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Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval makes a diving catch on a fly out by Toronto Blue Jays'  Dalton Pompey during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Mookie Betts lifts Red Sox to 6-5 win over Blue Jays

Monday, April 27, 2015

BOSTON — Mookie Betts has proven he can turn on a fastball in his brief time in the majors. He didn’t miss one for his game-winning hit. Betts hit a game-ending RBI single to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. With one out in the bottom of the ninth, …

Deontay Wilder: Wladimir Klitschko is ‘losing his juice’

Monday, April 27, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks Wladimir Klitschko is “losing the juice,” but he’s still awaiting a chance to prove it. That was Wilder’s assessment after attending Klitschko’s lopsided victory over Bryant Jennings on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. “It gave me a great look,” he said Sunday. “That’s what I was there for. I was really doing more …

Pacquiao, Roach scheme on plan for Mayweather’s defense

Monday, April 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach have spent the past two months trying to solve the biggest puzzle in modern boxing. How does anybody hit Floyd Mayweather Jr., a fighter whose perfect career is built on being nearly impossible to touch? Pacquiao and Roach will reveal their answer in detail …

Justin Rose wins in New Orleans for 7th PGA Tour title

Monday, April 27, 2015

AVONDALE, La. — Whatever derailed Justin Rose’s game appears long gone now. Sensing he needed to birdie the final two holes to keep the lead, Rose pulled it off with aggressive swings and clutch putts for a one-stroke …

Minnesota Wild eliminate St. Louis Blues in Game 6

Monday, April 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Zach Parise scored twice, including a short-handed, highlight-reel goal to get Minnesota going in the first period, and the Wild advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday in Game 6. Justin Fontaine also scored, …

Clippers beat Spurs to even series

Monday, April 27, 2015

Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and Los Angeles beat San Antonio, 114-105, to even their first-round series at two games apiece. J.J. Redick scored 17 points for the Clippers and Austin Rivers provided an unexpected boost off …

American Pharoah completes final pre-Kentucky Derby workout

Monday, April 27, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — American Pharoah put in his final workout before the Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert says his colt is quite comfortable with the track at Churchill Downs. The likely favorite for the Derby worked five …

Celtics swept as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory

Monday, April 27, 2015

BOSTON — LeBron James dribbled out the final 20 seconds while players embraced as the Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Celtics. It may have been the calmest, most congenial 20 seconds of a physical game that left …

Brock Holt’s 8th-inning HR lifts Red Sox past skidding Orioles 7-5

Friday, April 24, 2015

BALTIMORE — Batting in the eighth inning of a tie game, Brock Holt wasn’t trying to emulate teammate David Ortiz. It just turned out that way. Holt hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Darren O’Day, and the Boston …

Yankees end Mets’ 11-game win streak

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW YORK — On a night that felt more like October than late April, Michael Pineda gave the Yankees an impressive performance in a matchup all of New York could get behind in the World Series. Pineda consistently …

Manager Ned Yost insists Royals not to blame for string of fights

Friday, April 24, 2015

CHICAGO — Manager Ned Yost insists his Kansas City Royals are not at fault for a string of fights. He blames the other teams. “We haven’t started any of this,” Yost said. He said opponents are trying to …

Joey Logano wins pole at Richmond, his third of the season

Friday, April 24, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. — Joey Logano won the pole position Friday night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. The Daytona 500 winner turned a fast lap at 127.071 mph in the third round …

5 horses to watch for 141st Kentucky Derby

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Kentucky Derby routinely attracts a full field of 20 horses, even though half or more of them have little chance of winning. The prestige of having a Derby runner is too much to resist for owners and …