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Boston Red Sox' David Ortiz (34) high-fives teammate Yoenis Cespedes after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

David Ortiz homers in 10th to lift Red Sox past Orioles

Saturday, September 20, 2014

BALTIMORE — Whether they’re winning the World Series or stuck in last place, the Boston Red Sox can almost always count on getting the best out of David Ortiz. Ortiz hit two home runs, including a two-run drive in the 10th inning that lifted the Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Friday night. Although the AL East-champion Orioles are …

2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

Friday, September 19, 2014

BEIJING — Relying on fitness and a strong baseline game, Li Na reached the pinnacle of tennis and lifted the level of the sport in Asia to unprecedented heights. A sense of humor along the way certainly helped. The legs that carried Li to two Grand Slam titles ultimately couldn’t get her through …

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says league will implement personal conduct policies

Friday, September 19, 2014

NEW YORK — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Goodell was short on specifics at a news conference Friday, his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. More defiant than contrite …

Patriots hope to continue dominance at Gillette

Friday, September 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Stevan Ridley’s father switched his allegiance from the Oakland Raiders once his son was drafted by the New England Patriots. The running back’s dad sure picked a winner. The Patriots are 25-4, including playoff games, at …

Bruins eyeing redemption on 1st day of camp

Friday, September 19, 2014

WILMINGTON — The Boston Bruins conducted their first on-ice training camp practices for the new season on Friday, and they’re already thinking about redemption. The Bruins want to atone for the way last season ended. They had the …

Heading cross country hard for West Coast teams

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Oakland Raiders have to deal with more than just Tom Brady and Darrelle Revis at New England on Sunday. They’ll also be fighting mental fogginess and the physical effects of jetlag. Their internal clocks will make it feel like it’s 6 a.m. when they drag themselves onto …

Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably

Friday, September 19, 2014

CHICAGO — Mary Jo Kane, a lifelong Chicago Bears fan and college professor, settles in to watch a football game and finds herself taking a tally of the players — one she’d rather not do, but can’t help. Have any of these guys committed a crime? Tried to …

Brad Keselowski wins pole, aims for another win at New Hampshire

Friday, September 19, 2014

LOUDON, N.H. — Denny Hamlin once called his shot at New Hampshire, guaranteeing a win with a tweet, then following through with a mighty swing of an invisible baseball bat moments after taking the checkered flag. Any bold …

Pirates get late break in playoff push, top Red Sox

Thursday, September 18, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Everything seems to be going wrong for the Boston Red Sox one year after so many things went right. Their third World Series title in 10 years is a distant memory. This season they are all …

Bruins have some lineup questions entering preseason camp

Thursday, September 18, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have some lineup questions entering training camp after a disappointing second-round exit in the playoffs. “Absolutely. Competition, with it comes uncertainty, and we’d all like things to be certain,” general manager Peter Chiarelli …

Stacy Lewis, Mi Jung Hur share lead in Alabama

Thursday, September 18, 2014

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied the last three holes and five of the final six Thursday for an 8-under 64 and a share of the lead with Mi Jung Hur in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Lewis, the 2012 winner in the event that was …

What’s next with the NFL’s domestic violence cases

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The legal system doesn’t work on the NFL’s schedule. The players facing child abuse or domestic violence allegations might wait a long time for their cases to play out in the courtroom. A look at what’s next in …

Darrelle Revis a success in New England

Thursday, September 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Darrelle Revis didn’t divulge much when asked about his preference for facing a rookie quarterback. New England’s shutdown cornerback officially is a Patriot. “I can’t give you all of that,” the five-time Pro Bowler said with …