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United States forward Abby Wambach (20) and defender Kelley O´Hara (5) celebrate Wambach's goal with Haiti goalkeeper Geralda Saintilus (1) below, during the first half of a CONCACAF soccer match, at RFK Stadium, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

US tops Haiti to advance in Women’s World Cup qualifying

Monday, October 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — The U.S women’s soccer team is winning in a no-win situation. Of course, the Americans should beat Haiti by a bunch of goals. And, of course, the Haitians are going to park themselves in front of their own net to keep the score as respectable as possible. But the games must take place, part of the mandated ritual …

Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

Monday, October 20, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head. Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday’s workout. “I …

Atlantic Division team-by-team capsules

Monday, October 20, 2014

Capsules for the NBA’s Atlantic Division, listed in predicted order of divisional finish by AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds’: ATLANTIC DIVISION TORONTO RAPTORS LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost to Brooklyn Nets 4-3 in first round. STARTING FIVE: G Kyle Lowry (17.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 7.4 apg), G DeMar DeRozan (22.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.0 apg), G/F Terrence Ross (10.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.0 apg), …

Krejci, Smith lead Bruins past Red Wings in SO

Thursday, October 16, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — After a night of struggling against Detroit’s Jimmy Howard, Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien went with the only thing that was working. David Krejci and Reilly Smith, the only two players to beat Howard in …

Louis Williams lifts Raptors past Celtics, 92-89

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Louis Williams made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Jordan Hamilton led the Raptors (4-1) with …

Royals hold off Orioles 2-1, finish ALCS sweep

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crown these Royals the American League champions. After nearly three decades spent trying to return to the playoffs, Kansas City is taking its perfect postseason ride all the way to the World Series. With …

Jets hope to turn season around with upset of Patriots

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots turned their season around in plenty of time. It’s probably too late for the New York Jets, especially if they drop their sixth straight game when they visit the heavily favored Patriots …

MLS commissioner calls Jurgen Klinsmann’s US future into question

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NEW YORK — Jurgen Klinsmann’s future as U.S. coach was called into question Wednesday when Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber criticized him for not taking Landon Donovan to the World Cup and for saying Clint Dempsey and …

Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have embraced the bloop, bunt and sacrifice fly all postseason. Add in more sparkling defense and that dominant bullpen, and the wild-card Royals are suddenly one win from the World …

Giants beat Cardinals in 10th on Randy Choate wild throw

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Once the Giants finally got a bunt down, the rest was easy. A wild throw by reliever Randy Choate on a bunt allowed Brandon Crawford to score the winning run in the bottom of the …

With RB Stevan Ridley hurt, Patriots look to fill gap

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — One thing is certain about the New England Patriots running game. Stevan Ridley won’t be part of it for a while. Just who will play an increased role after the Patriots top rusher suffered a serious …

US women prepare to open World Cup qualifying

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

World Cup qualifying for the U.S. women’s team looks like an easy road. But then again, it looked that way the last time, too. The U.S. team has been ranked No. 1 in the world for the past …

Tim Dahlberg: Leon Spinks fighting a different battle

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

LAS VEGAS — Mr. T was his bodyguard, which right away tells you something about Leon Spinks and his brief yet wildly entertaining stint as the heavyweight champion of the world. Someone had to keep watch over Leon …