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Revolution lose fourth straight, 3-0

Sunday, July 5, 2015

FRISCO, Texas – Mauro Diaz had an early goal and a late assist, helping FC Dallas beat the New England Revolution, 3-0, on Saturday night. Diaz also played a role in the second goal for FC Dallas (8-5-5) in the 64th minute, pressuring Revolution defender Jose Goncalves to create a deep giveaway. Diaz crossed it back to Fabian Castillo for …

Rapping – and rocking – with Matt Bonner

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Major NBA news broke on Saturday when the San Antonio Spurs and a sweet-shooting power forward reportedly agreed to a lucrative, multi-year contract. You’re probably …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, July 4, 2015

NBA Free agent Aldridge chooses Spurs LaMarcus Aldridge is heading back home to Texas and the San Antonio Spurs are heading back to the top …

Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones from Bruins

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Sharks found their starting goaltender for next season, acquiring Martin Jones in a trade from the Boston Bruins on Tuesday. The Sharks sent a 2016 first-round pick and unsigned forward prospect Sean Kuraly to the Bruins for Jones, four days after …

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 …