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Boston Red Sox' David Ortiz (34) high-fives teammate Yoenis Cespedes after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

David Ortiz homers in 10th to lift Red Sox past Orioles

Saturday, September 20, 2014

BALTIMORE — Whether they’re winning the World Series or stuck in last place, the Boston Red Sox can almost always count on getting the best out of David Ortiz. Ortiz hit two home runs, including a two-run drive in the 10th inning that lifted the Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Friday night. Although the AL East-champion Orioles are …

2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

Friday, September 19, 2014

BEIJING — Relying on fitness and a strong baseline game, Li Na reached the pinnacle of tennis and lifted the level of the sport in Asia to unprecedented heights. A sense of humor along the way certainly helped. The legs that carried Li to two Grand Slam titles ultimately couldn’t get her through …

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says league will implement personal conduct policies

Friday, September 19, 2014

NEW YORK — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Goodell was short on specifics at a news conference Friday, his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. More defiant than contrite …

Sox beat Royals despite Ortiz leaving for family emergency

Sunday, September 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Boston slugger David Ortiz left the ballpark early Sunday due to what Red Sox manager John Farrell called a family emergency. “He’s fine. He got called away from this game,” Farrell said. “There was …

Could Pacquiao fight be in cards for Mayweather?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their rematch. And it might open the door — if just a crack — for the fight with Manny Pacquiao …

NFL recaps: Chargers humble champs

Sunday, September 14, 2014

SAN DIEGO — Antonio Gates had three touchdown catches as the San Diego Chargers handed the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks their first loss, 30-21 on Sunday. The Chargers controlled the tempo to keep Seattle’s offense off the field. Gates’ 21-yard catch late in the third quarter …

Giants, Coughlin off to another bad start

Sunday, September 14, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants are looking at another long season after only two games. Turnovers. Penalties. Missed tackles. Little offense. All the ingredients are in place for the Giants (0-2) to miss the playoffs …

Brady, Patriots bounce back to trounce Vikings

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence, though he might not have made much of a difference. Six sacks, four interceptions from Matt Cassel and a blocked field goal for a touchdown …

Brad Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR’s Chase

Sunday, September 14, 2014

JOLIET, Ill. — With a daring drive through the middle, Brad Keselowski showed how badly he wants to win another championship. Keselowski used a three-wide pass of Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday to …

Revamped Royals beat Red Sox 7-1

Saturday, September 13, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Saturday night. Manager …

Royals fall out of 1st with 4-2 loss to Red Sox

Friday, September 12, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Allen Webster pitched six solid innings and Jemile Weeks stroked a pair of doubles and scored two runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the sputtering Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night. …

Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

Friday, September 12, 2014

CHICAGO — Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for …

Brittany Lincicome takes 1-shot lead from Hyo-Joo Kim at Evian

Friday, September 12, 2014

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Brittany Lincicome had six birdies in a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead from Hyo-Joo Kim of South Korea at the halfway stage of the Evian Championship on Friday. The 28-year-old American has won …