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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz follows through on a three-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles, as catcher Caleb Joseph watches, during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Brock Holt’s 8th-inning HR lifts Red Sox past skidding Orioles 7-5

Friday, April 24, 2015

BALTIMORE — Batting in the eighth inning of a tie game, Brock Holt wasn’t trying to emulate teammate David Ortiz. It just turned out that way. Holt hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Darren O’Day, and the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore 7-5 Friday night to extend the Orioles’ losing streak to five games. Ortiz also connected with two runners …

Yankees end Mets’ 11-game win streak

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW YORK — On a night that felt more like October than late April, Michael Pineda gave the Yankees an impressive performance in a matchup all of New York could get behind in the World Series. Pineda consistently threw deceptive strikes into the eighth inning, Mark Teixeira had a pair of two-run homers …

Manager Ned Yost insists Royals not to blame for string of fights

Friday, April 24, 2015

CHICAGO — Manager Ned Yost insists his Kansas City Royals are not at fault for a string of fights. He blames the other teams. “We haven’t started any of this,” Yost said. He said opponents are trying to get under his players’ skin and he has challenged them to stay composed. Yost spoke …

Roach’s dream: A master plan for Pacquiao to beat Mayweather

Thursday, April 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Freddie Roach’s hip is killing him, and his sternum feels like somebody dropped an anvil on his chest. He took a shot to the chin the other day, and it knocked him across the ring …

Ex-Bears star’s family to appeal NFL concussion settlement

Thursday, April 23, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — The family of late Pro Bowl safety Dave Duerson will appeal this week’s NFL concussion settlement amid concerns it doesn’t include future awards for the brain decay diagnosed after his 2011 suicide. An appeal could hold …

A-Rod exceeds expectations, helps Yanks stay relevant

Thursday, April 23, 2015

DETROIT — The New York Yankees missed the playoffs the last two years while saying goodbye to a pair of greats. Mediocrity — or, worse yet, irrelevance — was a very real possibility heading into 2015. Of all …

Victor Cruz confident knee will be ready for season opener

Thursday, April 23, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Victor Cruz has no doubt that he will play in the New York Giants’ regular-season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Six months after surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right knee, …

Red Sox blow 4-run lead, lose 7-5 to Rays

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston pitcher Joe Kelly was sailing along with a four-run lead in the sixth inning and a fastball that was “pretty good for me tonight.” The next thing he knew, Kelly was out …

NFL settles concussion lawsuits

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge has approved a settlement agreement that is expected to cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits. NFL actuaries project about 6,000 of the league’s nearly 20,000 …

Larry Bird, Big Papi on board of Boston Olympic bid committee

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Larry Bird and David Ortiz are members of the board that will try to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston. The Boston basketball and baseball stars will be joined by two dozen other athletes and …

Victim’s mom to move ahead with suit against Aaron Hernandez

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOSTON — The mother of a man slain by former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is moving forward with a lawsuit against him, and her lawyer said Wednesday that his first step is to figure out how …

Rajon Rondo finished with Mavs, knee bumps Parsons from playoffs

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

DALLAS — Rajon Rondo is out in Dallas. Rick Carlisle made that clear when asked if he thought the free agent-to-be would wear a Mavericks uniform again. “No, I don’t,” the coach said. The Mavericks announced Wednesday that …

Barry Bonds’ obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government’s …