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Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista, left, celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during seventh-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Bautista homers as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 6-4

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TORONTO — Jose Bautista provided the power and R.A Dickey earned the win, but two perfect innings from promising rookie Aaron Sanchez was all anyone in the Toronto Blue Jays’ clubhouse wanted to talk about. Bautista homered and drove in two runs, Dickey won for the first time in three starts and Toronto beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on … 0

Roma beats Liverpool 1-0 in Fenway friendly

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BOSTON — Marco Borriello scored in the 90th minute to give Roma a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in a preseason friendly Wednesday night at Fenway Park. There were limited chances until Borriello volleyed in a corner from in front of goal. “Both teams played with young players,” Roma coach Rudi Garcia said via … 0

Chemistry primary goal for Giants secondary

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Antrel Rolle has a Super Bowl ring. So does Prince Amukamara. And newcomer Walter Thurmond. NFL veterans Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Zack Bowman, Stevie Brown, Quintin Demps and Trumaine McBride know the ropes. Now, they all need to blend together in the New York Giants’ secondary. Thurmond, who left the Seahawks … 0

Tour leader Nibali: A ‘flag-bearer’ against doping

Monday, July 21, 2014

CARCASSONNE, France — Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping … 0

McIlroys have double success at British Open

Monday, July 21, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy was not the only winner at the British Open on Sunday. The BBC said McIlroy’s father, Gerry, and three of Gerry’s friends placed a combined bet of 400 pounds (now $680) in 2004 … 0

Ilitches release details on Red Wings arena complex

Sunday, July 20, 2014

DETROIT — The Ilitch family on Sunday unveiled more details of its plans for an entertainment and residential complex centered on a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena. “It’s always been my dream to see a vibrant and … 0

Pop-fly single gives Yankees 3-2 win over Reds

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW YORK — When the ball went up, Brian McCann thought it was the second out of the inning. And when it came down, the Yankees had a three-game sweep. Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the … 0

Lydia Ko wins Marathon Classic with closing birdie

Sunday, July 20, 2014

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Now that she’s officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she’ll have to keep a closer watch on where her paychecks go. “I’ll probably see that going into my mom’s account,” she said with a laugh, … 0

Lester sharp again as Red Sox sweep Royals

Sunday, July 20, 2014

BOSTON — Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later. Red Sox fans showed appreciation for his latest brilliant outing with loud applause … 0

The 2 secret words for McIlroy: Process and spot

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy looked out at a room packed with reporters and knew he was going to disappoint them. All week, he had talked about two secret words he used as his trigger for the shots … 0

NY Giants loaded with new faces

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW YORK — The New York Giants usually treat the free agent market like a bug-infested swamp. They stay away. Not heading into this summer’s training camp, though. With far too many holes on offense, defense and special … 0

Patriots head to camp with restocked defense

Sunday, July 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won 26-16 and piled up … 0

Norway’s Kristoff wins Tour stage; Nibali leads

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NIMES, France — Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming — their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way. A bunch … 0