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Jordan Spieth yells after hitting his drive on the fifth tee into the crowd during the second round of play at The Barclays golf tournament Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Edison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Golf Watson leads, Spieth misses cut at Barclays EDISON, N.J. – Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays. He also lost his No. 1 ranking. Bubba Watson overcame a rare warning for pace of play with a birdie on the 18th hole at Plainfield Country Club for a 2-under 68 and a one-shot …

No way he’d quit: Kidney disease can’t stop U.S. hurdler

Saturday, August 29, 2015

BEIJING – When the doctors hooked Aries Merritt onto the dialysis machine two years ago, they told him his running days were over. The doctors …

Woman hit by foul ball behind home plate sues Red Sox owner

Saturday, August 29, 2015

BOSTON – A fan struck by a foul ball that went behind home plate last year during a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park …

After edging challenger Gatlin in 100, Bolt ready for signature 200

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BEIJING – Celebration time is over, Usain Bolt. Your stage beckons. After a day off following his wild 100-meter win over Justin Gatlin, the Jamaican great returns for the opening round of the 200 meters on Tuesday at …

IndyCar racer Wilson, 37, dies from injuries suffered during crash

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement on Monday night at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson is a …

Packers’ worst fears confirmed as Nelson suffers season-ending injury

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Green Bay Packers’ worst fears about the severity of receiver Jordy Nelson’s knee injury have come true. The team said Monday only that the star receiver suffered a “significant right knee injury” that would cost him the …

Wright homers in first at-bat back to lead Mets to win

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

David Wright hit a long home run on his first major league swing in 133 days, Wilmer Flores went deep twice and the New York Mets set a franchise record with eight homers in a 16-7 victory over …

Castillo’s 5 RBI lead Kelly, Red Sox over White Sox

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CHICAGO – Rusney Castillo homered and drove in a career-high five runs, Joe Kelly won his fifth straight outing and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox, 5-4, on Monday night. Kelly (7-6) allowed five hits …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, August 24, 2015

Golf Love wins Wyndham; Tiger struggles in final round GREENSBORO, N.C. – Davis Love III won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, while Tiger Woods’s season came to an abrupt …

Bowyer holds head high to cling to final Chase berth

Monday, August 24, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. – All of the crew members who work on Clint Bowyer’s team know they’ll be out of a job in 12 more races. Like everyone else at Michael Waltrip Racing, they face an uncertain future in …

Travers next race for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah

Monday, August 24, 2015

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will run next in the Travers Stakes at a sold-out Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. Following the colt’s Sunday morning workout at Del Mar in California, American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat said, “Saratoga, …

Specter of 38 Studios looms over PawSox stadium proposal

Monday, August 24, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – As the owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox make their case for their push to move the team to Providence, one name comes up over and over: 38 Studios. The shadow of the bad video game company deal has loomed over the stadium proposal for …

Closer Tazawa gives up 4 in ninth as Red Sox fall 8-6 to KC

Monday, August 24, 2015

BOSTON – Boston’s Junichi Tazawa found out the hard way that life as a closer can have its lousy days. Tazawa gave up four runs and six hits in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied …