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Napoli homers again, drives in 4 as Red Sox beat Angels, 6-1

Monday, May 25, 2015

BOSTON – Mike Napoli might want to find that child that autographed his bat a couple of days ago and have him sign a few more. Napoli hit his fourth homer of the series – all with a bat he had a child sign before the series opener – and drove in four runs to lead the Boston Red Sox …

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Golf Montgomerie captures Senior PGA Championship FRENCH LICK, Ind. – Colin Montgomerie answered two front-nine challenges with birdies, then pulled away, shooting a 3-under 69 …

Want a selfie with Federer? Better think again

Monday, May 25, 2015

PARIS – Roger Federer was not amused. As Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory yesterday, an overzealous fan left his seat …

Boyd shines on mound as Fisher Cats beat Curve, 4-1

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fisher Cats starter Matt Boyd allowed just three hits in seven innings and New Hampshire beat the visiting Altoona Curve, 4-1, last night. Boyd, who improved to 4-1, gave up a run on a solo homer while striking out eight. Greg Burke struck out two in a scoreless …

Monarchs roar back to beat Wolf Pack, 7-4, in Game 2 of Eastern finals

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Manchester Monarchs came roaring back after allowing three goals in a span of eight minutes to defeat the visiting Hartford Wolf Pack, 7-4, last night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Manchester led 2-0 after the first period before Hartford scored at 4:16, …

Arrieta, DC United tie 9-man New England, 1-1

Sunday, May 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Jairo Arrieta scored in the 80th minute and D.C. United rallied to tie the nine-man New England Revolution, 1-1, last night. D.C. United (6-2-4) remained atop the Eastern Conference – two points ahead of New England (5-3-5). New England was down two players for 32 …

Napoli blasts two home runs in Boston’s 8-3 win over Angels

Sunday, May 24, 2015

BOSTON – Mike Napoli’s timing at the plate returned at the perfect time for the struggling Boston Red Sox. Napoli smacked two homers and drove in three runs, Steven Wright pitched six-plus solid innings and the Red Sox …

Lightning’s Ben Bishop on spot after giving up 10 goals

Sunday, May 24, 2015

NEW YORK – Take the spotlight off goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals and put it on Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning. If it sounds fickle, that’s the way …

Triple play helps Astros get best of Tigers

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lance McCullers got Ian Kinsler to ground into a triple play in the fifth inning, and the Houston right-hander went on to earn his first career victory yesterday, leading the Astros over the Detroit Tigers. Detroit led 2-1 …

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

BASEBALL Brewers’ Smith suspended eight games ATLANTA – Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended for eight games yesterday for having a foreign substance on his right arm during a game at Atlanta. Major League Baseball said Smith plans to appeal, so the penalty is on hold. Smith …

Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

Saturday, May 23, 2015

MONTREAL – Michael Sam found a pro football job. In Canada. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract yesterday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. General Manager Jim …

Single duty: Kurt Busch brings double lessons to Charlotte

Saturday, May 23, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – There’s no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch’s hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on …

Sources: Goodell will not recuse self from Brady appeal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

NEW YORK – Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. Goodell will not withdraw from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of hearing the appeal, according …