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Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their semifinal match at the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Saturday April 19, 2014. Federer won 7-6, 6-2. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

In Brief: Donald Takes Control in S. Carolina

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hilton Head Island, s.c. — Luke Donald shot a 66 to take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds of the RBC Heritage on Saturday. Donald has done just about everything on Harbour Town Golf Links the past five years — except win. He lost in a playoff to Brandt Snedeker here in 2011, part of a run …

Commentary: Money Can’t Buy You Love, Or Titles

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Money can buy a lot of things, but apparently a guaranteed championship in professional sports is not one of them. The results of a survey conducted by sportsintelligence.com and ESPN The Magazine, released on Wednesday, showed that the soccer club Manchester City FC, of the English Premier League, is currently the highest-paying franchise in the world. While Man City’s overall payroll of $202 …

Call-Up the Star as Sox Upend Orioles

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Boston — Two days into his second call-up of the season, Brock Holt was the center of attention in Boston’s clubhouse. Holt hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and scored on Jonathan Herrera’s suicide squeeze, lifting the Red Sox over the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Saturday. After the game, Holt did …

Experience Sits in Bruins’ Corner

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boston — The Boston Bruins had the NHL’s best record, allowed the second fewest goals and scored the third most. They have four strong lines, three solid defensive pairings and one of the best goalies. And they were …

Carter-Williams, Sixers Carve Celtics

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Philadelphia — Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Wroten scored 20 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics 113-108 Monday night. Chris Johnson appeared to hit the game-tying 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds remaining …

Sharp Orioles Dispatch Tampa, 7-1

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Baltimore — Wei-Yin Chen took a four-hitter into the seventh inning and the Baltimore Orioles got their offense back on track against Chris Archer in a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. Matt Wieters …

Bruins Drop Finale

Monday, April 14, 2014

Newark, n.j. — Martin Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their …

Pacers Get Closer to Top Seed in East

Monday, April 14, 2014

Indianapolis — David West scored 21 points and Lance Stephenson had his league-best fifth triple-double of the season, leading Indiana past Oklahoma City 102-97 Sunday — putting the Pacers one win away from clinching the Eastern Conference’s top seed. The Pacers (55-26) lead two-time defending champion Miami by …

Conway Wins Wild IndyCar Race at Long Beach

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Long Beach, Calif. — Tempers flared in almost every corner of the IndyCar paddock Sunday at Long Beach, where Mike Conway was the surprise winner of a surprisingly physical race. Ryan Hunter-Reay dominated most of the race, but triggered a seven-car accident 24 laps from the finish when …

Star Third Basemen Land on DL

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Arlington, Texas — Adrian Beltre is getting some extra time to recover from a strained left quad after the Texas Rangers put their third baseman on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. The move came just before the series finale against Houston, when newly acquired right-hander Hector Noesi was …

Pacquiao Returns to the Top

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Las Vegas — The old Manny Pacquiao returned for thrilling bursts, hounding Timothy Bradley onto the ropes and battering the welterweight champion with whip-quick combinations that recalled the Pacman’s magical prime. The older Pacquiao couldn’t finish the trick, …

Chisox Win in Ninth

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Chicago — Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run homer off John Axford in the ninth inning, rallying the Chicago White Sox over the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on a rainy Sunday. The Indians scored twice in the top of the …

Spieth Had Victory ‘In My Hands’

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Augusta, Ga. — Like John Travolta’s character in Saturday Night Fever, Jordan Spieth strutted down the Augusta National practice range, one confident stride after the next. While onlookers applauded, Spieth high-fived Sean Foley, the swing coach for Justin …