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Develin’s versatility could help Pats at tight end

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski isn’t ready for full-time activity. Michael Hoomanawanui has been sidelined the past two practices. The New England Patriots are short-handed at tight end, so James Develin is getting another chance to show the versatility that has earned praise from Coach Bill Belichick. “He gets better all the time,” Belichick said yesterday. “It’s a little bit … 0

Less zone-read for RG3 under Redskins Coach Gruden

Thursday, July 31, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. – Robert Griffin III faked the handoff to Alfred Morris and took off down the left sideline, showing the burst of speed that … 0

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NFL Bills’ Jackson signs 1-year contract extension PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Running back Fred Jackson signed a one-year contract extension with the Buffalo Bills yesterday. Jackson … 0

Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return … 0

Source: Browns’ Gordon hires attorney, plans defense

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BEREA, Ohio – Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL. Facing an indefinite suspension for marijuana use, Cleveland’s talented wide receiver has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal … 0

Infante blows first save as Fisher Cats lose to Mets, 4-3

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Andy Burns drove in two runs and Jon Berti and Matt Newman had two hits apiece, but the New Hampshire Fisher Cats couldn’t hold a late lead, falling 4-3 in Binghamton last night. Trailing 3-1 going to the bottom of the eighth inning, Binghamton’s Dilson Herrera homered off … 0

Stroman again stifles Boston in Jays’ 4-2 win

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BOSTON – Marcus Stroman was so good against the Boston Red Sox last week that he went with the same plan last night. And the result was his second solid start in five days, leading the Toronto Blue … 0

Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made on … 0

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Motorsports Keselowski to run NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa NEWTON, Iowa – Brad Keselowski will run the NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa on Saturday, just a day before the Sprint Cup event at Pocono. Keselowski will make his … 0

With Brickyard win, Gordon has the look of a championship contender

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the southern sport to … 0

Lions suspend contract talks with Ndamukong Suh until season’s end

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team President Tom Lewand and General Manager … 0

Rays’ Archer: ‘Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn’t mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big … 0

For once, Redskins camp not a den of controversy

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. – The Washington Redskins are the team that gave us Michael Westbrook punching Stephen Davis, Dan Snyder landing his helicopter during practices, Albert Haynesworth turning the conditioning test into a sideshow and Mike Shanahan using the … 0