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New York Yankees Derek Jeter hits a fifth-inning, two-run double off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Jeter’s 3 RBIs lead Yankees over Orioles 5-0

Monday, September 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter began his final series at Yankee Stadium by breaking open the game with a two-run double, and he had three RBIs to lead the New York Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 Monday night. Michael Pineda retired his first 13 batters before J.J. Hardy singled sharply to left field, pitching 7 1-3 innings and combining …

USOC CEO weighs in on Hope Solo charges

Monday, September 22, 2014

The chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee says he is disturbed by domestic abuse charges against women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo, but did not say whether he believes she should face disciplinary action, such as suspension, before the matter plays out in court. Solo faces two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree domestic violence stemming from a June 21 altercation with her sister-in-law …

Patriots offense still struggling after 3 games

Monday, September 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots have plenty of time to get their offense rolling. The question is: Do they have the players? The offensive line is struggling to protect quarterback Tom Brady and open holes for running backs. The wide receivers, other than Julian Edelman, have contributed little. The tight end production …

PepsiCo boss decries NFL problems, backs Commissioner Roger Goodell

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NEW YORK — PepsiCo Inc.’s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL’s problems handling domestic violence, calling some players’ behavior “repugnant” but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is “a man of integrity.” The boss …

Police: Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer head-butted wife

Thursday, September 18, 2014

PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday. The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after Dwyer was arrested on …

Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The spiritual “Home of Golf” became the latest club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in …

Back forces Elena Delle Donne to withdraw from US team

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Elena Delle Donne became the latest player to withdraw from the U.S. women’s basketball national team pool because of injury. The Chicago Sky’s young star was bothered in the WNBA Finals with a bad back and it was announced Thursday she won’t be able to join the team …

Appeals court reconsidering Barry Bonds conviction

Thursday, September 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds got another chance Thursday to erase his felony conviction for obstruction of justice. Bonds lawyer Dennis Riordan urged a specially convened 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn …

Pirates overwhelm Clay Buchholz, Red Sox in 9-1 win

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Rusney Castillo drilled a sharp grounder to second base and took off. Three seconds later the future of the Boston Red Sox was standing on first base. If the Cuban-born prospect was overwhelmed by the stage, …

Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested on assault charges

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of …

Tom Brady’s favorites carry bulk of pass offense

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady is very comfortable throwing to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. The other Patriots he sends out on pass patterns? Not so much. Of Brady’s 44 completions this season, 20 have gone to Edelman and …

NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month. And of more immediate impact — this weekend — the new performance-enhancing drug policy the league and players’ …

To ‘get it right,’ Vikings put Adrian Peterson on leave

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. This time, he could be gone for the season. “We …