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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz watches his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Red Sox's Daniel Nava and Dustin Pedroia also scored. Catching for the Rays is Curt Casali. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Ortiz’s 3-run homer helps Red Sox end skid

Sunday, July 27, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it’s back on between the teams at the bottom of the AL East. Ortiz’s shot off Chris Archer lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory Sunday that ended their five-game losing streak … 0

Michael Strahan goes from DE to TV to HOF

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Michael Strahan had one objective in mind when he came to the New York Giants as a second-round draft pick in 1993 out of Texas Southern. “My goal when I first started was just to make a little money so I didn’t have to move back to my parents’ house,” he says. “I didn’t want to disappoint my parents. So that was my … 0

Jeff Gordon wins at Indy for record 5th time

Sunday, July 27, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again. Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend … 0

War & games: Ex-pilot heads Redskins special teams

Sunday, July 27, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — After practice on Military Appreciation Day at Washington Redskins training camp, the special teams coordinator made a beeline to the people in uniform near the special VIP tent. Ben Kotwica used to be one of … 0

Michael Vick embracing role as mentor to Geno Smith with Jets

Sunday, July 27, 2014

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Michael Vick dropped back, peered down the field and flicked his wrist. The football zipped through the air about 50 yards and dropped into the arms of a wide receiver running in stride. And it … 0

Baseball Hall of Fame inducts 6 new members

Sunday, July 27, 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even … 0

Patriots defensive backs train together in Phoenix

Sunday, July 27, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The downpour began as practice was about to end for the Patriots on Sunday. It was nothing like the conditions in Arizona where four New England defensive backs had prepared for training camp. “You play … 0

Carl Edwards leaving Roush-Fenway at end of season

Sunday, July 27, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Carl Edwards’ 11-year run with Roush-Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season. Roush confirmed the decision Sunday, a move that had been long expected but could not be substantiated because Edwards refuses to publicly discuss … 0

Tim Clark rallies to win Canadian Open

Sunday, July 27, 2014

MONTREAL — Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk. Clark closed with a 5-under 65 at rainy Royal Montreal for his … 0

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Sunday, July 27, 2014

PARIS — Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner’s podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees. Chants of … 0

Lakers say no deal yet with Byron Scott

Sunday, July 27, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no deal … 0

LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs

Sunday, July 27, 2014

LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. James tweeted “23 it is! It’s only right I go back. 2 3(equals)6 We still family 6.” The tweet included an Instagram post with … 0

David Price, Rays beat Red Sox for 8th straight victory

Friday, July 25, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — David Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double and the Tampa Bay Rays earned their eighth straight victory, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Friday night. … 0