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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout keeps his foot and hand firmly on third base as Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt makes the tag on a stolen base during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 22, 2015. Trout was initially called out, but the play was reversed after video review. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Angels pound Red Sox 12-5

Friday, May 22, 2015

BOSTON — Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta could sense the mood changing in the visitor’s dugout at Fenway Park. A nine-run inning will do that. Iannetta and Erick Aybar homered as the Angels sent 13 batters to the plate in the fifth, and Albert Pujols also hit a home run on Friday night to lead Los Angeles to a …

Kevin Na in front at Colonial

Friday, May 22, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at Colonial before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert. Not even that could dampen Na’s second round that gave him the lead in the soggy tournament. Na took the penalty drop near the 17th fairway, and hit a …

Giant hole forms at entrance of Missouri golf course

Friday, May 22, 2015

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Geologists say a giant sinkhole near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is fairly common because of the region’s karst topography. The sinkhole consists of two adjacent sinkholes that appeared Friday morning near a pond at the entrance of the Top of the Rock Golf course …

Owner: American Pharoah expected to race until end of year

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NEW YORK — Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year. At least that’s the plan owner Ahmed Zayat laid out Wednesday after confirming …

Ortiz, Napoli homer as Red Sox top Rangers 4-3

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

BOSTON — Mike Napoli found a flaw in his swing on the cross-country flight after his difficult road trip. Then he sent a liner soaring into the left-field seats. Napoli watched video while flying from Seattle on Sunday …

Timberwolves win draft lottery, Lakers move to No. 2

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NEW YORK — The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived. And when they finally ended years of lottery futility, it came from the spot where nobody …

IndyCar’s Hinchcliffe thanks ‘heroes’ after scary crash

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe thanked the “heroes” on Tuesday who helped him survive a dangerous crash a day earlier at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Team owner Sam Schmidt was just relieved. One day after a broken wishbone …

NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers. The owners on Tuesday approved the competition committee’s proposal to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on PATs to …

Kraft: Patriots won’t appeal team’s fine, draft penalties

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team’s punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback’s challenge remains. Moments after Kraft said Tuesday he won’t oppose the $1 million fine and …

Patriots owner Robert Kraft: Team won’t appeal fine, draft penalties

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not appeal the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the team for its role in the use of deflated footballs in the …

IndyCar still trying to find answers to frightening crashes

Monday, May 18, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Questions concerning the level of safety headed into the Indianapolis 500 continued to mount Monday after James Hinchcliffe was injured in a crash. Hinchcliffe’s accident was caused by a suspension failure, and his car spun hard …

Marlins GM Dan Jennings becomes Miami’s manager

Monday, May 18, 2015

MIAMI — Even the mother of the Miami Marlins’ new manager is questioning the wisdom of the choice. Marlins general manager Dan Jennings was selected Monday to replace Mike Redmond in the dugout. Jennings has 31 years of …

Wingsuit fliers in Yosemite knew they were cheating death

Monday, May 18, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Two wingsuit fliers who leaped from a cliff in Yosemite National Park were trying to zoom through a notch in a ridgeline and were airborne for about 15 seconds when they slammed into a rocky …