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Baseball fans wait to enter Wrigley Field on the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the ballpark, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Diamondbacks Spoil Cubs’ Birthday Bash

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chicago — Fittingly, the Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday with a loss — a dramatic, error-filled one, at that. One out from victory, the Cubs allowed the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth inning in a 7-5 loss Wednesday. After an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, Martin Prado hit a two-run single off Pedro …

In Brief: Seahawks-Packers Will Kick Off NFL Season

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New York — As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL’s regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4. That Thursday game is the first of four prime-time games on opening weekend. Also at night will be a Sunday matchup of AFC champion Denver and Peyton Manning hosting his former team, Indianapolis; and a Monday …

B’s Go Heavy On ‘D’

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Detroit — The Boston Bruins have held the Detroit Red Wings to historically poor offensive production. With two goals through three games, the Red Wings are off to their worst three-game start in any playoff series since getting shut out in the first three games of the 1945 Stanley Cup finals. Boston goalie Tuukka Rask, backchecking forwards and shot-blocking defensemen have had a …

Sox Run Out of Rallies

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Boston — A year after the Boston Marathon bombings, the Red Sox had plenty of chances to make a special day even more memorable. They almost succeeded. Boston scored one run in each of the last three innings …

Reports: Man U to Fire Coach

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Manchester, England — David Moyes’ troubled tenure as Manchester United manager could be coming to an end after less than a year. According to widespread reports Monday on the websites of numerous British newspapers, Moyes is set to be fired by United and could be forced out before …

Stempniak, Pens Stun Jackets

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Columbus, Ohio — Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Jussi Jokinen scored in a span of 2:13 of the third period to revive the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. Pittsburgh …

Three Teams Change Bench Bosses

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New York — Mike Woodson and Tyrone Corbin lost their jobs, and Rick Adelman decided it was time to walk away from his. Woodson and Corbin were fired Monday and Adelman retired, creating coaching openings for three NBA …

Pinehurst No. 2 Ready for Its Closeup — Twice

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pinehurst, n.c. — Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. Opens. In less than two months, it will host the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open in consecutive weeks. USGA executive director Mike Davis said Monday that he is expecting “a challenging test of …

Davis Blast Boosts Bucs

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pittsburgh — Ike Davis became the first player to hit grand slams for different teams in the same April, and Neil Walker had a winning run single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates …

Run to Recover: Marathon Opens Field to Those Seeking Closure

Monday, April 21, 2014

Boston — “I need to run.” The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls and emails continued, runners begging for an opportunity to cross …

Bruins Sting Wings: Aggression Pays Off As Boston Gets Even

Monday, April 21, 2014

Boston — The Boston Bruins struck back, leaving the Detroit Red Wings black and blue and all tied up. The Wings were run aground in Game 2, undone by gaffes, undermined by tempers and bad defense and an …

Boxer ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dead at 76

Monday, April 21, 2014

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in …

Security at the 118th Boston Marathon

Monday, April 21, 2014

Some of the security measures in place for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon today: — More than 3,500 police officers — double the usual number — will be out along the 26.2-mile course, including undercover officers with special training. — At least 100 strategically positioned video …