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Red Sox brave rain, beat sloppy Orioles, 7-1, in shortened contest

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BOSTON – The way Justin Masterson was pitching, he didn’t need much help. The Orioles gave it to him, anyway. On a rainy, chilly Patriots’ Day holiday, Baltimore made three errors that led to five unearned runs, Wei-Yin Chen struggled with his control and the Boston Red Sox won, 7-1, yesterday in a game shortened by rain to 6-and-a-half innings. …

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NFL Eagles sign quarterback Tebow to 1-year contract PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman …

New Chase format means Cup drivers don’t have to put health on the line

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. – There was a time in NASCAR when skipping a race because of illness or injury was simply not considered. Rather than sit …

PawSox owners: Downtown ballpark would generate millions

Thursday, April 16, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox minor league baseball team said yesterday that a multi-use ballpark in downtown Providence would generate $12.3 million annually in spending for the city and the state, but they would seek help from taxpayers – $120 million over …

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Baseball Mets put Wright on 15-day disabled list NEW YORK – Eight games into the season, David Wright is on the disabled list again. The New York Mets put their captain on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring yesterday after the seven-time All-Star was injured while …

Flames sign NCAA champion goalie Gillies to 3-year deal

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CALGARY, Alberta – NCAA champion goaltender Jon Gillies signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames. Gillies, whose father, Bruce, was a goalie for the UNH hockey team, made 49 saves for Providence in a 4-3 win over Boston University on Saturday to end his college career …

Fisher Cats can’t climb out of early hole, drop 4-1 decision to Reading

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats surrendered a two-run seventh inning to derail comeback chances en route to a 4-1 loss to the Reading Fightin’ Phils at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium yesterday afternoon. Reading scored runs in the top of the first and sixth, but Andy Burns’s home run …

Celtics finish regular season with 105-100 victory over Milwaukee

Thursday, April 16, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Gigi Datome scored 22 points, including two key buckets in the final 3 minutes, and the Boston Celtics ended the regular season with their sixth straight win following a 105-100 victory last night over the Milwaukee …

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, sentenced to life

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison yesterday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract …

Church bells, kind acts mark 2 years since Boston bombings

Thursday, April 16, 2015

With a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness, Boston marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombings yesterday, the emotions clearly still raw from the devastating attack during one of this …

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BASEBALL Royals outfielder Rios breaks hand, out indefinitely MINNEAPOLIS – The Kansas City Royals suffered their first loss of the season: Right fielder Alex Rios was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday with a broken bone in …

Celtics and Kings to play regular-season game in Mexico City

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NEW YORK – The Boston Celtics will play the Sacramento Kings in Mexico City in December, the NBA’s third regular-season game in Mexico. It will be the league’s 22nd game in Mexico overall, the most for any country …

Hockey great Gordie Howe makes gritty fight back from stroke

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

LUBBOCK, Texas – Ravaged by a stroke that left him unable to walk and barely able to speak, Gordie Howe decided it was time to quit. His sons didn’t want to hear it. Not from Mr. Hockey, whose …