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Saturday, May 23, 2015

BASEBALL Brewers’ Smith suspended eight games ATLANTA – Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended for eight games yesterday for having a foreign substance on his right arm during a game at Atlanta. Major League Baseball said Smith plans to appeal, so the penalty is on hold. Smith was available for last night’s game at the Braves. Smith, a left-hander, …

Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

Saturday, May 23, 2015

MONTREAL – Michael Sam found a pro football job. In Canada. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract …

Single duty: Kurt Busch brings double lessons to Charlotte

Saturday, May 23, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – There’s no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch’s hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart …

Sources: Goodell will not recuse self from Brady appeal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

NEW YORK – Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. Goodell will not withdraw from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of hearing the appeal, according …

Former Navy SEAL Blake Marston to be honored by Fisher Cats before Sunday’s game

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats will honor Bedford native and former Navy SEAL Blake Marston before tomorrow’s game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Marston, whose parents live in Concord, died in a military parachute training accident on Jan. 10. Marston graduated from the Derryfield School in 2001, and …

Torreyes makes first hit with Fisher Cats count in 6-3 victory

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ronald Torreyes snapped a 3-3 tie with his first hit in a Fisher Cats uniform, a bases-clearing double in the bottom of the seventh inning that lifted New Hampshire over the Altoona Curve, 6-3, last night. Torreyes’s two-bagger into the left-field corner plated Shane Opitz (1-for-4), Ian Parmley …

Reeling Red Sox pounded by Angels, 12-5

Saturday, May 23, 2015

BOSTON – It only took one bad inning for the Boston Red Sox to lose control of the game. After twice taking the lead, the Red Sox gave up nine runs in the fifth inning and never recovered …

James leads Cavs to 94-82 win over Hawks, 2-0 series lead

Saturday, May 23, 2015

ATLANTA – LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference finals even without injured star Kyrie Irving, routing the Atlanta Hawks, 94-82, last night for a 2-0 lead with the …

Lundqvist stands tall as Rangers beat Lightning, 5-1, in Game 4

Saturday, May 23, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances and help the New York Rangers shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-1, last night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Rick …

From HRs to ejections, rarely a dull moment for Bryce Harper

Friday, May 22, 2015

WASHINGTON – There’s rarely a dull moment when it comes to Bryce Harper. Been that way pretty much ever since the Washington Nationals brought him to the majors at age 19. He’ll hit six home runs in a …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, May 22, 2015

NASCAR Gordon to join Fox as full-time analyst following retirement Jeff Gordon will join Fox as a full-time analyst in 2016, teaming with Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the three-man booth. Gordon is retiring at the end of this season, his 23rd full-time year in the Sprint …

Isiah Thomas wants people to keep open mind about new job

Friday, May 22, 2015

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Isiah Thomas knew there would be questions when it was announced two weeks ago that he would be the new president of the New York Liberty. Thomas hopes that people will just keep an open …

Boston will host Labor Day IndyCar street race in 2016

Friday, May 22, 2015

BOSTON – IndyCar racing is coming to Boston. The Grand Prix of Boston is planned for Labor Day weekend in 2016. A route has been planned for the South Boston waterfront, where it would make a loop through public streets. The tentative route has 11 turns over 2.25 …