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Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, left, tags out Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings at home plate in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Baseball Roundup: Yankees’ Streak Ends

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Detroit — Rick Porcello pitched eight impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers snapped New York’s five-game winning streak Tuesday night, beating the Yankees 5-2. Porcello (15-8) joined teammate Max Scherzer as the American League’s only 15-game winners, allowing two runs and nine hits. The 25-year-old right-hander threw a shutout in his previous start against Tampa Bay, and he blanked the …

Pats Deal Veteran Pro Bowler to Bucs

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tampa, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded their struggling offensive line, trading for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins instead of offering a contract to free agent Richie Incognito. That doesn’t mean, however, that the Bucs have closed the door on the prospect of giving one of the players at the center …

World Cup Star Coming to New England

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Revolution signed U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones as much for what he will mean to the team off the field as on it. Although the addition of the former Bundesliga midfielder could help propel the Revolution into the playoffs, the MLS team is also hoping that …

MLB Denies Rays’ Weekend Protest Over Challenge in Toronto

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Baltimore — Major League Baseball on Tuesday denied a protest filed by the Tampa Bay Rays last weekend in Toronto. Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre made the ruling, which stemmed from a play disputed by Rays manager Joe Maddon in Saturday’s 5-4 loss to the …

In Brief: Love Devoted to Cavaliers

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Independence, Ohio — Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. “I’m in,” Love told James. For the long haul. Getting used to a new city and new team after being acquired by the …

Teen Steals Show With First-Round Win

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New York — While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal …

Huge 11th Inning Lifts Red Sox Past Blue Jays

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Toronto — Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBIs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 Tuesday night. Boston broke away from a …

Hanging on the Telephone: Bradley Hoping For Call to Join Ryder Cup Team

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Woodstock — Some folks stress about Christmas. Professional golfers stress about late August. In a week, however, Keegan Bradley could be celebrating like Santa Claus left him a puppy under the tree. On Monday evening, on live television, …

Murray Grinds To Win

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New York — Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round Monday during an afternoon that was …

Garoppolo Gets Start

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will get his first NFL start when the New England Patriots visit the New York Giants for Thursday night’s preseason finale. “It’s a good opportunity to get out there and get some quality reps, so it’s going to be fun,” Garoppolo …

Liverpool Gambles on Bad Boy Balotelli

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Liverpool signed Italy striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan for $26.5 million on Monday, taking a calculated gamble on a headline-grabbing player known as much for his controversies as his goals. Nineteen months after ending a 2½-year spell …

Denver Kicker Draws Suspension

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Englewood, Colo. — A contrite Matt Prater apologized to the Denver Broncos and their fans for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy by drinking beer, resulting in a four-game ban to start the season. Prater’s lawyer said the …

Woods Punts Another Coach

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Paramus, n.j. — Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors. Woods said on his website Monday he will no longer work with Foley, the Canadian whom he hired when his game was at its low point following the upheaval with his …