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Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson walks on the field before a preseason NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BASEBALL Indians President Shapiro leaving for Blue Jays CLEVELAND – Indians President Mark Shapiro is leaving the club after 24 years to join Toronto’s front office. The teams said Monday he will become the Blue Jays’ new president and CEO following the 2015 season. He will replace Paul Beeston, who is retiring. Shapiro has been with Cleveland since 1992 and …

Fan’s death at Braves game raises stadium safety questions

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ATLANTA – The death of a longtime Braves season-ticket holder raises questions about the height of guard rails at the team’s new stadium that is …

Tebow getting biggest chance with Eagles in last exhibition

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Tim Tebow is getting his last chance this offseason to prove he should stay with the Eagles as their third-string quarterback. The 2007 …

Packers’ Randall Cobb leaves game with shoulder injury

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Receiver Randall Cobb left the Packers’ preseason game Saturday night against the Philadelphia Eagles with a shoulder injury. Cobb appeared to be favoring his right arm after landing on the arm as he was trying to catch a …

Kelly wins 6th straight start, pitches Red Sox past Mets, 3-1

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK – In one month, Joe Kelly has gone from total disappointment to the top of the rotation. Kelly won his sixth straight outing, recovering nicely from a rocky start to outpitch Jacob deGrom and lead the …

Encarnacion hits three homers, nine RBI as Blue Jays rout Tigers

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Edwin Encarnacion hit three home runs and tied a Toronto record with nine RBI as the AL East-leading Blue Jays routed the Detroit Tigers, 15-1, Saturday. Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 24 games, the longest in the …

Fagundez youngest to 25 goals, Revolution beat Union, 1-0

Saturday, August 29, 2015

CHESTER, Pa. – Diego Fagundez became the youngest player to score 25 career MLS goals as the New England Revolution beat the Philadelphia Union, 1-0, on Saturday for their third straight victory. Fagundez, who is 20 years, 6 months, 15 days old, signed with the Revolution on Nov. …

Fisher Cats falter after fast start, fall to Mets, 6-3

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dwight Smith Jr. doubled and Melky Mesa followed with a home run to give New Hampshire a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Binghamton responded with three runs of its own in the home half of the inning and led the rest of the …

Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

Saturday, August 29, 2015

ATLANTA – A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Golf Watson leads, Spieth misses cut at Barclays EDISON, N.J. – Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays. He also lost his No. 1 ranking. Bubba Watson overcame a rare warning …

No way he’d quit: Kidney disease can’t stop U.S. hurdler

Saturday, August 29, 2015

BEIJING – When the doctors hooked Aries Merritt onto the dialysis machine two years ago, they told him his running days were over. The doctors were focused on his kidneys. They never looked at his heart. The American …

Woman hit by foul ball behind home plate sues Red Sox owner

Saturday, August 29, 2015

BOSTON – A fan struck by a foul ball that went behind home plate last year during a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park sued the team’s principal owner. Brookline, Mass., resident Stephanie Taubin said in her lawsuit filed Wednesday against John Henry that she was above …

Boston RHP Buchholz done for year; health key to 2016 option

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK – Boston pitcher Clay Buchholz is done for the season because of a strained flexor muscle in his right elbow, and his health is the key to whether the Red Sox pick up the option on his 2016 contract. The 31-year-old Buchholz hasn’t pitched since the …