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Cincinnati Reds' Brayan Pena (29) slides into second on a double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel, as the throw from left fielder Chris Coghlan pulls second baseman Addison Russell (22) away from the bag, during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Late Homer Lifts Reds

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Chicago — Joey Votto hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning that was set up by third baseman Kris Bryant’s two-out error, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Wednesday. Bryant hit a two-run homer in the eighth that made it 4-all. The rookie has 22 home runs and 84 RBIs. Cubs closer Hector Rondon (5-3) …

Serena Hangs On to Advance

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New York — The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open — the first true Grand Slam in tennis in more than a quarter of a century — hit her Wednesday. That, she said, is why her play was so uneven in the second round at Flushing …

Yankees Dump Red Sox

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Boston — The Red Sox starters were due for a bad outing. And rookie lefty Henry Owens had a really bad one. Owens was tagged for seven runs in just 1 2⁄ 3 innings in the New York Yankees’ 13-8 win over Boston on Wednesday. “It wasn’t his best day,” interim manager Torey Lovullo said. “We all know that. He started off really …

Ladies First … To Leave

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New York — Caroline Wozniacki crashed John Isner’s post-match news conference, needling her good friend for arriving late to his interview session and delaying the start of hers. The fourth-seeded Wozniacki was in quite a hurry Tuesday, when …

Brady or No, Patriots Have Work to Do

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided some time in the next …

U.S., Swiss Prosecutors Plan Joint FIFA Update

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Geneva — The American prosecutor who launched the bribery case that rocked FIFA is stepping on Sepp Blatter’s home turf. On Sept. 14 in Zurich, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will join her counterpart from Switzerland, Michael Lauber, for a news conference about their separate investigations of corruption …

Murder Charge for WWF Legend

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Allentown, Pa. — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County announced the results of a grand jury investigation into the death of Nancy Argentino, …

Yankees Edge Red Sox

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Boston — Brett Gardner homered and Stephen Drew hit a two-run double as the New York Yankees pieced together just enough offense to overcame Rick Porcello’s career-high 13 strikeouts and beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-1, on Tuesday …

Phillies Have a Blast at First-Place Mets’ Expense

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New York — Darin Ruf homered and had a career-high six RBIs, powering the Philadelphia Phillies to a 14-8 blowout that emphatically ended their 10-game losing streak to the New York Mets. Leadoff batter Darnell Sweeney drove in three runs for the last-place Phillies, who won for the …

Traveling Band: Keegan Bradley and His Buddies Share Unique Bond

Monday, August 31, 2015

Woodstock — Jon Curran knew the new kid in town would have an effect on his golf game. He just didn’t realize at the time how vast that influence would become. Folks in Woodstock have become accustomed to …

Patriots Plan to Be Flexible at Fullback

Monday, August 31, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — The loss of James Develin to a broken right tibia left the New England Patriots without a fullback on the roster. Sort of. “Playing fullback sometimes you see the fullback line up at tight end (and) tight ends line up at fullback,” tight end Rob …

Judge Will Make Call in ‘Deflategate’

Monday, August 31, 2015

New York — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs …

Rays Knock Out O’s

Monday, August 31, 2015

Baltimore — Chris Archer pitched six shutout innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays hit three home runs in a 6-3 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. Asdrubal Cabrera and Evan Longoria connected off Wei-Yin Chen …