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Boston Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski, left, arrives with Mike Hazen, the Red Sox general manager, for a baseball news conference at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Dave Dombrowski: Red Sox committed to Hanley Ramirez at 1st base

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are counting on shortstop-turned-outfielder Hanley Ramirez to play yet another new position next season: first base. New Red Sox president of baseball operations said on Tuesday that the team is committed to playing Ramirez at first, a shift that would allow them to get some value out of the three years and $66 million …

Colts giving Patriots silent treatment heading into big game

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts spent so much time trying to catch the Patriots this offseason, they may actually have taken a page out of Bill Belichick’s playbook. Instead of talking about Sunday night’s eagerly anticipated showdown with New England, the Colts have said little. “It’s the next game, nameless, faceless opponents,” tight end …

Bell’s 1-yard TD run at buzzer lifts Steelers over Chargers

Monday, October 12, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Le’Veon Bell scored on a 1-yard wildcat run as time expired to give Mike Vick and the Pittsburgh Steelers a stunning 24-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Monday night. With 5 seconds left, Bell took the direct snap, ran left and was buried in traffic before diving for …

Josh Donaldson hurt as Blue Jays lose ALDS opener 5-3 to Rangers

Friday, October 9, 2015

TORONTO — After taking a knee to the head, Josh Donaldson didn’t make it to the end of Toronto’s first postseason game in 22 years. Robinson Chirinos hit a two-run homer against David Price, Rougned Odor had a …

Jets beat Bruins 6-2 in opener, snap 13-game losing streak in Boston

Thursday, October 8, 2015

BOSTON — Chris Thorburn and Nicolas Petan scored in the third period after Boston came within one goal, and the Winnipeg Jets opened the season with a 6-2 victory over the Bruins on Thursday night. It was the …

Lester vs Lackey matches former Red Sox teammates

Thursday, October 8, 2015

ST. LOUIS — John Lackey has been quite the bargain for the St. Louis Cardinals. Pitching for the major league minimum $507,500 salary due to a clause in contract, Lackey went 13-10 for a team that lost its …

Greg Hardy admonished by Cowboys for comments about Tom Brady’s wife

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Finally, there has been push back from the Cowboys regarding defensive end Greg Hardy’s controversial comments about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s wife. Coach Jason Garrett said the situation was addressed with Hardy immediately following his interview on Tuesday when he made the comments. “Well we just …

US men embrace Mexico soccer rivalry heading to Rose Bowl

Thursday, October 8, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. — Clint Dempsey has been immersed in the U.S. soccer rivalry with Mexico pretty much from the moment he understood what the international game means to both nations. “I grew up in Texas, and I played with a lot of kids from Mexico that went to …

Celtics end European tour with 111-96 win at Real Madrid

Thursday, October 8, 2015

MADRID — Avery Bradley scored 17 points and the Boston Celtics ended their two-game European tour with a 111-96 victory over Real Madrid on Thursday night. Two days after a 33-point victory over Italy’s Olimpia Milano, the Celtics …

Sepp Blatter suspended as FIFA president; Michel Platini also banned

Thursday, October 8, 2015

ZURICH — Sepp Blatter is out of a job at FIFA. Michel Platini might never even get there. Two of the most powerful men in soccer were handed 90-day suspensions by the FIFA ethics committee on Thursday, essentially …

Americans jump out to another lead in Presidents Cup

Thursday, October 8, 2015

INCHEON, South Korea — The Presidents Cup wasn’t an hour old when Nick Price looked at the scoreboard and had that sinking feeling. It was filled with American red. And there wasn’t much Price or the International team …

Arrieta, Cubs silence Pirates 4-0 to win NL wild-card game

Thursday, October 8, 2015

PITTSBURGH — These Chicago Cubs are supposed to be too young to be here. Or maybe they’re just too good to care. Jake Arrieta allowed four hits in nine dominant innings and the Cubs rolled to a 4-0 …

Roger Goodell, owners expect future vote on LA relocation

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expects owners will vote on franchise relocation to Los Angeles. When is another matter. Goodell said Wednesday the owners expressed interest “in wanting to be there, but also recognize we need …