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Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, August 22, 2014

Motorsports Keselowski holds off Wallace for first career Truck victory BRISTOL, Tenn. – Brad Keselowski earned his first NASCAR Truck Series win yesterday. Keselowski passed defending champion Kyle Busch with 75 laps to go and held off Busch’s teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. in the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Wallace closed to Keselowski’s back bumper with two laps left, … 0

Panthers, Patriots take different approach to game

Friday, August 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Carolina Panthers already have played their big preseason game. Now the New England Patriots will play theirs. The third exhibition game … 0

Marrone upset by Bills lack of practice discipline

Friday, August 22, 2014

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Bills Coach Doug Marrone blew up at his players yesterday, sending a message that he’s fed up with too many fights and … 0

Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BEREA, Ohio – Brian Hoyer defied long odds – and stiff-armed Johnny Football – to keep his dream job. Through sweat and tears, he fought his way back from a serious knee injury only to be faced with … 0

PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

Thursday, August 21, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Reviews have been mixed around the league for the NFL’s experiment with longer kicks on extra points. Regardless, it appears there’s a future for them. Eight kicks from the longer distance – usually 33 … 0

Brady ready for increased action against Carolina

Thursday, August 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady left the practice field yesterday and for the first time this season strode through the locker room to the media-room podium rather than making the short jaunt to the sideline to address reporters. … 0

Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON – Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling said he has been treated for mouth cancer and blames the disease on his use of chewing tobacco for about 30 years. Schilling discussed details on WEEI-FM in Boston yesterday. … 0

Berti’s grand slam caps big offensive night for Fisher Cats

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Andy Burns and Brad Glenn drilled two-run homers in the top of the sixth and Jon Berti hit a grand slam in the seventh as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats rolled to an 8-2 road win over the Trenton Thunder last night. With two outs in the sixth, … 0

Hamilton drives in three runs as Angels beat Red Sox, 8-3

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON – Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBI, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox, 8-3, to increase their AL West lead … 0

Rain washes out trucks race at Bristol Speedway

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Rain washed out NASCAR’s Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway last night. The race has been rescheduled for this morning at 10. Defending race champion Kyle Busch is set to start up front after winning his fourth pole of the season earlier in the … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BASEBALL Pirates activate outfielder McCutchen off disabled list PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Pirates activated reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen off the 15-day disabled list yesterday. McCutchen went on the disabled list last week retroactive to Aug. 4 with fractured rib cartilage. The Pirates went 5-9 in McCutchen’s … 0

Philadelphia’s Mo’ne Davis knows hoops, too

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Fans have lined the grassy hills beyond the playing field at the Little World Series to see Mo’ne Davis. The concession stands have sold out of the powder-blue T-shirts of her Mid-Atlantic team. With … 0

Browns not ready to name starting quarterback

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CLEVELAND – This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn’t quite over for the Browns. Hoyer vs. Manziel marches on. Cleveland first-year Coach Mike Pettine still hasn’t chosen his Week 1 starting quarterback, and that’s not … 0