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Boston Red Sox's Blake Swihart (23) slides past New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud to score on an inside-the-park home run during the 10th inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Swihart hits inside-the-park HR in 10th as Red Sox beat Mets

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK — Blake Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox stopped the New York Mets’ seven-game winning streak, holding on for a 6-4 victory Friday night. The Red Sox, visiting the Mets for the first time since 2001, scored three times in the 10th. Swihart led off with a drive that …

Brady struggles but guides TD drive; defense, Garoppolo lead Patriots to comeback win over Panthers

Friday, August 28, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again. The four-time Super Bowl champion overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night. New England’s first six possessions included four …

After restful summer, Federer in the swing heading into US Open

Friday, August 28, 2015

CINCINNATI — Roger Federer isn’t in such a rush anymore. He’s doing things his way and taking time to savor each moment. After losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, he took a month off from tournament play to be with his family and visit Africa as part of his charity work. …

Bowfishing tournament in Mississippi River draws complaints

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The teams of fishermen arrived with a seemingly unusual array of equipment — loud airboats, powerful searchlights and scores of bows and arrows. Since their tournament on the Mississippi River ended last month, it’s …

Iconic schemes return at Darlington

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

DARLINGTON, S.C. — The Southern 500 will have a familiar feel, and not just because the race has returned to Labor Day weekend. Most of the grid for Sprint Cup’s next race on Sept. 6 will have throwback …

Documents: PawSox made revised stadium proposal this summer

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Pawtucket Red Sox made a revised proposal for a stadium in Providence earlier this summer after its April proposal for $120 million in state subsidies fell flat, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press through a records request. State officials say negotiations continue, …

Triple Crown winner arrives at Saratoga for Travers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — With a dozen roses and about 300 people waiting to greet him, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah arrived at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday and was led off a horse van next to …

Barcelona heads 32-team draw for Champions League groups

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GENEVA — The Champions League season takes shape Thursday when UEFA draws 32 elite teams into groups in Monaco. The most coveted prize in club football promises the world’s best players performing at arguably their highest level. Barcelona …

White Sox rally past Red Sox, 5-4

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CHICAGO — Rookie Trayce Thompson drove in three runs, including a go-ahead, two-run double, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Tuesday night. Thompson, who was called up Aug. 3, finished 3 for …

Federal ban on sports betting upheld by appeals panel

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The federal ban on sports betting in all but four states was upheld Tuesday, dealing a blow to New Jersey’s latest effort to expand gambling options to help its struggling casinos and racetracks. But …

Reggie Wayne looking forward to fresh start with Patriots

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Reggie Wayne said he was talking to several NFL teams before deciding to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. “There were a lot of serious calls, from some good teams, but I …

Talks go on as lawyers try to win over ‘Deflategate’ judge

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Even as negotiations aimed at settling the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing one week ago, lawyers for the league, the players’ union and …

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic are US Open top seeds

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the seedings Tuesday. The year’s last major tournament starts Monday, when Williams will seek to complete the first Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988. …