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Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, March 6, 2015

NFL RB Jones-Drew retires; Woodley released by Raiders ALAMEDA, Calif. – Two of the Oakland Raiders’ big free agent acquisitions from last season are no longer with the team. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement yesterday and defensive end LaMarr Woodley was released by the team. The two were brought in last March as General Manager Reggie McKenzie targeted …

Wilfork: Patriots aren’t picking up my option

Friday, March 6, 2015

Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said yesterday he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two …

Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

Friday, March 6, 2015

DOVER, Del. – NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom …

James scores 27 on milestone night as Cavs cruise past Celtics

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CLEVELAND – LeBron James doesn’t usually spend a lot of time talking about personal accomplishments, but he made an exception last night. James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA’s career list, and the …

Suspended Busch agrees to NASCAR’s guidelines for eventual reinstatement

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kurt Busch agreed to follow NASCAR’s recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement. The 2004 champion was indefinitely suspended Feb. 20 after a Delaware judge said he believed Busch likely committed an act of …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NBA Bulls’ Butler out 3 to 6 weeks CHICAGO – The banged-up Chicago Bulls will have to get by without another key player, with All-Star guard Jimmy Butler joining former MVP Derrick Rose on the sideline. The Bulls …

Follow-up weekend to Daytona 500 an all-around mess in Atlanta

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin’s motorhome. …

NFL teams face tough calls with costly franchise tags

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NFL games have begun for 2015. Don’t bother checking out your Sunday Ticket, though. This is not football the teams are playing, it’s tag. Yesterday was the deadline for franchises to decide whether to hold onto key players …

Patriots put franchise tag on Pro Bowler Gostkowski

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The New England Patriots placed the franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl kicker Stephen Gostkowski yesterday. The team said in an unattributed statement that the move gives the sides more time to negotiate an agreement. If no deal …

Bruins get busy at deadline, land Connolly and Talbot to boost offense

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BOSTON – Determined to protect their playoff spot, the Boston Bruins added more offense and grit up front. Boston acquired forwards Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey from Colorado at the NHL trade deadline yesterday, not long after picking …

Players with off-field issues not sure what interest they’ll draw in draft, free agent market

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BOSTON – There is a defensive end heading for free agency who had 15 sacks in his last full season. The kind of player a team can build a pass rush around, if he were spending more time …

Titans tell Super Bowl champion safety Pollard he’ll be released

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Veteran safety Bernard Pollard wanted out of Tennessee in his chase for another Super Bowl ring. The Titans are letting him leave so he can do just that, according to a person familiar with the team’s decision. The Titans informed Pollard he will be released, …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Moguls skiing Kearney finishes third to secure sixth overall title TAZAWAKO, Japan – Hanover High graduate Hannah Kearney finished third in yesterday’s freestyle World Cup dual moguls event to clinch her sixth overall moguls title. Kearney beat Canada’s …