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Cincinnati Reds' Brayan Pena (29) slides into second on a double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel, as the throw from left fielder Chris Coghlan pulls second baseman Addison Russell (22) away from the bag, during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Late Homer Lifts Reds

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Chicago — Joey Votto hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning that was set up by third baseman Kris Bryant’s two-out error, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Wednesday. Bryant hit a two-run homer in the eighth that made it 4-all. The rookie has 22 home runs and 84 RBIs. Cubs closer Hector Rondon (5-3) …

Serena Hangs On to Advance

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New York — The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open — the first true Grand Slam in tennis in more than a quarter of a century — hit her Wednesday. That, she said, is why her play was so uneven in the second round at Flushing …

Yankees Dump Red Sox

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Boston — The Red Sox starters were due for a bad outing. And rookie lefty Henry Owens had a really bad one. Owens was tagged for seven runs in just 1 2⁄ 3 innings in the New York Yankees’ 13-8 win over Boston on Wednesday. “It wasn’t his best day,” interim manager Torey Lovullo said. “We all know that. He started off really …

RG III Heads To Bench

Monday, August 31, 2015

Ashburn, Va. — The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III. “We feel like at this time, Kirk Cousins gives us the best chance to win,” coach Jay Gruden said, unseating Griffin, the 2012 Offensive Rookie …

Just Like That, Serena Breezes Into 2nd Round

Monday, August 31, 2015

New York — Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top …

Papi’s 495th Homer Lifts Sox Past Yanks

Monday, August 31, 2015

Boston — David Ortiz hit his 495th home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer …

In Role as Cubs Coach, Manny Simply Himself

Monday, August 31, 2015

Manny Ramirez’s official job title with the Cubs is hitting consultant, which puts him behind hitting instructor John Mallee and his assistant, Eric Hinske, on the coaching food chain. But Ramirez’s actual duties are more difficult to define. …

Serena Williams Wouldn’t Change a Thing About Her Career

Monday, August 31, 2015

Serena Williams burst onto the professional tennis tour in Quebec City on Oct. 28, 1995, a powerful and precocious 14-year-old with a head full of beaded braids and dreams as big as her groundstrokes. Her older sister, Venus, …

Sox Can’t Complete Sweep

Monday, August 31, 2015

New York — With every swing, a healthy Michael Cuddyer is becoming a major player for the New York Mets. Cuddyer hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the NL East leaders stopped their five-game home …

Dixon Snatches Crown

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sonoma, Calif. — Scott Dixon captured a fourth IndyCar championship by winning the season finale Sunday to snatch the title from Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya led the points from the season-opening race right until the final lap Sunday. …

Day’s Big Day Nets Barclays

Monday, August 31, 2015

Edison, n.j. — The toughest challenge Jason Day faced Sunday at The Barclays was convincing his peers that golf really isn’t this easy. He’s just making it look that way. Fresh off his first major at the PGA Championship, the 27-year-old Australian powered and putted his way to …

No Pharoah Commitment About Future Race Starts

Monday, August 31, 2015

Saratoga Springs, n.y. — They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks. On the morning after a startling upset at the Travers Stakes, a small gathering of fans visited racing’s biggest celebrity. This group on Sunday morning was …

Blue Jays Keep Up Beat

Monday, August 31, 2015

Toronto — Edwin Encarnacion homered for the fourth time in two days, Josh Donaldson also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the struggling Detroit Tigers 9-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Russell Martin and Kevin …