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Thursday, October 23, 2014

NHL Leafs-Senators game postponed after shootings OTTAWA, Ontario – The NHL postponed last night’s game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of shootings in Ottawa. A gunman shot and wounded a Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country’s capital yesterday, then entered Parliament, where numerous shots rang out, according to the police and witnesses. …

Another injury puts pressure on Patriots defense

Thursday, October 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The “next man up” approach will be tested again after another injury to a key defender for the New England Patriots. Maybe …

World Series rating for opener drops to all-time low

Thursday, October 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A World Series opener involving the San Francisco Giants set a record low TV rating for the second time in three …

Driving Mr. Bradlee: For one sportswriter, the ride of a lifetime

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON – He stood in the middle of L Street in Washington at about 4 p.m., his hand held high, searching for a taxi in vain. I was moving my car before it was ticketed. “Tough day to …

Injuries, missteps turn Bengals back into Bungles

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CINCINNATI – The Bengals won their first three games and, for a few hours, were the only unbeaten team left in the NFL. That’s when the free fall started. They’ve been pushed around in their last three games, …

Attorney says former Manchester Monarch Voynov didn’t hit girlfriend

Thursday, October 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Slava Voynov’s attorney said the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and he blames Voynov’s arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple’s limited English. Craig Renetzky is hopeful the NHL will …

’85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

Thursday, October 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bret Saberhagen was just 21 years old when the Kansas City Royals were last in the World Series. He pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals. It took 29 years …

Celtics win preseason finale, 100-86, over Nets

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BOSTON – Rookie Marcus Smart scored 16 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 100-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets last night in the final preseason game for both …

Source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told the Associated Press last night. Former U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones, the neutral arbiter …

Beaten Giants fan shows progress in ESPN interview

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CAPITOLA, Calif. – The San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodger fans three years ago outside Dodger Stadium put up his hands and fingers, fist-bumped his mom and talked …

Third-period flurry lifts Flyers over rival Penguins

Thursday, October 23, 2014

PITTSBURGH – R.J. Umberger and Matt Read scored two minutes apart in the third period to lift the Philadelphia Flyers past the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3, last night. Umberger, a Pittsburgh native, beat Marc-Andre Fleury 6:50 into the third …

Royals clobber Giants, 7-2, to even World Series

Thursday, October 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series. Perez broke Game 2 open with …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NFL Sources: Running back Rice’s appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6 A hearing on Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said yesterday. The people spoke with the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because …