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Woman sues over elevator shaft fall at Fenway Park

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON – A 22-year-old woman who fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park and was seriously injured is suing the owner of the Boston Red Sox and an elevator company. Elisabeth Scotland of Brigantine, N.J., sued Wednesday in Superior Court in Boston against Fenway Sports Group and Otis Elevator Co. of Farmington, Conn. The suit seeks unspecified …

Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks for three players, two draft picks

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas last night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship …

49ers’ Harbaugh mum on reported offer

Friday, December 19, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the …

Monarchs fade late in loss to Providence

Monday, December 15, 2014

David Pastrnak and Ethan Warek – who scored two goals apiece – found the net in the third period to break a tie and lift the Providence Bruins over the Manchester Monarchs, 4-2. Kevin Gravel and Brian O’Neill scored for the Monarchs, who had 1-0 and 2-1 leads …

A century later, mythic thud of soccer ball still heard

Monday, December 15, 2014

PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium – On the side of a wind-swept field covered with scorpion weed, a simple wooden cross marks a unique event in soccer history. At its base, amid wreaths of poppies, lie a smattering of balls and …

Manziel’s debut as a starter a dud; Bills shock Packers in Buffalo

Monday, December 15, 2014

Johnny Manziel spent his first NFL start being chased and taunted by Cincinnati defenders as the Bengals rudely welcomed the hyped rookie quarterback to the league with a 30-0 demolition of the Cleveland Browns yesterday. Manziel failed to …

Patriots overcome slow start with furious second half to trounce Dolphins

Monday, December 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady was upset that his New England Patriots hardly looked like a division champion in the first half. So upset that the slow-footed quarterback made a rare scramble for a first down that sparked …

Penguins star Crosby latest to be diagnosed with the mumps

Monday, December 15, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Add Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby to the growing list of NHL players dealing with the mumps. The Penguins announced the diagnosis yesterday after holding the two-time MVP out of games over the weekend as a precaution when swelling developed on the right side of Crosby’s …

Bryant passes Jordan for third on NBA scoring list

Monday, December 15, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – Kobe Bryant has shot more than 11,000 free throws in his NBA career. He has been at the line in critical moments with championships hanging in the balance. Still, when he stepped to the line midway …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, December 15, 2014

College football Auburn freshman Mitchell killed in shooting AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn University football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell was shot and killed yesterday. The girlfriend of the player who was fatally shot said he was arguing with someone at a party when a third person opened fire. Seventeen-year-old …

Plenty has changed as Patriots prep for rematch with Dolphins

Sunday, December 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – When the Miami Dolphins played the New England Patriots in the season opener, Knowshon Moreno ran for 134 yards and Tom Brady was sacked four times. Since then, Moreno gained just 14 yards on the …

Today’s Patriots-Dolphins matchup by the numbers

Sunday, December 14, 2014

MIAMI (7-6) at NEW ENGLAND (10-3) Today, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE – Patriots by 7.5 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Miami 7-5-1, New England 8-5 SERIES RECORD – Dolphins lead 52-46 LAST MEETING – Dolphins 33, Patriots 20, Sept. 7, 2014 LAST WEEK – Dolphins lost to …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, December 14, 2014

NFL Niners place Bowman, Dorsey on season-ending IR SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The San Francisco 49ers placed linebacker NaVorro Bowman and defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey on season-ending injured reserve. The Niners promoted cornerback Marcus Cromartie and guard Andrew …