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Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia runs to first base as Toronto Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole, rear, begins to throw him out during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Huge 11th inning sends Red Sox over Blue Jays

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO — Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBIs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 Tuesday night. Boston broke away from a 4-all tie for its second straight victory following an eight-game losing streak. Toronto fell to 6-16 in August and, at 66-66, dropped … 0

Gronkowski’s health key to success of Patriots, Brady

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady and his receiving corps are more comfortable in their second season together. The star quarterback also may have his biggest target back for the New England Patriots’ opener. If Rob Gronkowski can stay healthy after two injury-plagued seasons, the NFL’s third-highest scoring team last year should be even more … 0

Giants looking to end 2-year playoff drought

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After missing the playoffs the past two seasons, Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants aren’t one of the morning-line favorites to get back to the postseason. New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and Eli Manning are struggling to get the West Coast scheme in place. It doesn’t look like it will be ready for the season opener in Detroit … 0

Jets will fly as far as Geno Smith takes them

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Geno Smith has noticed his teammates responding differently to him these days. A year ago, he was merely a wide-eyed rookie trying to find his way in the NFL. Now, he’s the undisputed starting … 0

Sports Briefs: Darlington Raceway gets Labor Day back in 2015

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Darlington Raceway gets Labor Day back in 2015 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Darlington Raceway will return to its traditional Labor Day weekend date next season in one of the few significant changes to NASCAR’s 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule. To get Darlington back to Labor Day weekend after … 0

Lesley Visser to lead historic all-women talk show on CBS Sports Network

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CBS officials talked about an all-women sports show for more than a year, and now they’re set to make television history. The network announced Tuesday that “We Need to Talk” will premiere Sept. 30 on CBS Sports Network. … 0

US teen CiCi Bellis, 15, stuns Dominika Cibulkova at US Open

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NEW YORK — While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal … 0

Judge OKs Aaron Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — A judge on Tuesday granted a request by former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from two cellphones and three iPads taken from his home in a search during a 2013 murder investigation. Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh … 0

Denver Broncos already facing adversity

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DENVER — General manager John Elway wanted more of an edge on defense after Denver’s shellacking in the Super Bowl, so he went out and signed free agents DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward. This trio of … 0

No reason to feel sorry for Jim Furyk

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. — The good news for Jim Furyk is that people finally stopped talking about his golf swing that only a mother could love and a father could teach. Now it’s whether he knows how to win. … 0

Love struck: Kevin Love pledges commitment to Cavs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. “I’m in,” Love told James. For the long haul. Getting used to a … 0

Anthony Davis, US beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands — Anthony Davis scored 18 points and teamed with forward Kenneth Faried to dominate the inside, leading the U.S. national team to a 101-71 victory over Slovenia on Tuesday in its final exhibition game before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Faried finished with … 0

Revolution introduce World Cup star Jermaine Jones

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Revolution signed U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones as much for what he will mean to the team off the field as on it. Although the addition of the former Bundesliga midfielder could … 0