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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 …

NFL suspends DE Greg Hardy for 10 games

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NEW YORK — The NFL suspended defensive end Greg Hardy for 10 games without pay Wednesday for conduct detrimental to the league after concluding there was “credible evidence” he roughed up his ex-girlfriend nearly a year ago when …

Wade Miley and 4 relievers help Red Sox beat Rays 1-0

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Wade Miley pitched well into the sixth inning before the Boston bullpen protected his stellar effort. Miley and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Red Sox took advantage of an error to …

LeBron scores 30, Cavaliers hold off Celtics 99-91 in Game 2

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CLEVELAND — The Celtics wouldn’t go away, and then LeBron James showed them the door. James scored 30 points — 15 in the fourth quarter — and Kyrie Irving added 26 as the Cleveland Cavaliers finally shook off …

No place for world’s top marathon in 2024 Boston Olympics

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BOSTON — No sport is more connected to Olympic history than the marathon, and no marathon is more iconic than the Boston race that has been testing and torturing distance runners for 119 years. But when the city …

Steelers-Patriots to open 2015 schedule on a Thursday night

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK — Among the Patriots’ rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener. This opposition this year is another team with championship pedigree: the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England and Pittsburgh will begin the NFL …

Report: Patriots’ Nate Solder had testicular cancer surgery

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder had surgery for testicular cancer last spring then went on to start every game, including the Super Bowl victory. Teammate Matthew Slater said Tuesday he was aware of …

Father knows best, at least in Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s corner

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Sr. remembers the moment he discovered his son had a feel for the family business. Floyd Jr. was just 9-10 months old, not even walking yet. But his father had been showing him …

Last racer finishes Boston Marathon — in 20 grueling hours

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BOSTON — A Venezuelan man with muscular dystrophy was honored at City Hall on Tuesday after enduring about 20 hours of sometimes drenching rain, wind and cold to complete the Boston Marathon in the early morning hours. Maickel …

Backlash: Olympic groups break with umbrella body in protest

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SOCHI, Russia — A day after his blistering attack on Olympic leaders, Marius Vizer faced isolation and a growing backlash Tuesday as international sports bodies suspended or broke off ties with his umbrella organization and rallied behind IOC …

Kenny Bayless picked as third man in ring for Mayweather-Pacquiao

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. got his license to fight Manny Pacquiao, along with a question about domestic abuse. Veteran referee Kenny Bayless got a spot in boxing’s richest fight ever. Meanwhile, all anyone looking for a …