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NASCAR notebook: Question of Kyle Busch’s Chase eligibility a difficult one for NASCAR

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A broken leg wasn’t the only malady to occur when Kyle Busch careened off the Daytona International Speedway track and into a concrete wall the afternoon before the Daytona 500. The collision and its aftermath left NASCAR itself with a ringing headache, one that isn’t likely to go away too easily in the weeks to come. The driver was still …

Mariners’ Ackley welcomed son early on way to spring training

Sunday, March 1, 2015

PEORIA, Ariz. – Dustin Ackley and his 7-months-pregnant wife were about an hour from stop No. 2 in their cross-country trek from Michigan to Arizona …

White Sox ace Sale breaks bone in foot, out at least three weeks

Sunday, March 1, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is out for at least three weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in …

Ortiz on pace-of-play fines: ‘I might run out of money’

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate. He sounded prepared to pay for it. “I might run out of money,” Ortiz said during a colorful rant yesterday about the new pace-of-play rule …

Newcomer Moncada arrives at Red Sox facility

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Yoan Moncada arrived yesterday at the spring training headquarters of the Boston Red Sox, another step toward completion of a hefty contract for the 19-year-old Cuban. The Red Sox and Moncada’s agent reached an …

Latest injury to Rose hits Bulls hard

Thursday, February 26, 2015

CHICAGO – The news that Derrick Rose will have knee surgery again hit the Chicago Bulls and their fans hard and left them in a familiar spot – trying to get by without their star point guard. The …

Mavs suspend Rondo for game after exchange with Carlisle

Thursday, February 26, 2015

ATLANTA – The Dallas Mavericks suspended Rajon Rondo for their game last night in Atlanta for conduct detrimental to the team, a day after the point guard had a heated exchange on the court with Coach Rick Carlisle …

Ramirez says he’s done playing, looks forward to coaching

Thursday, February 26, 2015

MESA, Ariz. – On his first day at spring training with the Chicago Cubs, Manny Ramirez was looking forward to his new job as hitting consultant. “I’m very blessed they have confidence in me,” Ramirez said yesterday. Ramirez …

Angels’ Hamilton meeting with MLB about disciplinary issue

Thursday, February 26, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue. Angels spokesman Tim Mead confirmed the initial report from the Los Angeles Times yesterday that Hamilton went to New York to meet with baseball officials. The team declined …

Padres chairman says ‘it was time’ to make an offseason splash

Thursday, February 26, 2015

PEORIA, Ariz. – As the full squad of his remodeled club stretched in front of him for the first time, Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler was asked about the flurry of offseason moves that have brought excitement and …

Celtics rout Knicks, 115-94

Thursday, February 26, 2015

BOSTON – Evan Turner had his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Boston pulled away with 20 unanswered points in the second half and extended New York’s losing streak to eight with …

Garnett re-introduced in Minnesota, hopes to eventually lead team as owner

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS – Nearly eight years after he left Minnesota, Kevin Garnett’s goal hasn’t changed. He still wants to bring a championship to the Timberwolves. That may not happen as a player for the 38-year-old. But maybe it will …

Players get their wish with Love back as Ryder Cup captain

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Davis Love III was on his porch in Sea Island taking part in a conference call for the first Ryder Cup Task Force meeting, and he was shocked by what he heard. First, …