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Kirk wins Deutsche Bank, improves standing for Ryder Cup consideration

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NORTON, Mass. – Chris Kirk picked up the biggest victory of his career yesterday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Still to be determined is just how big. Kirk closed with a 5-under 66 in another wild Labor Day finish at the TPC Boston, coming up with three big putts on the back nine to pull away for a two-shot victory. … 0

Gronkowski announces he’ll play in opener against Dolphins

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker yesterday and announced he will be playing in the … 0

Upsets the theme again as Bouchard loses in U.S. Open

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NEW YORK – Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry. She got her blood pressure checked. … 0

Red Sox lose to Rays in 10th inning on walk-off, 4-3

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It was not what Jemile Weeks had in mind for his Boston Red Sox debut – getting picked off as a pinch runner in the top of the 10th inning. Matt Joyce had an … 0

Fisher Cats lose in 13 innings to Rock Cats, 4-3

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ season ended on a long and sour note, with a 4-3 loss to the New Britain Rock Cats that took 13 innings. Jorge Polanco brought home the winning run with a double, giving the Rock Cats wins in three of the four games … 0

Phillies pitchers combine to no-hit Braves in 7-0 win

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ATLANTA – On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter. Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined on the season’s fourth no-hitter, blanking the Atlanta Braves, 7-0, yesterday and giving a last-place … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Baseball Astros fire Manager Porter HOUSTON – The Houston Astros fired Manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General Manager Jeff Luhnow said the decision wasn’t based on Houston’s record but because “we need a new direction in our clubhouse.” The Astros entered yesterday in … 0

Sam clears waivers, meets with Fisher

Monday, September 1, 2014

ST. LOUIS – Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation. They’re just too well-stocked at defensive end, Sam’s position. Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with Coach Jeff Fisher … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, September 1, 2014

BASKETBALL Down at half, U.S. beats Turkey by 21 in World Cup BILBAO, Spain – Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis scored all of his points 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey, 98-77, yesterday in … 0

Atlanta headed for new late-winter NASCAR slot

Monday, September 1, 2014

HAMPTON, Ga. – Atlanta Motor Speedway’s slot in NASCAR’s schedule is going from Labor Day weekend to late winter. The move, however, does not leave AMS President Ed Clark cold. The track’s final Labor Day weekend Sprint Cup race was last night. Next year, Atlanta racing shifts to … 0

In the NFL, imitation is often a form of flattery

Monday, September 1, 2014

NEW YORK – Troy Vincent pounds his fists on a conference room table and smiles. “We are a copycat league, you bet,” he says. “If Peyton and Philip and Brees and Brady are doing something that’s good, then go out and try to do the same thing.” Easier … 0

Challenged sluggers could decide playoff races

Monday, September 1, 2014

CHICAGO – Two sluggers with lingering questions. A catcher returning from injury. A pitcher headed for a big payday, and baseball’s most famous panda. The final month of the season offers a chance for redemption for Josh Hamilton … 0

Buchholz throws 3-hitter as Red Sox beat Rays, 3-0

Monday, September 1, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Clay Buchholz cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays. Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Rays, 3-0, yesterday. Buchholz (6-8) … 0