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Jets’ Ryan on sense of humor: ‘I’m not dead yet’

Saturday, December 20, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Rex Ryan’s sense of humor is still going strong. Despite a 3-11 record and facing an uncertain future, the New York Jets coach has kept the one-liners and self-deprecating jokes coming. He refuses to pout, even if tomorrow’s game against the New England Patriots might be his last at home with the team. “I’m just going …

Presidential fumble: It’s Franco, not Flacco

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BALTIMORE – Call it a Presidential fumble: Barack Obama mistakenly used the last name of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco when referring to actor James …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, December 20, 2014

ALPINE SKIING Nyman wins Val Gardena downhill for third time VAL GARDENA, Italy – American Steven Nyman won the World Cup downhill on the classic …

O-line comes together for Patriots

Saturday, December 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England offensive line, maligned through the early weeks of the season, has rebounded to do a terrific job protecting the team’s 37-year-old prime asset. Quarterback Tom Brady contributed to the team’s highlight film with a 17-yard scramble that ended in a hard hit …

Porcello’s memorable moment: getting tossed at Fenway Park

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Rick Porcello didn’t hesitate when asked to recall memories of pitching in Fenway Park. In his rookie season, he hit Boston’s Kevin Youkilis in the back with the first pitch of the second inning. “There it …

Red Sox deal Middlebrooks to Padres

Saturday, December 20, 2014

SAN DIEGO – The Red Sox traded third baseman Will Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan yesterday. Hanigan was obtained by San Diego from Tampa Bay in an 11-player, three-team deal that became official …

Former Red Sox pitcher Bob Stanley named Fisher Cats pitching coach

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bob Stanley, who spent his entire 13-year pitching career with the Boston Red Sox, was named pitching coach of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats yesterday. The Fisher Cats also announced that Bobby Meacham will return for his second season as manager, and Stubb Clapp – who played for …

Ainge says impending free agency led to Rondo deal

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Rajon Rondo wanted to avoid rush-hour city traffic so he met at the Boston Celtics suburban practice facility with the man who traded him. “I shared with him how much I appreciated all he had done …

Monarchs score early, often in 4-1 win over Worcester

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Manchester Monarchs scored three goals on eight shots in the first period and cruised to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Worcester Sharks last night. Vincent LoVerde started the scoring with the first of his two goals in the period on a power play at 5:44 of …

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 114-98 win over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves last night. One day after trading their …

Hutchinson makes 30 saves as Jets beat Bruins, 2-1

Saturday, December 20, 2014

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Michael Hutchinson made 30 saves and Dustin Byfuglien broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in the Winnipeg Jets’ 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins last night. Evander Kane also scored …

Woman sues over elevator shaft fall at Fenway Park

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON – A 22-year-old woman who fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park and was seriously injured is suing the owner of the Boston Red Sox and an elevator company. Elisabeth Scotland of Brigantine, N.J., sued Wednesday in Superior Court in Boston against Fenway Sports …

Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks for three players, two draft picks

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas last night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. The …