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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, right, watches his three-run home run in front of Boston Red Sox's Blake Swihart during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Ellsbury, Yankees complete sweep of Red Sox at Fenway

Monday, May 4, 2015

BOSTON — Jacoby Ellsbury had four hits, and Adam Warren took a one-hit shutout into the sixth inning Sunday night to lead the New York Yankees to an 8-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox. It was the first time the Yankees swept the Red Sox in a series of three games or more since a five-game sweep in 2006. Ellsbury was also hit by a pitch and walked, reaching base a career-high six times. Mark Teixeira and Brett Gardner homered for the Yankees, who have won 13 of 16 games since starting the season 3-6. Warren (2-1) allowed four runs in 5 2-3 innings. …

Floyd Mayweather takes his $100 million check and runs after win

Sunday, May 3, 2015

LAS VEGAS — The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn’t help but show it to a few reporters when the night was done. “No pictures, though,” Mayweather said, sliding the check out of an envelope. “Don’t want any pictures of it.” The check will …

Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah likely to run in Preakness

Sunday, May 3, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras. Reluctant at first, the Kentucky Derby winner perked up when trainer Bob Baffert offered the colt’s favorite snack. American Pharoah pricked his ears upon hearing the click of cameras and …

Deontay Wilder: Wladimir Klitschko is ‘losing his juice’

Monday, April 27, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks Wladimir Klitschko is “losing the juice,” but he’s still awaiting a chance to prove it. That was Wilder’s assessment after attending Klitschko’s lopsided victory over Bryant Jennings on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. “It gave me a great …

Pacquiao, Roach scheme on plan for Mayweather’s defense

Monday, April 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach have spent the past two months trying to solve the biggest puzzle in modern boxing. How does anybody hit Floyd Mayweather Jr., a fighter whose perfect career is built …

Josh Hamilton traded back to Texas after troubled Angels stint

Monday, April 27, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers after two troubled seasons with the Los Angeles Angels filled with poor performance, injuries and an alcohol and drug relapse. Less than halfway through a $125 million, …

Patriots need CB help in draft after losing Revis, Browner

Monday, April 27, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — An unheralded cornerback saved the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots. Now they need two starters at that position to help them defend their title. The two they had last season left in free agency …

New York Giants waive former UMass running back Michael Cox

Monday, April 27, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have waived former UMass running back Michael Cox. The Giants announced the move on Monday, just three days before the NFL draft. Cox played two seasons with the Giants, missing the final two months of last season after breaking …

Celtics have reason for optimism despite sweep by Cavs

Monday, April 27, 2015

BOSTON — The reconstruction of the Boston Celtics is ahead of schedule. Being swept in the first round can’t brush away that reality. The Celtics were a long shot to even reach the playoffs in a season with …

Owner Ahmed Zayat takes aim at Kentucky Derby with 3 horses

Monday, April 27, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ahmed Zayat can’t contain his enthusiasm at having three horses running in the Kentucky Derby. The fast-talking Egyptian businessman is alternately nervous, hopeful and tickled pink. “Hyper” is how trainer Bob Baffert describes his client, …

Witnesses: UFC champ ran from crash, returned to grab cash

Monday, April 27, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Witnesses tell police that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones ran from a crash that hospitalized a pregnant woman but quickly came back to grab “a large handful of cash” from the car. Albuquerque Officer Simon Drobik says authorities are searching for Jones, who’s …

Eden Hazard voted player of year by fellow pros in England

Monday, April 27, 2015

LONDON — Eden Hazard’s breathtaking individual displays for Chelsea were honored by his fellow professionals in English football on Sunday when he picked up the player of the year award. The 24-year-old Belgium winger upgraded the young player …

Busch leads 291 laps in dominating Richmond victory

Monday, April 27, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR’s sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend. Now he has made a …