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Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria sits in the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Charlie Morton pitches surging Pirates over Red Sox 4-0

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Charlie Morton had no expectations when he took the mound in a major league game for the first time in a month. However, the Pittsburgh right-hander exceeded his manager’s expectations as he came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 4-0 on Tuesday night for …

Patriots’ defense faces the unknown in Oakland rookie QB Derek Carr

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The New England Patriots’ defense is preparing for a bit of the unknown in Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr this Sunday. Carr has played two games in the NFL, so there’s not a whole lot of video on him. New England coaches have watched plays from his days at Fresno …

Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — For as long as he’s been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser’s dream. Now that he is facing a felony charge of child …

Revamped Royals beat Red Sox 7-1

Saturday, September 13, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Saturday night. Manager …

Royals fall out of 1st with 4-2 loss to Red Sox

Friday, September 12, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Allen Webster pitched six solid innings and Jemile Weeks stroked a pair of doubles and scored two runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the sputtering Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night. …

Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

Friday, September 12, 2014

CHICAGO — Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for …

Brittany Lincicome takes 1-shot lead from Hyo-Joo Kim at Evian

Friday, September 12, 2014

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Brittany Lincicome had six birdies in a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead from Hyo-Joo Kim of South Korea at the halfway stage of the Evian Championship on Friday. The 28-year-old American has won …

Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

Friday, September 12, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he …

Billy Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

Friday, September 12, 2014

ATLANTA — Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already …

Orioles slugger Chris Davis suspended 25 games

Friday, September 12, 2014

BALTIMORE — Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games without pay on Friday following a positive test for an amphetamine, a punishment that will extend into the postseason and perhaps 2015. Baltimore started Friday leading the AL …

Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

Friday, September 12, 2014

ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has resisted calls for Ferry to …

Patriots not used to slow starts

Friday, September 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots have a little recent team history on their side when they look to even their record Sunday at Minnesota. The Patriots have not started a season 0-2 since 2001, which means it hasn’t happened to them since Tom Brady became the starting …

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse, inactive for Sunday’s game vs Patriots

Friday, September 12, 2014

Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend’s …