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Baltimore Orioles shortstop J. J. Hardy, left, pursues Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi after attempting to stretch a single into a double during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Sunday in Baltimore. Benintendi was tagged out on the play. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
BALTIMORE (AP) — A spikes-high slide. A near beanball. Harsh talk in the clubhouse. The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles soared to a new level over the weekend, and there’s no telling what might happen when they soon meet again. A tempestuous three-game series between...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills — just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season. The Dodgers are on track to slice their tax bill by about a quarter this...
New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro, left, makes the throw to first, after getting the force at second on Pittsburgh Pirates' Phil Gosselin (17), to complete a double play on Pirates' Chris Stewart in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh on Sunday. The Pirates won 2-1. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ivan Nova spent more than six years with the New York Yankees, fluctuating between good and not-so good as they waited for him to develop consistency to go with his occasionally top-end-of-the-rotation stuff. It never happened and the Yankees moved on last summer, sending Nova...
Boston Celtics' Jae Crowder (99) shoots between Chicago Bulls' Nikola Mirotic, left, and Dwyane Wade during the second half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Chicago on Sunday. The Celtics won 104-95. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
CHICAGO (AP) — Isaiah Thomas is playing through tears after the death of his sister, drawing strength from the rest of the Boston Celtics. They found another gear in Chicago. Thomas scored 33 points, and the Celtics beat the Bulls 104-95 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-...
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — NASCAR has postponed the Monster Energy Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway because of heavy rain that is not expected to let up on Sunday. The race was pushed until today at 1 p.m. Weather has been a problem all weekend at Bristol, where Friday qualifications were washed...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Montana passed to Dwight Clark for another memorable play on Sunday. San Francisco plans to name the streets of a development on the land formerly occupied by Candlestick Park after some of the city’s most prominent sports figures, and Montana says he wants “Joe Montana...
Boston Bruins' Colin Miller (6) and Ottawa Senators' Ryan Dzingel (18) battle for the puck during the third period in game six of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series on Sunday in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
BOSTON (AP) — Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal 6:30 into overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Sunday to win their first-round playoff series in six games. Craig Anderson stopped 28 shots for Ottawa, which advanced in the postseason for the first time since 2013...
ATHOL — Chuck Stone Little League opened the season on Saturday. In opening day baseball action, the V.F.W. topped the Rotary 16-5. Jenna Bonnefant had 10 strikeouts on the mound and two hits in the win for the V.F.W. Aedan Erickson had three hits and Stephen Mack added two hits in the victory...
DANBURY, Conn. — A Joe Namath and John Dockery Instructional Football Camp will be held for boys ages 8 to 18 from July 10 through July 13 at Western Connecticut State University. For more information, call 866-626-2841 or visit their website www.joenamathcamp.com.
In this March 13, 2015, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks before an NCAA college basketball game in Nashville, Tenn. Sankey has denied a request seeking his removal as head of the NCAA infractions panel handling North Carolina's ongoing academic case because of a conflict of interest. Sankey stated in an April 14 letter obtained by The Associated Press that the panel would "fairly decide this case." UNC faces five top-level charges, including lack of institutional control,
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey has denied a request seeking his removal as head of the NCAA infractions panel handling North Carolina’s ongoing academic case because of a conflict of interest. Sankey stated in an April 14 letter obtained by The Associated...

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