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J.B. Holmes hits a shot on the sixth fairway during the second round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Holmes keeps the lead; McIlroy loses his temper

Friday, March 6, 2015

DORAL, Fla. — J.B. Holmes kept his lead. Rory McIlroy lost his cool. Holmes was 11 shots worse than his tournament record-tying 62, finishing with a tee shot in the water and a double bogey on the 18th hole Friday for a 1-over 73. That still was enough to take a two-shot lead over Ryan Moore (71) into the weekend …

Ramirez hits loud double as Red Sox lose to Marlins 5-3

Friday, March 6, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Hanley Ramirez showed the kind of power the Boston Red Sox are hoping for. Ramirez hit a loud 400-foot RBI double in the fifth inning of Friday’s 5-3 loss to the Miami Marlins, which marked Justin Masterson’s first appearance for the Red Sox in six years. Signed to an …

Lester pitches 2 scoreless innings in spring debut with Cubs

Friday, March 6, 2015

MESA, Ariz. — For Jon Lester, it was just the beginning of the road to opening day. Nothing more, nothing less. Lester pitched two scoreless innings Friday in his spring debut with the Chicago Cubs, who lost 5-2 to the Cincinnati Reds. The veteran left-hander got Billy Hamilton to fly out to right leading off the game, and then struck out Brandon Phillips, …

Canadiens swing 3 deals on busy NHL trading deadline day

Monday, March 2, 2015

General manager Marc Bergevin added to the Montreal Canadiens without altering his Eastern Conference-leading lineup. In Detroit, GM Ken Holland thought it was important to provide his young Red Wings a nudge by adding two experienced veterans. As …

Aaron Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting

Monday, March 2, 2015

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend’s shooting in Florida, saying it contradicts …

Bruins swing trades with Colorado, Tampa Bay

Monday, March 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins acquired forwards Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey from Colorado at the NHL trading deadline, a few hours after picking up forward Brett Connolly from Tampa Bay. The Bruins also got forward Zack Phillips from the Minnesota Wild for forward Jared Knight. Boston …

Padraig Harrington wins the Honda Classic in a playoff

Monday, March 2, 2015

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, Padraig Harrington never wavered from one goal in golf. Just get him anywhere near the lead …

Patriots place franchise tag on K Stephen Gostkowski

Monday, March 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The New England Patriots placed the franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl kicker Stephen Gostkowski on Monday. The team said in an unattributed statement that the move gives the sides more time to negotiate an agreement. If no deal is reached by July 15, the …

Kurt Busch to follow guidelines toward NASCAR reinstatement

Monday, March 2, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kurt Busch has agreed to follow NASCAR’s recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement. The 2004 champion was indefinitely suspended Feb. 20 after a Delaware judge said he believed Busch likely committed an act …

Celtics surrender 26-point lead in loss to NBA-best Warriors

Monday, March 2, 2015

BOSTON — When you’re sitting on the NBA’s best record like the Golden State Warriors, you don’t have to stress over every single game. Because you usually win, anyway. Stephen Curry scored 37 points on Sunday night, and …

MLB’s 1st black Latino star Minnie Minoso dies

Sunday, March 1, 2015

CHICAGO — When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the “Cuban Comet” was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, …

Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

Sunday, March 1, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. — The season just started. The calendar hasn’t even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title. Quickly establishing he’s one of the …

Poulter, Casey share lead at rain-delayed Honda Classic

Sunday, March 1, 2015

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Ian Poulter didn’t realize he had a three-shot lead in the Honda Classic, only that he was playing well enough to feel like he was in control of his game and the tournament. …