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FILE - At left, in a May 4, 2013, file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr. exchanges punches with Robert Guerrero (not shown) in a WBC welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. At right, in a Nov. 12, 2011, file photo, Manny Pacquiao exchanges punches with  Juan Manuel Marquez (not shown) during a WBO welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket _ or any other ticket _ at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Just two weeks before the bout, tickets for the most anticipated fight in recent times have yet to go on public sale, with the two camps and the MGM Grand locked in a standoff over allotments. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Not All Think Mayweather-Pacquiao Drug Testing Is Enough

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

For weeks, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have been met at all hours by strangers. They’ve been visited in their homes and in their gyms, voluntarily giving blood and urine samples aimed at ensuring both boxers enter the ring for Saturday’s much-anticipated fight completely drug-free. Travis Tygart, chief executive of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), calls it a “gold …

Patriots’ Draft Needs Centering on Cornerback

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — An unheralded cornerback saved the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots. Now they need two starters at that position to help them defend their title. The two they had last season left in free agency — star Darrelle Revis for the New York Jets and hard-hitting Brandon Browner for the New Orleans Saints. With no clear favorites to replace …

Baltimore Riots Force Postponement

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Baltimore — The Baltimore Orioles’ home game against the Chicago White Sox was postponed Monday night because of safety concerns after riots broke out near Camden Yards following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, at the stadium for a previously planned visit, said tonight’s game between the Orioles and White Sox could be moved — possibly to Nationals Park in …

Russian (Not That One) Saves Capitals

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Washington — The precocious Russian forward drafted in the first round by the Washington Capitals finally delivered a breathtaking, winning goal in a Game 7. No, not Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov. Skating around every opponent on the …

Cavaliers Move On Minus Love

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cleveland — The Cleveland Cavaliers will move forward in the NBA playoffs without Kevin Love and with their title hopes shaken. Cleveland’s starting forward has been ruled out for the team’s next playoff series — and perhaps longer — after dislocating his left shoulder in Sunday’s win to …

Torn Achilles Ends Year For Cards’ Wainwright

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

St. Louis — St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will miss the rest of the season because of a torn left Achilles tendon. Wainwright will have surgery later this week, likely Thursday, and recovery time is generally nine to 12 months. “Unfortunate news, but not unexpected after what …

Betts Delivers in 9th as Sox Clip Jays

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Boston — Mookie Betts has proven he can turn on a fastball in his brief time in the majors. He didn’t miss one for his game-winning hit. Betts hit a game-ending RBI single to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays …

Milwaukee Avoids Elimination

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chicago — Michael Carter-Williams had 22 points and eight assists, Khris Middleton scored 21 points, and Milwaukee avoided elimination again with a 94-88 victory over Chicago on Monday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. With a 3-2 lead, the Bulls will try to close it …

Mets in Victorious Hurry

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Miami — Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer with one out in the ninth inning, and the New York Mets snapped the Miami Marlins’ five-game winning streak with a 3-1 comeback victory Monday night. The Marlins grabbed the …

This Much Is True: Dartmouth Graduate Adds U.S. 5K Record to Growing Career

Monday, April 27, 2015

West Lebanon — At last year’s Boston Athletic Association 5-kilometer race, Ben True was beaten by a fraction of a second by Ethiopian and Olympic silver medalist Dejen Gebremeskel. This year, True earned redemption in record-setting style. Winning …

Celtics a Pain to the Finish

Monday, April 27, 2015

Boston — LeBron James dribbled out the final 20 seconds while players embraced as the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Boston Celtics. It may have been the calmest, most congenial 20 seconds of a physical game …

Orioles Clobber Red Sox

Monday, April 27, 2015

Baltimore — Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter always contends that momentum is only as good as the next game’s starting pitching and that one positive moment doesn’t necessarily spur a productive run in baseball. In the Orioles’ 18-7 …

Pletcher Is Loaded Up For Derby

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bob Baffert might have the top two favorites in American Pharoah and Dortmund heading into Kentucky Derby 141, but Todd Pletcher is once again the strongest proponent of the more the merrier. This year, however, there’s a twist. “We’ve got some horses with some pretty strong resumes,” said …