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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BASEBALL A’s sending Zobrist to Royals OAKLAND, Calif. – The Kansas City Royals made another big addition for the season’s stretch run, acquiring utilityman Ben Zobrist and cash from the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday for right-hander Aaron Brooks and minor league left-hander Sean Manaea. The 34-year-old Zobrist, an infielder and outfielder, batted .268 with six home runs, 20 doubles, two …

Excerpts from Goodell decision to uphold Brady suspension

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NEW YORK – Excerpts from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension: The conclusion “Notwithstanding my enormous …

Jays add ‘best’ shortstop in All-Star Troy Tulowitzki

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BC-BBA--Blue Jays-Tulowitzki, 1st Ld-Writethru,737 Jays add ‘best’ shortstop in All-Star Troy Tulowitzki AP Photo MDB102, NY155 Eds: Updates with detail, quotes. With AP Photos. By …

Ortiz has 2 HRs, career-high 7 RBI as Red Sox rout Tigers

Monday, July 27, 2015

BOSTON – David Ortiz homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night. Ortiz, who had two three-run homers and an …

Fifth inning hurts Fisher Cats in 7-2 loss to Sea Dogs

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Portland Sea Dogs used a three-run bottom of the fifth to break a 2-all tie en route to a 7-2 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Sunday. Aneury Tavarez homered for the Sea Dogs to make it 3-2, and Tim Roberson’s RBI single made it 4-2. …

Pedro Martinez’s glory years worth reliving in honor of Hall enshrinement

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hall of Fame inductions don’t usually capture my attention. I’m more interested in what’s happening now, or trying to predict what’s coming down the road, than I am in reliving the past. Sunday’s ceremonies in Cooperstown, however, are …

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 …