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Bruins busy on first day of free agency

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

BOSTON — Boston Bruins rookie general manager Don Sweeney went into the first day of NHL free agency intent on improving his team’s feeble offense, which ranked 22nd in the league. Sweeney added two wingers Wednesday he thinks will be a major part of the solution next season: Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes. The Bruins signed left winger Beleskey, one of the more coveted available forwards, to a five-year contract …

Phil Kessel trade to Penguins highlights start of NHL free agency

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

On the first day of NHL free agency, a blockbuster trade stole the spotlight. The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired high-scoring winger Phil Kessel from Toronto on Wednesday in the biggest move of the day, while a handful of prominent defenseman found new homes in free agency. Mike Green signed a multiyear deal with Detroit, Andrej Sekera signed a $33 million, six-year contract with Edmonton, …

Kevin Love stays, Tyson Chandler moves, dollars fly in NBA free agency

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix. The first full day of NBA free agency featured skyrocketing salaries and a flurry of moves, though no decision yet from LaMarcus Aldridge. Players and teams agreed to more than $1 billion worth of deals. Love made …

US-Germany semifinal features world’s top goalkeepers

Monday, June 29, 2015

MONTREAL — The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. The two women will be the last …

Michael Sam, first openly gay NFL draftee, rejoins CFL team

Monday, June 29, 2015

MONTREAL — In the city where Jackie Robinson made the jump to the big leagues — and a country where gay marriage has been legal for a decade — Michael Sam has come to restart his football career. …

Hope Solo’s World Cup: Strong in the goal, silent to the media

Monday, June 29, 2015

MONTREAL — It’s been a quiet Women’s World Cup for Hope Solo. On the field, the U.S. goalkeeper has been called on to make just 11 saves in five games. And off the field, she’s been all but inaudible, answering just three questions after giving up a goal …

Andy MacPhail joins Phillies, will be president after season

Monday, June 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Andy MacPhail is the new man in charge of the Philadelphia Phillies. The veteran baseball executive joined the Phillies on Monday with plans to take over as team president after this season. He’ll eventually replace Pat …

Na Yeon Choi’s fairway eagle leads to NW Arkansas Championship win

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ROGERS, Ark. — Even Na Yeon Choi wasn’t sure if Sunday was the time for her ninth career LPGA Tour title as she struggled throughout much of her round at Pinnacle Country Club. The South Korean couldn’t make …

Bubba Watson wins Travelers Championship on 2nd playoff hole

Sunday, June 28, 2015

CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson made an 8-foot birdie putt on the second hole a playoff Sunday to outlast Paul Casey and win the Travelers Championship for the second time. Casey overcame a three-stroke deficit with five to …

Justin Gatlin wins 200 with fastest time ever at US championships

Sunday, June 28, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. — Moments after crossing the finish line, Justin Gatlin turned to his left and pointed at the clock to make sure everyone noticed what he just did. Hard to miss that time. Somewhere, a certain Jamaican …

Carli Lloyd once nearly quit; the US team is sure glad she didn’t

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MONTREAL — Carli Lloyd’s career is defined by big moments. The latest came in the U.S. victory Friday over China, with a goal that ultimately sent the Americans through to the semifinals at the Women’s World Cup. Now …

Ortiz, Sandoval and De Aza homer as Red Sox beat Rays 5-3

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If there’s a secret to Boston’s success against Chris Archer, the Red Sox aren’t eager to share it. David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval and Alejandro De Aza homered against Tampa Bay’s best pitcher on Sunday, …

Novak Djokovic back to tennis, and focused on Wimbledon

Sunday, June 28, 2015

LONDON — After losing in the French Open final, Novak Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis. For about a week, anyway. Now, with his opening match at Wimbledon coming Monday on Centre Court, the top-ranked Serb is …