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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 …

Blue Jays Blast Off

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Toronto — Edwin Encarnacion hit three home runs and tied a Toronto record with nine RBIs as the AL East-leading Blue Jays routed the Detroit Tigers 15-1 Saturday. Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 24 games, the longest …

Red Sox’ Kelly Shines Again

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New York — In one month, Joe Kelly has gone from total disappointment to the top of the rotation. Kelly won his sixth straight outing, recovering nicely from a rocky start to outpitch Jacob deGrom and lead the Boston Red Sox over the New York Mets 3-1 Saturday. …

Al Arbour, Hall of Fame Isles Coach, Dies

Friday, August 28, 2015

Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, has died. He was 82. The …

In Brief: Spieth Misses Cut, Loses No. 1 Ranking

Friday, August 28, 2015

Edison, n.j. — Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays. He also lost his No. 1 ranking. Bubba Watson, momentarily distracted by a rare warning for taking too long to play …

Travers Time Is Here For American Pharoah

Friday, August 28, 2015

Saratoga Springs, n.y. — American Pharoah can run. But can he fly? You betcha. By now, everyone knows American Pharoah glided through the Triple Crown — overcoming stormy weather, too — won the Haskell Invitational this month and …

Illness Can’t Stop Hurdler

Friday, August 28, 2015

Beijing — When the doctors hooked Aries Merritt onto the dialysis machine two years ago, they told him his running days were over. The doctors were focused on his kidneys. They never looked at his heart. The American …

Red Sox Pitcher Buchholz Out for Season

Friday, August 28, 2015

New York — Boston pitcher Clay Buchholz is done for the season because of a strained flexor muscle in his right elbow, and his health is the key to whether the Red Sox pick up the option on …

Scully to Return for Record 67th Year

Friday, August 28, 2015

Los Angeles — The voice of summer in Los Angeles plans to return in 2016. Vin Scully will be back for a record 67th season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers, who revealed the news in the second inning of Friday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs. …

Brady Gets On Track in Win Over Panthers

Friday, August 28, 2015

Charlotte, n.c. — Tom Brady overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night. The preseason has been a titanic struggle for Brady, who is awaiting word on his appeal of …

IndyCar Drivers Return to Racing

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sonoma, Calif. — IndyCar drivers got back to work Friday, climbing into their cars as a distraction — albeit a temporary one — from their grief over Justin Wilson’s death. Wilson died Monday of a head injury suffered a day earlier when he was stuck by debris from …