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Woman sues over elevator shaft fall at Fenway Park

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON – A 22-year-old woman who fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park and was seriously injured is suing the owner of the Boston Red Sox and an elevator company. Elisabeth Scotland of Brigantine, N.J., sued Wednesday in Superior Court in Boston against Fenway Sports Group and Otis Elevator Co. of Farmington, Conn. The suit seeks unspecified …

Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks for three players, two draft picks

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas last night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship …

49ers’ Harbaugh mum on reported offer

Friday, December 19, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the …

Reports: Bears benching Cutler

Thursday, December 18, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Multiple reports say the Chicago Bears are benching quarterback Jay Cutler and going with Jimmy Clausen. ESPN first reported yesterday that the Bears were switching quarterbacks, with Clausen getting the nod over Cutler for …

Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON – When the Boston Celtics started playing better defense, the game swung in their favor. It didn’t hurt that they hardly missed any shots down the stretch, either. Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven …

Kurt Busch testifies at no-contact order hearing

Thursday, December 18, 2014

DOVER, Del. – NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand yesterday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her. Testifying at a hearing …

Monarchs explode on offense in 8-2 rout of Portland

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The offense was clicking right from the start for the Manchester Monarchs, who scored three first-period goals and four more in the second on their way to an 8-2 victory over the Portland Pirates. Andy Andreoff had a hat trick for Manchester, and also added an assist. Brian …

Eriksson’s OT goal gives Bruins 3-2 win vs. Wild

Thursday, December 18, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Loui Eriksson’s goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota last night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NFL Chargers’ Allen has broken right collarbone SAN DIEGO – Keenan Allen, the San Diego Chargers’ leading receiver, has a broken right collarbone, the team said yesterday. Allen, who has 77 catches for 783 yards and four touchdowns …

Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after 2016 season

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Sprint informed NASCAR it won’t extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season. “Sprint has long benefited from the unprecedented level of brand integration …

Yankees GM Cashman: A-Rod now a full-time DH

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter – at most. …

Patriots defense getting healthier, stingier

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Chandler Jones is tackling the quarterback again, Vince Wilfork is stuffing the middle and Darrelle Revis is smothering receivers. The New England Patriots defense is getting stingier and healthier as the playoffs approach. Tom Brady …

Knighton issues Super Bowl prediction for Broncos

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – John Fox has no problem with nose tackle Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton’s Super Bowl bravado. “I think that’s been the goal all season,” the Denver Broncos coach said when asked for his take on Knighton’s …