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Coaching hot seats heating up

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The tabloids have the trap door set for Rex Ryan in New York. Talk radio can’t chat enough about who the next coach of the Falcons will be. Even coaches in their first seasons with their teams are under fire. And it’s not even halfway through the NFL schedule. Coaching security pretty much is an oxymoron in pro football unless …

Monarchs unload on visiting Pirates, 5-2

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sean Backman and Jordan Weal each had three points as the Manchester Monarchs rolled over the visiting Portland Pirates, 5-2, last night. Backman capped Manchester’s …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, October 25, 2014

NFL Colts receiver Wayne out vs. Steelers with elbow injury INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne will not play in the team’s game …

It’s no secret when Peyton Manning gets mad

Saturday, October 25, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – It’s all fun and games until Peyton Manning gets mad. Twice in a span of five days, Manning’s attention to detail was on full display, from scripting his own celebration of his record-breaking touchdown throw …

Maddon exercises opt-out, won’t return to Rays

Saturday, October 25, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Joe Maddon’s highly successful run as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays is over. After discussions on a new deal bogged down with the Rays, Maddon is now free to listen to offers from …

Bruins lose Chara for 4-6 weeks with knee injury

Saturday, October 25, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins will spend the next four to six weeks trying to fill the hole left by an injury to the tallest player in NHL history. Defenseman Zdeno Chara tore the posterior cruciate ligament in …

Ligety aims to challenge overall champion Hirscher

Saturday, October 25, 2014

SOELDEN, Austria – When the men’s Alpine skiing World Cup starts this weekend, Ted Ligety has his eyes on more than just his fourth straight win in the season-opening giant slalom. The American also hopes a good start …

Perfumed Perez making good scents for Royals

Saturday, October 25, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – Salvador Perez is a player who doesn’t want to make a stink. The upbeat All-Star catcher for the Kansas City Royals wore Victoria’s Secret perfume late in the 2013 season – teammate Alcides Escobar sprayed …

Celtics assistant coach McCarty denies larceny charge

Saturday, October 25, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Boston Celtics assistant coach and former player Walter McCarty pleaded not guilty to larceny for allegedly failing to pay $18,000 he owes for the purchase and installation of cabinets. Prosecutors said the 40-year-old McCarty ordered more than $30,000 worth of cabinetry for the home he’s …

Patriots sacks leader Chandler Jones to miss game

Saturday, October 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Defensive end Chandler Jones, who leads New England with 4½ sacks, will not play this weekend against the Chicago Bears. The Patriots listed Jones as out for tomorrow’s game with a hip injury. He is expected to be sidelined for about a month. Jones, a …

Jamie McMurray bests Chase drivers to win pole

Saturday, October 25, 2014

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR’s championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run yesterday at Martinsville Speedway. McMurray, who did not qualify this year for the Chase for the Sprint Cup title, set a …

Ted Bishop out as PGA president after sexist posts

Saturday, October 25, 2014

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Ted Bishop was ousted yesterday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter. Bishop was irritated by remarks Poulter made in his book …

Royals take control of World Series with 3-2 win over Giants

Saturday, October 25, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco …