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Jason Day, from Australia, hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Day, Spieth rolling in opposite directions at TPC Boston

Friday, September 4, 2015

NORTON — Brendon de Jonge described his opening round Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship as coming out of nowhere. Jordan Spieth’s start — his third straight round over par — was becoming far too familiar for him. De Jonge ran off seven birdies in calming conditions at the TPC Boston for a 6-under 65 that gave him a two-shot …

No. 1 up for grabs at 2nd PGA playoff event in Boston

Friday, September 4, 2015

NORTON — The second FedEx Cup playoff event is all about the Big Three. And the battle for No. 1. Rory McIlroy returned to No. 1 in the world even though he skipped opening playoff event last week at The Barclays. That’s mostly about math, and an indication that McIlroy and Jordan Spieth …

Judge’s NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in ‘Deflategate’

Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW YORK — A judge’s ruling freeing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play football erased his four-game suspension but failed to address the root question of the “Deflategate” scandal: What did Brady know about a plot to deflate balls before January’s AFC championship game? U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman thoroughly …

Serena Williams into US Open 2nd round when injured opponent stops

Monday, August 31, 2015

NEW YORK — Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top …

NYC’s first fan: A ballgame with Mayor Bill de Blasio

Monday, August 31, 2015

NEW YORK — He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned …

Others improved, but enough to dethrone Pats in AFC East?

Monday, August 31, 2015

NEW YORK — The AFC East got a lot more entertaining with one wacky, drama-filled offseason. Rex Ryan brought his bluster to Buffalo. The New York Jets cleaned house, welcomed home one of the franchise’s best players and …

Seattle still the clear favorite in NFC West

Monday, August 31, 2015

If the Seattle Seahawks become the first team to win three straight NFC titles, they’ll likely do so as champions of their division yet again. But the reigning conference champs see a challenge waiting in the NFC West. …

Without James Develin, Patriots plan to be flexible at fullback

Monday, August 31, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The loss of James Develin to a broken right tibia left the New England Patriots without a fullback on the roster. Sort of. “Playing fullback sometimes you see the fullback line up at tight end (and) tight ends line up at fullback,” tight end Rob …

Indians President Mark Shapiro is bound for Blue Jays

Monday, August 31, 2015

CLEVELAND — As his throat clogged with emotion, Mark Shapiro avoided making eye contact with his wife and two kids so he wouldn’t break down crying. Saying goodbye to the Indians — his baseball family for half his …

Stadium opponents rally at waterfront land eyed by PawSox

Monday, August 31, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — This land is your land. This land is my land. But it was not PawSox land on Monday when opponents of a proposed baseball stadium in downtown Providence came together to protest at the land …

No settlement: Roger Goodell, Tom Brady await ‘Deflategate’ ruling

Monday, August 31, 2015

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs …

Jake Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in 2-0 win over Dodgers

Sunday, August 30, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Arrieta (17-6) struck out …

Scott Dixon snatches IndyCar championship away from Juan Pablo Montoya

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. — Scott Dixon captured a fourth IndyCar championship by winning the season finale Sunday to snatch the title from Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya led the points from the season-opening race right until the final lap Sunday. …