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Austin Ernst wins LPGA’s Portland Classic in playoff

Sunday, August 31, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. — Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour’s Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea’s I.K. Kim. It was the first professional victory for the 22-year-old Ernst, who shot a 5-under 67 in the final round to get to 14 under at Columbia Edgewater. Kim, the first- and second-round leader, carded a 68. Kim missed an eight-foot par putt … 0

Russell Henley takes a 1-shot lead at Deutsche Bank

Sunday, August 31, 2014

NORTON — Russell Henley doesn’t get into contention as much as he’d like, though he is tough to beat when he’s anywhere near the lead. Rory McIlroy seems to be there all the time. They were among a host of contenders Sunday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, setting up the second straight week … 0

Michael Sam clears waivers, meets with Rams coach Jeff Fisher

Sunday, August 31, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation. They’re just too well-stocked at defensive end, Sam’s position. Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with coach Jeff Fisher Sunday, a few hours after … 0

US teen CiCi Bellis, 15, stuns Dominika Cibulkova at US Open

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NEW YORK — While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal … 0

Judge OKs Aaron Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — A judge on Tuesday granted a request by former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from two cellphones and three iPads taken from his home in a search during a 2013 murder investigation. Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh … 0

Denver Broncos already facing adversity

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DENVER — General manager John Elway wanted more of an edge on defense after Denver’s shellacking in the Super Bowl, so he went out and signed free agents DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward. This trio of … 0

No reason to feel sorry for Jim Furyk

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. — The good news for Jim Furyk is that people finally stopped talking about his golf swing that only a mother could love and a father could teach. Now it’s whether he knows how to win. … 0

Love struck: Kevin Love pledges commitment to Cavs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. “I’m in,” Love told James. For the long haul. Getting used to a … 0

Anthony Davis, US beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands — Anthony Davis scored 18 points and teamed with forward Kenneth Faried to dominate the inside, leading the U.S. national team to a 101-71 victory over Slovenia on Tuesday in its final exhibition game before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Faried finished with … 0

Revolution introduce World Cup star Jermaine Jones

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Revolution signed U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones as much for what he will mean to the team off the field as on it. Although the addition of the former Bundesliga midfielder could … 0

Vermont police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BARNARD, Vt. (AP) — Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash in Vermont that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh, state police said Tuesday. Freeh, who led an investigation into the … 0

Patriots trade Pro Bowl lineman Logan Mankins to Buccaneers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded their struggling offensive line, trading for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins instead of offering a contract to free agent Richie Incognito. That doesn’t mean, however, that the Bucs have … 0

Andy Murray grits through cramps to win at US Open

Monday, August 25, 2014

NEW YORK — Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 … 0