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Dude, where’s my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

Saturday, February 28, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. – When Travis Kvapil got the call yesterday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke. “They said there was trouble with the car,” Kvapil said. “I thought we could figure it out when we got in the garage area. They’re like, ‘No, the car is gone.’ ” The No. 44 NASCAR Sprint Cup car …

Pawtucket mayor says city wants compensation for PawSox loss

Saturday, February 28, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien said the city should be compensated by the state if the Pawtucket Red Sox leave town. Grebien told …

Rondo moving on after suspension over outburst with Carlisle

Saturday, February 28, 2015

DALLAS – Rajon Rondo says he and Dallas Coach Rick Carlisle talked all the time in the days after the point guard arrived from Boston …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, February 28, 2015

BASEBALL Braves OF Upton to miss rest of spring with injury KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Atlanta Braves outfielder Melvin Upton is expected to miss the rest of spring training because of inflammation in his left foot. The team announced …

A winner in most years, Gomes has chance to start for Braves

Saturday, February 28, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Jonny Gomes has a knack for making teams win. He has .244 career batting average and has played in more than 120 games in a season once in an 11-year major career. And he was with Tampa Bay when the Rays reached the postseason for …

Bulls expect Rose to return this season from knee surgery

Saturday, February 28, 2015

CHICAGO – The Chicago Bulls expect Derrick Rose to return this season after having surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee yesterday. General Manager Gar Forman said the star point guard will be out …

Joey Logano follows Daytona win by taking pole in Atlanta

Saturday, February 28, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. – Joey Logano is on quite a roll, following up his victory in the Daytona 500 by taking the pole for tomorrow’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR is on the defensive after …

Monarchs score three unanswered goals in third for 4-2 victory

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Andrew Crescenzi and Zach O’Brien scored goals 35 seconds apart to cap a three-goal third period and lift the Manchester Monarchs to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Hartford Wolf Pack last night. Crescenzi broke a 2-2 tie at 17:41 of the third, with assists from Justin Auger …

Spooner scores first NHL goal as Bruins beat Devils in OT

Saturday, February 28, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. – For the Boston Bruins, Ryan Spooner could not have picked a better time to get his first NHL goal. Spooner scored with 2:14 left in overtime and the Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, …

Celtics rally from big deficit to beat Hornets, 106-98

Saturday, February 28, 2015

BOSTON – The ever-changing Boston Celtics have found a second unit that comes with a lot of offensive firepower. Newcomers Isaiah Thomas and Jonas Jerebko and relative newcomer Jae Crowder combined for more than half of the Celtics’ …

Fisher Cats tickets go on sale Friday

Friday, February 27, 2015

With opening day just six weeks away, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats will open ticket sales for individual games starting at 9 a.m. today with a 72-hour online-only window at nhfishercats.com. Telephone and in-person sales begin Monday at 9 a.m. Prices are $12 for premium box seats, $10 …

Josh Hamilton’s never-ending fight with addiction

Friday, February 27, 2015

On the night of Oct. 22, 2010, Josh Hamilton stood outside the Texas Rangers clubhouse, drenched in sticky ginger ale and clutching the American League Championship Series MVP trophy. He would not walk inside a locker room full of Korbel-spraying teammates. The stinging-hot smell of alcohol wafted into …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, February 27, 2015

NFL Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement A federal judge cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator “failed to meet his duty” in a child …