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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs n Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Fantasy plays: Time to figure out who’s No. 1 in your draft

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Your fantasy football draft draws near, and you’re stoked because you’ve got the top overall pick. Visions of grabbing the hands-down best player and watching him carry you to a title has you giddy. Then you take a closer look at the candidates, and reality sets in: There just isn’t a clear-cut No. 1 this year. No LaDainian Tomlinson coming …

Coach Jen Welter calls groundbreaking NFL work ‘fantastic’

Saturday, August 29, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Jen Welter’s groundbreaking days as an interim NFL coach are nearing an end. “It’s been fantastic,” she said. “This is such a …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, August 29, 2015

TRACK AND FIELD Eaton breaks world record as he wins decathlon gold BEIJING – With an all-out run in the final event, the 1,500 meters, …

Oriol Servia to drive Justin Wilson’s No. 25 Honda in finale

Friday, August 28, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. – Justin Wilson’s race car will return to the track for the IndyCar season finale. Andretti Autosport announced Thursday that series veteran Oriol Servia will drive Wilson’s No. 25 Honda at Sonoma Raceway this weekend. Wilson …

Mets’ six-run inning buries Fisher Cats

Friday, August 28, 2015

Binghamton turned a one-run deficit into a five-run lead in one inning and cruised past the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 9-5, on Thursday night. The Mets (71-59) knocked Fisher Cats (63-65) starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx from the game with a six-run fifth inning, making the score 8-3. Bibens-Dirkx allowed …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NFL Former Dolphins offensive lineman Martin says he attempted suicide multiple times MIAMI – Former NFL tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook saying difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he wanted to …

Patriots place extra importance on third preseason game

Thursday, August 27, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night’s third preseason game. “We weren’t very good on either side of the ball, or …

Iconic schemes to run at Darlington

Thursday, August 27, 2015

DARLINGTON, S.C. – The Southern 500 will have a familiar feel, and not just because the race has returned to Labor Day weekend. Most of the grid for Sprint Cup’s next race on Sept. 6 will have throwback paint schemes on their cars, recalling the days when greats …

Patriots trade draft pick to Lions for tackle Michael Williams

Thursday, August 27, 2015

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – The New England Patriots acquired tackle Michael Williams from the Detroit Lions for a draft pick on Wednesday. The Lions took Williams in the seventh round of the 2013 draft, but he has not played in an NFL game. Williams played tight end at …

Bolt leaves ’em laughing and a new star comes out in 400

Thursday, August 27, 2015

BEIJING – Long after two of the all-time greats at 400 meters had left the track in second and third place, the winner was sprawled on the ground, gasping for breath and getting his pulse checked by a …

Humbled Vick at peace in reserve role with Steelers

Thursday, August 27, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The crowd around the backup quarterback’s locker was three or four deep. Somewhere in the middle, underneath the bright lights that never seem to go away, Michael Vick spent 13 minutes answering the same questions that …

Construction worker plunges to death at Vikings stadium site

Thursday, August 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS – A construction worker plunged about 50 feet to his death at the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium site Wednesday morning while a second worker with him was seriously injured. Officials were still trying to determine how the …

Cowboys think they have depth to replace injured Scandrick

Thursday, August 27, 2015

OXNARD, Calif. – Orlando Scandrick’s season-ending knee injury was a flashback for Dallas Coach Jason Garrett to losing linebacker Sean Lee during the offseason a year earlier. There is one difference, though. This time, the Cowboys think they …