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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz watches his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Red Sox's Daniel Nava and Dustin Pedroia also scored. Catching for the Rays is Curt Casali. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Rays’ Archer: ‘Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn’t mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi’s style. “I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat,” Archer said Monday. “I’m not comparing the two, … 0

Cabrera, Dickey lead Blue Jays over Red Sox 14-1

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are looking like a team that’ll be playing out the string a little early this season. The defending World Series champions, last in the AL East, lost for the sixth time in seven games, falling to the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1 on Monday night. And, it wasn’t … 0

Rose returns as US basketball team opens camp

Monday, July 28, 2014

LAS VEGAS — Derrick Rose says he feels old. The 25-year-old point guard’s rigorous play on Monday during the U.S. basketball team’s first practice dictated otherwise. “I was joking with Kyle Korver, I told him ‘I’m getting old, man. I’ve got to stretch, I’ve got to use rollers and stuff.’ He looked at … 0

Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s … 0

Playful Pole wins Tour stage as Nibali marches on

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PLA D’ADET, France — On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna. Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made … 0

Yankees acquire 3B Chase Headley from Padres

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor … 0

Cavaliers to sign Andrew Wiggins, could still trade him

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CLEVELAND — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It’s still not clear if he’ll play for them. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade … 0

CEO: Doc Rivers to quit Clippers if Donald Sterling retains ownership

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at … 0

Jeter turns small part of attention to business

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park. As the New York Yankees captain winds down his baseball life, part of his … 0

Ortiz homers twice, Red Sox rout Blue Jays 14-1

Monday, July 21, 2014

TORONTO — One day after promising he was “about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August,” David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past … 0

WNBA coach, former Laker Michael Cooper has tongue cancer

Monday, July 21, 2014

ATLANTA — Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team. He will have surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and a full recovery is expected, the Dream said Monday. The 58-year-old … 0

Ortiz ties Yaz with 452nd career home run

Monday, July 21, 2014

TORONTO — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has hit his 452nd home run, tying Boston great Carl Yastrzemski for 36th place on baseball’s career list. Big Papi connected for a two-run shot to center field off Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Brad Mills in the fourth inning Monday night … 0

Seahawks say last season is history

Monday, July 21, 2014

RENTON, Wash. — Soon after the parade and television appearances and celebrations were over, the message changed for the Seattle Seahawks. Winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history was just that — history. “What’s happened before is obviously significant, but it doesn’t mean anything unless we go … 0