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Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista, left, celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during seventh-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Bautista homers as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 6-4

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TORONTO — Jose Bautista provided the power and R.A Dickey earned the win, but two perfect innings from promising rookie Aaron Sanchez was all anyone in the Toronto Blue Jays’ clubhouse wanted to talk about. Bautista homered and drove in two runs, Dickey won for the first time in three starts and Toronto beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on … 0

Roma beats Liverpool 1-0 in Fenway friendly

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BOSTON — Marco Borriello scored in the 90th minute to give Roma a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in a preseason friendly Wednesday night at Fenway Park. There were limited chances until Borriello volleyed in a corner from in front of goal. “Both teams played with young players,” Roma coach Rudi Garcia said via … 0

Chemistry primary goal for Giants secondary

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Antrel Rolle has a Super Bowl ring. So does Prince Amukamara. And newcomer Walter Thurmond. NFL veterans Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Zack Bowman, Stevie Brown, Quintin Demps and Trumaine McBride know the ropes. Now, they all need to blend together in the New York Giants’ secondary. Thurmond, who left the Seahawks … 0

Jerry Sandusky son alleges even worse abuse

Friday, July 18, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son Matthew said in a television interview Thursday that his sexual abuse at the former Penn State coach’s hands consisted of oral sex, a more serious allegation than he made to detectives … 0

Laura Diaz shoots 62 to lead Marathon Classic by 4

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic. Diaz shot a 9-under 62 for a four-stroke lead in Thursday’s opening round. U.S. Open champion Michelle Wie shot a 2-over 73, 2008 … 0

Woods says round disrupted by cameras

Thursday, July 17, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods was playing his second shot into the par-5 18th when he made a sudden stop in the middle of his swing Thursday at the British Open. If nothing else, his back must really … 0

After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League’s 5-3 victory. Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a … 0

Kristoff wins 12th Tour stage, Nibali keeps lead

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SAINT-ETIENNE, France — Alexander Kristoff of Norway, in a solo show of opportunistic racing, won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as Vincenzo Nibali kept the yellow jersey for a 10th day on … 0

McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open

Thursday, July 17, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six … 0

Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading squad at age 40

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — She hadn’t done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal — to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, … 0

Blackhawks celebrate extensions for Toews, Kane

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

CHICAGO — Stan Bowman sounded like a proud father as he told stories about Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks reminisced about Kane staying with his family during his rookie season, and … 0

Defending LPGA champ aims to keep Ohio street sign

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Some like to see their name in lights. Beatriz Recari was thrilled to see hers bolted to a light pole. The name of each year’s winner of the Marathon Classic is placed on the signs … 0

With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good. Ruling with an assortment of big-bending curveballs, sharp sliders and 100 mph heat, a … 0