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From HRs to ejections, rarely a dull moment for Bryce Harper

Friday, May 22, 2015

WASHINGTON – There’s rarely a dull moment when it comes to Bryce Harper. Been that way pretty much ever since the Washington Nationals brought him to the majors at age 19. He’ll hit six home runs in a span of three games. He’ll get ejected twice in the span of seven games. He’ll earn NL Player of the Week honors, …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, May 22, 2015

NASCAR Gordon to join Fox as full-time analyst following retirement Jeff Gordon will join Fox as a full-time analyst in 2016, teaming with Mike Joy …

Isiah Thomas wants people to keep open mind about new job

Friday, May 22, 2015

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Isiah Thomas knew there would be questions when it was announced two weeks ago that he would be the new president of …

Agency head to meet with Lucchino after PawSox owner’s death

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The chairman of the state agency responsible for the land on which the Pawtucket Red Sox want to build a stadium is meeting with co-owner Larry Lucchino following the sudden death of principal owner James …

Drivers back IndyCar; wreck concerns remain for Indy 500

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

DETROIT – Looking no worse for wear a couple days after his car flipped through the air at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Ed Carpenter sized up next weekend’s big race. After several scary accidents over the past week, will …

NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers. The owners yesterday approved the competition committee’s proposal to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on PATs to make …

Kraft: Patriots won’t appeal team’s fine, draft penalties

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team’s punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback’s challenge remains. Moments after Kraft said yesterday he won’t oppose the $1 million fine and …

Fisher Cats hold off Fightin Phils for 6-4 victory

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Shane Opitz’s two-run single in the top of the ninth turned out to be the difference as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats hung on to beat the host Reading Fightin Phils, 6-4, last night. Opitz’s hit made the score 6-1, but what looked like insurance turned out to …

Timberwolves win draft lottery; Lakers move to No. 2

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NEW YORK – The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery last night, the first time since 2004 the team with the worst record won the No. 1 pick. After years of bad luck in the lottery, things …

Ortiz, Napoli homer as Red Sox top Rangers, 4-3

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON – Mike Napoli found a flaw in his swing on the cross-country flight after his difficult road trip. Then he sent a liner soaring into the left-field seats. Napoli watched video while flying from Seattle on Sunday …

Warriors rally past Rockets, 110-106, in Game 1 of West finals

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Stephen Curry hit two free throws in the final seconds to finish with 34 points, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from 16 points down in the second quarter to beat the Houston Rockets, 110-106, …

Yankees CF Ellsbury heads to DL with right knee injury

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON – New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is heading to the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee after getting injured during an 8-6, 10-inning loss to the Washington Nationals last night. The Yankees said …

Ray Duckler: Patriots owner Robert Kraft caves, leaving a foul smell

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Inhale deeply. Do you smell it, the pungent odor of B.S. that’s worked its way from San Francisco to Concord? My eyes are watering, my betta fish went belly up and I saw a bunch of cows in …