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Friday, July 3, 2015

NBA Wade chooses to stay with Heat MIAMI – After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him. Once he found out, any chance of him leaving vanished. Wade accepted a $20 million, one-year deal on Thursday to stay with the Heat next season, ending his latest foray into free …

Wimbledon at a glance

Friday, July 3, 2015

LONDON – A look at Wimbledon on Thursday: Weather: Rain; first delay of the tournament. High of 75 degrees (24 Celsius) Men’s seeded winners: No. …

For fourth year in row, Rafael Nadal loses early at Wimbledon

Friday, July 3, 2015

LONDON – On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand – and whiffed, …

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 …

Goaltenders in focus as United States and Germany meet in Women’s World Cup

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MONTREAL – The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. The two women will be the last …

Hanley Ramirez has hand exam, could return to Red Sox this week

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Outfielder Hanley Ramirez could return to the Red Sox lineup this week after an MRI on his injured left hand confirmed no structural damage. Ramirez is batting .283 and leads Boston with 15 home runs and 38 RBI. He’s missed the past four games after being hit by …

Pronger, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Ruggiero among Hockey Hall picks

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Stanley Cup winners Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Sergei Fedorov and former NHL star Phil Housley are among the seven newcomers in the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Hall announced Monday that Angela Ruggiero, Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos Jr. also were voted into the shrine. Pronger, traded …