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BOSTON (AP) — Derek Jeter went 1 for 2 with an infield single and left for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning. Even he wasn't going to pull the Yankees out of this hole in the next-to-last game of his 20-year big league career. Boston chased Masahiro Tanaka during an eight-run...
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilians are starting to pay attention to a different type of football — the one played with the hands. American football — once the sport nobody could understand — is quickly gaining space in the land of soccer, attracting a growing number of fans and...
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released the names of the four members of a North Texas community college women's softball team who died when a tractor trailer collided with their bus. The crash occurred Friday night on Interstate 35 south of Davis, Oklahoma, which is about 70...
MIAMI (AP) — Earlier this month, it just so happened that Josh McRoberts, Danny Granger and Luol Deng all had spots on the same side of the Miami Heat locker room. Rival Row didn't last long. "I was like, 'OK, we've got to mix that up,'" Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. McRoberts...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds extended general manager Walt Jocketty's contract through the 2016 season on Saturday, giving him a chance to try to dig the franchise out of a disappointing year. Jocketty was promoted to general manger in 2008. They reached the playoffs three times...
DAVIS, Okla. (AP) — A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team's bus, killing four team members and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said. The collision involving the North Central Texas...
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — For the first time in 10 appearances at the Ryder Cup, Phil Mickelson was given an entire day off. U.S. captain Tom Watson benched Mickelson and Keegan Bradley for both sessions on Saturday at Gleneagles. He said both wanted to play, but the captain...
CHICAGO (AP) — As the Kansas City Royals celebrated in the clubhouse, George Brett watched from a distance. The Hall of Famer stood near the entrance, doing his best not to get soaked. "This stuff burns your eyes really bad," he said. The last time the Royals had reason to...
CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas City's long postseason drought is over. The Royals clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 29 years, beating the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Friday night behind seven scoreless innings from Jeremy Guthrie. Kansas City secured at least a wild card and...