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Boston Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez (13) misjudges a fly ball hit by Baltimore Oriole designated hitter Jimmy Paredesin the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)

Clay Buchholz and Red Sox lose to Orioles 4-1

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BOSTON — Forget opening day. Clay Buchholz can’t seem to find his groove again. Buchholz gave up 11 hits in six innings Saturday but limited the Orioles to just two runs in Boston’s 4-1 loss to Baltimore. Coming off a miserable start when he gave up nine runs over 3 1-3 innings in a loss at Yankee Stadium last Sunday, Buchholz loaded the bases in the fourth and fifth innings but kept the score close with the help of a double play and a pair of strikeouts. “I think he pitched exceptionally well in those two innings,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “He kept the …

Xander Bogaerts’ single in 9th lifts Red Sox over Orioles 3-2

Friday, April 17, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night. Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez held the Red Sox hitless for 3 2-3 innings before being …

Matt Kenseth wins pole at Bristol Motor Speedway

Friday, April 17, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Kenseth will try for his first win since 2013 when he starts from the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kenseth led a strong showing from Joe Gibbs Racing on Friday when he turned a lap at 128.632 mph to grab the top starting spot. But he wasn’t sure …

Sox pounded by Yanks, come home 4-2

Monday, April 13, 2015

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez had a three-run double in a seven-run first-inning outburst, and the New York Yankees broke out the bats and avoided their worst start in more than 25 years with a 14-4 victory over …

Mickelson completes Grand Slam of silver medals

Monday, April 13, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Phil Mickelson knew he needed a truly special round to catch Jordan Spieth. Instead, Lefty settled for a familiar spot. Runner-up. Mickelson closed with a 3-under 69 that left him tied with Justin Rose, four …

Disastrous season for Bruins ends with loss to Lightning

Sunday, April 12, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Boston coach Claude Julien postponed any talk about what’s next for the Bruins. The end of a disappointing season was just too soon. The Bruins lost 3-2 to the playoff-bound Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday …

Maple Leafs clean house, firing GM, interim coach, staff

Sunday, April 12, 2015

TORONTO — Changes were expected from the Toronto Maple Leafs after their worst season in almost 20 years. Team President Brendan Shanahan didn’t waste any time making them. The Leafs fired general manager Dave Nonis and interim coach …

Things to know about deliberations in the Aaron Hernandez trial

Sunday, April 12, 2015

FALL RIVER — Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez spent nearly 20 hours last week considering whether to convict him of murder. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 2013 …

Rory trounces Tiger in what became Masters B-flight matchup

Sunday, April 12, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — On almost any other Sunday, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy playing together in the final round of the Masters would have been the marquee pairing. On this one, though, they might as well have been …

New faces, big absences and plenty of Canada in NHL playoffs

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The NHL’s postseason dominoes tumbled throughout the regular season’s wild final week. When the last ones fell Saturday night, they revealed that the league is set up for an extremely interesting spring. This Stanley Cup tournament features seven …

Jordan Spieth, 21, captures Masters victory for the ages

Sunday, April 12, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow. This was a Masters for the ages. …

Celts close in on playoffs with rout of Cavaliers

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BOSTON — Celtics coach Brad Stevens didn’t get carried away by Boston’s rout of a Cleveland team that bore little resemblance to the real Cavaliers. LeBron James and J.R. Smith watched from the bench. Kevin Love and Kyrie …

Jimmie Johnson gets 5th Sprint Cup win at Texas

Sunday, April 12, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas — Jimmie Johnson was still chasing Jamie McMurray and Kevin Harvick, trying to get back in front as the laps wound down at Texas Motor Speedway. Then Johnson got the break that led to his …