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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014, file photo, New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) catches a 9-yard touchdown pass against the Cleveland Browns during an NFL football game in Cleveland. Graham leads all tight ends with 59 receptions. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Manfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner

Friday, November 21, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year. Selig spoke at the conclusion of two days of meetings in Kansas City, where owners discussed a variety of issues that included pace of play, …

Detroit Tigers GM says signing Victor Martinez is top priority

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

PHOENIX — Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski says the Tigers’ top priority is re-signing Victor Martinez now that the slugger is a free agent after declining the team’s qualifying offer. “We like Victor. We hope he remains with us,” Dombrowski said Tuesday at baseball’s general managers meetings. “We’ll see what happens.” He was less optimistic about retaining right-hander Max Scherzer, who also declined …

Red Sox sign closer Koji Uehara for 2 years

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox have signed Koji Uehara for two more years, committing $18 million to the reliever who closed out the 2013 World Series but struggled along with the team this season. One year to the day after Uehara struck out Matt Carpenter to seal Boston’s third title in 10 years, the team gave him a deal that will pay …

Xander Bogaerts’ gaffe hurts Sox in 8-1 loss to Astros

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BOSTON — Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts could only hope that no one noticed. Jose Altuve hit his first grand slam after Bogaerts made a mental gaffe on a play that would have ended an inning Sunday, carrying …

Astros rally for 5-3 win over Red Sox in 10

Saturday, August 16, 2014

BOSTON — Jake Marisnick hit a two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning Friday night and Houston rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox, giving the Astros their first win in nine games …

Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BALTIMORE — Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has …

Clemens: No regrets, no control over Cooperstown

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BOSTON — Roger Clemens took advantage of his induction into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame to throw batting practice to two of his sons on the field at Fenway Park. Then, it was off to Chicago …

Home run by Mike Napoli, catches by Jackie Bradley help Red Sox defeat Angels

Saturday, August 9, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Center fielder Jackie Bradley had as much to do with saving a victory for the Boston Red Sox on Friday night as closer Koji Uehara did. Bradley, fighting an 0 for 27 slump, was put …

Adam Wainwright, Cardinals shut down Red Sox, 5-2

Thursday, August 7, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright recovered from a shaky start to earn his 14th win, tying for the major league lead, and rookie Kolten Wong homered twice to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 victory over …

Joe Kelly, Xander Bogaerts pace Red Sox past Cardinals

Thursday, August 7, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Xander Bogaerts drove in both runs, including a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, as the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Wednesday night. The matchup of Shelby Miller and …

Red Sox optimistic Allen Craig will be back this year

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

ST. LOUIS — The Boston Red Sox are optimistic Allen Craig, who was hurt in his first game with the team, will be back this season. General manager Ben Cherington said Wednesday it’s likely Craig, on the 15-day disabled list with a left foot sprain, will visit with …

Brett Gardner, Stephen Drew help Yankees beat Red Sox 8-7

Monday, August 4, 2014

BOSTON — Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning for one of his three hits, helping the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 on Sunday night. Former Red Sox infielder Stephen Drew …

Derek Jeter leads Yankees over Red Sox, 6-4

Saturday, August 2, 2014

BOSTON — With four-fifths of Boston’s starting rotation from the beginning of the season traded away, the Red Sox intend to use the final two months of the season to take long looks at their youngsters. The downside …