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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez works against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Red Sox lefty Rodriguez wins MLB debut, 5-1 at Texas

Thursday, May 28, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Eduardo Rodriguez threw 72/3 scoreless innings to become the youngest Red Sox starter to win in his major league debut on the road since 1967, and Boston beat the Rangers 5-1 to spoil Josh Hamilton’s first home game back in Texas on Thursday night. The 22-year-old Rodriguez was already the youngest Red Sox pitcher to make his MLB debut on the road since 21-year-old Roger Clemens in 1985. Billy Rohr was 21 when he won in his debut at the New York Yankees on April 14, 1967. Rodriguez (1-0) struck out seven and walked two, leaving the game with two runners on …

US to vote for Prince Ali in FIFA election, not Blatter

Thursday, May 28, 2015

NEW YORK — The United States says it will vote for Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president Friday and not for incumbent Sepp Blatter. “I’ve gotten to know Prince Ali well over the last couple of years. He has been a really active member of the executive committee and an active …

And now, we wait: Cavaliers and Warriors get time to rest

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Golden State coach Steve Kerr was chatting with assistant Luke Walton a few minutes before what became the Warriors’ clinching victory in the Western Conference Finals, and a realization popped into his head. “You know what we do now?” Kerr asked, somewhat rhetorically. “We wait.” Now, we all wait. The NBA Finals won’t …

Clutch final par gives Kirk win at Colonial, denies Spieth

Sunday, May 24, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas — Chris Kirk was prepared to need a putt for a playoff at Colonial. No extra holes were necessary Sunday for Kirk to get his fourth PGA Tour victory. Kirk made up for an errant …

Federer ‘not happy’ about on-court fan’s French Open selfie

Sunday, May 24, 2015

PARIS — Roger Federer was not amused. As Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion right there on the main stadium court …

Juan Pablo Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

Sunday, May 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons …

Napoli homers again, drives in 4; Red Sox beat Angels 6-1

Sunday, May 24, 2015

BOSTON — Mike Napoli might want to find that child that autographed his bat a couple of days ago and have him sign a few more. Napoli hit his fourth homer of the series — all with a …

Angels pound Red Sox 12-5

Friday, May 22, 2015

BOSTON — Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta could sense the mood changing in the visitor’s dugout at Fenway Park. A nine-run inning will do that. Iannetta and Erick Aybar homered as the Angels sent 13 batters to …

Kevin Na in front at Colonial

Friday, May 22, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at Colonial before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert. Not even that could dampen Na’s second round that gave him the lead in …

Giant hole forms at entrance of Missouri golf course

Friday, May 22, 2015

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Geologists say a giant sinkhole near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is fairly common because of the region’s karst topography. The sinkhole consists of two adjacent sinkholes that appeared Friday …

AP sources: Roger Goodell will not recuse self from Tom Brady appeal

Friday, May 22, 2015

NEW YORK — Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. The NFL told the players’ union on Friday that Goodell will not recuse himself from what …

Questions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500

Friday, May 22, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — They call the Indianapolis 500 “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won’t be a …

IndyCar’s Derrick Walker survives tough week with endless questions

Friday, May 22, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — As Derrick Walker strolled through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garages one day this week, he was stopped by an old friend. Roger Penske, like everybody else, wanted an update on IndyCar’s investigation into the safety of …