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Twins Trash Kelly, Boston

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Minneapolis — Joe Kelly entered Monday’s game looking as if he had things figured out coming off of two of his best performances of 2015. The Minnesota Twins showed him otherwise. Kelly lasted just 12⁄3 innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits in a 7-2 loss to the Twins on Monday. The loss snapped any momentum the Red Sox had after picking up two straight wins against the Angels over …

Indy’s Ideal Idyll

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Indianapolis — Extra! Extra! Juan Pablo Montoya still had to pay $2 to read all about it. On a gray and blustery Monday morning, the Colombian spent more than two hours on the Yard of Bricks taking the customary Indianapolis 500 winner photos. His voice was shot, his mood soaring. And when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s deliveryman rode a bicycle of newspapers over …

Hamilton Back With the Rangers, But the Future Is Bigger Concern

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cleveland — The Texas Rangers sent out the welcome wagon for Josh Hamilton on Monday. They gave him the gift of a victory in which all he had to do was run the bases twice. Hamilton’s delayed season debut lacked sizzle on a personal level. He went hitless with two strikeouts in three …

Russia Will Use Prison Labor for World Cup Projects

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Moscow — Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup. The Russian prison service is backing a bid by Alexander Khinshtein, a lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party, to allow prisoners to be taken from their camps …

Chicago Releases DE After Arrest

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

San Francisco — The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby. McDonald was taken into …

V. Williams Ends Short Paris Visit With Loss

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Paris — A loss by Venus Williams in the first round at a Grand Slam is no longer the rarity it once was. And, as it happens, the woman who beat Williams at the French Open, Sloane Stephens, …

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

LeBron, Cavaliers Hobbling Their Way to Finals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Independence, Ohio — LeBron James hurts everywhere, the King of Pain. One win from taking the Cleveland Cavaliers back to the NBA finals, and one step closer to a title he covets more than any other, James leaned against a padded wall on Monday and hardly resembled basketball’s …

Yankee Bats Throttle Guthrie, Royals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New York — Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered during an eight-run first inning and the New York Yankees quickly erased the memory of a lost weekend, romping past the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 14-1 Monday. Stephen Drew added another three-run homer off a favorite …

Cardinals Prevail in 10

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

St. Louis — Jhonny Peralta hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Peralta’s leadoff drive to left on a 1-2 pitch from …

Juan, For the Ages: Montoya Wins Indy 15 Years After First

Monday, May 25, 2015

Indianapolis — His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons …

The Ups … and the Downs

Monday, May 25, 2015

Above: Chelsea’s Didier Drogba dons the crown from the top of the English Premier League championship trophy following Sunday’s 3-1 win over Sunderland in London on the final day of the EPL season. Chelsea officially got to celebrate …

Lapse Has Federer Fuming

Monday, May 25, 2015

Paris — Roger Federer was not amused. As Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion right there on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos — a …