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NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin’s crew chief and car chief yesterday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Darian Grubb and Wesley Sherrill were both suspended through the Sept. 6 race at Richmond. Grubb, the crew chief, was also fined $125,000. It strips Hamlin of two … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BASEBALL Player gets nearly $1 million in Offerman bat attack case BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A lawyer said a Connecticut minor league baseball player hit by … 0

Pats DT Siliga hopes to build on last year’s play

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. The youngest of 11 siblings finally found steady work with the … 0

Playmaking tight end Rudolph lands five-year deal with Vikings

Monday, July 28, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – Kyle Rudolph hasn’t put up the biggest numbers over the first three years of his career, which is due as much to the Minnesota Vikings’ revolving door at quarterback as anything else. The Vikings have known … 0

No wins, but no worry for these Sprint Cup drivers

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Sprint Cup drivers all left Loudon following the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and headed their separate ways. With a weekend off before returning to racing at the Brickyard in Indianapolis, drivers were free to do whatever they pleased, be it returning … 0

Managers Torre, Cox, La Russa lead banner class into Hall of Fame

Saturday, July 26, 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Joe Torre still needs a pinch or two, just to make sure. “It’s still sort of unbelievable,” he said. “Cooperstown was always something way out there. Okay, I know where it is. Doesn’t mean I’m … 0

Harvick grabs yet another pole with big run at Indy

Saturday, July 26, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Kevin Harvick once again dominated a NASCAR qualifying session, setting a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record to win the pole for the Brickyard 400. Harvick turned a lap at 188.470 mph yesterday to claim his … 0

Veteran defensive end Will Smith eager for fresh start with Patriots

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – After missing last season with a knee injury, Will Smith is thrilled to be back on the field. Now, the 33-year-old defensive end has a job to win. “It feels good,” Smith said yesterday, after … 0

Red Sox trade righty Jake Peavy to Giants

Saturday, July 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander Jack Peavy to San Francisco for a pair of minor league pitchers yesterday, helping the Giants bolster their rotation for the stretch run. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award … 0

Nibali set to win Tour, with two Frenchmen on podium

Saturday, July 26, 2014

PERIGUEUX, France – Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage yesterday. Nibali all but ensured he will … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, July 26, 2014

NFL Moeaki out indefinitely with hamstring injury PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Buffalo Bills tight end Tony Moeaki is out indefinitely with a hamstring injury. Bills Coach Doug Marrone provided an update before the team’s practice last night. Marrone said … 0

Fisher Cats shut out by Senators, 3-0

Saturday, July 26, 2014

John Anderson struck out seven over six innings and Andy Burns had two hits, but the New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost to Harrisburg, 3-0, last night, snapping the Senators’ losing streak at three. Anderson (3-3) allowed six hits and three runs (two earned) while walking one. Blake McFarland … 0

Crew hands Revolution its eighth straight loss, 2-1

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Ethan Finlay scored in the 84th minute and the Columbus Crew beat New England, 2-1, last night to extend the Revolution’s losing streak to eight games. Finlay ran down a long ball from Justin Meram, shrugged off a defender, and hammered a shot into the … 0