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Boston Red Sox's Blake Swihart (23) slides past New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud to score on an inside-the-park home run during the 10th inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Swihart hits inside-the-park HR in 10th as Red Sox beat Mets

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK — Blake Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox stopped the New York Mets’ seven-game winning streak, holding on for a 6-4 victory Friday night. The Red Sox, visiting the Mets for the first time since 2001, scored three times in the 10th. Swihart led off with a drive that …

Brady struggles but guides TD drive; defense, Garoppolo lead Patriots to comeback win over Panthers

Friday, August 28, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again. The four-time Super Bowl champion overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night. New England’s first six possessions included four …

After restful summer, Federer in the swing heading into US Open

Friday, August 28, 2015

CINCINNATI — Roger Federer isn’t in such a rush anymore. He’s doing things his way and taking time to savor each moment. After losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, he took a month off from tournament play to be with his family and visit Africa as part of his charity work. …

Tony Stewart claims he didn’t see man on track before fatal crash

Friday, August 28, 2015

NEW YORK — NASCAR star Tony Stewart said he didn’t see a driver walking on a dirt track in upstate New York last year before he struck and killed him, and noted the racer was impaired by marijuana and shouldn’t have been outside his car, according to court …

Watson takes 1-shot lead at Barclays as Spieth misses cut

Friday, August 28, 2015

EDISON, N.J. — Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays. He also lost his No. 1 ranking. Bubba Watson, momentarily distracted by a rare warning for taking too long to play …

Al Arbour, who coached Islanders to 4 Stanley Cup titles, dies at 82

Friday, August 28, 2015

Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, has died. He was 82. The …

US Open fans get break from sun, but not yet rain, in Ashe

Friday, August 28, 2015

NEW YORK — U.S. Open spectators must wait out rain delays at Arthur Ashe Stadium for one more year. In the meantime, they’re getting a break from Mother Nature in a very different way: shade from the blazing …

Brittany Lang leads LPGA Tour event in Alabama

Thursday, August 27, 2015

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Brittany Lang birdied five of the first seven holes in windy conditions and shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Added to the U.S. Solheim Cup team Monday as one of Juli Inkster’s two …

Alex Morgan hopes last injury was the last

Thursday, August 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Alex Morgan hopes she’s emerging from her last injury layoff for a while. Morgan has returned from a minor procedure on her right knee and expects to play in what could be the Portland Thorns’ final home game of the season. The game Sunday at …

US OPEN 2015: Serena Williams eyes 1st Grand Slam since 1988

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ask Serena Williams what could prevent her from completing tennis’ first true Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century at the U.S. Open, and the response will not include the name of a single possible opponent. “Well,” she …

Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka ‘Chocolate Thunder’ has died

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers’ locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking with backboard-breaking force. The guest was Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder. The entertainer …

AP Exclusive: David Letterman struggling with love of racing

Thursday, August 27, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. — This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing. The retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner rattled off a number racing deaths — Justin Wilson, …

American Pharoah looks ‘super good’ at Saratoga Race Course

Thursday, August 27, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — No worries, so far. American Pharoah seems to love Saratoga Race Course. After the Triple Crown winner’s first gallop around the historic track Thursday, the striking bay colt was declared “super good and very …