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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz runs out his RBI-double that scored Xander Bogaerts, right, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Boston, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Red Sox rock Sale, win 8-2 to snap White Sox streak

Thursday, July 30, 2015

BOSTON — Steven Wright and the slumping Red Sox looked like a long shot against Chris Sale and the surging White Sox on Thursday night. Then Wright’s knuckleball came alive, Sale had his worst start since April, and Chicago’s seven-game winning streak came to a surprising end. Wright pitched seven effective innings and David Ortiz went 3 for 3 with …

Woods gets hot after bad start, shoots 68 at Quicken Loans

Thursday, July 30, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Va. — Tiger Woods took a conservative 3-wood off the first hole at the Quicken Loans National when many players were hitting driver. No matter — he still pull-hooked it into the gallery, hit his second shot into a greenside bunker and lipped out a 5-footer for par before slamming his putter …

Patriots open camp, try to ignore ‘Deflategate’ noise

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling “Free Tom Brady” T-shirts. Then, when they arrived for the New England Patriots’ first training camp practice on Thursday, they let the star quarterback know how they felt. Brady took the field to a boisterous cheer from the more than 10,000 fans …

‘Dr. Jen’ embraces breakthrough role with Arizona Cardinals

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

TEMPE, Ariz. — Jen Welter accepts the title of trailblazer, embraces the chance to be a role model for girls and, perhaps most of all, can’t wait to get beyond the hype and on to work when the …

Jon Gruden worries about present, future of youth sports

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NEW YORK — Jon Gruden looks at the present and predicted future of youth sports. It makes him cringe. The Super Bowl-winning coach and current ESPN football analyst got involved with the Sports Matter program through the DICK’s …

Tom Brady’s future actions could lead to Patriots limbo

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

This isn’t over. Not by a long shot. Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension is not likely the end of the deflated footballs saga. Brady appears headed to court seeking to overturn the suspension, and …

For No Boston Olympics, time to celebrate, then ‘go away’

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON — On Boston’s last day as a potential Olympic host, Chris Dempsey ate lunch at an Irish pub across from City Hall and waited for the bid for the 2024 Summer Games to crumble. A waitress recognized …

Patriots fans defiant after ‘Deflategate’ ruling

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON — Patriots fans are steamed after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension Tuesday. In bars across downtown Boston, denizens of Patriots Nation expressed surprise and anger at the ruling while still holding out hope their beloved quarterback would be vindicated — either in the …

Beijing bid faces same old questions ahead of 2022 IOC vote

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two of China’s most storied winter Olympic athletes faced tough questions about Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Games — namely about air pollution and a lack of snow. Gold medalist figure skaters Shen …

A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope that’s what people remember after the games — not images of polluted …

AP Sources: Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

GENEVA — Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week. Two officials familiar with Platini’s plans have told The Associated Press that the FIFA vice president has made a decision to …

Vladimir Putin: Sepp Blatter deserves the Nobel Prize

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin and Sepp Blatter just can’t stop praising each other. The Russian president, speaking with Swiss TV on Monday, said the embattled head of FIFA deserves a Nobel Prize for his work. Two days …

Tom Brady’s suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell; Patriots back star QB

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday, with Goodell saying that the …