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Porcello’s struggles continue as Blue Jays rout Red Sox, 11-2

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TORONTO – Even by the standards of his current wretched run, Rick Porcello hit a new low Wednesday. Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Porcello and the Red Sox, 11-2, ending Boston’s winning streak at three. Porcello (4-9) allowed seven runs and seven hits …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Reports: GM Jerry Dipoto quits after 3 1/2 years with Angels Eds: APNewsNow. By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels …

Source: Celtics, Amir Johnson agree to $24 million deal

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A person with knowledge of the details said the Boston Celtics landed Amir Johnson with a two-year deal worth $24 million. The veteran power forward …

Wimbledon champions advance with ease; Bouchard, Halep out

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

LONDON – It looked all too easy for the champions at the All England Club. It was another story, though, for one of last year’s finalists and for one of the highest seeded women in the draw. Defending …

Celtics’ Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero Hunter

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass. – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season’s NCAA Tournament. If Stevens had his way, Hunter would have played for Butler …

Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones from Bruins

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Sharks found their starting goaltender for next season, acquiring Martin Jones in a trade from the Boston Bruins on Tuesday. The Sharks sent a 2016 first-round pick and unsigned forward prospect Sean Kuraly to the Bruins for Jones, four days after …

Pre-Civil War baseball team card going on the auction block

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NEW YORK – For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album. Now the pre-Civil War …

Wimbledon at a glance

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

LONDON – A look at Wimbledon on Tuesday: Weather: Sunny. High of 86 degrees Men’s seeded winners: No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 3 Andy Murray, No. 6 Tomas Berdych, No. 10 Rafael Nadal, No. 12 Gilles Simon, No. 13 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 15 Feliciano Lopez, No. 18 Gael …

Daytona offers American flags in exchange program

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. Daytona President Joie Chitwood said …

U.S. heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

MONTREAL – Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans. Then she blasted that ball into the back of the net. Lloyd’s penalty kick got the …

Ortiz and Bradley homer as Red Sox top Toronto for third win in row

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TORONTO – Minus injured stars Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia, the Boston Red Sox managed to match their longest winning streak of the season. David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six …

Hobson hits grand slam as Fisher Cats beat Sea Dogs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

K.C. Hobson hit a grand slam and Joel Pineiro won his fourth consecutive decision as the Fisher Cats opened a series in Portland with a 7-4 win over the Sea Dogs on Tuesday night at Hadlock Field. The Fisher Cats hit a grand slam for the first time …

2002 champ Hewitt loses in first round at his last Wimbledon

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

LONDON – The last Wimbledon singles contest of 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt’s career was a back-and-forth, 4-hour tussle in which he saved three match points before finally succumbing 11-9 in the fifth set. He might have lost. He …