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FILE - In this July 25, 2014 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Rays ace David Price moved late in wild last day of trading

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday. In the seventh inning of a tight game at Comerica Park — with the bases loaded, no less — Detroit … 0

Fenway fire sale: Defending champion Red Sox trade 5 players

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BOSTON — The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power. Now they can use some name tags to stick on the jerseys of the newcomers. Nine months after winning the World Series, the Red Sox unloaded five key members of that championship team Thursday, bringing to seven the number shipped out in … 0

James White off to impressive start at Pats camp

Thursday, July 31, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Tom Brady has been impressed by rookie running back James White. “He’s done a great job since he got here,” the New England quarterback said of White, the Patriots’ fourth-round draft pick out of Wisconsin. “He’s got a real maturity for someone who is just getting out of college. He’s … 0

Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ST. LOUIS — To guard against another bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp. Such guidance could be valuable for the St. Louis Rams, even if by all accounts they have welcomed Michael Sam … 0

Column: NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement Tuesday to create … 0

ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NEW YORK — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don’t do anything to provoke an attack. Smith’s commentary occurred … 0

Woods faces 2 big weeks that shape rest of season

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

AKRON, Ohio — The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee. Tiger Woods has reason to see only a … 0

NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin’s crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Darian Grubb and Wesley Sherrill … 0

Pats DT Siliga hopes to build on last year’s play

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. The youngest of 11 siblings finally found steady work with the New England Patriots after being let go by three NFL teams. Now he’s … 0

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CHICAGO — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer … 0

NBA players union elects new executive director

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LAS VEGAS — The National Basketball Players Association has elected Michele Roberts as executive director, making her the first woman to lead a North American pro sports union. Roberts received 32 of 36 votes in a process that was completed in the early morning hours of Tuesday. The … 0

Boston’s Young says he’s recovered from concussion

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former Kentucky guard James Young says he is “good to go” after a concussion that kept the Boston Celtics’ first-round draft pick from playing in the NBA’s summer league. Young sustained the concussion and whiplash in a car accident before last month’s NBA draft. The … 0

Rays’ Archer: ‘Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn’t mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had … 0