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Boston Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo (17) comes out to the mound to take starting pitcher Henry Owens, second from left, out of the game after he gave up seven runs against the New York Yankees during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Red Sox rookie Henry Owens clobbered by Yankees in 13-8 loss

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox starters were due for a bad outing. And rookie lefty Henry Owens had a real bad one. Owens was tagged for seven runs in just 12/3 innings in the New York Yankees’ 13-8 win over Boston on Wednesday. “It wasn’t his best day,” interim manager Torey Lovullo said. “We all know that. He started …

Serena Williams puts aside slow start to reach 3rd round of US Open

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NEW YORK — The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open — the first true Grand Slam in tennis in more than a quarter of a century — hit her Wednesday. That, she said, is why her play was so uneven in the second round at Flushing …

Commentary: Has NFL’s PR machine finally met its match?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Merry Christmas, Mr. Commissioner. Enjoy your lump of coal. Even though the holiday is nearly four months off, we already know what Roger Goodell will find under his tree on Christmas Day. It’s a movie scheduled for release that morning based on a true story and bluntly titled “Concussion.” It could do for …

Yankees ride trio of 2-out HRs to 20-6 runaway over Braves

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ATLANTA — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi says baseball “has a way of evening out.” Following a sluggish end to a homestand that cost the Yankees the AL East lead, things evened out for their bats in …

David Ortiz passes Lou Gehrig on HR chart, Red Sox lose 5-4 to Mets

Sunday, August 30, 2015

NEW YORK — David Ortiz got a good, close-up look at the New York Mets’ young rotation this weekend and was impressed. The Boston slugger left his own impression, too. Ortiz lined his 494th home run and moved …

Veteran Kris Tamulis nabs first LPGA Tour win

Sunday, August 30, 2015

PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Kris Tamulis won the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title. Tamulis played 29 holes Sunday in the twice-delayed tournament, the 186th of her LPGA Tour career. She finished a …

American Pharoah looks good after loss; no decision on racing plans

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks. On the morning after a startling upset at the Travers Stakes, a small gathering of …

Turner Field US flag at half-staff after fan dies in fall

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ATLANTA — The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and …

Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open for 2nd time in 3 years

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, withdrawing on the eve of the tournament because of a lingering right leg injury. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal via …

AP Source: LA strikes 2024 Olympic bid deal with USOC

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Los Angeles and the U.S. Olympic Committee have struck a deal that will make the city America’s 2024 Olympic bidder pending approval by the city council next week. If the council approves the deal at a meeting Tuesday, …

Juli Inkster wins The Legends Championship

Sunday, August 30, 2015

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster won The Legends Championship on Sunday, finishing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Trish Johnson. “If a 55-year-old can win, they can, too,” Inkster said about her Solheim Cup team that will face Europe …

Jason Day wins in a blowout at Barclays

Sunday, August 30, 2015

EDISON, N.J. — Jason Day powered and putted his way to another blowout against a world-class field Sunday at The Barclays. Fresh off his first major at the PGA Championship, Day pulled away early and poured it on …

Jeff Maggert wins Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, takes Charles Schwab Cup lead

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ENDICOTT, N.Y. — Jeff Maggert won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on Sunday for his fourth Champions Tour victory of the year, closing with a 6-under 66 to beat Paul Goydos by two strokes. Maggert took the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup standings, 119 points ahead of …