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Home plate umpire Jordan Baker, right, points as he ejects Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez for hitting Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval, left, with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 17, 2015.  Jimenez had a no-hitter at the time. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Xander Bogaerts’ single in 9th lifts Red Sox over Orioles 3-2

Friday, April 17, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night. Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez held the Red Sox hitless for 3 2-3 innings before being ejected when he plunked Pablo Sandoval with …

Matt Kenseth wins pole at Bristol Motor Speedway

Friday, April 17, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Kenseth will try for his first win since 2013 when he starts from the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kenseth led a strong showing from Joe Gibbs Racing on Friday when he turned a lap at 128.632 mph to grab the top starting spot. But he wasn’t sure …

2 weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

Friday, April 17, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Don’t expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket — or any other ticket — at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Just two weeks before the bout, tickets for the most anticipated fight in recent times have yet to go on public sale, with the two camps and the MGM Grand locked in …

Red Sox outlast Yankees in 19-inning, seven-hour classic

Saturday, April 11, 2015

NEW YORK — In one of the classic games of their long and illustrious rivalry, the Boston Red Sox finally outlasted the New York Yankees 6-5 in 19 innings early Saturday when the game-ending double play was turned …

Lights go out, Red Sox-Yankees game delayed 16 minutes

Friday, April 10, 2015

NEW YORK — The game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees has been delayed in the bottom of the 12th inning because several banks of lights went out at Yankee Stadium. After both teams left …

Jordan Spieth fast learner using tips from fellow Texan Ben Crenshaw

Friday, April 10, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Farewell, Gentle Ben. Welcome, Jordan Spieth. Ben Crenshaw closed out his Masters career Friday with two rounds he would prefer to forget, but a lifetime of memories from his 44 appearances at Augusta National. While …

Marcus Smart leads Celtics past Cavaliers 99-90

Friday, April 10, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — Boston got another big win Friday night. That’s all it cared about. Who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers was of little concern for the surging Celtics. Marcus Smart scored 19 points, and the Celtics maintained …

Jordan Spieth sets lowest 36-hole score in Masters history

Friday, April 10, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth made Friday feel like Sunday at the Masters. Fans rose to their feet and applauded when Spieth walked onto the 12th tee, and for the next two hours, ovations greeted him on tee …

Fines for using resident parking during Red Sox games jumps

Friday, April 10, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — It’s about to become a lot more expensive for Boston Red Sox fans who park in resident-only spots in the neighborhoods around Fenway Park. The fine for using resident-only spots on game days has more than doubled from $40 to $100. Mayor Marty Walsh signed …

Joey Logano dream of racing Jeff Gordon for win reality at Texas

Friday, April 10, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas — Joey Logano had dreams as a kid of racing his favorite driver Jeff Gordon to the checkered flag. That was reality a year ago at Texas, when Logano made a last-lap pass of Gordon …

US Soccer Federation president: FIFA could benefit from US World Cup in 2026

Friday, April 10, 2015

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati believes his sport could receive a big domestic boost from hosting the World Cup in 2026. He also thinks scandal-plagued FIFA would benefit immensely from putting its biggest show back on steadier ground. “It’s probably now at least as …

No verdict after 4 days of deliberations in Hernandez trial

Friday, April 10, 2015

FALL RIVER — Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez completed a fourth day of deliberations on Friday with no verdict. The twelve jurors have spent nearly 20 hours over four days …

Panthers damage Bruins’ playoff chances, 4-2

Thursday, April 9, 2015

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Boston Bruins no longer have control of playoff qualification in their hands. Roberto Luongo earned his 401st career win and Jaromir Jagr got his 1,800th career point Thursday night, helping the Florida Panthers beat …