For a team languishing in last place, the future looks awfully bright in Boston.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has apologized for flubbing Colorado State football coach Jim McElwain's name after McElwain's Rams beat the University of Colorado.

David Wright has been feeling more comfortable at the plate in the past week, and he was due for a big game.

The Toronto Blue Jays hit three home runs and R.A. Dickey's knuckleball was darting all over the place Tuesday night.

Kyle Kendrick is hoping his best start of the season is a sign he can make a strong finish to a mostly disappointing 2014 and set the foundation for a better 2015.

The Denver Broncos will be without Wes Welker for the first four games of the season after the NFL said the receiver violated the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.

The New York Yankees will celebrate Derek Jeter's career by wearing a special patch on their caps and jerseys during his final few weeks in the majors.

The Charlotte Hornets say rookie forward Noah Vonleh will be out for six to eight weeks after surgery to repair a sports hernia.

Right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle, sidelined since mid-August by inflammation in his pitching shoulder, has been activated from the disabled list by the Colorado Rockies.

A year ago at this time, Roger Federer was dealing with a bad back. He was experimenting with new rackets. And his nine-year run of reaching at least the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open ended with a fourth-round loss.

Tomas Berdych schooled Dominic Thiem in straight sets in the youngster's debut in the Grand Slam round of 16.

For CiCi Bellis, the media storm is over, and that's just fine with her.

Left fielder Justin Upton has left Atlanta's game against Philadelphia with bruised left triceps.

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro left Tuesday night's game against Milwaukee after injuring his left leg sliding home in the first inning.

Former Portland State linebacker Zach Walen has filed a $5 million suit against Portland State, the NCAA and Oregon Health Sciences University claiming he was not treated properly for a concussion.

At least three groups, including Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, have entered final negotiations to buy the Buffalo Bills.

Mike McCarthy's scouting report was brief. In fact, it wasn't really a scouting report at all. It was just a statement.

Top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan survived a scare in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open, beating seventh-seeded David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 on Tuesday.

As a kid, Brett Bochy served as a bat boy for his father's team in San Diego.

Darrell Hazell saw a lot of positives in Purdue's season opener last weekend.

Derek Carr has been groomed to be a starting quarterback in the NFL ever since he was an 11-year-old breaking down film with big brother David.

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo could be done for the rest of the season because of a strained lower back.

Graeme McDowell is basking in his latest title: Daddy.

A look at Tuesday's play at the $38.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:

Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson have helped each other set numerous NFL records, and Johnson thinks this is their best chance to win a championship.

LSU coach Les Miles isn't ready to abandon the Tigers' two-quarterback system after just one game.

The Cardinals are downplaying it, but there's no doubt that the San Diego Chargers have a practice squad quarterback with a whole lot of information about Arizona coach Bruce Arians' team.

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez has been diagnosed with a sprained left wrist and will be out of the starting lineup for at least one week.

Peng Shuai got so frustrated with her inability to make a serious run at a major title that she nearly quit the sport in 2006, a thought that crossed her mind only once before — when she had surgery to repair a heart defect at age 12.

Marin Cilic held off Gilles Simon this time, winning their U.S. Open fourth-round match 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

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