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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 Alex-Anne Gagnon in the small final to earn 60 points, a result that gives her an insurmountable 145-point lead in the standings …

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 …

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 …

Gasol, Grizzlies withstand scare from Wolves in 101-97 win

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Marc Gasol had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Conley hit a big 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a much-needed 101-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night. Gasol scored nine …

Monarchs let lead slip away in 4-3 loss to Pirates

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Portland Pirates scored two goals in the final eight minutes last night, dealing the visiting Manchester Monarchs a tough 4-3 defeat. Manchester had snapped a 2-2 tie after two periods when Josh Gratton scored his fourth goal of the season, with assists from Zach O’Brien and Vincent …

Dude, where’s my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

Saturday, February 28, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. – When Travis Kvapil got the call yesterday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke. “They said there was trouble with the car,” Kvapil said. “I thought we could figure it out …

Pawtucket mayor says city wants compensation for PawSox loss

Saturday, February 28, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien said the city should be compensated by the state if the Pawtucket Red Sox leave town. Grebien told WJAR-TV yesterday that he still hopes to keep the Triple-A baseball club in his city, but expects the state to help maintain McCoy …

Rondo moving on after suspension over outburst with Carlisle

Saturday, February 28, 2015

DALLAS – Rajon Rondo says he and Dallas Coach Rick Carlisle talked all the time in the days after the point guard arrived from Boston in a trade the Mavericks hope will boost their chances of winning a …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, February 28, 2015

BASEBALL Braves OF Upton to miss rest of spring with injury KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Atlanta Braves outfielder Melvin Upton is expected to miss the rest of spring training because of inflammation in his left foot. The team announced …

A winner in most years, Gomes has chance to start for Braves

Saturday, February 28, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Jonny Gomes has a knack for making teams win. He has .244 career batting average and has played in more than 120 games in a season once in an 11-year major career. And he was with Tampa Bay when the Rays reached the postseason for …

Bulls expect Rose to return this season from knee surgery

Saturday, February 28, 2015

CHICAGO – The Chicago Bulls expect Derrick Rose to return this season after having surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee yesterday. General Manager Gar Forman said the star point guard will be out …

Joey Logano follows Daytona win by taking pole in Atlanta

Saturday, February 28, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. – Joey Logano is on quite a roll, following up his victory in the Daytona 500 by taking the pole for tomorrow’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR is on the defensive after …

Monarchs score three unanswered goals in third for 4-2 victory

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Andrew Crescenzi and Zach O’Brien scored goals 35 seconds apart to cap a three-goal third period and lift the Manchester Monarchs to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Hartford Wolf Pack last night. Crescenzi broke a 2-2 tie at 17:41 of the third, with assists from Justin Auger …