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Thursday, July 30, 2015

BASEBALL Capuano designated for assignment by Yankees after bad start ARLINGTON, Texas – Left-hander Chris Capuano was designated for assignment by the New York Yankees on Wednesday after retiring only two of 10 batters he faced in a spot start. Right-hander Caleb Cotham, the Yankees’ fifth-round pick out of Vanderbilt in the 2009 draft, was brought up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre …

Boston places CF Betts on 7-day concussion DL

Thursday, July 30, 2015

BOSTON – The Red Sox placed center fielder Mookie Betts on the seven-day disabled list Wednesday for a concussion after he tumbled into Boston’s bullpen …

Chiefs safety Eric Berry back at practice after cancer fight

Thursday, July 30, 2015

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the …

Porcello shelled as Red Sox lose third straight to red-hot White Sox, 9-2

Thursday, July 30, 2015

BOSTON – Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox continued their headfirst slide into the American League East cellar Wednesday night. Porcello, whose questionable headfirst dive into first base recorded the game’s first out, was booed off the …

Winter Classic to bring Bruins, Canadiens to home of Pats

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the Original Six rivals would …

Headlines from around the world in sports

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 …

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 respect for his accomplishments on the field and for his contributions and role in the community, I find that, with respect to the …

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 IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO — It seemed the Toronto Blue Jays needed …

Brady’s future actions could lead to Patriots limbo

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This isn’t over. Not by a long shot. Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension is not likely the end of the deflated footballs saga. Brady appears headed to court seeking to overturn the suspension, and …

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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TORONTO – It appeared the Toronto Blue Jays needed to add starting pitching to help their playoff push. Instead, they traded for a star shortstop. Blue Jays General Manager Alex Anthopoulos said acquiring five-time All-Star Troy Tulowitzki from …

‘Dr. Jen’ embraces breakthrough role with Arizona Cardinals

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TEMPE, Ariz. – Jen Welter accepts the title of trailblazer, embraces the chance to be a role model for girls and, perhaps most of all, can’t wait to get beyond the hype and on to work when the …

Patriots fans defiant after ‘Deflategate’ ruling

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BOSTON – Patriots fans are steamed after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension Tuesday. In bars across downtown Boston, denizens of Patriots Nation expressed surprise and anger at the ruling while still holding out hope their beloved quarterback would be vindicated – either in the …

Red Sox retire Pedro Martinez’s No. 45

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BOSTON – The script called for Jason Varitek to remain in the dugout until it was time for the ceremonial first pitch. Pedro Martinez was never one to follow the script. Calling his former catcher out to join …