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Red Sox brave rain, beat sloppy Orioles, 7-1, in shortened contest

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BOSTON – The way Justin Masterson was pitching, he didn’t need much help. The Orioles gave it to him, anyway. On a rainy, chilly Patriots’ Day holiday, Baltimore made three errors that led to five unearned runs, Wei-Yin Chen struggled with his control and the Boston Red Sox won, 7-1, yesterday in a game shortened by rain to 6-and-a-half innings. …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NFL Eagles sign quarterback Tebow to 1-year contract PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman …

New Chase format means Cup drivers don’t have to put health on the line

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. – There was a time in NASCAR when skipping a race because of illness or injury was simply not considered. Rather than sit …

NHL: Weise lifts Canadiens over Senators, 2-1, in OT

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Dale Weise scored the tying goal late in the third period and then won it 8:47 into overtime, leading the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory last night in their first-round playoff series against the Senators. Montreal has …

NBA: Grizzlies never trail, rout Trail Blazers, 100-86

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Reserve Beno Udrih scored 20 points and the Memphis Grizzlies never trailed in routing the Portland Trail Blazers, 100-86, last night in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round series. Zach Randolph had 16 points and 11 rebounds, …

Kenseth ends 51-race drought with win at rainy Bristol

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. – After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane. It took him nine hours to get there yesterday at a water-logged Bristol Motor Speedway. Kenseth snapped a 51-race losing …

NBA playoffs: Celtics standing in LeBron’s way

Saturday, April 18, 2015

CLEVELAND – Five years ago, LeBron James left the floor after Game 5 against Boston in disgrace. There were boos from the home fans, even some whispers he’d quit on the Cavaliers. Today, in his first playoff game …

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

BASEBALL Rose hired as Fox as special guest studio analyst NEW YORK – Pete Rose is getting back in baseball while he awaits a ruling on his reinstatement request – as a television analyst. The career hits leader, …

Lightning ties series with dominating victory over Red Wings

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop stopped 24 shots for his first NHL playoff victory yesterday, a 5-1 win over Detroit that evened their opening-round Eastern Conference series at one game apiece. Tyler Johnson had two goals for the Lightning, …

Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans, 106-99, in Game 1

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Stephen Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Golden State Warriors went up big before holding off the New Orleans Pelicans, 106-99, in their playoff opener yesterday. Klay Thompson added 21 points, and Draymond Green …

Cubs’ Bryant reaches base five times in extra-inning victory

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Kris Bryant drew a standing ovation after blooping an RBI single for his first major league hit, and reached base five times yesterday as the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres, 7-6, in 11 innings. A day …

Oilers win NHL draft lottery and chance to select McDavid

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Edmonton Oilers won the NHL draft lottery and the right to select Erie Otters star center Connor McDavid with the top pick. The Oilers bucked the odds last night after finishing 28th in the NHL standings. They …

Fisher Cats drop fourth straight, losing to Rock Cats, 5-1

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats got off to a quick start, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but eventually suffered their fourth straight loss, 5-1, yesterday to the New Britain Rock Cats. K.C. Hobson’s RBI single plated Dwight Smith Jr. for New Hampshire’s …