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Boston Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez (13) misjudges a fly ball hit by Baltimore Oriole designated hitter Jimmy Paredesin the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)

Clay Buchholz and Red Sox lose to Orioles 4-1

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BOSTON — Forget opening day. Clay Buchholz can’t seem to find his groove again. Buchholz gave up 11 hits in six innings Saturday but limited the Orioles to just two runs in Boston’s 4-1 loss to Baltimore. Coming off a miserable start when he gave up nine runs over 3 1-3 innings in a loss at Yankee Stadium last Sunday, Buchholz loaded the bases in the fourth and fifth innings but kept the score close with the help of a double play and a pair of strikeouts. “I think he pitched exceptionally well in those two innings,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “He kept the …

Xander Bogaerts’ single in 9th lifts Red Sox over Orioles 3-2

Friday, April 17, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night. Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez held the Red Sox hitless for 3 2-3 innings before being …

Matt Kenseth wins pole at Bristol Motor Speedway

Friday, April 17, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Kenseth will try for his first win since 2013 when he starts from the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kenseth led a strong showing from Joe Gibbs Racing on Friday when he turned a lap at 128.632 mph to grab the top starting spot. But he wasn’t sure …

2 weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

Friday, April 17, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Don’t expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket — or any other ticket — at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Just two weeks before the bout, tickets for the most anticipated fight in recent times have yet …

Troy Merritt’s 61 trumps Masters champion Jordan Spieth’s 62

Friday, April 17, 2015

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage. Merritt shot a 10-under 61 on Friday to tie the course record at Harbour Town Golf Links only a few …

LeBron begins new quest to end Cleveland’s title drought

Friday, April 17, 2015

CLEVELAND — For LeBron James, his homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one. The fourth is about to begin. The only one that matters. James has his sights …

NBA could alter schedule, but no change to playoffs, lottery

Friday, April 17, 2015

NEW YORK — NBA owners held their first serious discussions about the playoff format, though Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday it was too soon to tell if there was interest in changing it. The playoffs will open Saturday …

In Aaron Hernandez murder case, question lingers: Why?

Friday, April 17, 2015

FALL RIVER — Aaron Hernandez had it all. Fame, as a star tight end with the New England Patriots, which took him to the Super Bowl. Fortune, with a $40 million NFL contract. Family, with a fiancee and …

Inside the NBA playoffs

Thursday, April 16, 2015

EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 ATLANTA HAWKS (60-22) vs. No. 8 BROOKLYN NETS (38-44) Season Series: Hawks, 4-0. Atlanta led by at least 14 in every game, once by as much as 39. Brooklyn never led any of the four games by more than eight points. Story Line: Can …

Jewell Loyd taken first in WNBA draft by Seattle

Thursday, April 16, 2015

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Jewell Loyd and Amanda Zahui B. shared a hug after they were taken with the top two picks in the WNBA draft. The underclassmen’s decisions to turn pro were justified. Loyd went first to the …

Warriors? Cavs? Spurs again? No clear NBA Finals favorite

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now. “We had a great home record and did some historic things, but that doesn’t get …

After conviction, many court cases left for Aaron Hernandez

Thursday, April 16, 2015

FALL RIVER — Even after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles. He still …

For Derrick Rose, suiting up for playoffs long time in making

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CHICAGO — Derrick Rose has no interest in looking back, in discussing what might have been. All that matters is that the Chicago Bulls open the playoffs at home Saturday against Milwaukee and he expects to be in the lineup. It will be a moment three years in …