TORONTO (AP) — Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 11-2 on Wednesday, ending Boston's winning streak at three.
Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson all connected and Jose Reyes had four hits as the Blue Jays scored more runs than they had in their previous four games combined, giving a Canada Day crowd of 45,392 plenty to cheer about.
ATLANTA (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deals says the Atlanta Hawks are finalizing a trade for San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter.
The person says the Spurs and Hawks have agreed on the trade but the remainder of the deal is being finalized. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.
The 6-foot-11, 245-pound Splitter averaged 8.2 points and 4.8 rebounds this...
Four golf organizations that have tournaments scheduled at Donald Trump courses do not share his views — not on Mexican immigrants, or recent comments that the golf industry knows that he's right.
The PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, USGA and PGA of America released a joint statement Wednesday. It was in response to Trump telling Golf Channel the golf industry supports him "because they all know I'm right."
The organizations say those comments do not reflect...
WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Former Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run crash that injured three people and will serve a year of probation.
Spikes appeared Wednesday in Wrentham District Court, where he admitted negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of personal injury, operating an uninsured vehicle, speeding and a marked-lanes violation.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The NBA again sets the standard for diversity among major professional sports leagues.
According to a report released Wednesday by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, the NBA received an A-plus grade for racial hiring and B-plus for gender hiring on its annual report card. Its overall grade of A was its seventh in a row.
For the second straight year, more than 35 percent of all professional employees within the NBA...