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Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BASEBALL Pirates activate outfielder McCutchen off disabled list PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Pirates activated reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen off the 15-day disabled list yesterday. McCutchen went on the disabled list last week retroactive to Aug. 4 with fractured rib cartilage. The Pirates went 5-9 in McCutchen’s absence to fall slightly off the pace in the playoff race. McCutchen … 0

Philadelphia’s Mo’ne Davis knows hoops, too

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Fans have lined the grassy hills beyond the playing field at the Little World Series to see Mo’ne Davis. The concession … 0

Browns not ready to name starting quarterback

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CLEVELAND – This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn’t quite over for the Browns. Hoyer vs. Manziel marches on. Cleveland first-year Coach … 0

LaFell getting accustomed to new home with Patriots

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Brandon LaFell had played with a successful quarterback when he decided to leave the Carolina Panthers in free agency. Now his quarterback is Tom Brady. “I’m blessed, man. I’m real blessed,” LaFell said yesterday, as … 0

Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw says he has ALS

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw announced that he has ALS. In a video posted yesterday on the Tennessee Titans’ website, the 30-year-old Shaw revealed he was recently diagnosed and said “I’m here today to stand … 0

Scoring change alters history for Jeter, Wagner

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

History altered NEW YORK – Turns out, the hit that tied Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner came a day later than everyone thought. Major League Baseball made an official scoring change yesterday that took away an infield single … 0

Lee, Pompey lead Fisher Cats over Thunder

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Michael Lee allowed one run in seven innings and Dalton Pompey homered as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats opened a three-game series in Trenton with a 2-1 win over the Thunder last night. Lee (2-1) won for the second time in three starts with New Hampshire (62-66). He … 0

lannetta’s double in ninth lifts Angels over Red Sox

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BOSTON – Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston, 4-3, last night. Brennan Boesch had … 0

Stewart deserves all the time he needs to cope with Ward incident

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a significant loss. None of those studies offer a clean timetable on when the roller coaster of … 0

Red Sox demote CF Bradley Jr., recall OF/INF Betts

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Red Sox optioned center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket and recalled outfielder/infielder Mookie Betts. The moves were made before last night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Boston Manager John Farrell said Bradley Jr. was sent down to work on changes in his swing. The … 0

Defending champion Nadal out of U.S. Open

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years yesterday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year’s last Grand … 0

Jamaal Charles’s status uncertain after fall during dorm room move

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The status of Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles remains in question after he missed Sunday night’s preseason game in Carolina because of a bruised foot. Charles had made it through every training camp practice without picking up … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Baseball Actor Hamm gets Cardinals bobblehead ST. LOUIS – Jon Hamm joked that the bobblehead the St. Louis Cardinals honored him with was “probably repurposed” from a Matt Carpenter model. “It’s great, it’s fantastic. It’s amazing how many people I’ve had ask me to get them one,” Hamm … 0