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Thursday, March 5, 2015

NFL Eagles release linebacker Cole PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles released linebacker Trent Cole yesterday. A fifth-round draft choice of the Eagles in 2005 out of Cincinnati, the 32-year-old Cole ranks second in Eagles history with 85½ sacks in 10 seasons, trailing only Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White. A two-time Pro Bowl selection (in 2007 and 2009) and …

Ray Allen says he will not play this NBA season

Thursday, March 5, 2015

MIAMI – Ray Allen might return to the NBA – just not this season. The league’s all-time leading 3-point shooter who played for two NBA …

Fan from New London pays for anti-Mets ownership billboard near field

Thursday, March 5, 2015

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — A New York Mets fan from New Hampshire put his displeasure with the team’s ownership on full display. Gary Palumbo, …

Yanks say they fired part-time worker in Schilling flap

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – The New York Yankees said they fired a part-time ticker seller accused by Curt Schilling of making offensive comments on Twitter about the daughter of the former Boston pitcher. Schilling congratulated his daughter on Twitter …

Red Sox pitching stops two college teams

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Clay Buchholz started with one perfect inning and Boston Red Sox pitchers dominated the rest of the day in sweeping a pair of college teams, beating Northeastern, 2-1, and edging Boston College, 1-0, yesterday …

Source: Eagles deal running back McCoy for Bills’ Alonso

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. – LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan’s “ground and pound” running attack for the Buffalo Bills next season. Two people familiar with the deal told the Associated Press yesterday that the Philadelphia Eagles agreed to trade …

James scores 27 on milestone night as Cavs cruise past Celtics

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CLEVELAND – LeBron James doesn’t usually spend a lot of time talking about personal accomplishments, but he made an exception last night. James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA’s career list, and the …

Suspended Busch agrees to NASCAR’s guidelines for eventual reinstatement

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kurt Busch agreed to follow NASCAR’s recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement. The 2004 champion was indefinitely suspended Feb. 20 after a Delaware judge said he believed Busch likely committed an act of …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NBA Bulls’ Butler out 3 to 6 weeks CHICAGO – The banged-up Chicago Bulls will have to get by without another key player, with All-Star guard Jimmy Butler joining former MVP Derrick Rose on the sideline. The Bulls …

Follow-up weekend to Daytona 500 an all-around mess in Atlanta

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin’s motorhome. …

NFL teams face tough calls with costly franchise tags

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NFL games have begun for 2015. Don’t bother checking out your Sunday Ticket, though. This is not football the teams are playing, it’s tag. Yesterday was the deadline for franchises to decide whether to hold onto key players …

Patriots put franchise tag on Pro Bowler Gostkowski

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The New England Patriots placed the franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl kicker Stephen Gostkowski yesterday. The team said in an unattributed statement that the move gives the sides more time to negotiate an agreement. If no deal …

Bruins get busy at deadline, land Connolly and Talbot to boost offense

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BOSTON – Determined to protect their playoff spot, the Boston Bruins added more offense and grit up front. Boston acquired forwards Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey from Colorado at the NHL trade deadline yesterday, not long after picking …