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Develin’s versatility could help Pats at tight end

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski isn’t ready for full-time activity. Michael Hoomanawanui has been sidelined the past two practices. The New England Patriots are short-handed at tight end, so James Develin is getting another chance to show the versatility that has earned praise from Coach Bill Belichick. “He gets better all the time,” Belichick said yesterday. “It’s a little bit … 0

Less zone-read for RG3 under Redskins Coach Gruden

Thursday, July 31, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. – Robert Griffin III faked the handoff to Alfred Morris and took off down the left sideline, showing the burst of speed that … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NFL Bills’ Jackson signs 1-year contract extension PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Running back Fred Jackson signed a one-year contract extension with the Buffalo Bills yesterday. Jackson … 0

Toronto beats Boston, 6-1, to sweep Red Sox

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BOSTON – As the Red Sox were falling again to the Toronto Blue Jays, chants for Jon Lester could be heard echoing throughout a less than half filled Fenway Park. Boston’s fading season is now filled with even … 0

Revolution beat Rapids to end 8-game losing streak

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Lee Nguyen had a goal and an assist and the New England Revolution beat the Colorado Rapids, 3-0, last night to end an eight-game losing streak. New England had scored only four goals during the losing streak, which was one short of the club record. … 0

NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin’s crew chief and car chief yesterday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Darian Grubb and Wesley Sherrill were … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BASEBALL Player gets nearly $1 million in Offerman bat attack case BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A lawyer said a Connecticut minor league baseball player hit by former major leaguer Jose Offerman in a 2007 baseball bat attack has won … 0

Pats DT Siliga hopes to build on last year’s play

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. The youngest of 11 siblings finally found steady work with the New England Patriots after being let go by three NFL teams. Now he’s … 0

Rex, Jets ‘not running’ from being confident

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CORTLAND, N.Y. – Welcome to Camp Confidence, where bold proclamations are among the annual rites of summer for the New York Jets. Yes, they’re talking again. And maybe even a little more than before. Oh, and guess what? … 0

Boston’s Young says he’s recovered from concussion

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Former Kentucky guard James Young says he is “good to go” after a concussion that kept the Boston Celtics’ first-round draft pick from playing in the NBA’s summer league. Young sustained the concussion and whiplash … 0

Tim Dahlberg column: NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement yesterday to create … 0

ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEW YORK – ESPN suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don’t do anything to provoke an attack. Smith’s commentary occurred during … 0

49ers WR Brandon Lloyd enjoying return to NFL

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Brandon Lloyd returned to the San Francisco 49ers to finish what he started. After taking a year off from football, Lloyd said he came back to the team that drafted him in the fourth … 0