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Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval makes a diving catch on a fly out by Toronto Blue Jays'  Dalton Pompey during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Mookie Betts lifts Red Sox to 6-5 win over Blue Jays

Monday, April 27, 2015

BOSTON — Mookie Betts has proven he can turn on a fastball in his brief time in the majors. He didn’t miss one for his game-winning hit. Betts hit a game-ending RBI single to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. With one out in the bottom of the ninth, …

Deontay Wilder: Wladimir Klitschko is ‘losing his juice’

Monday, April 27, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks Wladimir Klitschko is “losing the juice,” but he’s still awaiting a chance to prove it. That was Wilder’s assessment after attending Klitschko’s lopsided victory over Bryant Jennings on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. “It gave me a great look,” he said Sunday. “That’s what I was there for. I was really doing more …

Pacquiao, Roach scheme on plan for Mayweather’s defense

Monday, April 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach have spent the past two months trying to solve the biggest puzzle in modern boxing. How does anybody hit Floyd Mayweather Jr., a fighter whose perfect career is built on being nearly impossible to touch? Pacquiao and Roach will reveal their answer in detail …

Dortmund, American Pharoah vie for favorite in 141st Kentucky Derby

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bob Baffert is riding high these days, knowing he holds a pair of aces heading into the Kentucky Derby. The white-haired trainer has the probable favorite in either undefeated Dortmund or American Pharoah, giving him a double shot …

Canadian Brooke Henderson shoots tournament record for LPGA lead

Friday, April 24, 2015

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Brooke Henderson has no photo on the LPGA Tour’s website and has to rely on sponsor exemptions to get into tournaments after being denied an age waiver to even play at Q-school. The …

Hudson Swafford, Boo Weekley atop Zurich Classic leaderboard

Friday, April 24, 2015

AVONDALE, La. — Hudson Swafford shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the Zurich Classic lead with Boo Weekley when second-round play was suspended Friday because of the threat of severe weather. Swafford had an 11-under 133 …

Roger Goodell: LA projects viable for bringing back team

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Roger Goodell says the two stadium projects in the Los Angeles area look promising enough to lead to the return of the NFL to the nation’s second-largest city. The NFL commissioner told the Associated Press …

Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart looking for good runs at Richmond

Friday, April 24, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. — Clint Bowyer is having a terrible year. Tony Stewart, too. The veteran drivers have struggled through most of the first eight races this year before breakthrough performances last weekend at Bristol. Neither driver believes they’ve …

Wladimir Klitschko back in US, meets unbeaten heavyweight Bryant Jennings

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW YORK — It’s difficult to tell if Wladimir Klitschko has a tougher time holding up all his championship belts or defending them in the ring. That’s where he will be Saturday night, in Madison Square Garden for …

Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

Friday, April 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It’s gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, …

Big Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is not Hagler-Hearns, so don’t expect a knockout

Friday, April 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Tommy Hearns understood what was expected from him the night 30 years ago when he stepped into the ring to face Marvin Hagler for the middleweight title. There would be no running. There wouldn’t even …

MLS will have plan in 6 months to expand beyond 24 teams

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Having committed to reach 24 teams by the end of the decade, Major League Soccer intends to develop additional expansion plans within six months. MLS launched with 12 teams in 1996 and cut to 10 in 2002. There are 20 this year following the additions …

Paul Newberry: Bonds, Clemens, Rose deserve to be in Cooperstown

Friday, April 24, 2015

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens deserve their plaques in Cooperstown. While we’re at it, so does Pete Rose. Bonds’ criminal conviction stemming from baseball’s shameful steroids era was thrown out this week, Clemens was never convicted of anything, …