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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout keeps his foot and hand firmly on third base as Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt makes the tag on a stolen base during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 22, 2015. Trout was initially called out, but the play was reversed after video review. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Angels pound Red Sox 12-5

Friday, May 22, 2015

BOSTON — Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta could sense the mood changing in the visitor’s dugout at Fenway Park. A nine-run inning will do that. Iannetta and Erick Aybar homered as the Angels sent 13 batters to the plate in the fifth, and Albert Pujols also hit a home run on Friday night to lead Los Angeles to a …

Kevin Na in front at Colonial

Friday, May 22, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at Colonial before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert. Not even that could dampen Na’s second round that gave him the lead in the soggy tournament. Na took the penalty drop near the 17th fairway, and hit a …

Giant hole forms at entrance of Missouri golf course

Friday, May 22, 2015

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Geologists say a giant sinkhole near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is fairly common because of the region’s karst topography. The sinkhole consists of two adjacent sinkholes that appeared Friday morning near a pond at the entrance of the Top of the Rock Golf course …

AP sources: Roger Goodell will not recuse self from Tom Brady appeal

Friday, May 22, 2015

NEW YORK — Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. The NFL told the players’ union on Friday that Goodell will not recuse himself from what …

Questions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500

Friday, May 22, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — They call the Indianapolis 500 “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won’t be a …

IndyCar’s Derrick Walker survives tough week with endless questions

Friday, May 22, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — As Derrick Walker strolled through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garages one day this week, he was stopped by an old friend. Roger Penske, like everybody else, wanted an update on IndyCar’s investigation into the safety of …

Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes dies at 89

Friday, May 22, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — Marques Haynes’ dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world. Haynes, often called the greatest …

Sage Karam takes drive toward Indy 500 in stylish pink Camaro

Friday, May 22, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Sage Karam needs a date — maybe even dates — for a busy social calendar stuffed with appearances at parades, autograph signings and one pretty big race. He’s got his eye on a perfect love story, …

Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

Friday, May 22, 2015

MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. General …

Serena Williams vies for 20th Grand Slam at French Open

Friday, May 22, 2015

The very day that Serena Williams won this year’s Australian Open for her 19th Grand Slam championship, she was thinking ahead. “I would love,” Williams said then, “to get to 22.” Her next chance to move closer to …

US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid

Friday, May 22, 2015

LONDON — Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid. The …

Novak Djokovic looms in Rafael Nadal’s toughest-ever draw at French Open

Friday, May 22, 2015

PARIS — The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris. The draw Friday …

Red Sox bats quiet again in 3-1 loss to Rangers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are still waiting for the offensive firepower they expected after some big offseason signings. For the second straight night, Boston’s slumping lineup was quieted and the Red Sox fell to the Texas …