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Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts looks back at the dugout as he celebrates following his three-run single against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday July 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Red Sox rally to 4-3 win over Marlins

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts added another clutch hit to his case for a spot in the All-Star Game. Bogaerts drove in three runs with a bases-loaded single, and the Boston Red Sox rallied to a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Bogaerts, one of five candidates for the final opening on the AL team, went 2 for 4 to raise his batting average to .304. His big single in the seventh closed out his first look at Carter Capps, a hard-throwing reliever with a quirky delivery that falls somewhere between overhand and sidearm. “A lot of guys would want to hit with …

Pujols says he will take part in All-Star Home Run Derby

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

DENVER — Albert Pujols’ sons were pressing their father to take part in the All-Star Home Run Derby. Alberto Jr. and Ezra got their wish. Pujols, the Los Angeles Angels’ first baseman, says he talked with Major League Baseball and confirmed he will be one of the hitters for the event Monday in …

Dempsey scores twice, US beats Honduras 2-1 to open Gold Cup

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

FRISCO, Texas — Clint Dempsey scored twice on headers in front his home state fans, and the United States opened defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 2-1 victory over Honduras on Tuesday night. Dempsey’s goals in the 25th and 64th minutes were created from crosses from Michael Bradley, wearing the …

Young Micronesian soccer side overwhelmed at Pacific Games

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The players were mostly teenagers, many of them away from their villages in the Federated States of Micronesia for the first time. And as it turned out, on the steepest of learning curves in the Pacific Games soccer tournament in Papua New Guinea. The Micronesians lost the third …

US women begin home World Cup celebrations with LA fan rally

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Carli Lloyd looked out over the cheering mob of U.S. women’s national team fans and raised an arm in triumph. “It feels great to wake up as a world champion, and that feeling won’t ever …

Williams gets past Azarenka at Wimbledon; Sharapova next

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LONDON — Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last 13 in yet another comeback, her Wimbledon quarterfinal …

Martin wins 4th stage of Tour and takes overall lead

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

CAMBRAI, France — German rider Tony Martin won the fourth stage of the Tour de France to take the overall lead, while Chris Froome and his main rivals safely came through the treacherous cobblestones on Tuesday. Martin, one …

PGA Grand Slam to move from Trump Course in Los Angeles

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump’s course in Los Angeles, the first significant fallout for golf from the Republican presidential candidate’s comments on Mexican immigrants. …

AP source: Warriors trade David Lee to Celts for Wallace

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — David Lee wanted to help turn around the Golden State Warriors when he came to the struggling franchise as a high-priced free agent in 2010. Five years later, Lee is leaving with a championship — …

Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

Monday, July 6, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life. …

Rookies Bryant, Pederson make All-Star team; A-Rod left out

Monday, July 6, 2015

NEW YORK — Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. But there was …

Serena Williams tops Venus at Wimbledon; Federer, Murray advance

Monday, July 6, 2015

LONDON — Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus — older, taller, stronger — …

Rory McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle while playing soccer, doubtful for British Open

Monday, July 6, 2015

LONDON — Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf’s No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews. Just as excitement …