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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NFL Sources: Running back Rice’s appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6 A hearing on Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said yesterday. The people spoke with the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the hearing have not been made public. Rice was suspended …

Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end Michael Sam from the practice squad yesterday, another setback as the NFL’s first openly gay player …

Hats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o’ the hat

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days …

Kenseth regrets nothing in scuffle with Keselowski

Saturday, October 18, 2014

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Matt Kenseth would not change anything about his actions in a post-race scuffle with Brad Keselowski at Charlotte, where tempers flared as several drivers slipped to the edge of elimination in NASCAR’s championship race. Keselowski …

NHL: Luongo, Panthers shut down Sabres

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots for his 67th career shutout, leading the Florida Panthers to a 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres last night for their first victory of the season. Luongo moved past Patrick Roy into sole …

Canadiens fan uses laser pointer

Friday, October 17, 2014

MONTREAL – A Montreal fan used a laser pointer to try to distract the Boston Bruins last night in the Canadiens’ 6-4 victory. Video replay clearly showed a green dot dancing on and around Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, October 17, 2014

BASEBALL Renovation begins on Wrigley Field bleachers CHICAGO – Construction equipment is starting to take big bites out of Wrigley Field’s exterior outfield walls. The demolition of the historic ballpark’s bleachers is part of a project to build …

Pats LB Mayo, RB Ridley placed on injured reserve

Friday, October 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots placed leading tackler Jerod Mayo and top rusher Stevan Ridley on injured reserve yesterday, ending their seasons. The moves were expected after both players damaged their right knees in last Sunday’s …

Vision of Royals GM Dayton Moore comes to fruition

Friday, October 17, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The memories come back in bits and pieces, and for that he can be forgiven. After all, 29 years have passed since he was standing on the hillside, watching everything unfold. It was a …

Thomas making it look easy thanks to Gonzalez

Friday, October 17, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Julius Thomas says he was misquoted – by Julius Thomas. After scoring his second TD against the Jets last weekend, Denver’s star tight end screamed, “It’s so easy!” Although his nine TD receptions are tied …

Sullinger, Bradley lead Celtics past 76ers

Friday, October 17, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and Avery Bradley added 20 – all in the first half – to help the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 111-91, in an exhibition game last night. Jeff Green, playing …

Nguyen scores twice as New England beats Houston, 2-1

Friday, October 17, 2014

HOUSTON – Lee Nguyen scored twice in the second half to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo last night. New England (16-13-4) is three points behind Eastern Conference leader D.C. United …

Canadiens surge past Bruins in home opener, 6-4

Friday, October 17, 2014

MONTREAL – Brendan Gallagher and P.A. Parenteau each had two goals and the Montreal Canadiens won their home opener, 6-4 over the Boston Bruins last night. Max Pacioretty had a goal and two assists, while Jiri Sekac got …