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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Baseball Mets pitcher Wheeler has Tommy John surgery TAMPA, Fla. – New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler had Tommy John surgery, which likely will sideline him until late next spring. The Mets said team medical director Dr. David Altchek operated in New York yesterday to reconstruct the 24-year-old right-hander’s ulnar collateral ligament and repair the flexor pronator tendon. Wheeler was …

NHL’s ‘top’ losers, Sabres and Coyotes, meet with chance to win big in stacked draft

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Sabres are in last place. And many of their fans are openly rooting for the standings to stay that way. …

NFL: Changes to PAT a popular topic

Thursday, March 26, 2015

PHOENIX – Spice it up. The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Golf Every wins Bay Hill for second straight year ORLANDO, Fla. – Matt Every won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the second straight year, making an 18-foot birdie putt on the last hole to beat Henrik Stenson at …

Sox’s Ramirez belts first homer in win over Phillies

Sunday, March 22, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Boston left fielder Hanley Ramirez blasted a three-run homer as part of a five-RBI afternoon in a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Ramirez collected more RBI yesterday than in his first 10 spring …

Auger leads Monarchs to third straight win

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Justin Auger’s first career multi-goal game gave the Manchester Monarchs their third straight win, a 3-1 victory yesterday over the Portland Pirates. The Monarchs (41-15-6-2) earned their sixth win over Portland (35-23-6-2) in the ninth VIP Cup meeting between the teams this season, clinching at least a split. …

Bruins’ playoff hopes slipping away

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A look at the Bruins’ last five games, and their points lead for a playoff berth. 3/15 Capitals 2, Bruins 0 5 points 3/17 Sabres 2, Bruins 1, SO 4 points 3/19 Senators 6, Bruins 4 2 points 3/21 Panthers 2, Bruins 1, SO 1 point 3/22 Lightning 5, Bruins 3 1 point …

Sprint Cup’s five and five

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Top 5 race 1. Brad Keselowski, Ford 2. Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet 3. Kurt Busch, Chevrolet 4. Paul Menard, Chevrolet 5. Ryan Newman, Chevrolet Top 5 points 1. Harvick, 225 2. Joey Logano, 197 3. Martin Truex Jr., 192 4. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 164 5. Keselowski, 163 Race winners: …

Lightning score quickly after Stamkos fight, beat Bruins, 5-3

Sunday, March 22, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos had a rare fight on the ice – and it hurt Boston’s playoff hopes. J.T. Brown and Anton Stralman scored 15 seconds apart soon after Stamkos got into a fight, …

Keselowski holds off Harvick late, wins at Fontana

Sunday, March 22, 2015

FONTANA, Calif. – While Kevin Harvick chased Kurt Busch down the stretch in a battle of the best cars in the Fontana field, Brad Keselowski was buried in 17th place – until the yellow flags started flying. A …

Drummond, Caldwell-Pope lead Pistons past Celtics in OT

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BOSTON – The Detroit Pistons’ playoff hopes likely faded away a couple of weeks ago. They can still have a say on who might get there. Andre Drummond had 18 points and 22 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored seven …

Liriano strikes out six as Pirates and Red Sox tie, 2-2

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BRADENTON, Fla. – Pittsburgh’s Francisco Liriano and Boston’s Wade Miley each pitched scoreless ball yesterday before bowing out in a game that ended in a 2-2 tie. Liriano, who was named the Pirates’ opening day starter, struck out …

Two-time MVP Steve Nash announces retirement from NBA

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash announced his retirement yesterday, quietly ending a 19-year NBA career that included two MVP awards. After playing in just 65 games over the past three seasons due to injuries, the 41-year-old Canadian …