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Shaw’s big day carries Red Sox past Rays, 11-7

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON – Travis Shaw’s teammates teased him about going for the cycle in his last at-bat. He finished with an even better hit by belting his second homer of the day. Shaw hit his first two major league homers and went 4-for-4 with five runs scored and four RBI to lead the Boston Red Sox past the Tampa Bay Rays, …

Mum Brady sharp in Patriots’ first padded practice

Sunday, August 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Two things were certain Saturday when the New England Patriots put on pads for the first time at training camp: The home …

Gordon to wave goodbye to winless races in final season

Sunday, August 2, 2015

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer LONG POND, Pa. — Jeff Gordon’s request for a low-key farewell tour has mostly been respected, though the four-time …

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 enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and …

Luck still ranks atop QB class that entered NFL in 2012

Thursday, July 30, 2015

MIAMI – The pontificating and prognosticating that have always swirled around the quarterback class of 2012 can transform even a punter into a pundit. Take comparisons between Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill, two of the five current starting …

Full text of Patriots owner Kraft’s statement about Brady

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The full text of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s statement Wednesday after quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: In light of yesterday’s league ruling, I felt it was important to make a statement today, prior to the start …

Statement released by Tom Brady

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Full text of the statement released Wednesday by Tom Brady: I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I did nothing wrong, and no one in the …

Players who could make breakthroughs in 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

If you’re not sure where Le’Veon Bell and Justin Forsett came from to reach the top of the NFL rushing charts, this will be helpful. If you couldn’t identify Jerry Hughes or Tashaun Gipson before they burst through …

Patriots sign cornerback Tarell Brown

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed free-agent cornerback Tarell Brown on Wednesday. Terms of the deal weren’t announced. The 30-year-old Brown spent last season with the Oakland Raiders after seven years with the San Francisco 49ers. Brown has made 61 starts in 114 career games with …

Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to …

Tulowitzki homers, drives in three in Blue Jays’ debut

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Troy Tulowitzki homered and had three hits in his Blue Jays debut as Toronto beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-2, on Wednesday night. The five-time All-Star, who was acquired in a trade with the Colorado Rockies, went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI. He scored three times. R.A. …

Donald Trump to fly in for Women’s British Open

Thursday, July 30, 2015

TURNBERRY, Scotland – Lizette Salas should be midway through her first round at the Women’s British Open on Thursday morning when Donald Trump arrives via helicopter to expected fanfare at his Turnberry resort. Salas, a U.S golfer with …

Dodgers scratch Kershaw from start vs. A’s with soreness

Thursday, July 30, 2015

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday due to hip soreness. Kershaw is expected to start Friday in the Freeway Series opener against the Los Angeles Angels, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said during batting …