we ended up having dinner at …

Boston Olympics organizers downplayed opposition, files show

Friday, July 24, 2015

BOSTON – Organizers of Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics downplayed the opposition that was already galvanizing against it, as well as the prospects of a voter referendum, according to the documents that won over the U.S. Olympic Committee. The full, unredacted version of the bid was …

Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome exchange angry words

Friday, July 24, 2015

LA TOUSSUIRE, France – Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn’t expect that would happen when he was stopped by the side of the …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, July 24, 2015

NFL Agent: Saints inform 2014 sack leader Galette of his release METAIRIE, La. – The New Orleans Saints cut Junior Galette, who has been among their top pass-rushers the past two seasons and last year signed a four-year, $41.5 million contract extension. Galette’s agent, Alvin Keels Jr., said …