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Brittany Lang leads LPGA Tour event in Alabama

Thursday, August 27, 2015

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Brittany Lang birdied five of the first seven holes in windy conditions and shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Added to the U.S. Solheim Cup team Monday as one of Juli Inkster’s two captain’s picks, Lang had a two-stroke lead over Tiffany Joh, Sydnee Michaels and Ryann O’Toole. “It was just one of those days. …

Alex Morgan hopes last injury was the last

Thursday, August 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Alex Morgan hopes she’s emerging from her last injury layoff for a while. Morgan has returned from a minor procedure on her right knee and expects to play in what could be the Portland Thorns’ final home game of the season. The game Sunday at Providence Park against the Washington Spirit is already a sellout with more than 21,000 fans …

US OPEN 2015: Serena Williams eyes 1st Grand Slam since 1988

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ask Serena Williams what could prevent her from completing tennis’ first true Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century at the U.S. Open, and the response will not include the name of a single possible opponent. “Well,” she began when that question was posed, “I’m always one of my biggest competitors. I can …

US OPEN 2015: Marin Cilic, Kei Nishikori return to breakthrough site

Monday, August 24, 2015

A year ago, Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori arrived at the U.S. Open to little fanfare and without much in the way of expectations. Neither had reached a Grand Slam final, let alone won a title. They could …

IndyCar confronts safety as Justin Wilson fights for life

Monday, August 24, 2015

With Justin Wilson fighting for his life in a Pennsylvania hospital, IndyCar faces yet another crisis as the series prepares to crown its champion. Wilson remained in a coma and in critical condition Monday with a head injury. …

Around the WNBA: East shows its better than West in head-to-head matchups

Monday, August 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Bragging rights for the regular season belong to the Eastern Conference. For the first time in five years, the East will win the head-to-head matchup with the West as it leads 39-19. With only 14 inter-conference games remaining, the East has already clinched a winning …

Golf: David Love III wins Wyndham Championship

Sunday, August 23, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Davis Love III won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, while Tiger Woods’ season came to an abrupt end. The 51-year-old Love closed with a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over Jason Gore. The dominant storyline …

Patriots rally for 26-24 preseason win over Saints on Saturday

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Saints receiver Brandin Cooks looks ready to fulfill the promise he showed as a rookie last season before smashing his hand on a helmet. Cooks caught all four passes thrown his way for 117 yards, …

Royals rally with 4 in 9th, beat Red Sox 8-6

Sunday, August 23, 2015

BOSTON — Boston’s Junichi Tazawa found out the hard way that life as closer can have its lousy days. Tazawa gave up four runs and six hits in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for …

Clint Bowyer holds head high to cling to final Chase berth

Sunday, August 23, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. — All of the crew members who work on Clint Bowyer’s team know they’ll be out of a job in 12 more races. Like everyone else at Michael Waltrip Racing, they face an uncertain future in …

Specter of 38 Studios looms over PawSox stadium proposal

Sunday, August 23, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As the owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox make their case for their push to move the team to Providence, one name comes up over and over: 38 Studios. The shadow of the bad video game company deal has loomed over the stadium proposal for …

Cueto stumbles and Red Sox beat Royals 7-2

Saturday, August 22, 2015

BOSTON — When you’re the defending AL champion and you have a double-digit lead in the division, it’s easy to shrug off a two-game slump. Johnny Cueto had his worst start since coming to Kansas City, the Royals …

Saints receivers, Patriots defensive backs tested each other

Friday, August 21, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler appreciated the chance to spend a couple days being tested at practice by record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints’ offense, even if there were moments when …