BOSTON - Jonny Gomes hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night, completing a doubleheader sweep.
Daniel Nava was aboard on a leadoff walk when Gomes followed with a towering shot off Joel Peralta (1-3) that cleared the Green Monster and bounced off the sign just to the right of the foul pole.
It was a dramatic ending to a very long day, which started at 1 p.m. with Boston's 5-1 win in the opener, which was delayed almost three hours by rain.
Serena Williams says in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that, while not blaming the victim in the Steubenville rape case, "she shouldn't have put herself in that position."
The comment is made in one paragraph of a lengthy story posted online Tuesday about Williams, a 16-time Grand Slam title winner who is ranked No. 1 heading into Wimbledon, which starts next week.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Lil Wayne says he wasn't intentionally stepping on the U.S. flag when shooting his latest video.
Video of the rapper from his music video shoot for the song "God Bless Amerika" hit the Web on Monday. In it, he appears to be stepping on top of the flag. But he said in a Facebook post Tuesday the flag on the ground will not appear in the clip.
He writes it was never his intention "to desecrate the flag of the United States of America."
LONDON - Prominent British art collector Charles Saatchi has admitted assault and accepted a police caution after published photos showed him grasping the throat of his wife, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson.
In Tuesday's editions, The London Evening Standard newspaper quoted him as saying that he had approached police to discuss the incident after seeking legal advice.
JERUSALEM - Israeli and global leaders, local celebrities and Hollywood superstars celebrated under one roof Tuesday to honour Israeli President Shimon Peres for his upcoming 90th birthday, reflecting world respect for one of the country's peace pioneers.
Peres is hosting his annual Presidential Conference that brings together an array of artists, thinkers and leaders to discuss issues relevant to Israel and the world.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Former Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis plans to get married this year.
People magazine says the 53-year-old Louganis will marry paralegal Johnny Chaillot.
The four-time gold medallist is the only man to win consecutive Olympic titles in springboard and platform diving — in 1984 at Los Angeles and 1988 at Seoul.
After his diving career ended, Louganis revealed he was gay in 1994 and announced he was HIV-positive a year later.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Following crowd-funding campaigns from "Veronica Mars" and Zach Braff, James Franco is trying to raise $500,000 to bankroll a trilogy of movies.
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romanian prosecutors said Tuesday they are investigating a popular singer's claim that she was beaten up by her manager-boyfriend after a dispute over money, prompting a debate about domestic violence in this conservative East European nation.
Alexandra Stan, whose 2010 hit "Mr. Saxobeat" sold almost 1 million copies in less than a year and reached the Top 5 in more than 20 countries, filed a complaint with prosecutors Tuesday alleging she was beaten by Marcel Prodan after she asked for her earnings.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Los Angeles police say Justin Bieber struck a pedestrian with his car in Hollywood, but there was no crime and the injuries aren't life-threatening.
Lt. Craig Valenzuela says Bieber's car collided with someone — possibly a photographer — at 11:45 p.m. local time Monday in the 8800 block of Sunset Boulevard.
NEW DELHI - Health officials in Mumbai are investigating reports that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife know the sex of a baby they are having through a surrogate mother.
Sex determination tests are banned in India to stop the practice of aborting female fetuses due to a preference for sons.
Press Trust of India reports Khan was not at home when municipal authorities tried to question him about reports that the woman had such a test.