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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Baseball Mets pitcher Wheeler has Tommy John surgery TAMPA, Fla. – New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler had Tommy John surgery, which likely will sideline him until late next spring. The Mets said team medical director Dr. David Altchek operated in New York yesterday to reconstruct the 24-year-old right-hander’s ulnar collateral ligament and repair the flexor pronator tendon. Wheeler was …

NHL’s ‘top’ losers, Sabres and Coyotes, meet with chance to win big in stacked draft

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Sabres are in last place. And many of their fans are openly rooting for the standings to stay that way. …

NFL: Changes to PAT a popular topic

Thursday, March 26, 2015

PHOENIX – Spice it up. The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 …

Proposals to tweak review system voted down at NFL owners meetings

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

PHOENIX – NFL owners shot down nearly every video replay proposal brought to their meetings yesterday, while approving six safety rule changes. Of the 13 replay alterations proposed, including extending the number of coaches’ challenges and letting them …

Sheard, Chandler eager to get going as Patriots’ marquee additions

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Jabaal Sheard is excited about getting a chance with the New England Patriots – four years after thinking he would start his NFL career with them. New teammate Scott Chandler, meanwhile, is looking forward to …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NFL Ex-player Sharper gets 9 years in Arizona sex assault PHOENIX – Former NFL All-Pro Darren Sharper pleaded guilty to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault in a plea deal with Arizona prosecutors and was immediately sentenced to …

Questionable debris cautions have NASCAR scrambling to save face

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There’s no way to dance around the fact cautions for debris at Auto Club Speedway twice changed the outcome of the race. A race that at first should have been won by Matt Kenseth was …

Pats’ Kraft: L.A. will have two teams within next year

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he believes the NFL will have two teams in the Los Angeles area within the next year. “I don’t think it’s good that we’ve let a generation of fans, young kids, grow up without a team. It’s not good for the …

Marlins’ Christian Yelich finalizes $49.57 million, seven-year contract

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. – The Marlins took another step toward keeping their young talent in Miami, finalizing a $49.57 million contract with outfielder Christian Yelich. Yelich gets $570,000 this year, the same salary as in the one-year deal he …

Technological innovations fuel shift usage – and batters can’t stand it

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

COPLAY, Pa. – Twentysomethings sit in rows inside a two-story, red brick building in an Allentown suburb that Norman Rockwell could have painted. Using a keyboard and a pair of screens each, the video scouts note every one …

Cardinals, Red Sox call off game due to rain during fifth inning

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The spring training game between St. Louis and the Boston Red Sox yesterday was rained out with the Cardinals leading in the middle of the fifth inning. With the game three outs shy of being official, rain started and the game was called after …

Sanbornton native and Winnisquam grad Cote released by Yankees

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sanbornton native Jordan Cote was released by the New York Yankees yesterday, ending a stint with the team that covered three professional seasons. “Could not thank the New York Yankees organization for a better 4 years of my …

Turner nets triple-double, Celtics score big win over Brooklyn

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NEW YORK – Boston Coach Brad Stevens thought his Celtics tightened up down the stretch of a tough home loss Sunday that dropped them out of playoff position. The Celtics made the final minutes stress-free last night – …