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Torii Hunter makes Twins return in 9-8 win over Red Sox

Friday, March 6, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Torii Hunter drove in a run in his first plate appearance with the Minnesota Twins in eight years, helping defeat the Boston Red Sox 9-8 on Thursday night. Hunter, who played for the Twins from 1997-2007, finished 1-for-3. He started in right field, his projected position for the regular season. “I haven’t been here in a long time, but it seemed like old times coming …

Bruins fall to Flames in shootout

Thursday, March 5, 2015

BOSTON — Sean Monahan ended Calgary’s scoring drought in Boston that lasted more than eight years. Then, one of the newest Flames snapped the club’s even longer run of futility on the road against the Bruins. David Schlemko clinched Calgary’s first victory in Boston since December 2003 when he scored in the eighth …

A lot is new for MLS in its 20th season

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Now that there’s a labor agreement, the 2015 Major League Soccer season is on. MLS may be 20 years old but there is a lot that’s new this season, from the overall league rebranding, to a pair of high-profile expansion teams and an influx of internationally proven talent. It all kicks off Friday …

Testimony: Several Aaron Hernandez texts are missing from phone

Friday, February 27, 2015

FALL RIVER — Texts and phone records shown to jurors Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez showed that several messages he exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing were deleted from …

Ronda Rousey, Cat Zingano take center stage for UFC 184

Thursday, February 26, 2015

LOS ANGELES — By many measures, a historic event will happen when Ronda Rousey steps into the octagon with Cat Zingano in the main event of UFC 184 on Saturday night. Two unbeaten mixed martial artists are facing …

NASCAR back on track for extra day of testing in Atlanta

Thursday, February 26, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. — After the glitz of Daytona, now it’s time for the NASCAR grind. The Sprint Cup drivers returned to the track Thursday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, getting an extra day to test out the new rules …

Judge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A federal judge has opened the door for faster reinstatement of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, ruling an NFL arbitrator “failed to meet his duty” in a child abuse case that brought national backlash for the league …

Video shows Hernandez dancing near gas pump before killing

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FALL RIVER — Ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez ran up a $243 bar tab and smoked marijuana in the hours before the boyfriend of his fiancee’s sister was shot to death, according to testimony Thursday at his …

A’s begin baseball’s mandatory domestic violence training

Thursday, February 26, 2015

MESA, Ariz. — Reliever Dan Otero spoke up, as did many others, with a question on the topic of domestic violence that has been at the forefront of professional sports following the NFL’s recent troubles. The Oakland Athletics …

Turner’s triple-double erase C’s slow start, tops Knicks

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BOSTON — The recently reshuffled Boston Celtics hadn’t practiced lately and it showed early in Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks. Midway through the third quarter, the Celtics got in sync and turned a six-point deficit into …

Mohegan Sun to host WNBA All-Star Game and draft

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The best players in the WNBA and the league’s rookies will be back at Mohegan Sun for the All-Star Game and the draft. The home of the Connecticut Sun will host this year’s All-Star Game on July 25 …

David Ortiz is worried about his bank account due to pace-of-play fines

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate. He sounded prepared to pay for it. “I might run out of money,” Ortiz said during a colorful rant Wednesday about the new pace-of-play rule …

Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro’s state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year’s …