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Friday, October 24, 2014

NBA Lakers’ Nash ruled out for season with back injury LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash was ruled out for the season with a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP’s career in doubt. The Lakers and Nash announced their decision yesterday, less than a week before the start of the 40-year-old Nash’s 19th NBA season. Nash …

Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

Friday, October 24, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach. Davis held that job with the Oakland Athletics the past three seasons …

Vereen brothers square off when Bears visit Pats

Friday, October 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Vereen brothers competed hard against each other while growing up in California. Video games. Stickball. Basketball in the backyard. And, of …

Chara injured during Bruins’ 3-2 loss to Islanders

Friday, October 24, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins lost the game to the New York Islanders, 3-2, and then waited to find out how long they will be without their captain and No. 1 defenseman, Zdeno Chara. The 2009 Norris Trophy …

Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers, 35-21

Friday, October 24, 2014

DENVER – Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week. Manning and Sanders connected for a …

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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 …

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 this time they’ll do better. With top tackler Jerod Mayo missing his first …

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 seasons. San Francisco’s 7-1 win over Kansas City drew a 7.3 rating and …

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 …