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Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval makes a diving catch on a fly out by Toronto Blue Jays'  Dalton Pompey during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Mookie Betts lifts Red Sox to 6-5 win over Blue Jays

Monday, April 27, 2015

BOSTON — Mookie Betts has proven he can turn on a fastball in his brief time in the majors. He didn’t miss one for his game-winning hit. Betts hit a game-ending RBI single to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. With one out in the bottom of the ninth, …

Deontay Wilder: Wladimir Klitschko is ‘losing his juice’

Monday, April 27, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks Wladimir Klitschko is “losing the juice,” but he’s still awaiting a chance to prove it. That was Wilder’s assessment after attending Klitschko’s lopsided victory over Bryant Jennings on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. “It gave me a great look,” he said Sunday. “That’s what I was there for. I was really doing more …

Pacquiao, Roach scheme on plan for Mayweather’s defense

Monday, April 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach have spent the past two months trying to solve the biggest puzzle in modern boxing. How does anybody hit Floyd Mayweather Jr., a fighter whose perfect career is built on being nearly impossible to touch? Pacquiao and Roach will reveal their answer in detail …

A-Rod exceeds expectations, helps Yanks stay relevant

Thursday, April 23, 2015

DETROIT — The New York Yankees missed the playoffs the last two years while saying goodbye to a pair of greats. Mediocrity — or, worse yet, irrelevance — was a very real possibility heading into 2015. Of all …

Victor Cruz confident knee will be ready for season opener

Thursday, April 23, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Victor Cruz has no doubt that he will play in the New York Giants’ regular-season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Six months after surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right knee, …

Red Sox blow 4-run lead, lose 7-5 to Rays

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston pitcher Joe Kelly was sailing along with a four-run lead in the sixth inning and a fastball that was “pretty good for me tonight.” The next thing he knew, Kelly was out …

NFL settles concussion lawsuits

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge has approved a settlement agreement that is expected to cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits. NFL actuaries project about 6,000 of the league’s nearly 20,000 …

Larry Bird, Big Papi on board of Boston Olympic bid committee

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Larry Bird and David Ortiz are members of the board that will try to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston. The Boston basketball and baseball stars will be joined by two dozen other athletes and …

Victim’s mom to move ahead with suit against Aaron Hernandez

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOSTON — The mother of a man slain by former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is moving forward with a lawsuit against him, and her lawyer said Wednesday that his first step is to figure out how …

Rajon Rondo finished with Mavs, knee bumps Parsons from playoffs

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

DALLAS — Rajon Rondo is out in Dallas. Rick Carlisle made that clear when asked if he thought the free agent-to-be would wear a Mavericks uniform again. “No, I don’t,” the coach said. The Mavericks announced Wednesday that …

Barry Bonds’ obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government’s …

NFL suspends DE Greg Hardy for 10 games

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NEW YORK — The NFL suspended defensive end Greg Hardy for 10 games without pay Wednesday for conduct detrimental to the league after concluding there was “credible evidence” he roughed up his ex-girlfriend nearly a year ago when …

Wade Miley and 4 relievers help Red Sox beat Rays 1-0

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Wade Miley pitched well into the sixth inning before the Boston bullpen protected his stellar effort. Miley and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Red Sox took advantage of an error to …