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Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, left, tags out Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings at home plate in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Baseball Roundup: Yankees’ Streak Ends

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Detroit — Rick Porcello pitched eight impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers snapped New York’s five-game winning streak Tuesday night, beating the Yankees 5-2. Porcello (15-8) joined teammate Max Scherzer as the American League’s only 15-game winners, allowing two runs and nine hits. The 25-year-old right-hander threw a shutout in his previous start against Tampa Bay, and he blanked the …

Pats Deal Veteran Pro Bowler to Bucs

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tampa, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded their struggling offensive line, trading for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins instead of offering a contract to free agent Richie Incognito. That doesn’t mean, however, that the Bucs have closed the door on the prospect of giving one of the players at the center …

World Cup Star Coming to New England

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Revolution signed U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones as much for what he will mean to the team off the field as on it. Although the addition of the former Bundesliga midfielder could help propel the Revolution into the playoffs, the MLS team is also hoping that …

Nationals Explode On S.F.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Washington — Ian Desmond and Bryce Harper each homered and drove in two runs as the streaking Washington Nationals rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the San Francisco Giants 14-6 Sunday. Jose Lobaton doubled among his three hits, drove in a run and scored twice for the …

Fresh Faces Dot Men’s Draw

Monday, August 25, 2014

New York — Two 23-year-olds, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, broke through to their first major semifinals at Wimbledon. Perhaps this year’s U.S. Open will be the tipping point for the rise of a new generation. But recent …

Niners Win At New Digs

Monday, August 25, 2014

Santa Clara, Calif. — San Francisco’s No. 1 offense still looks shaky two weeks from the regular season, and the 49ers did just enough for their first preseason victory in a 21-7 win against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. There were tens of thousands of empty seats …

Mahan Opens Playoffs With Win at Barclays

Monday, August 25, 2014

Paramus, n.j. — Hunter Mahan pulled away with three straight birdies late in the final round Sunday to win The Barclays, ending more than two years without a title on the PGA Tour. The victory was the sixth …

Here’s What to Watch

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Heading into the U.S. Open, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 36 of the past 38 Grand Slam titles, a stretch dating to the 2005 French Open. Nowadays, there seems to be a …

The Chase for No. 18 Begins

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New York — Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it. Up until a couple of years ago, she practically plugged her ears at any mention of records or firsts. Now she says it …

US OPEN 2014: Capsules on top women’s players

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Serena Williams Seeded: 1 Ranked: 1 Age: 32 Country: United States 2014 Match Record: 38-6 2014 Singles Titles: 5 Career Singles Titles: 62 Major Titles: 17 — U.S. Open (’99, ’02, ’08, ’12, ’13), Wimbledon (’02, ’03, ’09, ’10, ’12), Australian Open (’03, ’05, ’07, ’09, ’10), French …

US OPEN 2014: Capsules on top men’s players

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Novak Djokovic Seeded: 1 Ranked: 1 Age: 27 Country: Serbia 2014 Match Record: 39-6 2014 Singles Titles: 4 Career Singles Titles: 45 Major Titles: 7 — U.S. Open (’11), Wimbledon (’11, ’14), Australian Open (’08, ’11, ’12, ’13) Last 5 U.S. Opens: ’13-Lost in Final, ’12-F, ’11-Won Championship, …

Don’t Forget The ‘Other’ Rookie QB

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Johnny Manziel — aka #JohnnyMiddleFinger — isn’t quite ready to be anointed the King of Cleveland, despite those 1.14 million Twitter followers smitten by his wild-child persona. Manziel will take a seat, for now anyway, and let Brian …

NFL Linebackers Taking More Breathers

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett had a simple answer for how often he left the field when the opponent had the ball. “Never.” A slight exaggeration? Perhaps. What’s certain is that an NFL linebacker’s …