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I’ll Be There: Gronk

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots’ opener at Miami this Sunday. Meanwhile, the news hardly caught the Dolphins by surprise. “I’m super excited,” said Gronkowski, who didn’t play in any of the four preseason games as he completed his recovery from December right knee surgery. “I won’t have …

Stewart’s Chase Status Matters Not at All

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it’s not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002. He sat out three races after his sprint car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a New …

Phils’ No-No a Labor of Labor

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Atlanta — On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter. Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined on the season’s fourth no-hitter, blanking the Atlanta Braves 7-0 Monday and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate. It was all the more unusual in that Hamels …

Sam’s Story A Success Despite Cut

Monday, September 1, 2014

Released at the final cutdown Saturday, rookie defensive end Michael Sam failed in his quest to make the St. Louis Rams’ 53-man roster. That was his only failure. In trying out for the Rams this summer, Sam triumphed …

For Wozniacki, a Marathon Win

Monday, September 1, 2014

New York — Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure …

Stewart’s Return for Naught

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hampton, Ga. — Tony Stewart climbed from his battered car, took a big gulp of water, and surveyed the damage. His night was done. Not the way he wanted to come back to racing. A little over halfway …

U.S. Rallies, Beats Turkey

Monday, September 1, 2014

Bilbao, Spain — Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the United States rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the Basketball …

Brewers Add Reliever Broxton

Monday, September 1, 2014

San Francisco — The NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds for two players to be named. Milwaukee announced the move to bolster its bullpen before Sunday’s series finale against the San Francisco Giants. The 30-year-old Broxton is 4-2 with a …

Dunn Deal: A’s Get Slugger

Monday, September 1, 2014

Chicago (ap) — The Oakland Athletics acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, hoping to boost their lineup for the final stretch. The White Sox also sent cash to Oakland while acquiring minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. Second in the AL West, the Athletics …

Angels Bedevil Oakland

Monday, September 1, 2014

Anaheim, Calif. — Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, rookie Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels finished off a four-game sweep, beating the Oakland …

Henley Heats Up, Takes DBC Lead

Monday, September 1, 2014

Norton, Mass. — Russell Henley made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch Sunday on his way to a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship going into a Labor Day finish loaded with …

It’s Gronk Time

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady and his receiving corps are more comfortable in their second season together. The star quarterback also may have his biggest target back for the New England Patriots’ opener. If Rob Gronkowski can stay …

Sam Cut By Rams

Sunday, August 31, 2014

St. Louis — The St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Coach Jeff Fisher repeated over and over that it was purely a football decision. “I will tell you …