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Wilson claims his new water heals concussions. That’s corny and dangerous.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Russell Wilson’s devotion to the products he promotes changed Wednesday evening from corny in an annoying way to stupid in a dangerous way. Following the publication of a Rolling Stone article in which he expressed a similar belief, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback tweeted that a bubbly water drink, in which he is an investor, helped him prevent a concussion. Wilson …

Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka ‘Chocolate Thunder,’ dies at 58

Friday, August 28, 2015

Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers’ locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, August 28, 2015

NFL Texans QB Mallett misses practice for personal issue HOUSTON – Houston Texans backup quarterback Ryan Mallett missed practice on Thursday for what Coach Bill …

Taking down Bolt is not easy, but a cameraman gives it a try

Friday, August 28, 2015

BEIJING – Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match. Bolt blew past Justin Gatlin and everyone else Thursday night in the 200 meters to win his 10th career gold …

David Letterman struggling with love of racing

Friday, August 28, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. – This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing. The retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner rattled off a number racing deaths – Justin Wilson, …

Oriol Servia to drive Justin Wilson’s No. 25 Honda in finale

Friday, August 28, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. – Justin Wilson’s race car will return to the track for the IndyCar season finale. Andretti Autosport announced Thursday that series veteran Oriol Servia will drive Wilson’s No. 25 Honda at Sonoma Raceway this weekend. Wilson …

Mets’ six-run inning buries Fisher Cats

Friday, August 28, 2015

Binghamton turned a one-run deficit into a five-run lead in one inning and cruised past the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 9-5, on Thursday night. The Mets (71-59) knocked Fisher Cats (63-65) starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx from the game with a six-run fifth inning, making the score 8-3. Bibens-Dirkx allowed …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NFL Former Dolphins offensive lineman Martin says he attempted suicide multiple times MIAMI – Former NFL tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook saying difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he wanted to …

Patriots place extra importance on third preseason game

Thursday, August 27, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night’s third preseason game. “We weren’t very good on either side of the ball, or …

Iconic schemes to run at Darlington

Thursday, August 27, 2015

DARLINGTON, S.C. – The Southern 500 will have a familiar feel, and not just because the race has returned to Labor Day weekend. Most of the grid for Sprint Cup’s next race on Sept. 6 will have throwback paint schemes on their cars, recalling the days when greats …

Patriots trade draft pick to Lions for tackle Michael Williams

Thursday, August 27, 2015

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – The New England Patriots acquired tackle Michael Williams from the Detroit Lions for a draft pick on Wednesday. The Lions took Williams in the seventh round of the 2013 draft, but he has not played in an NFL game. Williams played tight end at …

Bolt leaves ’em laughing and a new star comes out in 400

Thursday, August 27, 2015

BEIJING – Long after two of the all-time greats at 400 meters had left the track in second and third place, the winner was sprawled on the ground, gasping for breath and getting his pulse checked by a …

Humbled Vick at peace in reserve role with Steelers

Thursday, August 27, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The crowd around the backup quarterback’s locker was three or four deep. Somewhere in the middle, underneath the bright lights that never seem to go away, Michael Vick spent 13 minutes answering the same questions that …