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Saturday, January 31, 2015

NFL Manning still considering his future with Broncos PHOENIX – Peyton Manning is still mulling his future in the NFL. At a breakfast yesterday to receive the Bart Starr Award, the five-time MVP said he still hasn’t made a decision about whether he’ll return to the Denver Broncos next season. After the season-ending 24-13 loss to Indianapolis in the divisional …

Woods posts 82, highest score of his pro career

Saturday, January 31, 2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Tiger Woods never shot a score this high in his 1,267 official rounds as a pro. He never looked more lost on …

Can the Seahawks defense do to Brady what it did to Manning?

Saturday, January 31, 2015

PHOENIX – Last season’s Super Bowl ended with the debate raging about where the Seattle Seahawks’ defense ranked among the all-time greats, and with Peyton …

Pot charge dropped against Patriots’ Blount near Pittsburgh

Saturday, January 31, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from an August arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Le’Veon Bell. West View District Judge Richard Opiela told Blount at a court appearance last month that the misdemeanor marijuana possession …

Djokovic beats Wawrinka to reach fifth Australian Open final

Saturday, January 31, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia – Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he’d renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray. The top-ranked Djokovic was so absorbed in the …

Doug Baldwin headlines group of unheralded receivers

Saturday, January 31, 2015

PHOENIX – Doug Baldwin led the Seattle Seahawks in catches and yards receiving. He ranked 42nd in the NFL in both categories. Forty-second. It’s no surprise that Hall of Famer and NFL Network’s Deion Sanders dissed Baldwin and the rest of Seattle’s receiving group. Few analysts give them …

NFL’s Goodell seeks to look past ‘tough year,’ to future

Saturday, January 31, 2015

PHOENIX – As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league – and himself – as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on. “As an …

RHP Alexi Ogando, Red Sox reach one-year deal

Saturday, January 31, 2015

BOSTON – Free agent pitcher Alexi Ogando and the Boston Red Sox reached agreement yesterday on a one-year deal. The contract was expected to be worth $1.5 million, plus performance bonuses. The 31-year-old Ogando went 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA in 27 relief appearances for Texas last season. …

Special teams could determine Super Bowl champion

Saturday, January 31, 2015

PHOENIX – While Russell Wilson was throwing interceptions in the NFC championship game, punter Jon Ryan kick-started Seattle’s rally with his arm. Could the Seahawks try another fake field goal against New England in the Super Bowl? “This …

Carroll says decision is Sherman’s if baby arrives early

Saturday, January 31, 2015

PHOENIX – Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll said yesterday it will be Richard Sherman’s decision whether to play in tomorrow’s Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple’s first child sooner than expected. Carroll …

Monarchs score twice in third to beat Pirates; team will play in ECHL starting next season

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kevin Raine and David Van der Gulik scored goals 3:25 apart midway through the third period last night, lifting the Manchester Monarchs to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Portland Pirates. Raine scored at 9:25 of the third to snap a 1-1 tie, then Van der Gulik scored …

Motiejunas scores 26 as Rockets top Celtics for fourth win in row

Saturday, January 31, 2015

BOSTON – Donatas Motiejunas scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Houston Rockets over the Boston Celtics, 93-87, last night for their fourth straight win. Motiejunas also had 12 rebounds as the Rockets …

Elliott headlines five drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame class

Saturday, January 31, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks. “Awesome Bill From Dawsonville” was …