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Houston Astros' Jon Singleton hits a two-run single during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Napoli error leads to 4-run 10th as Astros beat Red Sox 12-8

Saturday, July 4, 2015

BOSTON — First baseman Mike Napoli allowed Preston Tucker’s hard grounder to bounce past him for an error, and Carlos Correa followed with a tiebreaking single in a four-run 10th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night for their fifth straight win. Jose Altuve had three hits and two RBIs for the AL …

Vegas, Langley share 2nd-round lead at Greenbrier Classic

Friday, July 3, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Jhonattan Vegas hasn’t had much success since winning his second PGA Tour event as a rookie in 2011. The Greenbrier Classic could give him that needed boost. Vegas shot a 5-under-par 65 to tie Scott Langley for the lead after the second round Friday. They were at 9-under …

A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute, he gets ball from 3,000th hit

Friday, July 3, 2015

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit. At the time Rodriguez and the Yankees signed their $275 …

Boston 2024 touts jobs, housing as it releases detailed $4.6B Olympics bid

Monday, June 29, 2015

BOSTON — The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of …

Clay Buchholz pitches gem, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 3-1

Monday, June 29, 2015

TORONTO — Nothing about pitching north of the border feels foreign to Boston’s Clay Buchholz. Buchholz pitched eight strong innings to win his third straight start, Xander Bogaerts drove in two runs and the Red Sox beat the …

US-Germany semifinal features world’s top goalkeepers

Monday, June 29, 2015

MONTREAL — The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. The two women will be the last …

Michael Sam, first openly gay NFL draftee, rejoins CFL team

Monday, June 29, 2015

MONTREAL — In the city where Jackie Robinson made the jump to the big leagues — and a country where gay marriage has been legal for a decade — Michael Sam has come to restart his football career. …

Hope Solo’s World Cup: Strong in the goal, silent to the media

Monday, June 29, 2015

MONTREAL — It’s been a quiet Women’s World Cup for Hope Solo. On the field, the U.S. goalkeeper has been called on to make just 11 saves in five games. And off the field, she’s been all but inaudible, answering just three questions after giving up a goal …

Andy MacPhail joins Phillies, will be president after season

Monday, June 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Andy MacPhail is the new man in charge of the Philadelphia Phillies. The veteran baseball executive joined the Phillies on Monday with plans to take over as team president after this season. He’ll eventually replace Pat …

Na Yeon Choi’s fairway eagle leads to NW Arkansas Championship win

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ROGERS, Ark. — Even Na Yeon Choi wasn’t sure if Sunday was the time for her ninth career LPGA Tour title as she struggled throughout much of her round at Pinnacle Country Club. The South Korean couldn’t make …

Bubba Watson wins Travelers Championship on 2nd playoff hole

Sunday, June 28, 2015

CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson made an 8-foot birdie putt on the second hole a playoff Sunday to outlast Paul Casey and win the Travelers Championship for the second time. Casey overcame a three-stroke deficit with five to …

Justin Gatlin wins 200 with fastest time ever at US championships

Sunday, June 28, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. — Moments after crossing the finish line, Justin Gatlin turned to his left and pointed at the clock to make sure everyone noticed what he just did. Hard to miss that time. Somewhere, a certain Jamaican …

Carli Lloyd once nearly quit; the US team is sure glad she didn’t

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MONTREAL — Carli Lloyd’s career is defined by big moments. The latest came in the U.S. victory Friday over China, with a goal that ultimately sent the Americans through to the semifinals at the Women’s World Cup. Now …