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Tampa Bay Rays' Corey Dickerson, right, scores in front of Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez on a sacrifice fly by Evan Longoria during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Boston. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays spent their longest nine-inning game in team history playing in wind, rain and chilly temperatures in Fenway Park. It certainly felt a lot better coming away with a win. Steven Souza Jr. hit a three-run homer, Jesus Sucre drove in three runs and the Rays beat the...
In this July 11, 1983, file photo, American League umpire Steve Palermo, right, is restrained by California Angels' Rod Carew after he and Angels' Bobby Grich got into an argument in Boston. Former big league umpire Palermo, whose accomplished career ended when he was shot trying to break up a robbery in 1991, has died. He was 67. AP Photo/File
Mention the name of Steve Palermo around baseball and those who worked with him, knew him or had only heard of him usually bow their heads, lower their eyes and simply nod. An umpire with Hall of Fame potential, all cut short on that summer night in Texas a long time ago. Palermo, whose...
Retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter poses with the plaque that will be installed in Monument Park during a pregame ceremony retiring his number 2 at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, May 14, 2017. AP Photo/Kathy Willens, Pool
NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter held a microphone and spoke without notes to the crowd that filled sold-out Yankee Stadium. His No. 2, the last of the single digit pinstripes, had been retired and a plaque in his honor dedicated that will be placed in Monument Park alongside tributes to Ruth, Gehrig,...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Scott Caldwell scored in the opening minutes and the New England Revolution snapped a five-game winless streak with a 4-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night. It was Caldwell’s third career goal and his first in nearly two calendar years. Caldwell, in his...
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Si Woo Kim walked up to the 16th green at the TPC Sawgrass and couldn’t resist looking across the water at an island. For those trying to catch Kim in The Players Championship, and for thousands of fans who anticipated the drama this tournament so often delivers,...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — ESPN reporter Shelley Smith said Sunday night she was doing well and undergoing tests at an East Bay hospital for stroke symptoms after a scare in the Golden State locker room following the Warriors’ 113-111 victory over San Antonio in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Celtics are trying to go from No. 1 seed to No. 1 pick. The Los Angeles Lakers don’t need to be first, but they sure better not be worse than third. A night that’s normally for the NBA’s biggest losers has huge consequences this time for its greatest champions as the...
Kawhi Leonard had already launched his jump shot and Zaza Pachulia kept sliding toward him while Leonard was in the air. Leonard landed on Pachulia’s foot and crashed to the court in pain. Dirty? Possibly. Dangerous? Absolutely. The play that knocked Leonard out of the game with an injured...
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) sits on the bench with head coach Mike Sullivan behind him during the third period of Game 6 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 8, 2017. The Capitals won 5-2 to force a Game 7. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins looked like they needed a day off. Maybe more than one. And yet there the defending Stanley Cup champions were on Tuesday morning, dressed and skating barely 12 hours removed from a listless Game 6 loss to Washington that put Pittsburgh’s bid for a...
William McGirt throws his club in frustration after missing a birdie putt on the 14th hole during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first round of any PGA Tour event reveals little more than the fact three more rounds are left. The exception at The Players Championship is that Thursday offered a sneak preview into why the TPC Sawgrass is so entertaining to the fans, aggravating to the...

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