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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront delivers to the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Cubs acquire struggling LHP Doubront from Red Sox

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHICAGO — Theo Epstein was the first person to take a chance on Felix Doubront. Now he is going to give the struggling left-hander another opportunity. The Chicago Cubs acquired Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named. Epstein, the president of baseball operations for the Cubs, was Boston’s general manager when Doubront signed with the Red Sox as an undrafted free agent in 2005. Cubs manager Rick Renteria said he didn’t know very much about Doubront, and the team said it would announce in the next couple days where he would begin with the organization. Doubront … 0

Toronto beats Boston 6-1 to sweep Red Sox

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BOSTON — As his winless streak stretched toward a third month and his ERA continued to climb, Mark Buehrle began to have doubts. At 36, was he at the end of what had been a steady major league career? Would he eventually snap out of the slump and contribute to Toronto’s surge in … 0

Develin’s versatility could help Pats at tight end

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski isn’t ready for full-time activity. Michael Hoomanawanui has been sidelined the past two practices. The New England Patriots are short-handed at tight end so James Develin is getting another chance to show the versatility that has earned praise from coach Bill Belichick. “He gets better all the time,” … 0

Jeter gets presidential farewell in Texas

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Jeter got a surprise presidential farewell before playing his final game in Texas, when former President George W. Bush took part in a pregame ceremony Wednesday night. Retired Rangers All-Stars Michael Young and … 0

Nadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. The second-ranked Nadal plays … 0

Scully humbled to return to Dodgers booth in ‘15

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Vin Scully poked fun at himself after word came out that he plans to return for his record 66th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ broadcast booth next year. “I agree with everybody else: It’s … 0

2018 Olympics organizers elect new president

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang’s successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of a top official. … 0

Report: College sports shows dip in gender hiring

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — A report released Wednesday on the NCAA and its member schools shows fewer women holding jobs in college sports and only a small improvement in racial diversity. The report, released Wednesday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, gave college sports a B … 0

Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CLEVELAND — The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn’t mean they’re going to surrender the season. “We will never raise the white flag,” Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. “That’s not an … 0

Usain Bolt in controversy at Commonwealth Games

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland — Even as athletics medals were being won at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, the spotlight was on the sprinter nowhere near the track: Usain Bolt. The world’s fastest man was at the center of a … 0

No joke: Kings’ Cousins hopes for Team USA shot

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LAS VEGAS — DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have been joking with one another during the U.S. basketball team’s first two days of practice, about which big man is better. But with the Americans in desperate need of big men, with the absences of Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge … 0

Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ST. LOUIS — To guard against another bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp. Such guidance could be valuable for the St. Louis Rams, even if by all accounts they have welcomed Michael Sam … 0

Column: NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement Tuesday to create … 0