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Cowboys’ Murray no surprise to rushing champ McCoy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

IRVING, Texas – DeMarco Murray’s huge lead in the NFL rushing race isn’t a surprise to last year’s winner. Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy figured the Dallas back just needed to get the ball. “I’ve been a big fan of DeMarco for a while, not just this year,” said McCoy, whose Eagles visit the Cowboys today in a matchup of NFC East …

Revs’ Jones ready for anything from Red Bulls

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England midfielder Jermaine Jones wouldn’t be surprised if the New York Red Bulls target him and try to get him upset …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NFL Fitzpatrick to start for injured Mallett HOUSTON – The Houston Texans placed quarterback Ryan Mallett on injured reserve yesterday with a chest injury, meaning …

RG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ASHBURN, Va. – Move over, RG3. It’s Colt vs. the Colts. The Washington Redskins will start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, the latest development in a stunning slide for the 2012 …

Lions center Raiola fined $10,000 by NFL

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW YORK – Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola was fined $10,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness for a striking an opponent at New England on Sunday. The play was on a third-and-9 from the Detroit 35 with 57 seconds remaining. He struck the Patriots’ Zach Moore. The …

NFL might not flex any Sunday night games in 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW YORK – For the first time since flexible scheduling came to “Sunday Night Football” in 2006, the NFL could go an entire season without needing it. No way Cowboys-Eagles gets swapped out in Week 15. NFC East …

NBA corrects stat mistakes from Hawks-Wizards game

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WASHINGTON – The NBA changed several numbers after a rough night for the stats crew at the game between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards. It turns out Wizards guard Bradley Beal didn’t commit a career-high seven turnovers; he had only five. Teammate John Wall had seven instead …

Patriots sign Slater to 2-year contract extension

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – NFL Players Association records show New England special teams captain Matthew Slater signed a two-year contract extension. Slater called the extension “humbling” yesterday but declined to go into details. The Patriots don’t announce contract extensions. …

Tim O’Sullivan: Excitement is back for Red Sox, and plenty more may be on the way

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

There will be more fireworks at Fenway Park next year, and that’s a good thing, because the old place needed it. After last year’s lifeless, last-place campaign, it was obvious the Red Sox needed to add some spark …

Spurs’ Popovich undergoes medical procedure

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SAN ANTONIO – Coach Gregg Popovich missed San Antonio’s game against the Indiana Pacers last night after undergoing what the team calls a minor medical procedure. Popovich also is expected to miss tomorrow’s home game against Sacramento. Assistant …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NFL Ex-Redskin Smoot charged with domestic assault ASHBURN, Va. – Ex-NFL defensive back Fred Smoot was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault after a woman called the police to say he grabbed her during a fight at a Virginia …

Source: Left-hander Jon Lester, Giants to meet

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval’s departure. The free agent pitcher has plans to meet with the World Series champions next week, a person with knowledge of the meeting …

Patriots seek to slow down fast-starting Packers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots are one of the NFL’s best teams in the first half. Just not as good as the fast-starting Green Bay Packers when they’re at home. That’s where the Patriots (9-2) will …