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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout trots to the dugout after scoring on Josh Hamilton's sacrifice fly as Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz, right, walks back to the mound in the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Josh Hamilton drives in 3 runs as Angels beat Red Sox

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON — Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBIs, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 to increase their AL West lead on Wednesday night. Hamilton was in a 5-for-41 slump with 18 strikeouts but hit two sacrifice flies and then singled in the … 0

Adam Rainaud sets record, makes history for Connecticut PGA

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Adam Rainaud’s summer of dominant golf continued Tuesday. The South Hadley native used a record-setting performance to become the first PGA Professional to win both the Connecticut PGA Championship and the Assistant Connecticut PGA Championship in the same year. After winning the PGA title by three strokes last week, he followed that by capturing the Section PGA Assistant Championship at the Country Club … 0

Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open; Halep 2nd

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW YORK — Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title. The U.S. Tennis Association followed this week’s WTA rankings in announcing the seedings Wednesday. French Open runner-up Simona Halep is seeded second after reaching a career-best ranking this month. She has never advanced past … 0

For Rose, new journey starts at home

Friday, August 15, 2014

CHICAGO — For Derrick Rose, it is a new beginning. And it starts on his home court. The Chicago Bulls’ superstar will suit up for the first time at the United Center since his latest season-ending knee injury … 0

NASCAR bars drivers from exiting cars after wrecks

Friday, August 15, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper — one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR’s most respected drivers. “I guess the one experience that comes to mind … 0

Jeff Gordon sets qualifying mark at Michigan

Friday, August 15, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. — The numbers keep climbing — and this time the rise was anything but gradual. Jeff Gordon set the track qualifying record at Michigan International Speedway on Friday with a speed of 206.558 mph, winning his … 0

Brittany Lincicome leads LPGA Championship

Friday, August 15, 2014

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Brittany Lincicome opened a three-stroke lead Friday in the wind-swept LPGA Championship, the tour’s fourth major championship of the season. The long-hitting Lincicome followed her opening 67 with a 68 to reach 9 under at Monroe Golf Club. She won the 2009 Kraft Nabisco for … 0

Paul George still hopeful of returning this season

Friday, August 15, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George beat the odds to become an NBA star. He’ll have to do it all over again to play next season. Two weeks after a gruesome compound fracture of his right leg, George said Friday … 0

Hernandez excused from hearing in murder case

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was excused from a pre-trial hearing Thursday in his Boston double homicide case. Hernandez’s defense team asked the judge to waive his appearance before the Suffolk County Superior … 0

Big inning lifts Sox to fourth straight win

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BOSTON — In just a few minutes, Boston’s hitters turned a slow offensive night into an easy victory. Dustin Pedroia’s two-run double capped a seven-run sixth inning Thursday night that sent the Red Sox to their fourth straight … 0

Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BALTIMORE — Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has … 0

Thompson, Lee share LPGA Championship lead

Thursday, August 14, 2014

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Tall and fit with all those Instagram photos to prove it, long-hitting Lexi Thompson figured she might have an edge on the LPGA Championship’s new course. She did. Thompson and South Korea’s Meena Lee shot … 0

Cousins injures right knee in Team USA practice

Thursday, August 14, 2014

CHICAGO — DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to … 0