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Twins Trash Kelly, Boston

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Minneapolis — Joe Kelly entered Monday’s game looking as if he had things figured out coming off of two of his best performances of 2015. The Minnesota Twins showed him otherwise. Kelly lasted just 12⁄3 innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits in a 7-2 loss to the Twins on Monday. The loss snapped any momentum the Red Sox had after picking up two straight wins against the Angels over …

Indy’s Ideal Idyll

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Indianapolis — Extra! Extra! Juan Pablo Montoya still had to pay $2 to read all about it. On a gray and blustery Monday morning, the Colombian spent more than two hours on the Yard of Bricks taking the customary Indianapolis 500 winner photos. His voice was shot, his mood soaring. And when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s deliveryman rode a bicycle of newspapers over …

Hamilton Back With the Rangers, But the Future Is Bigger Concern

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cleveland — The Texas Rangers sent out the welcome wagon for Josh Hamilton on Monday. They gave him the gift of a victory in which all he had to do was run the bases twice. Hamilton’s delayed season debut lacked sizzle on a personal level. He went hitless with two strikeouts in three …

Crashes Raise Questions at Indy

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Indianapolis — They call the Indianapolis 500 “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won’t be a spectacle because of a serious on-track incident. Concern hangs over …

Nothing Sappy or Sentimental for Jeff Gordon

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Concord, n.c. — Sentimentality can wait. Jeff Gordon is not ready to focus on life after racing as his farewell tour arrives at the longest event on the NASCAR schedule. Gordon, in what’s become a weekly line of …

Female Drivers in Short Supply at Indy

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Indianapolis — Pippa Mann rattled off the list of body parts still aching after a brutal crash at Indianapolis 500 practice. Her right foot, her right ankle. Her ribs. She has more bruises than most fighters do after …

In Brief: All Alone, Na Leads in Texas

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fort Worth, Texas — Kevin Na regained sole possession of the lead with a late birdie Saturday at Colonial, taking a one-stroke advantage over Ian Poulter into the final round. Na shot a 1-under 69 to reach 11-under 199 at a very damp Hogan’s Alley. Poulter had a …

Mets Shut Down Third Baseman

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pittsburgh — Mets third baseman David Wright has been shut down for a week after experiencing lower back tightness, the team announced before Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh. This is the second time this month Wright has been shut down. Assistant general manager John Ricco also revealed Wright has …

Hawks Standout Done for Playoffs

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Atlanta — Already facing a daunting task after losing the first two games at home in the Eastern Conference final, the Atlanta Hawks were dealt another major blow Saturday when 3-point specialist Kyle Korver was ruled out for …

Rangers Pound Yanks

Sunday, May 24, 2015

New York — Shin-Soo Choo hit a go-ahead single and a three-run homer in a 10-run third inning that chased CC Sabathia from his shortest start in six years, and Texas routed the reeling Yankees 15-4. New York …

Napoli Leads Boston’s Big Bat Attack

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Boston — Mike Napoli hit two homers and drove in three runs, Steven Wright pitched six-plus solid innings and the Boston Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with an 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on …

Goalie On the Spot

Sunday, May 24, 2015

New York — Take the spotlight off goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals and put it on Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning. If it sounds fickle, that’s the way …

Rangers Edge Yankees

Saturday, May 23, 2015

New York — Prince Fielder launched two long homers, drove in four runs and helped the Texas Rangers hold off the New York Yankees 10-9 on Friday for their third straight win. Quickly down 7-0 and still trailing …