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Cowboys’ Murray no surprise to rushing champ McCoy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

IRVING, Texas – DeMarco Murray’s huge lead in the NFL rushing race isn’t a surprise to last year’s winner. Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy figured the Dallas back just needed to get the ball. “I’ve been a big fan of DeMarco for a while, not just this year,” said McCoy, whose Eagles visit the Cowboys today in a matchup of NFC East …

Revs’ Jones ready for anything from Red Bulls

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England midfielder Jermaine Jones wouldn’t be surprised if the New York Red Bulls target him and try to get him upset …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NFL Fitzpatrick to start for injured Mallett HOUSTON – The Houston Texans placed quarterback Ryan Mallett on injured reserve yesterday with a chest injury, meaning …

Red Sox delete tweet; second gaffe by Boston pro team

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON – Red Sox fans cried foul over an innocuous tweet the team acknowledges was ill-timed – the second social media gaffe by a Boston pro sports team in as many weeks. The Red Sox tweeted: “So how was everyone’s Monday?” The tweet went out a minute after …

Red Sox contracts with Sandoval and Ramirez

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Closer look at contracts for Sandoval and Ramirez SANDOVAL A $3 million signing bonus payable by Jan. 15. Salaries of $17 million in each of the first three seasons and $18 million apiece in 2018 and ’19. Boston has a $17 million option for 2020 with a $5 …

Red Sox introduce newcomers Sandoval, Ramirez

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON – Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they’re teammates in Boston, the result of a $183 million spending spree the Red Sox are hoping will lift them out …

Patriots and Packers meet in battle of NFL’s latest dominant teams

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots have piled up points and big victory margins against NFL division leaders. Now they’re preparing to face another one and leaving all those routs behind. “Nobody is happier than I am …

Big-spending Bosox add Sandoval, Ramirez to lineup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BOSTON – The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings. The first team in major league history to go from worst to first and back …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NFL Wilkerson leaves game with toe injury DETROIT – New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson left last night’s game against the Buffalo Bills with a toe injury. The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Wilkerson is in his fourth NFL season, …

Fans turn out to give Bills strong crowd in temporary home

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DETROIT – Ford Field wasn’t full. The Buffalo Bills still had plenty of support at their temporary “home” stadium. The Bills drew a roar from the crowd when they scored an early touchdown last night against the New …

Chiefs place Pro Bowl safety Berry on non-football illness list

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Kansas City Chiefs placed Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry on the non-football illness list after a mass was discovered in his chest following Thursday night’s game in Oakland. Berry began feeling discomfort in his chest near the end of the game, and a series of tests taken …

Beckham Jr.’s terrific catch a product of practice throughout the years

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Odell Beckham Jr.’s mindset was simple before making a one-handed catch quickly heralded as one of the best in NFL history: Just catch the ball. Little or no thought of keeping his feet inbounds. …

With playoffs on the line, Dolphins look for late-game answers

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins haven’t been able to win a game decided in the closing minutes, which leaves them little or no margin for error as their season heads down the stretch. At 6-5, the Dolphins …