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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BASEBALL Tanaka likely to start for Yankees against Blue Jays on Sunday ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees’ rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two months. Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said the Japanese right-hander tentatively is set to start against Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka will throw another bullpen session … 0

Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – For as long as he has been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in … 0

Union appeals Rice’s indefinite suspension by NFL

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BALTIMORE – The NFL players’ union appealed the league’s indefinite suspension of Ray Rice. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the … 0

Morton, bullpen pitch surging Pirates over Red Sox, 4-0

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Charlie Morton came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox, 4-0, last night for their ninth win in 11 games. Sidelined since … 0

Orioles clinch AL East with 8-2 win over Blue Jays

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Baltimore Orioles won their first AL East crown since 1997, using home runs by Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes to beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-2, last night before a boisterous crowd of 35,297 at Camden Yards. … 0

Patriots not happy with offense after 30-7 victory over Minnesota

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots host the Oakland Raiders this week hoping to rediscover their normally potent offense. The Patriots moved to 1-1 with Sunday’s 30-7 win at Minnesota. But after the game, which saw the … 0

Vikings reinstate Peterson; running back denies child abuser tag

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings yesterday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting “everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to … 0

Chase experience shaping up to be a short one for underdogs Almirola, Allmendinger

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – AJ Allmendinger and Aric Almirola were the underdogs of the Chase, the two drivers nobody thought could win the Sprint Cup championship. They knew it, too, when they arrived in Chicago and for the first … 0

Harbaugh says he’ll let legal process play out with McDonald

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh insisted yesterday that public pressure will not sway his decision to play Ray McDonald during an investigation into the defensive lineman’s arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. Harbaugh … 0

Ill-timed timeout a blunder for Jets – but hardly the first

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The trending topics on Twitter in New York were a clear sign that something went epically wrong for the Jets. Moments after New York’s 34-21 loss to Green Bay on Sunday, social media was … 0

Papelbon suspended seven games and fined for lewd gesture

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games and fined last night by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire. Papelbon said in a statement distributed by his agent that he … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NFL Radisson suspends Vikings sponsorship MINNETONKA, Minn. – The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas. In a statement yesterday, Minnetonka-based Radisson said it “takes this matter very seriously particularly in … 0

Patriots smother Cassel, Vikings in 30-7 victory

Monday, September 15, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence, though he might not have made much of a difference. Six sacks, four interceptions from Matt Cassel and a blocked field goal for a touchdown … 0