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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 …

Will Tom Brady, NFLPA prevail in court? Legal experts say it’s a long shot

Friday, July 31, 2015

The NFL and the players’ union have become so accustomed to facing one another in court that a single lawsuit wasn’t enough for them in the Tom Brady case. Instead, the league and union filed dueling lawsuits in federal courts in New York and Minnesota over Brady’s four-game …

Red Sox rock Sale, win 8-2 to salvage final game of series

Friday, July 31, 2015

BOSTON – Steven Wright and the slumping Red Sox looked like a long shot against Chris Sale and the surging White Sox on Thursday night. Then Wright’s knuckleball came alive, Sale had his worst start since April, and …

Struggling Sandoval insists weight not a problem

Friday, July 31, 2015

BOSTON – In the midst of a season-long slump during his first season with the Boston Red Sox, Pablo Sandoval insisted Thursday he weighs the same as he did last season with San Francisco. Sandoval was back in the starting lineup at third base against the Chicago White …

AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

Friday, July 31, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO – The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press …

Free checkups helping Special Olympics athletes stay healthy

Friday, July 31, 2015

LOS ANGELES – They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball. This week, however, Special Olympics athletes from around the world also are …

Fisher Cats shut out Fightin Phils in series opener

Friday, July 31, 2015

Four pitchers combined for a shutout and New Hampshire’s top three hitters totaled seven hits as the Fisher Cats beat the Reading Fightin Phils, 4-0, on Thursday night. Austin Bibens-Dirkx (4-5) pitched six innings, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out eight to earn the victory. …

1860s baseball card fetches $179,000 at auction

Friday, July 31, 2015

NEW YORK – A circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card that’s been in the same family for over 150 years fetched over $179,000 at auction. The pre-Civil War baseball card was owned by Florence Sasso of Great …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, July 31, 2015

BASEBALL Blue Jays land lefty ace Price in Toronto’s second big trade of week DETROIT – Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, July 31, 2015

Golf results Ray Steenbeke and Don Steenbeke Jr. won the two-ball best ball event at Concord Country Club on Thursday with a score of 59. Doug Duval and Larry Cooper shot 60 to tie for second place with Willy Boucher and Peter Mamos. Three teams tied for third …

Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to …