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Motorsports notebook: Elliott’s Sprint Cup debut a reminder that the future is here

Sunday, March 29, 2015

If the thought didn’t occur to you when Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon arrived last year or when Jeff Gordon announced his coming retirement before this year, it should set in when Chase Elliott climbs into his car at Martinsville for today’s STP 500. The youth movement that has been growing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series isn’t slowing down, and …

Tim O’Sullivan: Even in the offseason, Patriots (and their rivals) are right in the spotlight

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Offseason? What offseason? Sure, we know the NFL gets year-round coverage now, but the chatter and headlines swirling around the Patriots in the last month …

Red Sox rough up Rays starter Karns in 9-6 victory

Sunday, March 29, 2015

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Nathan Karns is excited about an opportunity to open the season in Tampa Bay’s pitching rotation. The Rays right-hander had a …

Rangers clinch playoff spot with 5-1 win over Senators

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chris Kreider had two goals and an assist and the New York Rangers clinched a playoff spot with a 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators last night. Dan Boyle, Mats Zuccarello and Tanner Glass also scored for the …

Headlines from around the world in sports

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 …

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. “Lose!” yelled Doug Borsuk, a 10-year season-ticket holder, from the upper level during …

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 season. While team owners didn’t vote on any extra-point proposals yesterday, there was …

While Tiger Woods struggles, fans flock to website with tips

Thursday, March 26, 2015

When we last saw Tiger Woods he was fleeing from a golf tournament in mid-round, mumbling something about improper activation of his glutes. He’s been missing in action for some time now, desperately searching for some of the …

Celtics lose to Heat, 93-86, and squander chance to move to seventh

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BOSTON – The Miami Heat were coming off a difficult loss at Milwaukee, and they were missing three key players due to injuries from the game against the Bucks. Goran Dragic knew what he had to do. Dragic …

Revis: Patriots’ offer ‘wasn’t in the ballpark’ of what he was looking for

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Darrelle Revis provided some insight into the negotiations he had with the New England Patriots before and after free agency yesterday, and said the Patriots weren’t close to the competition in their efforts to keep the All-Pro cornerback. “We tried to work on a deal, and the deal, …

Big three all reach 20 points as Cavaliers beat Grizzlies

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points, Kevin Love added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled to a 111-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies last night. LeBron James finished with 20 points, Timofey Mozgov added 14 …

Money approaching staggering amounts as Mayweather vs. Pacquiao nears

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

LAS VEGAS – The first ticket has yet to be sold, but the richest fight in boxing history is getting richer by the day. New estimates show Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s payoff for fighting Manny Pacquiao could easily be …

Sanbornton’s Cote disappointed, but determined after release from Yankees

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jordan Cote found out Monday morning. He was in Tampa going through his spring training routine with the Yankees when he was called into a meeting with the organization’s new vice president of baseball operations, Gary Denbo, Denbo’s …