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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BASEBALL A’s sending Zobrist to Royals OAKLAND, Calif. – The Kansas City Royals made another big addition for the season’s stretch run, acquiring utilityman Ben Zobrist and cash from the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday for right-hander Aaron Brooks and minor league left-hander Sean Manaea. The 34-year-old Zobrist, an infielder and outfielder, batted .268 with six home runs, 20 doubles, two …

Excerpts from Goodell decision to uphold Brady suspension

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NEW YORK – Excerpts from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension: The conclusion “Notwithstanding my enormous …

Jays add ‘best’ shortstop in All-Star Troy Tulowitzki

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BC-BBA--Blue Jays-Tulowitzki, 1st Ld-Writethru,737 Jays add ‘best’ shortstop in All-Star Troy Tulowitzki AP Photo MDB102, NY155 Eds: Updates with detail, quotes. With AP Photos. By …

Athletics outfielder and Durham native Fuld still finds new challenges with diabetes

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Sam Fuld jogs to the outfield each inning with enough gum in his back pocket to give him a quick boost of carbohydrates if his blood sugar dips. He might experience dizziness or feel weak. …

Red Sox trade Victorino to Angels for Rutledge

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge. The 34-year-old Victorino is a two-time World Series champion, a two-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove winner. He has spent the past …

After Brickyard dud, NASCAR has to head back to the drawing board

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Run, NASCAR, don’t walk, back to the drawing board to figure out how to liven up racing. The rules package used for the Brickyard 400 was a failure no matter how the race is dissected. The …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NFL Seau lawyer: family won’t disrupt Hall of Fame ceremonies CANTON, Ohio – The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing …

Celtics finalize trade with Warriors for Lee, also land Dragic

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Golden State Warriors completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb, the teams said Monday. They agreed to the trade July 7, but …

Hall of Famer Martinez to have number ‘45’ retired at Fenway

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON – Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame career took off in the late 1990s in a ballpark usually know for offensive numbers. From Ted Williams to Carl Yastrzemski to Jim Rice, the Boston Red Sox have retired numbers …

Normally defense-first, Steelers ready to light up scoreboards in 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LATROBE, Pa. – Todd Haley came up with the number. Ben Roethlisberger didn’t see any reason to argue. Thirty points. That’s the number the relentlessly aggressive Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator believes his group can average in 2015. It’s …

Mike Wallace aims for more than deep throws with Vikings

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Vikings acquired Mike Wallace for his speed and his experience at the wide receiver position. He came to training camp with more than that. “I’ve got to take some things from Miami that …

Big innings lift Fisher Cats over Senators, 8-6

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A five-run fifth inning put the New Hampshire Fisher Cats ahead early and set them up for an 8-6 win over the Harrisburg Senators Monday. The Fisher Cats scored all five of those runs with two outs. Matt Newman got the rally started with a home run, and …

White Sox outlast Red Sox in slugfest, 10-8

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON – Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. It was the fifth straight win for the …