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Chris Kirk kisses the champion's trophy after winning the Colonial golf tournament Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Clutch final par gives Kirk win at Colonial, denies Spieth

Sunday, May 24, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas — Chris Kirk was prepared to need a putt for a playoff at Colonial. No extra holes were necessary Sunday for Kirk to get his fourth PGA Tour victory. Kirk made up for an errant tee shot at No. 18 with a par-saving and winning 7-foot putt after playing partner Brandt Snedeker’s birdie try slid by the hole. “My first three wins on tour have all been little tap-ins on the last hole,” Kirk said. “So to step up and make a putt that I knew was to win is something I’ll never forget.” With his closing 4-under 66, Kirk got to …

Federer ‘not happy’ about on-court fan’s French Open selfie

Sunday, May 24, 2015

PARIS — Roger Federer was not amused. As Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion right there on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos — a cellphone selfie. At first, Federer …

Juan Pablo Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

Sunday, May 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons in NASCAR that had turned one of the baddest drivers on the planet into a …

Aaron Hernandez sports neck tattoo at latest court hearing

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON — Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, sporting a new neck tattoo while making his first court appearance since being sentenced to life in prison for murder, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge he tried to …

From HRs to ejections, rarely a dull moment for Bryce Harper

Thursday, May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON — There’s rarely a dull moment when it comes to Bryce Harper. Been that way pretty much ever since the Washington Nationals brought him to the majors at age 19. He’ll hit six home runs in a …

Sepp Blatter set for another win in FIFA election

Thursday, May 21, 2015

GENEVA — For once, a major FIFA election is untainted by claims of vote-buying. There’s no need this time. Sepp Blatter’s widely expected re-election on May 29 as president of soccer’s world governing body for a fifth term …

Daniel Cormier, ‘Rumble’ Johnson fight for Jon Jones’ former belt at UFC 187

Thursday, May 21, 2015

When Daniel Cormier faces Anthony “Rumble” Johnson for the light heavyweight title at UFC 187 on Saturday night in Las Vegas, the third man in the cage isn’t the referee. Jon Jones wore that belt for the previous …

Red Sox strand 12 in one-run loss to Rangers

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox had the Texas Rangers’ outfielders chasing balls all around Fenway Park. The problem was they were catching them. The Red Sox stranded 12 baserunners, including leaving the bases full in the …

Bruton Smith, Terry Labonte head up NASCAR Hall of Fame class

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Speedway Motorsports Executive Chairman Bruton Smith and two-time Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte topped the newest group of five headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. NASCAR drivers Curtis Turner and Bobby Isaac and modified …

Boston Bruins elevate Don Sweeney to general manager

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON — On his first day as general manager of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney met with Claude Julien and declined to give his Stanley Cup-winning coach more than a tepid endorsement. “He’s the coach of the Boston …

Aaron Hernandez to be arraigned in witness intimidation case

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is set to be arraigned on a charge he tried to silence a witness in a double murder case by shooting him in the face. Hernandez’s arraignment is scheduled for Thursday in a Boston courtroom. He was convicted …

Hal Steinbrenner on A-Rod: ‘He’s been a great asset’

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NEW YORK — Now that Alex Rodriguez has more home runs than lawsuits, the New York Yankees are happy with him. The 39-year-old began Wednesday with a .248 batting average following his return from a season-long drug suspension, …

Roger Goodell wants to hear directly from Tom Brady in appeal

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it’s his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case. Goodell said he has not …