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Hall call: Thomas, Glavine and Maddux to enter shrine

Saturday, July 26, 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well. “I was never that blue-chip prospect,” he said. “I had to outwork my opponents.” Hard to imagine now that Thomas was ever anything except a huge star. For Thomas, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound former Chicago White Sox slugger known as the Big Hurt, life has … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, July 26, 2014

NFL Running back Lynch missing as Seahawks camp begins RENTON, Wash. – Marshawn Lynch was absent as expected when the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks … 0

With Nibali in command, Tour is about second place

Saturday, July 26, 2014

BERGERAC, France – Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory yesterday at the Tour de France. Now cycling’s great showcase is … 0

Gronk’s back: Star tight end practices with Pats

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage. He didn’t cut sharply, run hard at defensive backs or participate in 11-on-11 drills. The oft-injured tight end for the … 0

A’s acquire former Fisher Cats pitcher McGuire from Toronto

Saturday, July 26, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Toronto Blue Jays sent minor league right-hander Deck McGuire to the Oakland Athletics for cash yesterday. The A’s said that McGuire will be optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. The 25-year-old McGuire is 6-9 with a 4.21 ERA in 20 starts for Triple-A Buffalo and Double-A … 0

Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

Saturday, July 26, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske. The Colombian is entered in the Brickyard 400 for the explicit purpose … 0

Aaron Hernandez loses effort to dismiss charges

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FALL RIVER, Mass. – A judge has rejected a motion to dismiss charges against Aaron Hernandez stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near Hernandez’s home. Lawyers for Hernandez, a former New … 0

Lawrence leads Fisher Cats past Senators in front of hometown fans

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fisher Cats starting pitcher Casey Lawrence returned home last night and dazzled friends and family, working eight innings to earn his seventh win in the Fisher Cats’ 5-3 victory over the Harrisburg Senators. The 26-year-old from nearby McSherrystown, Pa., allowed two unearned runs on four hits while walking … 0

Price, Rays deal Red Sox fourth straight loss

Saturday, July 26, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays are on quite a roll. Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double, and the Rays earned their eighth straight victory … 0

De La Rosa hit hard, Blue Jays blank Red Sox behind Stroman, 8-0

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TORONTO – Boston’s hopes of turning a dismal season around took a big hit against the Blue Jays. Marcus Stroman and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, Juan Francisco drove in four runs and came within a double … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BASEBALL Twins trade 1B/DH Morales back to Mariners MINNEAPOLIS – Kendrys Morales is on his way back to Seattle to try and give the Mariners’ struggling offense a boost as they chase a playoff spot. The Minnesota Twins … 0

Brady looking to improve in 15th training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Three quarterbacks took turns throwing as the New England Patriots began training camp yesterday. It’s the 15th for Tom Brady, the fourth for Ryan Mallett and the first for Jimmy Garoppolo. All had plenty to … 0

Tour de France 18th stage at a glance

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ARGELES-GAZOST, France – A brief look at the 18th stage of the Tour de France yesterday: The stage: Ninety miles from Pau to the summit finish at Hautacam, rated “beyond category” in the Tour jargon to describe the most difficult climbs. Along the way was the famed Tourmalet … 0