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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, new Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Logan Mankins meets with members of the media before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins  in Tampa, Fla. Mankins says he isn't upset by a trade that sent him from New England to Tampa Bay. He's focused on learning the playbook and helping the Buccaneers' struggling offensive line.  (AP Photo/Brian Blanco, File)

Buccaneers G Logan Mankins settling in with new team

Monday, September 1, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — Logan Mankins was a little surprised, though not upset, by the trade that sent him from the New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs acquired the six-time Pro Bowl guard in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round draft choice and are counting on Mankins to make a difference on their … 0

Chris Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank

Monday, September 1, 2014

NORTON — Chris Kirk picked up the biggest victory of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Still to be determined is just how big. Kirk closed with a 5-under 66 in another wild Labor Day finish at the TPC Boston, coming up with three big putts on the back nine to … 0

Matt Joyce’s RBI single in 10th lifts Rays past Red Sox

Monday, September 1, 2014

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. — Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays salvage a split of a four-game series by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Monday. Ryan Hanigan opened the 10th with a double off Burke Badenhop (0-3), which withstood … 0

Gronk promises he will play Sunday; Dolphins ready

Monday, September 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots’ opener at Miami this Sunday. Meanwhile, the news hardly caught … 0

Eugenie Bouchard loses to Ekaterina Makarova in US Open’s 4th round

Monday, September 1, 2014

NEW YORK — Wilting in high heat and humidity, Eugenie Bouchard became the latest top woman to lose at the U.S. Open, ending her streak of making the semifinals at each Grand Slam tournament this year. The No. … 0

For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

Monday, September 1, 2014

BIDDEFORD, Maine — A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball’s earliest greats. Now, the trove of more than 1,400 tobacco … 0

Rams announce practice squad minus Sam

Monday, September 1, 2014

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams have signed 10 players to their practice squad. As expected, Michael Sam was not among them. The Rams added two each at linebacker, offensive line, wide receiver and safety Monday, fortifying needy positions. Sam starred at defensive line for Missouri, but … 0

Commentary: Tony Stewart’s Chase status doesn’t matter

Monday, September 1, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it’s not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002. He sat out … 0

Sports briefs: Cole Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

Monday, September 1, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate. Hamels (8-6) was pulled after six innings … 0

Austin Ernst wins LPGA’s Portland Classic in playoff

Sunday, August 31, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. — Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour’s Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea’s I.K. Kim. It was the first professional victory for the 22-year-old Ernst, who shot a 5-under 67 in the final round to … 0

Russell Henley takes a 1-shot lead at Deutsche Bank

Sunday, August 31, 2014

NORTON — Russell Henley doesn’t get into contention as much as he’d like, though he is tough to beat when he’s anywhere near the lead. Rory McIlroy seems to be there all the time. They were among a … 0

Michael Sam clears waivers, meets with Rams coach Jeff Fisher

Sunday, August 31, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation. They’re just too well-stocked at defensive end, Sam’s position. Sam showed … 0

Clay Buchholz throws 3-hitter, Red Sox beat Rays 3-0

Sunday, August 31, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Clay Buchholz cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays. Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Rays 3-0 on Sunday. Buchholz … 0