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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. That’s how he knows. “It’s just a crummy feeling,” he said. “You get a little irritable.” After nearly eight years in the …

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. …

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 …

Carl Edwards takes Brickyard 400 pole, with Tony Stewart fourth

Sunday, July 26, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Carl Edwards will be on the pole for the Brickyard 400, where passing could be at a premium Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Edwards turned a lap at 183.484 mph Saturday to move to the top …

Tour de France at a glance

Sunday, July 26, 2015

ALPE D’HUEZ, France – A brief look at the 20th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday: Stage: The penultimate stage took the pack along 69 miles, starting in Modane Valfrejus and over two of the toughest climbs in pro cycling: The Croix de Fer pass and …

Surviving ‘1,000 deaths,’ Froome all but locks up Tour

Sunday, July 26, 2015

ALPE D’HUEZ, France – Feeling like he was “dying a thousand deaths,” Chris Froome started to think that a second Tour de France victory might be melting away like the patches of snow on surrounding Alpine peaks. Up …

Pedro Martinez by the numbers

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Red Sox years Year W-L ERA WHIP IP SO 1998 19-7 2.89 1.091 233.2 251 *1999 23-4 2.07 0.923 213.1 313 *2000 18-6 1.74 0.737 217.0 284 2001 7-3 2.39 0.934 116.2 163 2002 20-4 2.26 0.923 199.1 239 2003 14-4 2.22 1.039 186.2 206 2004 16-9 3.90 1.171 217.0 227 Sox totals 117-37 2.52 0.978 1,383.2 1,683 Career totals 219-100 2.93 1.054 2,827.1 3,154 Bold indicates league leader * Cy Young winner (also won with Expos in 1997) …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Motorsports Busch wins again with late pass in Indy’s Xfinity race INDIANAPOLIS – Kyle Busch took advantage of Ryan Blaney’s last-lap bobble, making an inside pass on the back straightaway to win the Xfinity Series race Saturday at …

Hall of Fame Ceremony glance

Sunday, July 26, 2015

When: Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Where: Cooperstown, N.Y. On TV: MLB Network Inductees: Pitcher Pedro Martinez (Dodgers 1992-93, Expos ’94-97, Red Sox ’98-04, Mets ’05-08, Phillies ’09), pitcher Randy Johnson (Expos ’88-89, Mariners ’89-98, Astros ’98, Diamondbacks ’99-04, ’07-08, Yankees ’05-06, Giants ’09), pitcher John Smoltz (Braves ’88-08, Red …

Ortiz, Red Sox hear boos in lackluster 5-1 loss to Tigers

Sunday, July 26, 2015

BOSTON – Not even David Ortiz was immune to Boston’s growing dissatisfaction with the bumbling Red Sox. Ortiz was one of several players to be the target of boos in the Detroit Tigers’ 5-1 victory Saturday that sent …

Panama beats U.S., 3-2, on penalty kicks for Gold Cup third place

Sunday, July 26, 2015

CHESTER, Pa. – Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalty kicks in the shootout, and an inspired Panama team ended a trying week with a medal, beating the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third-place game Saturday. …

Fisher Cats suffer fourth straight defeat, falling to Sea Dogs, 2-1

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Fisher Cats stranded 12 baserunners, including the tying run in both the eighth and ninth innings, and lost to the Portland Sea Dogs, 2-1, yesterday, New Hampshire’s fourth straight loss. Starting pitcher Austin Bibens-Dirkx took a tough-luck loss, allowing just five hits and two runs (one earned) …

In potentially his final Phillies start, Hamels tosses no-hitter against Cubs

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Phillies ace Cole Hamels enhanced his trade value even more, becoming the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in 50 years while leading Philadelphia to a 5-0 win Saturday. There was drama down to …