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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs n Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Fantasy plays: Time to figure out who’s No. 1 in your draft

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Your fantasy football draft draws near, and you’re stoked because you’ve got the top overall pick. Visions of grabbing the hands-down best player and watching him carry you to a title has you giddy. Then you take a closer look at the candidates, and reality sets in: There just isn’t a clear-cut No. 1 this year. No LaDainian Tomlinson coming …

Coach Jen Welter calls groundbreaking NFL work ‘fantastic’

Saturday, August 29, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Jen Welter’s groundbreaking days as an interim NFL coach are nearing an end. “It’s been fantastic,” she said. “This is such a …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, August 29, 2015

TRACK AND FIELD Eaton breaks world record as he wins decathlon gold BEIJING – With an all-out run in the final event, the 1,500 meters, …

Boston RHP Buchholz done for year; health key to 2016 option

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK – Boston pitcher Clay Buchholz is done for the season because of a strained flexor muscle in his right elbow, and his health is the key to whether the Red Sox pick up the option on his 2016 contract. The 31-year-old Buchholz hasn’t pitched since the …

Arbour, who coached Isles to four Cup titles, dies at 82

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, died at the age of 82. …

Fisher Cats fall to Mets in extra innings, 1-0

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Taylor Cole and Gregory Infante combined for nine innings of shutout ball, scattering just four hits with six walks and eight strikeouts, but John Anderson gave up the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost to the Binghamton Mets, …

Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD as Patriots beat Panthers, 17-16

Saturday, August 29, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again. The four-time Super Bowl champion overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots …

Swihart hits inside-the-park HR in 10th, Bosox end Mets’ run

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK – Blake Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox stopped the New York Mets’ seven-game winning streak, holding on for a 6-4 victory Friday night. The Red Sox, …

Wilson claims his new water heals concussions. That’s corny and dangerous.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Russell Wilson’s devotion to the products he promotes changed Wednesday evening from corny in an annoying way to stupid in a dangerous way. Following the publication of a Rolling Stone article in which he expressed a similar belief, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback tweeted that a bubbly water drink, …

Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka ‘Chocolate Thunder,’ dies at 58

Friday, August 28, 2015

Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers’ locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking with backboard-breaking force. The guest was Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder. The entertainer …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, August 28, 2015

NFL Texans QB Mallett misses practice for personal issue HOUSTON – Houston Texans backup quarterback Ryan Mallett missed practice on Thursday for what Coach Bill O’Brien called a personal issue. Brian Hoyer was named the team’s starter on Monday after competing with Mallett for the job. On Tuesday, …

Taking down Bolt is not easy, but a cameraman gives it a try

Friday, August 28, 2015

BEIJING – Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match. Bolt blew past Justin Gatlin and everyone else Thursday night in the 200 meters to win his 10th career gold …

David Letterman struggling with love of racing

Friday, August 28, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. – This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing. The retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner rattled off a number racing deaths – Justin Wilson, …