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Houston Astros' Dexter Fowler (21) is tagged out by Cleveland Indians third baseman Mike Aviles in a rundown between third and home in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Yankees Rally for Win

Saturday, August 23, 2014

New York — Martin Prado hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Facing a full-count pitch from Daniel Webb (5-4) with the bases loaded, Prado lined a hit up the middle to complete the Yankees’ comeback from three runs …

In Brief: Scott’s 65 Gives Him Tie for Lead in N.J.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Paramus, n.j. — Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year — a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title. Scott ran off four straight birdies in the middle of his round Friday, and then closed with an approach that settled a …

Commentary: Cavaliers Take Page From Celtics

Friday, August 22, 2014

When the Cavaliers stand before the NBA today and declare Kevin Love is coming to Cleveland, the most remarkable summer overhaul in recent history will be complete. The Cavs will have the Minnesota Timberwolves to thank, just as the Boston Celtics did before them. The Celtics, not the 2010 Miami Heat, were the last team to reshape their roster this dramatically in one …

Red Sox Nearly Hitless As Angels Earn Sweep

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Boston — Rookie Matt Shoemaker didn’t allow a hit through 6 2⁄ 3 innings and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, completing a four-game sweep at Fenway …

Schilling Blames Chewing Tobacco for Cancer

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Boston — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling said he’s been treated for mouth cancer and blamed the disease on using chewing tobacco for about 30 years. Schilling discussed details on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. The former Red Sox right-hander announced in February that he had cancer, …

Cowboys NFL’s Most Valuable Team; Pats No. 2

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New York — The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, according to Forbes. They’re valued at $3.2 billion; only Real Madrid at $3.4 billion …

Brady Ready for Action Vs. Carolina

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady left the practice field Wednesday and for the first time this season, strode through the locker room to the media room podium rather than making the short jaunt to the sideline to address reporters. The New England Patriots quarterback hardly minds the extra …

Rose Rests, U.S. Wins Easily

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New York — Kyrie Irving made all five shots and scored 12 points starting in place of Derrick Rose, and the U.S. national basketball team beat the Dominican Republic 105-62 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game. James Harden also scored 12 in limited playing time for the …

Tigers Shut Out Rays

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Rick Porcello pitched a three-hitter for his AL-leading third shutout and Victor Martinez hit a grand slam, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Wednesday night. The Rays lost their fourth …

Las Vegas Spoils Mo’ne’s Night

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got out of two big jams, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo’ne Davis 8-1 in the Little League World Series on Wednesday night. That puts Las Vegas in Saturday’s …

Angels Top Sox Again

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Boston — Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBIs, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 to increase their AL West lead on Wednesday night. Hamilton was in a 5-for-41 slump with …

Mo’ne Davis the Center of Attention at Little League World Series

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Two boys stood in line to use a Port-A-John when a golf cart puttered past. One squealed, “There she is!” His mother said, “Oh, look! It’s Mo’ne! Mo’ne Davis!” A few yards farther, a …

Video Game Ratings Guru Has Players’ Attention

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Denver — Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms. He’s not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players — and millions …