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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 …

Fisher Cats take no-hitter into the eighth inning, settle for two-hit shutout

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats held the Harrisburg Senators without a baserunner into the sixth inning and without a hit into the eighth before settling for a two-hit shutout in a 5-0 victory on Tuesday night. Scott Barnes, making a spot start after the Toronto organization traded scheduled …

White Sox blast Red Sox, 9-4; Betts injured while nearly making great catch

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BOSTON – The Chicago White Sox hit two home runs, one needing a video replay and the other leaving someone in need of a new windshield. Jose Abreu and Geovany Soto homered and drove in three runs apiece …

Nationals land Papelbon in trade

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MIAMI – The Washington Nationals have a new closer, landing All-Star Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies. And the NL East race is shaping up to be a whole lot of fun down the stretch. On the night …

Syndergaard pitches Mets past Padres

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Noah Syndergaard retired his first 18 batters in the rookie’s latest overpowering performance, and the New York Mets got two-run homers from Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson to beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 Tuesday night. Firing his fastball up to 98 mph, Syndergaard (5-5) struck out nine, …

Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of “Deflategate.” Then the players’ union said it would take it all to court. Tom Brady’s four-game …

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 …