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BALTIMORE (AP) — Jose Quintana is well aware of the lofty expectations that came with his trade to the Chicago Cubs. He certainly dazzled his new teammates in his debut. Quintana struck out a season-high 12 in seven sharp innings and the Cubs beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-0 Sunday for a three-...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Forward Clint Dempsey, midfielder Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Tim Howard are among six additions to the U.S. roster for the knockout phase of the CONCACAF Gold Cup as coach Bruce Arena opted to add some of his most experienced players. Arena also added forward Jozy Altidore,...
(AP) — When the season began, the New York Mets thought they’d be fighting for first place this time of year. Instead, they could be one of baseball’s busiest sellers before the July 31 trade deadline. Surprisingly poor pitching and another string of injuries to top players have put the...
Mahar's Peter Curry takes the ball to the hoop during their game on Tuesday night against Leominster in the Monty Tech summer league. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — This past week for the Mahar boys summer basketball team, the intensity of the games seemed reversed. Their game on Tuesday against Leominster was their most intense and most view-worthy game of the summer season, fighting Leominster off for a 32-26 win. The game had everything, a tight...
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Some of the best golfers in the world are competing in New Jersey this weekend, and they could be partly upstaged by a guy whose best finish was to win an age-group club title. Then again, he is the president — and it’s his club. President Donald Trump’s golf course is...
On Friday, July 14, the Red Sox announced that Pablo Sandoval had been designated for assignment after being activated from the 10-day disabled list. Sandoval signed a five-year, $95 million contract at the end of 2014. The team still owes Sandoval over $40 million. AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File
BOSTON (AP) — Panda-mania is over in Boston before it ever really began. The Red Sox designated third baseman Pablo Sandoval for assignment on Friday, cutting their losses on the $95 million free agent who was never productive or healthy enough to replicate the popularity — or World Series...
Denver Nuggets new forward Paul Millsap, right, holds up his jersey with his mother, Bettye, during his introduction to the media at a news conference Thursday, July 13, in Denver. AP Photo/David Zalubowski
DENVER (AP) — Paul Millsap was welcomed back to his old neighborhood with a reception that included a drum line and cheering children. It was a contrast to how the newest Denver Nuggets player left town years ago as a kid — his mom struggling to make ends meet. That wasn’t lost on the four-...
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Matt Kenseth says he has no hard feelings toward Joe Gibbs Racing after he was dumped by the team this week and has no concerns about his future, even though he has yet to land a job for 2018. The 45-year-old Kenseth has won 16 races over five seasons with JGR and NASCAR’s...
BOSTON (AP) — Gordon Hayward is officially a Boston Celtic. The Celtics announced Friday that Hayward has signed his four-year, maximum deal. It comes 10 days after he chose Boston over Utah and Miami in free agency. Hayward, who will earn about $128 million, was one of the top free agents...
Actors Sam Kebebe, left, and David Zheng take a break from rehearsal for the stage production "Exposure," to play basketball outside the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Tuesday, July 11 in Waterford, Conn. Former UConn NCAA college basektball coach Jim Calhoun is serving as an adviser for the play about a college basketball recruit. AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb
WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — Actor Sam Kebede went to rehearsal hoping to get some insights about what it’s like to be recruited by a big-time college basketball coach. Hall-of-Famer Jim Calhoun was happy to assist. The coach who led UConn to three national championships before retiring in 2012 is...

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