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Austin Ernst wins LPGA’s Portland Classic in playoff

Sunday, August 31, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. — Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour’s Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea’s I.K. Kim. It was the first professional victory for the 22-year-old Ernst, who shot a 5-under 67 in the final round to get to 14 under at Columbia Edgewater. Kim, the first- and second-round leader, carded a 68. Kim missed an eight-foot par putt … 0

Russell Henley takes a 1-shot lead at Deutsche Bank

Sunday, August 31, 2014

NORTON — Russell Henley doesn’t get into contention as much as he’d like, though he is tough to beat when he’s anywhere near the lead. Rory McIlroy seems to be there all the time. They were among a host of contenders Sunday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, setting up the second straight week … 0

Michael Sam clears waivers, meets with Rams coach Jeff Fisher

Sunday, August 31, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation. They’re just too well-stocked at defensive end, Sam’s position. Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with coach Jeff Fisher Sunday, a few hours after … 0

Jake Odorizzi stellar as Rays beat Red Sox 7-0

Saturday, August 30, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jake Odorizzi and two pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-0 on Saturday night. Coming off a start Monday night in which he gave up … 0

I.K. Kim increases Portland Classic lead

Friday, August 29, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. — I.K. Kim increased her lead to three strokes Friday in the LPGA Tour’s Portland Classic, shooting a 5-under 67 to reach 12 under. The South Korean player had seven birdies and two bogeys in her morning round in cloudy, calm conditions at Columbia Edgewater. She … 0

Mookie Betts hits grand slam, Red Sox beat Rays 8-4

Friday, August 29, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mookie Betts put his first grand slam as his top rookie season highlight so far. Betts hit Boston’s fourth slam of the year, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Red Sox beat … 0

Newly acquired tight end Tim Wright fitting in with Patriots

Friday, August 29, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The newest New England Patriots player seems to be fitting right in. Tight end Tim Wright caught four passes for 43 yards in the Patriots’ exhibition finale on Thursday night, about 48 hours after he … 0

US opens basketball worlds against Finaldn and its fans

Friday, August 29, 2014

BILBAO, Spain — They are the biggest thing in Bilbao, backed by 8,000 fans — not to mention some Angry Birds — whose free-spending boosters are such believers they’ve already started lining up transportation to the second round. And if looking good in the stands meant as much … 0

Ryan Palmer, Keegan Bradley out in front at Deutsche Bank

Friday, August 29, 2014

NORTON — Ryan Palmer has felt all year that something special was going to happen. For now, he’ll take his lowest round of the season. Palmer took only 21 putts and made birdie on half of his holes … 0

Sara Errani outlasts Venus Williams at US Open

Friday, August 29, 2014

NEW YORK — A day before facing Venus Williams — and a partisan crowd — at the U.S. Open, Italy’s Sara Errani came across a video posted on Twitter that gave her a little extra motivation. It showed … 0

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

Friday, August 29, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers have been preparing for months to play on without Aldon Smith over an extended period. Now they know the exact timeframe: He is suspended for more than half the season. … 0

Shelly Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

Friday, August 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES — When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2. … 0

Giants cap undefeated preseason with win over Patriots

Thursday, August 28, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — No one wanted overtime in the preseason finale, and Bill Belichick made sure neither the New York Giants or New England Patriots had to endure it. Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with … 0