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Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia runs to first base as Toronto Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole, rear, begins to throw him out during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Huge 11th inning sends Red Sox over Blue Jays

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO — Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBIs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 Tuesday night. Boston broke away from a 4-all tie for its second straight victory following an eight-game losing streak. Toronto fell to 6-16 in August and, at 66-66, dropped … 0

Gronkowski’s health key to success of Patriots, Brady

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady and his receiving corps are more comfortable in their second season together. The star quarterback also may have his biggest target back for the New England Patriots’ opener. If Rob Gronkowski can stay healthy after two injury-plagued seasons, the NFL’s third-highest scoring team last year should be even more … 0

Giants looking to end 2-year playoff drought

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After missing the playoffs the past two seasons, Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants aren’t one of the morning-line favorites to get back to the postseason. New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and Eli Manning are struggling to get the West Coast scheme in place. It doesn’t look like it will be ready for the season opener in Detroit … 0

Vermont police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BARNARD, Vt. (AP) — Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash in Vermont that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh, state police said Tuesday. Freeh, who led an investigation into the … 0

Patriots trade Pro Bowl lineman Logan Mankins to Buccaneers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded their struggling offensive line, trading for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins instead of offering a contract to free agent Richie Incognito. That doesn’t mean, however, that the Bucs have … 0

Andy Murray grits through cramps to win at US Open

Monday, August 25, 2014

NEW YORK — Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 … 0

Yoenis Cespedes lifts Red Sox to 4-3 win over Blue Jays

Monday, August 25, 2014

TORONTO — Another late clutch hit from Yoenis Cespedes brought an end to Boston’s lengthy losing streak. Cespedes singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Red Sox survived a ninth-inning collapse to beat the … 0

Sports briefs: No charges brought against two Brown University football players

Monday, August 25, 2014

No charges for two Brown football players PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — No charges will be brought against two Brown University football players who had been accused of sexual assault, Rhode Island prosecutors said Monday. The attorney general’s office said a grand jury declined to indict the players named … 0

Patriots rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo gets first start vs Giants

Monday, August 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will get his first NFL start when the New England Patriots visit the New York Giants for Thursday night’s preseason finale. “It’s a good opportunity to get out there and get some quality reps, so it’s going to be fun,” Garoppolo … 0

Eli Manning looking to find his way in new offense

Monday, August 25, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After three miserable plays in Tom Coughlin’s so-called ‘green-zone,’ New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo let out his frustration at practice Monday. The wording was something like ‘make a play,’ with a sharper … 0

Retiring NBA referee Dick Bavetta looks back on a lifetime in basketball

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dick Bavetta never missed a game. Fortunately for him, not everyone has that same sense of devotion. The year was 1966, and Bavetta was in a stockbroker-league basketball game at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York. His … 0

Will Power shakes off quake but can’t close out IndyCar title

Monday, August 25, 2014

It was just past 3 a.m. when Will Power was awakened from a deep sleep on the top floor of his hotel in Napa, California. The IndyCar Series points leader was in the middle of his first earthquake and wasn’t certain he was going to make it out … 0

Tiger Woods splits with swing coach Sean Foley

Monday, August 25, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. — Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors. Woods said on his website Monday he will no longer work with Foley, the Canadian whom he hired when his game … 0