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Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. is congratulated by teammate Mookie Betts (50) after his home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Joe Kelly wins 7th straight start as Red Sox beat Phillies 7-5

Saturday, September 5, 2015

BOSTON — Joe Kelly has always been known as a hard thrower. But these days, he’s more than just a big fastball for the Red Sox. Kelly won his seventh straight start, pitching six effective innings in Boston’s 7-5 interleague win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. The 27-year-old right-hander struggled in the early part of the season, sometimes …

Serena Williams’ comeback extends Grand Slam try at US Open

Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW YORK — Can’t count out Serena Williams, no matter how big the deficit, no matter how off-target her strokes, no matter how much the pressure might be mounting as she bids for a calendar-year Grand Slam. Eight times this season at major tournaments, Williams has dropped the opening set. Eight times, she …

Judge’s NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in ‘Deflategate’

Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW YORK — A judge’s ruling freeing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play football erased his four-game suspension but failed to address the root question of the “Deflategate” scandal: What did Brady know about a plot to deflate balls before January’s AFC championship game? U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman thoroughly …

So long, lady in black: Jeff Gordon faces Darlington finale

Friday, September 4, 2015

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Jeff Gordon hopes to make his last Southern 500 as a full-time driver as memorable as the rest of his career at Darlington Raceway. Gordon is third all-time with seven Darlington victories, including a record …

Day, Spieth rolling in opposite directions at TPC Boston

Friday, September 4, 2015

NORTON — Brendon de Jonge described his opening round Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship as coming out of nowhere. Jordan Spieth’s start — his third straight round over par — was becoming far too familiar for him. …

No. 1 up for grabs at 2nd PGA playoff event in Boston

Friday, September 4, 2015

NORTON — The second FedEx Cup playoff event is all about the Big Three. And the battle for No. 1. Rory McIlroy returned to No. 1 in the world even though he skipped opening playoff event last week …

Judge’s NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in ‘Deflategate’

Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW YORK — A judge’s ruling freeing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play football erased his four-game suspension but failed to address the root question of the “Deflategate” scandal: What did Brady know about a plot …

Players hoping “Deflategate” can usher in change

Friday, September 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH — Tom Brady is free and Ramon Foster can’t help but laugh. Sorry, the irony is just a little too delicious. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ guard remembers joining the rest of his teammates in declining to ratify the …

Pats coach Belichick on having Brady back: ‘He never left’

Friday, September 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Like every game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he’s focused on his next opponent. But he doesn’t feel as if he’s got a new edge with star quarterback Tom Brady able to play in the regular0season …

Brady sits out after court victory, Giants top Patriots 12-9

Thursday, September 3, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — A battle of reserves to end the preseason was fittingly decided by a backup kicker. Chris Boswell kicked four field goals and the New York Giants finished off the preseason with a 12-9 victory Thursday over …

Fans happy drawn-out ‘Deflategate’ controversy at an end

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Michael Rubeck and his father, Glenn, were about 15 feet apart outside Mimmo’s Pizza in Northampton when Michael, 10, zipped a football in his dad’s direction. The ball landed at Glenn’s feet and skipped past. The …

Judge quashes suspension in ‘Deflategate’

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league’s four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs, saying he was treated unfairly …

Los Angeles mayor pitches 2024 Olympic bid to IOC president

Thursday, September 3, 2015

LONDON — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took his city’s newly-launched bid for the 2024 Summer Games to IOC headquarters on Thursday, saying it’s time “to bring the Olympics back home” to the United States after an absence …