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Edwards announces departure from Roush Fenway Racing at season’s end

Monday, July 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Carl Edwards’s 11-year run with Roush-Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season. Roush confirmed the decision yesterday, a move that had been long expected but could not be substantiated because Edwards refuses to publicly discuss contract negotiations. He’s believed to be headed to Joe Gibbs Racing in a new fourth car, but his contract with Roush does … 0

Jeff Gordon turns back the clock to win Brickyard 400

Monday, July 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line yesterday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed … 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 … 0

Managers Torre, Cox, La Russa lead banner class into Hall of Fame

Saturday, July 26, 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Joe Torre still needs a pinch or two, just to make sure. “It’s still sort of unbelievable,” he said. “Cooperstown was always something way out there. Okay, I know where it is. Doesn’t mean I’m … 0

Harvick grabs yet another pole with big run at Indy

Saturday, July 26, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Kevin Harvick once again dominated a NASCAR qualifying session, setting a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record to win the pole for the Brickyard 400. Harvick turned a lap at 188.470 mph yesterday to claim his … 0

Veteran defensive end Will Smith eager for fresh start with Patriots

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – After missing last season with a knee injury, Will Smith is thrilled to be back on the field. Now, the 33-year-old defensive end has a job to win. “It feels good,” Smith said yesterday, after … 0

Red Sox trade righty Jake Peavy to Giants

Saturday, July 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander Jack Peavy to San Francisco for a pair of minor league pitchers yesterday, helping the Giants bolster their rotation for the stretch run. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award … 0

Nibali set to win Tour, with two Frenchmen on podium

Saturday, July 26, 2014

PERIGUEUX, France – Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage yesterday. Nibali all but ensured he will … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, July 26, 2014

NFL Moeaki out indefinitely with hamstring injury PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Buffalo Bills tight end Tony Moeaki is out indefinitely with a hamstring injury. Bills Coach Doug Marrone provided an update before the team’s practice last night. Marrone said … 0

Fisher Cats shut out by Senators, 3-0

Saturday, July 26, 2014

John Anderson struck out seven over six innings and Andy Burns had two hits, but the New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost to Harrisburg, 3-0, last night, snapping the Senators’ losing streak at three. Anderson (3-3) allowed six hits and three runs (two earned) while walking one. Blake McFarland … 0

Crew hands Revolution its eighth straight loss, 2-1

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Ethan Finlay scored in the 84th minute and the Columbus Crew beat New England, 2-1, last night to extend the Revolution’s losing streak to eight games. Finlay ran down a long ball from Justin Meram, shrugged off a defender, and hammered a shot into the … 0

Cardinals sign veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski

Saturday, July 26, 2014

CHICAGO – For A.J. Pierzynski, the opportunity for a fresh start with a perennial contender was too good to pass up. Pierzynski yesterday signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, choosing them from among several suitors, 10 days after being released by the Boston Red Sox. The veteran catcher … 0

Rays beat Red Sox, 3-0, for ninth straight win; Boston skid at five

Saturday, July 26, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Ben Zobrist homered, Matt Joyce and Kevin Kiermaier each had an RBI single, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the skidding Boston Red Sox, 3-0, last night for their ninth consecutive victory. The stretch … 0