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Ellis leads Mavericks over Spurs, 99-93, Rondo’s Mavs debut

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Monta Ellis equaled his season high with 38 points, including 11 during the final four minutes, to spark a late rally as the Dallas Mavericks beat the depleted San Antonio Spurs, 99-93, last night in Rajon Rondo’s debut with the Mavericks. Ellis broke a 91-91 tie with a basket from the right corner that sailed over the corner of the …

Despite rifts, U.S. and Cuba share baseball ties

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Despite deep political and ideological differences over the years, Cuba and the United States always have shared a love of baseball. From the Negro Leagues …

Playing Patriots still special for Ryan, Jets

Sunday, December 21, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Rex Ryan still isn’t backing down. Sure, his future with the New York Jets appears dim. But the coach is conceding …

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Friday, December 19, 2014

NFL Jaguars hold off Titans, win in home finale JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jordan Todman juked one defender and stiff-armed another on his way to a 62-yard touchdown run that helped the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans, 21-13, last night. Todman’s first carry was the biggest play in …

Patriots must gear up for Jets’ running game

Friday, December 19, 2014

FOXBOUROUGH, Mass. – The Patriots know they’re preparing for a Jets offense that will run, run and run some more when the divisional foes meet Sunday in New Jersey. “This team wants to run the ball. They let you know the want to run the ball, that’s their …

Bode Miller on schedule for January return

Friday, December 19, 2014

VAL GARDENA, Italy – Bode Miller is skiing again and remains on schedule for a January return after undergoing surgery on a disc in his back. U.S. Ski Team men’s Head Coach Sasha Rearick said the six-time Olympic medalist started skiing in Park City, Utah, this week, and …

Manning limited at practice with thigh injury

Friday, December 19, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Peyton Manning is over his illness but not his injury. Denver’s quarterback was limited yesterday when the Broncos reconvened for their first practice since their win at San Diego on Sunday. Manning fought through the …

Patriots expect tough game against Jets, really

Thursday, December 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – With straight faces, the New England Patriots always find something to praise about their next opponent, no matter how bad that team’s record may be. “They’ve got a real good defense,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady …

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

NFL Jets receiver Harvin sits, rests severely sprained ankle FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – New York Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin sat out practice while resting his severely sprained left ankle, which he played through Sunday at Tennessee. Coach …

Red Sox obtain reliever Varvaro for minor leaguer

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON – The Red Sox obtained Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves for Aaron Kurcz in a swap of right-handed pitchers. Varvaro was 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA for the Braves last year, his fifth season in the majors. The Red Sox also sent cash to the Braves. …

Pump fake still an old standby tool in QB’s belt

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers had first-and-goal at the Carolina 7, poised to break open that September game in the third quarter. Roethlisberger looked left, cocked his arm and completed his entire throwing motion, luring a Panthers …

Panthers outlast Capitals in longest NHL shootout

Thursday, December 18, 2014

SUNRISE, Fla. – Roberto Luongo has been around the NHL for 15 seasons, and yet the veteran goalie still had a chance to see something new. Luongo and the rest of the Florida Panthers held off the Washington …

Revis heads back to MetLife Stadium as Jets’ enemy

Thursday, December 18, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets. Not this way, though. This time around, he’s an enemy. He’s a member of the playoff-bound New England …