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Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez and Greg Holland celebrate after Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 7-2 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

Thursday, October 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series. Perez broke Game 2 open with a two-run double in a five-run sixth inning, and the Royals’ own cast of clutch relievers kept the Giants in check for …

Celtics win preseason finale; 100-86 over Nets

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BOSTON — Boston coach Brad Stevens wasn’t about to completely praise rookie Marcus Smart’s performance. Stevens didn’t miss something he did wrong directly in front of him. Smart, the team’s first-round selection and No. 6 overall, scored 16 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Celtics to a …

Injury to Chandler Jones puts pressure on Patriots defense

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The “next man up” approach will be tested again after another injury to a key defender for the New England Patriots. Maybe this time they’ll do better. With top tackler Jerod Mayo missing his first game with a season-ending right knee injury, the New York Jets ran over and around New …

FXFL offers fringe players a chance to get to NFL

Thursday, October 16, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. — Only a couple of seasons ago Adrian Hamilton was learning the ways of the NFL from the likes of Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. He went from the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad to the active roster for two December games, and he has a Super …

Ex-clinic owner pleads guilty in MLB drug case

Thursday, October 16, 2014

MIAMI — The former owner of a South Florida anti-aging clinic pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes including high-profile Major League Baseball players, most notably New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. Anthony Bosch, former owner of the Biogenesis of America clinic in …

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick at ease at tense Talladega

Thursday, October 16, 2014

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Guaranteed of a spot in the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs, Kevin Harvick has no reason to race hard Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. If it was up to him, he wouldn’t race at all. Four of NASCAR’s top drivers will see their title hopes come …

Giants beat Cardinals 6-4, move 1 win from Series

Thursday, October 16, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within one …

Krejci, Smith lead Bruins past Red Wings in SO

Thursday, October 16, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — After a night of struggling against Detroit’s Jimmy Howard, Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien went with the only thing that was working. David Krejci and Reilly Smith, the only two players to beat Howard in …

Louis Williams lifts Raptors past Celtics, 92-89

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Louis Williams made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Jordan Hamilton led the Raptors (4-1) with …

Royals hold off Orioles 2-1, finish ALCS sweep

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crown these Royals the American League champions. After nearly three decades spent trying to return to the playoffs, Kansas City is taking its perfect postseason ride all the way to the World Series. With …

Jets hope to turn season around with upset of Patriots

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots turned their season around in plenty of time. It’s probably too late for the New York Jets, especially if they drop their sixth straight game when they visit the heavily favored Patriots …

MLS commissioner calls Jurgen Klinsmann’s US future into question

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NEW YORK — Jurgen Klinsmann’s future as U.S. coach was called into question Wednesday when Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber criticized him for not taking Landon Donovan to the World Cup and for saying Clint Dempsey and …

Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have embraced the bloop, bunt and sacrifice fly all postseason. Add in more sparkling defense and that dominant bullpen, and the wild-card Royals are suddenly one win from the World …