BOSTON (AP) - Justin Smoak hit a pair of homers and Steve Pearce drove in two runs when Boston second baseman Brock Holt lost his popup in the sun, and the Toronto Blue Jays held on to beat the Red Sox 8-6. The teams split the four-game series. Including the 15-inning game on Tuesday with Toronto, the Red Sox played 76 innings in about 144 hours _ the equivalent of 8 1/2 games in six days.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval plans to sign a minor league contract to return to the San Francisco Giants, a person with knowledge of his intentions told The Associated Press. Sandoval technically will not be free to agree to a deal with a team until 1 p.m. Eastern on Friday.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - The women's swimming and diving team at Dartmouth College is on probation for a year for telling first-year members to give sexualized PowerPoint presentations to teammates. The team admitted violating the Ivy League school's hazing policy during a winter-break training trip in December. The team is banned from competing in three fall meets and traveling for training.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Peter Gojowczyk upset defending champion Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (5), 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4) to reach Hall of Fame Tennis Championships semifinals. Gojowczyk, a 28-year-old German, overcame 30 aces from the second-seeded Croatian.
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