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Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia runs to first base as Toronto Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole, rear, begins to throw him out during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Huge 11th inning sends Red Sox over Blue Jays

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO — Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBIs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 Tuesday night. Boston broke away from a 4-all tie for its second straight victory following an eight-game losing streak. Toronto fell to 6-16 in August and, at 66-66, dropped … 0

Gronkowski’s health key to success of Patriots, Brady

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady and his receiving corps are more comfortable in their second season together. The star quarterback also may have his biggest target back for the New England Patriots’ opener. If Rob Gronkowski can stay healthy after two injury-plagued seasons, the NFL’s third-highest scoring team last year should be even more … 0

Giants looking to end 2-year playoff drought

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After missing the playoffs the past two seasons, Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants aren’t one of the morning-line favorites to get back to the postseason. New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and Eli Manning are struggling to get the West Coast scheme in place. It doesn’t look like it will be ready for the season opener in Detroit … 0

Slugger Ortiz having another big season

Sunday, August 24, 2014

BOSTON — David Ortiz remains a constant even in a lost season for the Boston Red Sox. The defense of their 2013 World Series title hasn’t gone anything like the Red Sox would have liked, but one thing … 0

Athlete asks judge to reject NCAA head-injury deal

Sunday, August 24, 2014

CHICAGO — A former San Diego State football player has asked a federal judge to reject the recently proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it unfairly forces athletes who suffered head injuries to forfeit hundreds of millions of dollars in potential damages. … 0

Brad Keselowski: Don’t count out Gibbs guys just yet

Sunday, August 24, 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski is part brash racer, and part pragmatist. He was both after following Penske Racing teammate Joey Logano to the checkered flag at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night, giving the team a 1-2 … 0

Usain Bolt ends injury-plagued season early

Sunday, August 24, 2014

ZURICH (AP) — Usain Bolt has decided to end his injury-plagued season early, having competed in just three races in 2014. Organizers for Thursday’s Diamond League meeting in Zurich said Sunday that Bolt had withdrawn from the event’s 100-meter race and will not compete again this season. The … 0

Jets’ Patterson to rejoin team after going AWOL

Sunday, August 24, 2014

NEW YORK — Dimitri Patterson’s mysterious absence appears over. The veteran cornerback was set to rejoin the New York Jets on Sunday night after not showing up for the team’s game against the Giants on Friday night and having no direct communication with anyone in the organization since. … 0

Ryu has 66, leads by 5 at Canadian Women’s Open

Saturday, August 23, 2014

LONDON, Ontario (AP) — So Yeon Ryu used a second straight bogey-free round to pull away at the Canadian Women’s Open. Ryu shot a 6-under 66 Friday at the London Hunt and Country Club to get to 15 … 0

US beats Puerto Rico 112-86 in hoops exhibition

Saturday, August 23, 2014

NEW YORK — Mike Krzyzewski is ready to decide who is going with him to Spain. The U.S. national team coach said the Americans expect to trim their roster to 12 on Saturday before leaving for Europe, after team officials had previously said they might carry extra players. … 0

NWSL playoffs open busy time for women’s soccer

Saturday, August 23, 2014

In the space of about a week, a group of players from the U.S. team wrapped up the regular season with their National Women’s Soccer League teams, got together for an international friendly against Switzerland, and now face … 0

Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

Saturday, August 23, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The wait is almost over. The blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland will be completed on Saturday, making the Cavaliers an instant favorite in the Eastern Conference and turning Andrew Wiggins into something of an anomaly. When … 0

Mariners get 5 runs with 2 outs in 9th, beat Bosox

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BOSTON — Austin Jackson’s bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth inning keyed a five-run rally, and the Seattle Mariners sent the Boston Red Sox to their sixth straight loss, 5-3 on Friday night. Red Sox closer … 0