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Friday, October 24, 2014

NBA Lakers’ Nash ruled out for season with back injury LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash was ruled out for the season with a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP’s career in doubt. The Lakers and Nash announced their decision yesterday, less than a week before the start of the 40-year-old Nash’s 19th NBA season. Nash …

Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

Friday, October 24, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach. Davis held that job with the Oakland Athletics the past three seasons …

Vereen brothers square off when Bears visit Pats

Friday, October 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Vereen brothers competed hard against each other while growing up in California. Video games. Stickball. Basketball in the backyard. And, of …

Source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told the Associated Press last night. Former U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones, the neutral arbiter …

Beaten Giants fan shows progress in ESPN interview

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CAPITOLA, Calif. – The San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodger fans three years ago outside Dodger Stadium put up his hands and fingers, fist-bumped his mom and talked …

Third-period flurry lifts Flyers over rival Penguins

Thursday, October 23, 2014

PITTSBURGH – R.J. Umberger and Matt Read scored two minutes apart in the third period to lift the Philadelphia Flyers past the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3, last night. Umberger, a Pittsburgh native, beat Marc-Andre Fleury 6:50 into the third …

Royals clobber Giants, 7-2, to even World Series

Thursday, October 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series. Perez broke Game 2 open with …

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NFL Sources: Running back Rice’s appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6 A hearing on Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said yesterday. The people spoke with the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because …

Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end Michael Sam from the practice squad yesterday, another setback as the NFL’s first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first …

Hats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o’ the hat

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue. Nobody seems to know when the …

Despite problems, Patriots have won three straight

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – A three-day break gave the New England Patriots time to savor three straight wins. Now they can focus on fixing the problems the winning streak couldn’t hide. A suspect run defense. A mediocre offensive line. …

Patriots acquire linebacker Akeem Ayers from Titans

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans traded linebacker Akeem Ayers to the New England Patriots in what Coach Ken Whisenhunt said gives the linebacker a fresh start. Whisenhunt said on his radio show last night the trade probably was the best for both Ayers and the team. The …

Bruins hold off Sharks to win, 5-3

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BOSTON – Gregory Campbell scored the game-winning goal with less than 10 minutes remaining and the Boston Bruins had to fend off a late four-minute power play to earn a wild 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks …