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Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

Sunday, September 21, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL’s most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36. The former Tennessee Titans player died Saturday night when he lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. … 0

Kelly sharp on mound as Red Sox beat Orioles, 3-2

Sunday, September 21, 2014

BALTIMORE – As this horrid season draws to a merciful conclusion for the last-place Boston Red Sox, every once in a while there is cause … 0

Patriots’ sluggish offense beats Raiders, 16-9

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots had trouble getting into the end zone. Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork made sure the Oakland Raiders stayed out … 0

Custer’s first stand lands 16-year-old Truck Series driver in Victory Lane

Sunday, September 21, 2014

LOUDON – Cole Custer didn’t know if there’d be time to recover after a questionable call on pit road with 27 laps left had him climbing out of a deep hole. The pole-sitter for yesterday’s NASCAR Camping World … 1

Welker’s return brings more concussion questions

Sunday, September 21, 2014

DENVER – Wes Welker’s receiving stats over a productive NFL career are impressive. Still, there’s another set of numbers associated with him that cannot be ignored: three concussions, nine months. Cleared to play following his third diagnosed concussion … 0

Jones homers twice as Orioles beat Red Sox, 7-2

Sunday, September 21, 2014

BALTIMORE – Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers and the Baltimore Orioles received another steady performance from right-hander Chris Tillman in a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox last night. The AL East champion Orioles … 0

Higuain scores free kick, Crew beats Revolution, 1-0

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Federico Higuain scored on a free kick in the 48th minute and the Columbus Crew ended the New England Revolution’s five-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory last night. Ethan Finlay won the free kick for the Crew (10-9-10), drawing a yellow card from Darrius Barnes. Higuain then … 0

Truck Series driver Sauter finds major happiness in NASCAR’s minor leagues

Saturday, September 20, 2014

LOUDON – Johnny Sauter has seen plenty of them. They’re the young drivers who come up through the Camping World Truck Series, looking for a stepping-stone on their way up the NASCAR ladder. Darrell Wallace Jr. is one … 0

Keselowski stays ahead of the field, winning pole for Sprint Cup race at NHMS

Saturday, September 20, 2014

LOUDON – Sprint Cup drivers yesterday could have voted on who should be considered the favorite for tomorrow’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The result would have been unanimous. “Somehow, my car has disappeared,” Denny Hamlin … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, September 20, 2014

NFL Browns’ Gordon has suspension reduced to 10 games BEREA, Ohio – Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon was reinstated into the NFL and had his one-year suspension reduced to 10 games after the league announced changes … 0

Patriots hope to continue home dominance

Saturday, September 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Stevan Ridley’s father switched his allegiance from the Oakland Raiders once his son was drafted by the New England Patriots. The running back’s dad sure picked a winner. The Patriots are 25-4, including playoff games, at Gillette Stadium starting in 2011, when Ridley was drafted. … 0

Raiders could be down two starters on defense

Saturday, September 20, 2014

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Already staggering from back-to-back poor performances, the Oakland Raiders will likely be without two of their starting linebackers for tomorrow’s game in New England. Middle linebacker Nick Roach is still recovering from a concussion he suffered during the preseason and has only recently returned to … 0

How the Chase drivers qualified

Saturday, September 20, 2014

How the 16 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship fared in yesterday’s qualifying at NHMS (listed in order of current spot in the standings): 1. Brad Keselowski, 1st 2. Jeff Gordon, 13th 3. Joey Logano, 7th 4. Kevin Harvick, 3rd 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 11th … 0