Sports A.M. for Thursday, Aug. 27

Pats acquire OT Williams from Lions The New England Patriots acquired offensive tackle Michael Williams in a trade with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday in exchange for an undisclosed future draft pick. The Patriots released rookie defensive back Jimmy Jean to make room on the roster. Williams, 24, originally entered …

Britain reopens embassy in Iran

TEHRAN — Britain reopened its embassy in Tehran Sunday, a striking signal of how Western ties with Iran have thawed since protesters stormed the compound nearly four years ago. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond watched the British flag being raised in the garden of the opulent 19th-century building while the national …

Sports briefs for Aug. 19, 2015

Jets bring in QB Flynn The New York Jets signed veteran quarterback Matt Flynn to a one-year contract on Wednesday to back up starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Jets were in need of a reserve quarterback with Geno Smith sidelined for six to 10 weeks with a broken jaw. Flynn joined …

Salazar pitches Indians past Red Sox

BOSTON — Danny Salazar continued his marvelous run of pitching on Monday night at Fenway Park. The Cleveland Indians right-hander turned in his seventh straight strong performance and right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall drove in three runs to lead the Indians to an 8-2 rout of the Boston Red Sox. Facing …

5 myths about marijuana

Let’s break down some myths about marijuana: Myth 1: Marijuana use is harmless. Today’s marijuana is far more potent than the plant of the past. New strains are being crossbred to produce higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol — the chemical responsible for marijuana’s effects — than ever before, with some reaching …

Murray wins in Montreal to end drought against Djokovic

MONTREAL — Andy Murray ended a long drought against Novak Djokovic when he beat the Serbian 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Sunday. The British world No. 3 ended an eight-match, 25-month slump against the world No. 1. He had not beaten Djokovic …

Matt Kenseth wins Michigan 400

BROOKLYN, Michigan — Matt Kenseth claimed his second win in the last three races and his third victory of the season Sunday in the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. It was the fifth win for Joe Gibbs Racing in the last six races. …

Mariners outlast Red Sox in 12 innings

BOSTON — Catcher Mike Zunino delivered the go-ahead RBI-single to left in the 12th inning and third baseman Kyle Seager tacked on another one as the Seattle Mariners avoided a three-game sweep with a 10-8 win over the Boston Red Sox in Sunday’s series finale at Fenway Park. Zunino took …