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Houston Astros' Jon Singleton hits a two-run single during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Napoli error leads to 4-run 10th as Astros beat Red Sox 12-8

Saturday, July 4, 2015

BOSTON — First baseman Mike Napoli allowed Preston Tucker’s hard grounder to bounce past him for an error, and Carlos Correa followed with a tiebreaking single in a four-run 10th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night for their fifth straight win. Jose Altuve had three hits and two RBIs for the AL …

Vegas, Langley share 2nd-round lead at Greenbrier Classic

Friday, July 3, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Jhonattan Vegas hasn’t had much success since winning his second PGA Tour event as a rookie in 2011. The Greenbrier Classic could give him that needed boost. Vegas shot a 5-under-par 65 to tie Scott Langley for the lead after the second round Friday. They were at 9-under …

A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute, he gets ball from 3,000th hit

Friday, July 3, 2015

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit. At the time Rodriguez and the Yankees signed their $275 …

Ortiz, Sandoval and De Aza homer as Red Sox beat Rays 5-3

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If there’s a secret to Boston’s success against Chris Archer, the Red Sox aren’t eager to share it. David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval and Alejandro De Aza homered against Tampa Bay’s best pitcher on Sunday, …

Novak Djokovic back to tennis, and focused on Wimbledon

Sunday, June 28, 2015

LONDON — After losing in the French Open final, Novak Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis. For about a week, anyway. Now, with his opening match at Wimbledon coming Monday on Centre Court, the top-ranked Serb is …

Jeff Maggert wins US Senior Open for 2nd senior major title

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jeff Maggert won the U.S. Senior Open on Sunday for his second major victory on the Champions Tour this year. Maggert shot a 5-under 65 at sun-drenched Del Paso Country Club, edging defending champion Colin …

IndyCar still straddling line between speed, safety

Sunday, June 28, 2015

FONTANA, Calif. — Organizers in every motorsport try to walk a fine line between creating fast, entertaining racing and keeping drivers and riders safe. Finding that middle ground is particularly vital in IndyCar, where cars occasionally go airborne in accidents. Many drivers at Saturday’s 500-mile race at Auto …

Kyle Busch grabs 1st win of season as comeback rolls on

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. — After two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway, Kyle Busch spent an evening icing his surgically repaired left foot. He repeated the routine the night before Sunday’s race, all in an effort to minimize pain and …

Rays use three home runs to beat Red Sox

Saturday, June 27, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Wade Miley missed with a slider and Matt Barnes missed with a couple of fastballs. The Tampa Bay Rays hit all three of them for home runs Saturday and beat the Boston Red Sox …

Bubba Watson maintains lead after second round of Travelers

Friday, June 26, 2015

CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson was forced to think a bit more Friday at the Travelers Championship, where the wind was a little stronger, the greens a bit firmer and the pin placements more challenging. The long-hitting lefty …

Tom Watson in 3-way tie for US Senior Open lead through 2 rounds

Friday, June 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Tom Watson still gets quite a thrill seeing his name atop the leaderboard. Maybe even more at age 65. Watson withstood the scorching heat to shoot a 1-under 69 on Friday, finishing in a three-way …

Darkness suspends LPGA’s NW Arkansas Championship

Friday, June 26, 2015

ROGERS, Ark. — Azahara Munoz hasn’t been one to make excuses about her struggling golf game since surgery on her left hand to remove a benign tumor in March. The Spaniard has, however, battled with confidence as her …

Brock Holt’s 10th-inning single lifts Red Sox over Rays 4-3

Friday, June 26, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox didn’t blame Mookie Betts for a baserunning blunder, and neither did the speedy outfielder. Betts overcame getting thrown out on the bases late in a tie game, doubling to extend …