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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout keeps his foot and hand firmly on third base as Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt makes the tag on a stolen base during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 22, 2015. Trout was initially called out, but the play was reversed after video review. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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 the plate in the fifth, and Albert Pujols also hit a home run on Friday night to lead Los Angeles to a …

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 the soggy tournament. Na took the penalty drop near the 17th fairway, and hit a …

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 morning near a pond at the entrance of the Top of the Rock Golf course …

Potential spoilers taking on American Pharoah in Belmont

Monday, May 18, 2015

NEW YORK — Dortmund won’t be around for this one, but a familiar cast of 3-year-olds are lining up as potential spoilers when American Pharoah attempts to win the Belmont Stakes and give thoroughbred racing its first Triple …

President of Red Sox minor league affiliate PawSox dies

Monday, May 18, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Pawtucket Red Sox President James Skeffington, a lawyer who became the minor league affiliate’s public face and lead cheerleader for a plan to move the team to downtown Providence, has died. He was 73. …

Kraft-Goodell relationship frayed by NFL investigation

Monday, May 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Robert Kraft has repeatedly stood up for Roger Goodell, supporting the NFL commissioner’s high salary, playing a key role in ending the 2011 lockout, even vouching for his friend amid missteps in the Ray Rice domestic …

What offseason? Key NFL owners meetings this week

Monday, May 18, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — What offseason? There hasn’t been a week — make that a day — since the Super Bowl that the NFL hasn’t made news. As the owners gather this week at their spring meetings, their plate couldn’t be much fuller. While recent headlines have centered on …

Brittney Griner accepts WNBA suspension as consequence of her actions

Monday, May 18, 2015

PHOENIX — Brittney Griner says she accepts the WNBA’s seven-game suspension as a consequence of her actions. The league suspended the Phoenix Mercury’s All-Star center for 20 percent of its 34-game season following her arrest in a domestic violence incident. Griner’s wife Glory Johnson of the Tulsa Shock …

USOC board member: Boston bid no sure thing

Monday, May 18, 2015

Boston’s troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics took another ding Monday, when a key U.S. Olympic leader suggested the city was no sure thing to remain the American candidate to bid for the games. U.S. Olympic Committee board …

NBA lottery still creating hope and headlines after 30 years

Monday, May 18, 2015

NEW YORK — Phil Jackson remembers watching old teammate Dave DeBusschere pound his fist in triumph, when the Knicks and NBA were dual winners. The first draft lottery in 1985 gave New York the No. 1 pick and …

Red Sox bats scuffle in 5-0 loss at Mariners

Sunday, May 17, 2015

SEATTLE — The Red Sox could not solve James Paxton, leaving Boston with a four-game split against the Seattle Mariners. Paxton stretched his scoreless streak to a career-best 20 innings in a 5-0 win Sunday as Boston finished …

What was learned from American Pharoah’s Preakness victory

Sunday, May 17, 2015

BALTIMORE — That was easy, wasn’t it? Two weeks after struggling but winning the Kentucky Derby, American Pharoah ignored thunder, lightning, rain and the opposition and splashed his way to a seven-length victory in the Preakness on Saturday …

Denny Hamlin benefits from clean air to win $1 million race

Sunday, May 17, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. — Denny Hamlin intently watched the qualifying event for NASCAR’s annual All-Star race and noticed, as has been the case in recent years, the driver out front in the waning laps was almost certainly guaranteed the …