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In this March 26, 2015 photo provided by the Cleveland Indians, workers maintain the field as rookie infielder Jose Ramirez's car is parked on the infield dirt, at the Cleveland Indians practice facility in Goodyear, Ariz. After noticing the car sitting too far from the curb, infielder Mike Aviles orchestrated the prank, which involved getting Ramirez's keys and driving it onto a practice field. (AP Photo/Cleveland Indians, Dan Mendlik)

Francona Has Tribe Laughing Its Way Through Spring Training

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cleveland — The Cleveland Indians are pitching, hitting, bunting and doing everything else they need to work on for the upcoming season at spring training. And laughing every step of the way. No team seems to be enjoying itself as much as Cleveland, once only the butt of jokes. Whether it’s bombarding manager Terry Francona with water balloons, mocking pitcher …

UConn Slams Indiana Law, Wants Final Four Moved

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Albany, n.y. — Connecticut’s governor and UConn’s athletic director called on the NCAA on Monday to consider moving next year’s Women’s Final Four out of Indianapolis unless changes are made to Indiana’s new religious-objections law. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other critics contend the law would allow businesses to deny service to gays …

Sox’ Magee Juggling Baseball, Football

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — Not the typical transaction path: Cut from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, join the Boston Rex Sox at minor league camp. But linebacker and would-be outfielder Brandon Magee is a confident enough athlete that he’s sought two-sport advice from Bo Jackson. “Just told me to stay humble and try to keep working hard and outwork everybody out here,” Magee said, …

Celts’ Hopes Take Hit

Monday, March 30, 2015

Boston — The Los Angeles Clippers have responded quite nicely to a pair of disappointing losses to Western Conference contenders. J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Clippers beat the …

Wild Win for RSL

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sandy, Utah — Jordan Allen scored in the 89th minute and Real Salt Lake won for the first time this season, beating Toronto FC 2-1 on Sunday. The 19-year-old’s header from close range came off a feed from Javier Morales from the right wing. It came just a …

‘They’re Free To Go’

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Havana — Raul Castro is not a large man. He was never said to possess a decent curveball, unlike his older brother, nor any passion for baseball, let alone baseball politics. Whether that has been good for the …

Martinsville A Longtime Favorite

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Martinsville, Va. — If Jeff Gordon ever decides to race again after his 2015 retirement tour is finished, it would likely be at Martinsville Speedway, a track where the four-time champion has had great success. Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson lead active drivers with eight victories …

Shiffrin Signs Off on U.S. Slalom Title

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Carrabassett Valley, Maine — Over the years, Mikaela Shiffrin has been patiently refining her technique, trying to get it just perfect. Her signature for autographs, that is. Her skiing is pretty letter perfect, too. Shiffrin, added another title to her impressive collection, winning the slalom by a huge …

B’s Snap Winless Skid

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Boston — If the Boston Bruins want an example of what’s needed in the final few games to make the playoffs, they can simply watch a replay of the first period against the New York Rangers. Milan Lucic …

Sox Sink Rays

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Port Charlotte, Fla. — Nathan Karns is excited about an opportunity to open the season in Tampa Bay’s pitching rotation. The Rays right-hander had a rough outing during a 9-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Still, he feels good about his overall progress this spring. …

In Brief: Boston U. Tops Yale in NCAA Hockey Opener

Friday, March 27, 2015

Manchester — Danny O’Regan scored 7:27 into overtime to give Boston University a 3-2 victory over Yale on Friday in the first round of Northeast Regional in the NCAA hockey tournament. Ahti Oksanen and Evan Rodrigues also scored for the Terriers (26-7-5). They will face Minnesota or Minnesota-Duluth …

Tire Pressure Talk Dominates in Virginia

Friday, March 27, 2015

Martinsville, Va. — There’s been lot of talk about tires in the NASCAR garage the past few weeks, or longer, and lots of theories about whether something shady is going on or if the chatter is just a bunch of hot air. After last two races, NASCAR confiscated …

Papi: I’m No Cheat

Friday, March 27, 2015

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in …