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Wilson claims his new water heals concussions. That’s corny and dangerous.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Russell Wilson’s devotion to the products he promotes changed Wednesday evening from corny in an annoying way to stupid in a dangerous way. Following the publication of a Rolling Stone article in which he expressed a similar belief, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback tweeted that a bubbly water drink, in which he is an investor, helped him prevent a concussion. Wilson …

Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka ‘Chocolate Thunder,’ dies at 58

Friday, August 28, 2015

Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers’ locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, August 28, 2015

NFL Texans QB Mallett misses practice for personal issue HOUSTON – Houston Texans backup quarterback Ryan Mallett missed practice on Thursday for what Coach Bill …

Thin at receiver, Patriots bring ex-rival Wayne on board

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots players are looking forward to having veteran wide receiver and former rival Reggie Wayne on their team. “He’s a good player. He’s played at a high level for a long time,” fellow …

Fraser-Pryce dominates 100-meter dash at world championships; Huddle errs at end of 10,000

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BEIJING – They both lifted their arms to celebrate before the finish line. For Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 100 meters, this was no big deal. There was so much daylight between Fraser-Pryce and the runner-up, the Jamaican could …

After edging challenger Gatlin in 100, Bolt ready for signature 200

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BEIJING – Celebration time is over, Usain Bolt. Your stage beckons. After a day off following his wild 100-meter win over Justin Gatlin, the Jamaican great returns for the opening round of the 200 meters on Tuesday at …

IndyCar racer Wilson, 37, dies from injuries suffered during crash

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement on Monday night at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson is a …

Packers’ worst fears confirmed as Nelson suffers season-ending injury

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Green Bay Packers’ worst fears about the severity of receiver Jordy Nelson’s knee injury have come true. The team said Monday only that the star receiver suffered a “significant right knee injury” that would cost him the …

Wright homers in first at-bat back to lead Mets to win

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

David Wright hit a long home run on his first major league swing in 133 days, Wilmer Flores went deep twice and the New York Mets set a franchise record with eight homers in a 16-7 victory over …

Castillo’s 5 RBI lead Kelly, Red Sox over White Sox

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CHICAGO – Rusney Castillo homered and drove in a career-high five runs, Joe Kelly won his fifth straight outing and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox, 5-4, on Monday night. Kelly (7-6) allowed five hits …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, August 24, 2015

Golf Love wins Wyndham; Tiger struggles in final round GREENSBORO, N.C. – Davis Love III won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, while Tiger Woods’s season came to an abrupt …

Bowyer holds head high to cling to final Chase berth

Monday, August 24, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. – All of the crew members who work on Clint Bowyer’s team know they’ll be out of a job in 12 more races. Like everyone else at Michael Waltrip Racing, they face an uncertain future in …

Travers next race for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah

Monday, August 24, 2015

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will run next in the Travers Stakes at a sold-out Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. Following the colt’s Sunday morning workout at Del Mar in California, American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat said, “Saratoga, …