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Develin’s versatility could help Pats at tight end

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski isn’t ready for full-time activity. Michael Hoomanawanui has been sidelined the past two practices. The New England Patriots are short-handed at tight end, so James Develin is getting another chance to show the versatility that has earned praise from Coach Bill Belichick. “He gets better all the time,” Belichick said yesterday. “It’s a little bit … 0

Less zone-read for RG3 under Redskins Coach Gruden

Thursday, July 31, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. – Robert Griffin III faked the handoff to Alfred Morris and took off down the left sideline, showing the burst of speed that … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NFL Bills’ Jackson signs 1-year contract extension PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Running back Fred Jackson signed a one-year contract extension with the Buffalo Bills yesterday. Jackson … 0

Greg Ives to crew chief Earnhardt in 2015

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Greg Ives will return to Hendrick Motorsports next season as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Ives was race engineer for Jimmie Johnson’s record five consecutive championships. He moved to JR Motorsports in 2013 for his first crew … 0

Indianapolis officials seek new ways to attract fans

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles keeps looking for ways to fill seats. He has a full weekend of NASCAR and sports car races leading up to the Brickyard 400. He’s kept motorcycles on the summer … 0

Tennis: WTA: Lisicki hit record 131 mph serve

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

TENNIS WTA: Lisicki hit record 131 mph serve STANFORD, Calif. – The WTA said Sabine Lisicki hit the fastest record serve in the history of the women’s tennis tour, reaching 131 mph. Lisicki hit the serve at 5-5, … 0

Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CLEVELAND – Justin Masterson began the season as the Indians’ ace. He’ll end it with a different team in a different league. Cleveland traded the disappointing Masterson yesterday to the St. Louis Cardinals, a deal that will allow the Indians to get something in return for the 29-year-old … 0

Arizona’s Peterson relishes being highest-paid cornerback

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Patrick Peterson is the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. Just ask him. Not only did he tweet out the terms of his new contract – five years, $70 million, $48 million guaranteed – he referred … 0

Johnson’s domestic case closed

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LAS VEGAS – An attorney for former NFL running back Larry Johnson said the player’s Las Vegas domestic violence case is now closed after a judge determined he successfully completed community service and counseling requirements. Attorney Gregory Knapp said he appeared in court on Johnson’s behalf yesterday and … 0

Red Sox trade struggling LHP Doubront to Cubs

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHICAGO – Theo Epstein was the first person to take a chance on Felix Doubront. Now he is going to give the struggling left-hander another opportunity. The Chicago Cubs acquired Doubront from the Boston Red Sox yesterday in … 0

Berti, Lawrence lead Fisher Cats over Mets, 7-2

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Matt Newman’s home run highlighted a four-run first inning and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats cruised to a 7-2 road victory over the Binghamton Mets last night, wrapping up a 4-2 road trip. Newman’s blast followed the first of Jon Berti’s four hits and made it 2-0 just … 0

Scully humbled to return to Dodgers booth in 2015

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Vin Scully poked fun at himself after word came out that he plans to return for his record 66th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ broadcast booth next year. “I agree with everybody else: It’s … 0

Felix Doubront’s career statistics

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Year W-L ERA G GS IP K 2010 2-2 4-32 12 3 25.0 23 2011 0-0 6.10 11 0 10.1 6 2012 11-10 4.86 29 29 161.0 167 2013 11-6 4.32 29 27 162.1 139 2014 2-4 6.07 17 10 59.1 43 Career 26-22 4.82 98 69 418.0 378 … 0