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United States forward Abby Wambach (20) and defender Kelley O´Hara (5) celebrate Wambach's goal with Haiti goalkeeper Geralda Saintilus (1) below, during the first half of a CONCACAF soccer match, at RFK Stadium, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

US tops Haiti to advance in Women’s World Cup qualifying

Monday, October 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — The U.S women’s soccer team is winning in a no-win situation. Of course, the Americans should beat Haiti by a bunch of goals. And, of course, the Haitians are going to park themselves in front of their own net to keep the score as respectable as possible. But the games must take place, part of the mandated ritual …

Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

Monday, October 20, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head. Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday’s workout. “I …

Atlantic Division team-by-team capsules

Monday, October 20, 2014

Capsules for the NBA’s Atlantic Division, listed in predicted order of divisional finish by AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds’: ATLANTIC DIVISION TORONTO RAPTORS LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost to Brooklyn Nets 4-3 in first round. STARTING FIVE: G Kyle Lowry (17.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 7.4 apg), G DeMar DeRozan (22.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.0 apg), G/F Terrence Ross (10.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.0 apg), …

Celtics acquire Bynum from Pistons

Friday, October 17, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have traded center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for guard Will Bynum. Bynum averaged 8.7 points and 3.9 assists over 56 games last season, his seventh in the NBA. Anthony has averaged 2.3 points and 3 rebounds in his seven years …

Brady threw 3 TD passes, Patriots beat Jets 27-25

Thursday, October 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Chris Jones wasn’t going to make the same mistake he did last year when Nick Folk tried another potential winning field goal Thursday night. This time, the New England defensive tackle didn’t commit a penalty to …

Travis Ishikawa 3-run walk-off homer sends Giants to World Series

Thursday, October 16, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Ishikawa hit the first homer to end an NL Championship Series, a three-run shot that sent the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in …

Canadiens surge past Bruins in home opener 6-4

Thursday, October 16, 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens coach Michel Therrien was happy with the way his team bounced back from a tough loss in its last game. Brendan Gallagher and P.A. Parenteau each had two goals to lead Montreal in a …

Vision of Royals GM Dayton Moore comes to fruition

Thursday, October 16, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The memories come back in bits and pieces, and for that he can be forgiven. After all, 29 years have passed since he was standing on the hillside, watching everything unfold. It was a …

Sullinger, Bradley lead Celtics past 76ers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and Avery Bradley added 20 — all in the first half — to help the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-91 in an exhibition game Thursday night. Jeff Green, playing …

FXFL offers fringe players a chance to get to NFL

Thursday, October 16, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. — Only a couple of seasons ago Adrian Hamilton was learning the ways of the NFL from the likes of Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. He went from the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad to the active roster for two December games, and he has a Super …

Ex-clinic owner pleads guilty in MLB drug case

Thursday, October 16, 2014

MIAMI — The former owner of a South Florida anti-aging clinic pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes including high-profile Major League Baseball players, most notably New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. Anthony Bosch, former owner of the Biogenesis of America clinic in …

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick at ease at tense Talladega

Thursday, October 16, 2014

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Guaranteed of a spot in the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs, Kevin Harvick has no reason to race hard Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. If it was up to him, he wouldn’t race at all. Four of NASCAR’s top drivers will see their title hopes come …

Giants beat Cardinals 6-4, move 1 win from Series

Thursday, October 16, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within one …