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The Associated Press

Momentum keeps Pats’ Siliga going

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. The youngest of 11 siblings finally found steady work with the New England Patriots after being let go by three NFL teams. Now he’s part of a large group of defensive tackles trying to st...

The Associated Press

C’s Young: I’m good to go

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky guard James Young says he is “good to go” after a concussion that kept the Boston Celtics’ first-round draft pick from playing in the NBA’s summer league. Young sustained the concussion and whiplash in a car accident befor...

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Blue Jays land on Red Sox

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz reacts after striking out against Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, July 28, 2014. At left is Toronto Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Sun Journal

Sox trade Peavy to Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner will start Sunday night’s series finale again...

The Associated Press

Smith eager for fresh start

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — After missing last season with a knee injury, Will Smith is thrilled to be back on the field. Now, the 33-year-old defensive end has a job to win. “It feels good,” Smith said Saturday, after the first training camp day in full pads. “...

The Associated Press

Red Sox get zapped by Rays again

Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt, right, tries to elude Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina while attempting to score on a ground out by David Ortiz during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 26, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Holt was tagged out. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Associated Press

Charges will not be dismissed

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge has rejected a motion to dismiss charges against Aaron Hernandez stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near Hernandez’s home. Lawyers for Hernandez, a former New England Patriots tight end, argued that prosecutors h...

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Sox slip, sliding away, 6-4

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz flies out to Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 25, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Jose Molina. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Associated Press

Gronk paces himself

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/)

The Associated Press

Blue Jays dismantle hapless Red Sox, 8-0

TORONTO (AP) — John Gibbons wasn’t exactly happy to see rookie Marcus Stroman lose his no-hitter. Still, it saved the Blue Jays manager from making a tough decision about how long to stick with his young star. Stroman and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, Juan Francisco d...