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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront delivers to the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Cubs acquire struggling LHP Doubront from Red Sox

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHICAGO — Theo Epstein was the first person to take a chance on Felix Doubront. Now he is going to give the struggling left-hander another opportunity. The Chicago Cubs acquired Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named. Epstein, the president of baseball operations for the Cubs, was Boston’s general manager when Doubront signed with the Red Sox as an undrafted free agent in 2005. Cubs manager Rick Renteria said he didn’t know very much about Doubront, and the team said it would announce in the next couple days where he would begin with the organization. Doubront … 0

Toronto beats Boston 6-1 to sweep Red Sox

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BOSTON — As his winless streak stretched toward a third month and his ERA continued to climb, Mark Buehrle began to have doubts. At 36, was he at the end of what had been a steady major league career? Would he eventually snap out of the slump and contribute to Toronto’s surge in … 0

Develin’s versatility could help Pats at tight end

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski isn’t ready for full-time activity. Michael Hoomanawanui has been sidelined the past two practices. The New England Patriots are short-handed at tight end so James Develin is getting another chance to show the versatility that has earned praise from coach Bill Belichick. “He gets better all the time,” … 0

Humphrey to savor Hall of Fame day with ‘wingman’

Monday, July 28, 2014

ATLANTA — Claude Humphrey wishes he could have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame “a long time ago where I could have actually enjoyed it more.” Even so, there’s a bonus for Humphrey, the former standout defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles. Now that … 0

Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win

Monday, July 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the southern sport to … 0

Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

Monday, July 28, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand … 0

After years of drama, Redskins enjoy a calm camp

Monday, July 28, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — The Washington Redskins are the team that gave us Michael Westbrook punching Stephen Davis, Dan Snyder landing his helicopter during practices, Albert Haynesworth turning the conditioning test into a sideshow and Mike Shanahan using the … 0

Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test

Monday, July 28, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer. The water is … 0

Fists flying in Philly

Monday, July 28, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — This Eagles’ defense won’t be pushed around. For the second straight day at Philadelphia’s training camp, a fight broke out between an offensive and defensive player. Cornerback Bradley Fletcher took on wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on … 0

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

Monday, July 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge … 0

Ortiz’s 3-run homer helps Red Sox end skid

Sunday, July 27, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it’s back on between the teams at the bottom of the AL … 0

Michael Strahan goes from DE to TV to HOF

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Michael Strahan had one objective in mind when he came to the New York Giants as a second-round draft pick in 1993 out of Texas Southern. “My goal when I first started was just to make a little money so I didn’t have to move back to my … 0

Jeff Gordon wins at Indy for record 5th time

Sunday, July 27, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again. Gordon won a NASCAR-record … 0