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Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is led off the track by a groom after losing the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh will race again; BC Classic is goal

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW YORK — Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh will get another chance to race before being retired, with the goal the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic next month. Owner Ahmed Zayat said Thursday that racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner and first in 37 years remains in top form after his loss to Keen Ice in the Travers following eight straight …

Battle of the new ‘Big 3’ at Deutsche Bank

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NORTON — Based more on current form than a mathematical formula, Jordan Spieth believes Jason Day is the No. 1 player in golf. Day is coming off a six-shot victory in the opening FedEx Cup playoff event. In his previous tournament, Day became the first player to finish 20-under par in a major …

It’s not over yet: What’s next in the ‘Deflategate’ mess

Thursday, September 3, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Seven months. At least $3 million spent on lawyers — and probably twice that or more. Reports and responses and arbitration and appeals and even a college class in New England called “Deflategate.” And it’s not over yet. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman erased Tom Brady’s four-game suspension on Thursday, …

Emails show nuances to ‘Concussion’ controversy, NFL fears

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Leaked emails about the fact-based football drama “Concussion” paint a complicated picture of the internal dealings between Sony executives, lawyers, external consultants and filmmaker Peter Landesman in the early stages of development of the head-trauma …

Panthers going for 3rd straight title in middling NFC South

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Now that Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are the first team since the NFC South was established in 2002 to repeat as division champs, they see little reason why they shouldn’t win it again. After all, not …

Winning 3rd straight AFC South title piece of Colts’ plans

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Nothing has changed in the AFC South, where the Texans, Jaguars and Titans all are chasing Indianapolis, and the Colts have their sights set so much higher than the division they dominate. Yes, the Colts once again are …

Sony, back in the crosshairs, defends ‘Concussion’

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NEW YORK — Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that leaked thousands of emails, Sony Pictures Entertainment again finds itself trying to justify its own inner dealings, this time over the upcoming Will Smith film about …

Obstacle to moving Rio Olympic venues? 1,400 silent athletes

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO — Olympic organizers have agreed to test for viruses in Rio’s sewage-filled waters. But even if they find high virus counts, organizers say they have no plans to move venues. Why isn’t there more pressure …

Fast Jack stays on track with Funny Car record-breaking act

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Jack Beckman is a survivor. He earned a GED, beat cancer and walked away from two spectacular Funny Car explosions that are still YouTube favorites. So when Beckman went two seasons without a win, he didn’t …

Bubble time for players trying to make Presidents Cup

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NORTON — Bill Haas is grinding harder than ever in the FedEx Cup playoffs, only the immediate goal has nothing to do with a $10 million bonus. He wants a chance to play for no money at all. Haas is No. 11 in the Presidents Cup standings. The …

Steady in face of Kyrgios’ ‘antics,’ Murray wins at US Open

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NEW YORK — Nick Kyrgios does what he wants and says what he wants on a tennis court, seemingly no matter the ramifications, and amid all the near-napping, cursing and racket smashing, he troubled Andy Murray for moments …

Gardner homers for Yankees in 3-1 win at Boston

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BOSTON — Rick Porcello wasn’t celebrating after striking out 13 in his strongest start of the season. The New York Yankees capitalized on the few mistakes Porcello did make and rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 …

Patriots ready for Brady or no Brady

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided sometime in the next few days, …