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Thursday, March 5, 2015

NFL Eagles release linebacker Cole PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles released linebacker Trent Cole yesterday. A fifth-round draft choice of the Eagles in 2005 out of Cincinnati, the 32-year-old Cole ranks second in Eagles history with 85½ sacks in 10 seasons, trailing only Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White. A two-time Pro Bowl selection (in 2007 and 2009) and …

Ray Allen says he will not play this NBA season

Thursday, March 5, 2015

MIAMI – Ray Allen might return to the NBA – just not this season. The league’s all-time leading 3-point shooter who played for two NBA …

Fan from New London pays for anti-Mets ownership billboard near field

Thursday, March 5, 2015

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — A New York Mets fan from New Hampshire put his displeasure with the team’s ownership on full display. Gary Palumbo, …

NASCAR notebook: Question of Kyle Busch’s Chase eligibility a difficult one for NASCAR

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A broken leg wasn’t the only malady to occur when Kyle Busch careened off the Daytona International Speedway track and into a concrete wall the afternoon before the Daytona 500. The collision and its aftermath left NASCAR itself …

Mariners’ Ackley welcomed son early on way to spring training

Sunday, March 1, 2015

PEORIA, Ariz. – Dustin Ackley and his 7-months-pregnant wife were about an hour from stop No. 2 in their cross-country trek from Michigan to Arizona for the start of spring training when her water broke outside Oklahoma City. …

White Sox ace Sale breaks bone in foot, out at least three weeks

Sunday, March 1, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is out for at least three weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in what the team described as an accident at home. Unloading the back of …

Bruins earn two important points with rout of struggling Coyotes

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Boston Bruins are in a tight race for one of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spots, and they knew they couldn’t slip up against a struggling team. They didn’t. Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Zdeno …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Motorsports Harvick dominates Xfinity; Crafton cleans up Trucks HAMPTON, Ga. – Kevin Harvick turned in another dominating performance yesterday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, holding off Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano in the Xfinity Series race. Harvick has won the Atlanta race in NASCAR’s second-tier series three years in …

Gasol, Grizzlies withstand scare from Wolves in 101-97 win

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Marc Gasol had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Conley hit a big 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a much-needed 101-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night. Gasol scored nine …

Monarchs let lead slip away in 4-3 loss to Pirates

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Portland Pirates scored two goals in the final eight minutes last night, dealing the visiting Manchester Monarchs a tough 4-3 defeat. Manchester had snapped a 2-2 tie after two periods when Josh Gratton scored his fourth goal of the season, with assists from Zach O’Brien and Vincent …

Dude, where’s my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

Saturday, February 28, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. – When Travis Kvapil got the call yesterday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke. “They said there was trouble with the car,” Kvapil said. “I thought we could figure it out …

Pawtucket mayor says city wants compensation for PawSox loss

Saturday, February 28, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien said the city should be compensated by the state if the Pawtucket Red Sox leave town. Grebien told WJAR-TV yesterday that he still hopes to keep the Triple-A baseball club in his city, but expects the state to help maintain McCoy …

Rondo moving on after suspension over outburst with Carlisle

Saturday, February 28, 2015

DALLAS – Rajon Rondo says he and Dallas Coach Rick Carlisle talked all the time in the days after the point guard arrived from Boston in a trade the Mavericks hope will boost their chances of winning a …