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Boston Red Sox' David Ortiz (34) high-fives teammate Yoenis Cespedes after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

David Ortiz homers in 10th to lift Red Sox past Orioles

Saturday, September 20, 2014

BALTIMORE — Whether they’re winning the World Series or stuck in last place, the Boston Red Sox can almost always count on getting the best out of David Ortiz. Ortiz hit two home runs, including a two-run drive in the 10th inning that lifted the Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Friday night. Although the AL East-champion Orioles are …

2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

Friday, September 19, 2014

BEIJING — Relying on fitness and a strong baseline game, Li Na reached the pinnacle of tennis and lifted the level of the sport in Asia to unprecedented heights. A sense of humor along the way certainly helped. The legs that carried Li to two Grand Slam titles ultimately couldn’t get her through …

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says league will implement personal conduct policies

Friday, September 19, 2014

NEW YORK — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Goodell was short on specifics at a news conference Friday, his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. More defiant than contrite …

Raiders rookie Derek Carr focuses on job at hand

Thursday, September 18, 2014

ALAMEDA, Calif. — As a rookie quarterback seeking his first NFL win against Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots, Derek Carr has too much to worry about himself to focus on questions about his coach’s job security. But if …

PepsiCo boss decries NFL problems, backs Commissioner Roger Goodell

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NEW YORK — PepsiCo Inc.’s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL’s problems handling domestic violence, calling some players’ behavior “repugnant” but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is “a man of integrity.” The boss …

Police: Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer head-butted wife

Thursday, September 18, 2014

PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday. The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after Dwyer was arrested on …

Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The spiritual “Home of Golf” became the latest club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in …

Back forces Elena Delle Donne to withdraw from US team

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Elena Delle Donne became the latest player to withdraw from the U.S. women’s basketball national team pool because of injury. The Chicago Sky’s young star was bothered in the WNBA Finals with a bad back and it was announced Thursday she won’t be able to join the team …

Appeals court reconsidering Barry Bonds conviction

Thursday, September 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds got another chance Thursday to erase his felony conviction for obstruction of justice. Bonds lawyer Dennis Riordan urged a specially convened 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn …

Pirates overwhelm Clay Buchholz, Red Sox in 9-1 win

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Rusney Castillo drilled a sharp grounder to second base and took off. Three seconds later the future of the Boston Red Sox was standing on first base. If the Cuban-born prospect was overwhelmed by the stage, …

Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested on assault charges

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of …

Tom Brady’s favorites carry bulk of pass offense

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady is very comfortable throwing to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. The other Patriots he sends out on pass patterns? Not so much. Of Brady’s 44 completions this season, 20 have gone to Edelman and …

NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month. And of more immediate impact — this weekend — the new performance-enhancing drug policy the league and players’ …