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NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning, and the New York Mets overcame a six-run deficit to beat the Miami Marlins 8-6 Monday for their fifth straight win. Miami took a 6-0 lead against Matt Harvey, who lasted 3 2/3 innings. But the Mets scored in...
Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Hanley Ramirez (13) during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Boston, Monday. The Red Sox won 12-5. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
BOSTON (AP) — The ball was bouncing around Fenway Park for the Red Sox. It even bounced out when they needed it. Brock Holt hit a two-run homer that hit the top of Boston’s bullpen and fell in, Sandy Leon had four hits with three of a season-high nine doubles, and the Red Sox beat the Texas...
Former St. Louis Blues captain David Backes said he got goosebumps thinking about joining a team that already includes centers like Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. “These guys get it,” the free agent forward said Friday after signing with the Boston Bruins in the first 30 minutes of NHL free...
TROON, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods is out of the British Open, the first time he has sat out three majors in one year. The R& A announcement that the 14-time major champion has withdrawn was not a surprise. Woods has not played in nearly a year as he recovers from two back operations. He has...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ford found some extra power at one of NASCAR’s fastest tracks — enough to put Greg Biffle on the pole for the first time in almost four years. Biffle led a Ford contingent to a strong showing in qualifying for Saturday night’s race at Daytona International Speedway to...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to terms with free agent Evan Turner on a four-year, $70 million contract. Turner’s agent, Kevin Bradbury, confirmed the deal first reported by Yahoo Sports. The former Ohio State star drew interest from several teams. Turner, who...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox were banned from signing international amateur free agents for one year, a penalty assessed after Major League Baseball concluded the team broke rules on signing bonuses last summer. MLB concluded the Red Sox and buscones — local trainer/representatives of the...
PARIS (AP) — Longtime ESPN personality Mike Tirico has signed off from the network for the last time as he prepares to move to NBC Sports. Tirico’s final appearance on the network Thursday came 25 years to the day of his first. He appeared alongside longtime ESPN anchor Bob Ley from Paris, where...
Michael Phelps swims in a men's 200-meter individual medley semifinal at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Thursday, in Omaha, Neb. Phelps and rival Ryan Lochte face off in the 200-meter final tonight. AP Photo/Orlin Wagner
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The rivalry between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte goes back more than a decade. They’ve raced more times than they can remember, always bringing out the best in each other. Now, they’re getting ready to do it one more time. In what will be their only real showdown of the...
In this file photo, the mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympics, left, and Paralympic Games make their first official appearance at a public school in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio de Janeiro Olympics suddenly became a tangible reality. One of its so-called "Mega" souvenir shops opens Friday July 1, on Copacabana Beach. AP Photo/Felipe Dana
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Rio de Janeiro Olympics are still just over five weeks away. But they become a tangible reality on Friday when one of their so-called “Mega” souvenir shops opens on Copacabana Beach. Bring plenty of cash, at least for anything more than a keychain that sells for 25...

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