Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants. The reigning baseball and football champions, along with baseball’s small-market Tampa Bay Rays, are among the thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy organizations and politicians who are filing legal briefs at the Supreme Court in support of gay[…]

Southampton, Villa grab late winners in Premier League

Southampton and Aston Villa scored late winners in matches affecting opposite ends of the Premier League on Tuesday, while a touchline spat between the managers marred Sunderland’s 1-1 draw at Hull. Southampton revived its unlikely tilt at Champions League qualification thanks to Sadio Mane’s 83rd-minute goal in a 1-0 home victory over Crystal Palace. The[…]

Late Benteke penalty earns Villa 2-1 win over West Brom

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Christian Benteke converted an injury-time penalty to earn Aston Villa a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, ending the team’s seven-match losing run in the Premier League and provisionally lifting it out of the relegation zone. West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster fouled Matthew Lowton, and Benteke coolly stroked in[…]