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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman scratches his head after Los Angeles Angels' Howie Kendrick scored a run on a sacrifice fly by Hank Conger in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Rays Remain Red-Hot

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Alex Cobb struck out 12 in eight innings and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs Tuesday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the Rays’ 11th win in 12 games. Zobrist hit his ninth home run in the sixth inning for the only run off Milwaukee starter …

In Brief: At Long Last, Lakers Have a Head Coach

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

El Segundo, Calif. — Byron Scott is taking over the Los Angeles Lakers with the vocal support of his fellow Showtime greats. Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes attended Tuesday’s introductory news conference for Scott, the 25th head coach in franchise history. Scott boldly predicted a quick return to NBA title contention for the Lakers, who are coming off their worst season …

Journeyman Hopes He Can Stick With Pats

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. The youngest of 11 siblings finally found steady work with the New England Patriots after being let go by three NFL teams. Now he’s part of a large group of defensive tackles trying to stay with the club. Siliga …

Stroman Strong Against Sox Again

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Boston — Marcus Stroman had his second solid start against Boston in five days, Colby Rasmus hit a solo homer and the Toronto Blue Bays beat the Red Sox 4-2 on Tuesday night. Anthony Gose had a tiebreaking …

A Special Sister Keeps Spieth Humble

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bethesda, Md. — Her father was playing a members-only event at Congressional Country Club, but the Penn State freshman-to-be had to slip away to find her new favorite player on the PGA Tour. Jordan Spieth is No. 1 …

Judge OKs Record Sale Of Clippers

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Los Angeles — A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who …

Don’t Write Him Off Just Yet

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Indianapolis — Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record pace. He brought the southern sport to …

Marketing in U.S. Bid’s Way

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Colorado Springs, Colo. — If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington are picked to host the 2024 Olympics, one of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city’s new organizing committee. It’s one of those costly facts …

Scott Hired to Coach Lakers

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Los Angeles — The Los Angeles Lakers have confirmed Byron Scott is their new head coach. The Lakers finally made the long-anticipated announcement Monday night in a news release. Scott told reporters last weekend he had been hired by the Lakers, who haven’t had a head coach since …

Miles of Smiles

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cortland, n.y. — Oday Aboushi gently placed the young boy on the hospital room bed, and quickly stepped aside. The child’s mother broke down at the sight of her suddenly unrecognizable son. His once-misshapen mouth appeared nearly normal. …

Manning Boogies At Camp

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Englewood, Colo. — Peyton Manning isn’t all business all the time. The star quarterback showed his lighter side Monday when he did a dorky dance during the team stretch when Rocky Top was blared through the loudspeakers at the Denver Broncos’ training camp. While Manning was dancing to …

Toronto Lays Red Sox to Waste

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Boston — Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, R.A. Dickey pithed three-hit ball for seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays romped past the Boston Red Sox 14-1 on Monday night. The Blue Jays won for the sixth time in …

Braves Blank San Diego

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Atlanta — Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday. Santana (10-6) allowed just five hits …