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Kraft suffered along with fans in rout of Patriots

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Robert Kraft looked down from his seat high above the field and watched his New England Patriots fall apart. The offense led by Tom Brady struggled to move the ball. The defense that had been stingy couldn’t stop the Kansas City Chiefs from reeling off long gains. And Bill Belichick lost by at least 27 points for … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SWIMMING Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest BALTIMORE – Olympic champion Michael Phelps apologized for his latest brush with the law, saying he is “deeply sorry … 0

Epstein sees Cubs competing for division next year

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CHICAGO – Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein made one thing clear. He sees no reason why his team can’t compete for a … 0

Raiders fire Coach Allen four games into season

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders fired Coach Dennis Allen four games into his third season. The decision was announced last night, soon after the Raiders (0-4) returned from London where they lost their 10th straight game dating … 0

Chiefs, Patriots could be battle in trenches

Monday, September 29, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It doesn’t seem to matter much to Chiefs Coach Andy Reid whether it’s Jamaal Charles or Knile Davis in the backfield. Or Cyrus Gray, for that matter. After building a reputation as a guru … 0

Jeter’s illustrious career ends with single in final at-bat, win over Red Sox

Monday, September 29, 2014

BOSTON – The ball, marked and numbered for the occasion, bounced high off the dirt and down the third-base line, where a rookie who was 4 years-old when Derek Jeter made his major league debut leaped into the … 1

Patriots-Bills game in October moved from CBS to Fox

Monday, September 29, 2014

Changing networks An AFC East showdown will air on Fox as part of the NFL’s new “cross-flexing.” The league said yesterday that the Oct. 12 game between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills will be on Fox instead of CBS, which owns the AFC package. The policy … 0

Gordon wins at Dover while four eliminated from Chase for the Sprint Cup

Monday, September 29, 2014

DOVER, Del. – Jeff Gordon won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for an automatic spot in the 12-driver field that advanced to the next round. Gordon was in control in the closing … 0

Europe dominates from start to finish to claim Ryder Cup again

Monday, September 29, 2014

GLENEAGLES, Scotland – The tone was set by Rory McIlroy, the best player in the world. The winning shot came from Jamie Donaldson, a Ryder Cup rookie. Europe added another layer to its Ryder Cup dominance yesterday by … 0

Ravens’ Smith torches former team in 38-10 win over Panthers

Monday, September 29, 2014

The most surprising aspect of Steve Smith’s performance against the Carolina Panthers was that it didn’t include taunts or bluster. Smith opted to punish the Panthers through his play on the field, and by the end of the afternoon the 35-year-old receiver had made a definitive statement. Smith … 0

Zimmermann throws Nationals’ first no-hitter in season finale

Monday, September 29, 2014

Jordan Zimmermann pitched the first no-hitter for the Washington Nationals, the gem preserved when defensive replacement Steven Souza Jr. made a diving catch in left field for the final out in a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins … 0

Red Sox get strong Kelly start, beat Yankees, 10-4

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BOSTON – Joe Kelly walked to the back of the pitcher’s mound to give the Fenway Park crowd a chance to cheer for Derek Jeter. Then he wanted to get him out. Kelley struck Jeter out in his … 0

Europe leads 10-6, closes in on Ryder Cup

Sunday, September 28, 2014

GLENEAGLES, Scotland – Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match … 0