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Suspended Busch agrees to NASCAR’s guidelines for eventual reinstatement

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kurt Busch agreed to follow NASCAR’s recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement. The 2004 champion was indefinitely suspended Feb. 20 after a Delaware judge said he believed Busch likely committed an act of domestic violence against a former girlfriend and there was a “substantial likelihood” of him doing it again. Busch lost two rounds of …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NBA Bulls’ Butler out 3 to 6 weeks CHICAGO – The banged-up Chicago Bulls will have to get by without another key player, with All-Star …

Follow-up weekend to Daytona 500 an all-around mess in Atlanta

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft …

NFL teams face tough calls with costly franchise tags

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NFL games have begun for 2015. Don’t bother checking out your Sunday Ticket, though. This is not football the teams are playing, it’s tag. Yesterday was the deadline for franchises to decide whether to hold onto key players …

Patriots put franchise tag on Pro Bowler Gostkowski

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The New England Patriots placed the franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl kicker Stephen Gostkowski yesterday. The team said in an unattributed statement that the move gives the sides more time to negotiate an agreement. If no deal …

Bruins get busy at deadline, land Connolly and Talbot to boost offense

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BOSTON – Determined to protect their playoff spot, the Boston Bruins added more offense and grit up front. Boston acquired forwards Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey from Colorado at the NHL trade deadline yesterday, not long after picking …

Players with off-field issues not sure what interest they’ll draw in draft, free agent market

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BOSTON – There is a defensive end heading for free agency who had 15 sacks in his last full season. The kind of player a team can build a pass rush around, if he were spending more time …

Titans tell Super Bowl champion safety Pollard he’ll be released

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Veteran safety Bernard Pollard wanted out of Tennessee in his chase for another Super Bowl ring. The Titans are letting him leave so he can do just that, according to a person familiar with the team’s decision. The Titans informed Pollard he will be released, …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Moguls skiing Kearney finishes third to secure sixth overall title TAZAWAKO, Japan – Hanover High graduate Hannah Kearney finished third in yesterday’s freestyle World Cup dual moguls event to clinch her sixth overall moguls title. Kearney beat Canada’s …

Major league baseball’s first black Latino star Minoso dies

Sunday, March 1, 2015

CHICAGO – When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the “Cuban Comet” was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, …

Seller’s market for NHL teams as trade deadline nears

Sunday, March 1, 2015

General managers, count your draft picks. In this trade market, they’re valuable currency. In the days leading to today’s NHL trade deadline, draft picks have been moving at a swift pace. It’s a seller’s market and much more …

Castillo, Betts try to impress in center field for Red Sox

Sunday, March 1, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Boston Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo each stand shorter than 5-foot-10 and between them have played in only 62 big league games. Along with veteran Jackie Bradley Jr., who has played …

Fast and furious: Rousey looks to future after 14-second win

Sunday, March 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES – Ronda Rousey won a fight in 16 seconds last summer, falling a second short of the quickest victory in UFC history. At the time, the bantamweight champion figured the speed with which she pummeled Alexis …