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Members of the U.S. women's soccer team and fans celebrate the team's World Cup championship during a public celebration, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. This was the first U.S. stop for the team since beating Japan in the Women's World Cup final Sunday in Canada. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

US women begin home World Cup celebrations with LA fan rally

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Carli Lloyd looked out over the cheering mob of U.S. women’s national team fans and raised an arm in triumph. “It feels great to wake up as a world champion, and that feeling won’t ever get old,” Lloyd said. The home celebrations got underway for the World Cup winners on Tuesday. The Americans were welcomed to downtown …

Williams gets past Azarenka at Wimbledon; Sharapova next

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LONDON — Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last 13 in yet another comeback, her Wimbledon quarterfinal against Victoria Azarenka never felt like a runaway. That’s because Azarenka, a two-time major champion …

Martin wins 4th stage of Tour and takes overall lead

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

CAMBRAI, France — German rider Tony Martin won the fourth stage of the Tour de France to take the overall lead, while Chris Froome and his main rivals safely came through the treacherous cobblestones on Tuesday. Martin, one second behind Froome overall before the stage started, broke away from Froome’s yellow jersey group …

Celtics coach Brad Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero R.J. Hunter

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

WALTHAM — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season’s NCAA Tournament. If Stevens had his way, Hunter would have played for Butler instead …

San Jose Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones from Boston Bruins

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Martin Jones was at the top of San Jose’s list as general manager Doug Wilson went into the offseason searching for a starting goaltender. As soon as Jones was dealt from rival Los Angeles to Boston, Wilson saw his opportunity to get him. Jones …

Golf halfway through year: Turnover at warp speed

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The No. 1 player in golf already has three wins in 2015, including a World Golf Championship, and he has finished in the top 10 at both majors. Halfway through the year, however, Rory McIlroy is playing second fiddle. Remember the hype over McIlroy going for the career …

Hit-and-run case against UFC ex-champ Jon Jones stalls

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque hit-and-run case against former UFC champion fighter Jon “Bones” Jones has stalled due to a delay in obtaining records, prosecutors said. The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office said Monday a deadline had passed …

Williams sisters pull out of doubles at Wimbledon

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

LONDON — The Williams sisters pulled out of women’s doubles at Wimbledon on Tuesday, with Serena saying it’s because she wants to focus on her bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title in singles. The official reason …

Bouchard, Halep lose Wimbledon openers; Federer, Nadal win

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

LONDON — A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis’ up-and-coming stars. Bouchard was only 20, Halep 22. Bouchard won that matchup to reach a Grand Slam final …

Boston 2024 touts jobs, housing as it releases detailed $4.6B Olympics bid

Monday, June 29, 2015

BOSTON — The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of …

Clay Buchholz pitches gem, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 3-1

Monday, June 29, 2015

TORONTO — Nothing about pitching north of the border feels foreign to Boston’s Clay Buchholz. Buchholz pitched eight strong innings to win his third straight start, Xander Bogaerts drove in two runs and the Red Sox beat the …

US-Germany semifinal features world’s top goalkeepers

Monday, June 29, 2015

MONTREAL — The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. The two women will be the last …

Michael Sam, first openly gay NFL draftee, rejoins CFL team

Monday, June 29, 2015

MONTREAL — In the city where Jackie Robinson made the jump to the big leagues — and a country where gay marriage has been legal for a decade — Michael Sam has come to restart his football career. …