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Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, May 30, 2015

NFL Bills shuffle quarterbacks: Simms claimed; Tuel cut ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills shuffled their depth at quarterback by claiming Matt Simms and waiving Jeff Tuel. The Bills were awarded Simms yesterday, a day after he was cut by the New York Jets. He spent two seasons in New York and is reunited with former coach Rex Ryan …

So far, so very good for Roger Federer at the French Open

Saturday, May 30, 2015

PARIS – One of Roger Federer’s 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. The other was glued to a mobile phone. …

Hamlin wins the pole at Dover International Speedway

Saturday, May 30, 2015

DOVER, Del. – Denny Hamlin was in the clear, in his head and on the track. Hamlin put a weekend of illness behind him, turning …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, May 28, 2015

NFL Zimmer says Peterson can play for Vikings or not play at all EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer said Adrian Peterson has two choices: He can either play for the Vikings or he cannot play at all. The star running back has missed the …

Vive la France! Good day for Monfils, Tsonga at French Open

Thursday, May 28, 2015

PARIS – Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators. An entertainer at heart, Monfils pounded his chest with …

French Open at a glance

Thursday, May 28, 2015

PARIS – A look at the French Open yesterday: Weather: Sunny. High of 72 degrees. Men’s seeded winners: No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 4 Tomas Berdych, No. 5 Kei Nishikori, No. 8 Stan Wawrinka, No. 12 Gilles Simon, …

Indians players shave heads to support Aviles, daughter

Thursday, May 28, 2015

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles is touched by the show of support he’s getting from teammates for his 4-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with leukemia this month. Several Indians players and coaches have shaved their heads …

Kraft introduces top draft pick, stays mum on ‘Deflategate’

Thursday, May 28, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Robert Kraft spent 80 seconds yesterday making his first public remarks since saying eight days earlier he wouldn’t appeal the Patriots’ punishment for using underinflated footballs. Not one of those seconds was devoted to the …

Pedroia’s power not enough for Red Sox in 6-4 loss to Twins

Thursday, May 28, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS – Given an early two-run lead by Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox starter Rick Porcello was trying to provide a shutdown inning. Porcello walked Aaron Hicks with one out. And it led to a big inning for the …

FIFA’s powerful world is shaken by U.S. indictments, arrests

Thursday, May 28, 2015

NEW YORK – Known as the beautiful game for the on-field spectacle, soccer has operated for decades under an ugly cloud of allegations related to match-fixing in professional leagues and bribery in connection with the hosting of the sport’s premier competition, the World Cup. At the center of …

U.S., Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe

Thursday, May 28, 2015

ZURICH – The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer’s global governing body yesterday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional …

Blackhawks beat Ducks, 5-2, to force Game 7 in West finals

Thursday, May 28, 2015

CHICAGO – Duncan Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks, 5-2, last night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals. Brandon Saad, …

Monarchs beat Wolf Pack, 5-3, to take 3-0 series lead

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Five different players scored goals as the Manchester Monarchs beat the host Hartford Wolf Pack, 5-3, last night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, giving the Monarchs a 3-0 series lead. The Monarchs scored first for the fifth straight game when Nick Shore tipped in a …