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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, right, follows through on his swing as he hits a home run while New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann, left, looks on in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Fenway Park, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Ortiz hits career No. 495; Red Sox beat Yankees 4-3

Monday, August 31, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz hit his 495th home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox. It was their ninth win in 13 games. …

Serena Williams into US Open 2nd round when injured opponent stops

Monday, August 31, 2015

NEW YORK — Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top women. And when it was the No. 1-seeded American’s turn to play her first-round match, …

NYC’s first fan: A ballgame with Mayor Bill de Blasio

Monday, August 31, 2015

NEW YORK — He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town scoreboard to consider playoff implications. And he waited his turn in the long …

Veteran Kris Tamulis nabs first LPGA Tour win

Sunday, August 30, 2015

PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Kris Tamulis won the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title. Tamulis played 29 holes Sunday in the twice-delayed tournament, the 186th of her LPGA Tour career. She finished a …

American Pharoah looks good after loss; no decision on racing plans

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks. On the morning after a startling upset at the Travers Stakes, a small gathering of …

Turner Field US flag at half-staff after fan dies in fall

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ATLANTA — The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and …

Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open for 2nd time in 3 years

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, withdrawing on the eve of the tournament because of a lingering right leg injury. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal via …

AP Source: LA strikes 2024 Olympic bid deal with USOC

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Los Angeles and the U.S. Olympic Committee have struck a deal that will make the city America’s 2024 Olympic bidder pending approval by the city council next week. If the council approves the deal at a meeting Tuesday, …

Juli Inkster wins The Legends Championship

Sunday, August 30, 2015

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster won The Legends Championship on Sunday, finishing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Trish Johnson. “If a 55-year-old can win, they can, too,” Inkster said about her Solheim Cup team that will face Europe …

Jason Day wins in a blowout at Barclays

Sunday, August 30, 2015

EDISON, N.J. — Jason Day powered and putted his way to another blowout against a world-class field Sunday at The Barclays. Fresh off his first major at the PGA Championship, Day pulled away early and poured it on …

Jeff Maggert wins Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, takes Charles Schwab Cup lead

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ENDICOTT, N.Y. — Jeff Maggert won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on Sunday for his fourth Champions Tour victory of the year, closing with a 6-under 66 to beat Paul Goydos by two strokes. Maggert took the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup standings, 119 points ahead of …

John Daly back on course a day after collapsing in Mississippi

Sunday, August 30, 2015

CANTON, Miss. — John Daly was out of the hospital and playing golf again Sunday less than 24 hours after he was stricken on the course with what he says was a collapsed lung. The two-time major champion …

Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

Saturday, August 29, 2015

ATLANTA — A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the …