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Jets’ Ryan on sense of humor: ‘I’m not dead yet’

Saturday, December 20, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Rex Ryan’s sense of humor is still going strong. Despite a 3-11 record and facing an uncertain future, the New York Jets coach has kept the one-liners and self-deprecating jokes coming. He refuses to pout, even if tomorrow’s game against the New England Patriots might be his last at home with the team. “I’m just going …

Presidential fumble: It’s Franco, not Flacco

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BALTIMORE – Call it a Presidential fumble: Barack Obama mistakenly used the last name of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco when referring to actor James …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, December 20, 2014

ALPINE SKIING Nyman wins Val Gardena downhill for third time VAL GARDENA, Italy – American Steven Nyman won the World Cup downhill on the classic …

49ers’ Harbaugh mum on reported offer

Friday, December 19, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater. Harbaugh has one season remaining on …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, December 19, 2014

NFL Jaguars hold off Titans, win in home finale JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jordan Todman juked one defender and stiff-armed another on his way to a 62-yard touchdown run that helped the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans, 21-13, last night. Todman’s first carry was the biggest play in …

Patriots must gear up for Jets’ running game

Friday, December 19, 2014

FOXBOUROUGH, Mass. – The Patriots know they’re preparing for a Jets offense that will run, run and run some more when the divisional foes meet Sunday in New Jersey. “This team wants to run the ball. They let you know the want to run the ball, that’s their …

Bode Miller on schedule for January return

Friday, December 19, 2014

VAL GARDENA, Italy – Bode Miller is skiing again and remains on schedule for a January return after undergoing surgery on a disc in his back. U.S. Ski Team men’s Head Coach Sasha Rearick said the six-time Olympic medalist started skiing in Park City, Utah, this week, and …

Manning limited at practice with thigh injury

Friday, December 19, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Peyton Manning is over his illness but not his injury. Denver’s quarterback was limited yesterday when the Broncos reconvened for their first practice since their win at San Diego on Sunday. Manning fought through the …

Patriots expect tough game against Jets, really

Thursday, December 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – With straight faces, the New England Patriots always find something to praise about their next opponent, no matter how bad that team’s record may be. “They’ve got a real good defense,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, December 18, 2014

NFL Jets receiver Harvin sits, rests severely sprained ankle FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – New York Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin sat out practice while resting his severely sprained left ankle, which he played through Sunday at Tennessee. Coach …

Red Sox obtain reliever Varvaro for minor leaguer

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON – The Red Sox obtained Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves for Aaron Kurcz in a swap of right-handed pitchers. Varvaro was 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA for the Braves last year, his fifth season in the majors. The Red Sox also sent cash to the Braves. …

Pump fake still an old standby tool in QB’s belt

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers had first-and-goal at the Carolina 7, poised to break open that September game in the third quarter. Roethlisberger looked left, cocked his arm and completed his entire throwing motion, luring a Panthers …

Panthers outlast Capitals in longest NHL shootout

Thursday, December 18, 2014

SUNRISE, Fla. – Roberto Luongo has been around the NHL for 15 seasons, and yet the veteran goalie still had a chance to see something new. Luongo and the rest of the Florida Panthers held off the Washington …