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Former linebacker with ALS helps revive Ice Bucket Challenge

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Over the past year, Tim Shaw has bungee-jumped off a bridge in New Zealand, visited Australia and helped drill a well in the Amazon. The former NFL linebacker also has talked with congressmen in Washington D.C. and Tennessee lawmakers. “People ask me all the time, ‘What’s on your bucket list? Are these bucket list items?’” Shaw said. “I don’t have a bucket list. I just go. I …

Mike Napoli home run helps Red Sox beat Rays 7-5

Friday, July 31, 2015

BOSTON — No wonder Mike Napoli wanted to stay with the Red Sox: That home run he hit off the top of the Green Monster would not have been out of any ballpark but Boston’s. “It was a nice Fenway homer,” Napoli said on Friday night after his two-run drive in the seventh …

Patriots circle wagons in camp and focus on football

Friday, July 31, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots say they have more to worry about during training camp than the status of their star quarterback’s lawsuit against the NFL and the team’s image around the league. The defending Super Bowl champions are trying to replace Vince Wilfork on the defensive line and Darrelle Revis and …

‘St-riike!’ Ex-OF Eric Byrnes calls computer balls, strikes

Thursday, July 30, 2015

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — “St-riike! ... And we’re talking outside of outside corners.” “Ball!” “St-riiike! ... Inside of inside corners.” Eric Byrnes sat behind the large monitor some 90 feet from home plate watching the screen as the …

MLB trade roundup: Blue Jays land David Price

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993. After obtaining slugging shortstop …

Ronda Rousey roams to Brazil with plan to beat Bethe Correia at UFC 190

Thursday, July 30, 2015

GLENDALE, Calif. — Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere in the world before she moves on to …

MLS attendance on rise with big-name international players

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DENVER — Kaka and David Villa are raising the profile of Major League Soccer. Clint Dempsey and the U.S. national team have done their part, too. Buoyed by international soccer icons and capitalizing on recent World Cup success …

Russia beats US for synchro mixed duet gold at worlds

Thursday, July 30, 2015

KAZAN, Russia — Scissor-kicking to “Swan Lake” in front of a cheering home crowd, Russia’s synchronized swimmers rallied to overtake the United States for gold in mixed duet free at the world championships. Americans Bill May and Kristina …

Kaka helps MLS All Stars to 2-1 win over Tottenham

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Kaka scored on a penalty kick and set up David Villa’s goal minutes later in the first half to help the best players in Major League Soccer beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on a blustery …

Rick Porcello, Red Sox continue to struggle as White Sox roll

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BOSTON — Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox continued their headfirst slide into the American League East cellar Wednesday night. Porcello, whose questionable headfirst dive into first base recorded the game’s first out, was booed off the …

Winter Classic to bring Bruins, Canadiens to home of Patriots

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the Original Six rivals would …

Tom Brady vows to fight on; Robert Kraft says he regrets not doing so

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my …

Booing has Australian footballer Adam Goodes considering quitting

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Few athletes have the credentials to challenge Adam Goodes for the mantle of being THE Australian sportsman, which is why a racism debate is raging Down Under. He may not have an international profile due to playing in the home-grown game of Australian rules football, but the Aboriginal …