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Broncos’ Thomas to skip offseason workouts until reaching a longer deal

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Peyton Manning will have to do without his top target this offseason unless the Denver Broncos reach an agreement with Demaryius Thomas on a long-term contract. The star receiver said yesterday that without a deal, he’ll skip the team’s offseason workouts that begin April 13 and bypass Manning’s annual passing camp next week at Duke. Thomas said …

Montoya shows softer side – but same swagger – in return to open wheel racing

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – There was a time when the edge to Juan Pablo Montoya was evident everywhere he went. His arrogance was on display …

Cubs send super prospect Bryant to minors, sparking outrage

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

MESA, Ariz. – Third baseman Kris Bryant was reassigned by the Chicago Cubs to their minor league camp yesterday despite an outstanding spring training at …

Marlins’ Cosart says MLB reviewing his Twitter account

Friday, March 27, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. – Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart said Major League Baseball is reviewing his deleted Twitter account as part of an investigation into gambling-related tweets posted there and he is cooperating with the investigation. “Obviously, I was …

Ortiz, Napoli return as Red Sox beat Twins, 5-4

Friday, March 27, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – David Ortiz was 0-for-3 in his return to Boston’s lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins, 5-4, yesterday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played …

Unsigned No. 1 pick Aiken announces Tommy John surgery

Friday, March 27, 2015

Brady Aiken, the hard-throwing lefty who didn’t sign after being last year’s No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Astros, announced he had Tommy John surgery. The 18-year-old Aiken was pitching for the IMG Academy to prepare for this year’s draft. Aiken wrote an essay that was published …

Getzlaf scores in OT as Ducks rally past Bruins, 3-2

Friday, March 27, 2015

BOSTON – The Anaheim Ducks took advantage of the struggling Bruins and kept control of first place in the Western Conference. Ryan Getzlaf scored 3:09 into overtime to lift Anaheim to a 3-2 victory over Boston last night. …

Rangers clinch playoff spot with 5-1 win over Senators

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chris Kreider had two goals and an assist and the New York Rangers clinched a playoff spot with a 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators last night. Dan Boyle, Mats Zuccarello and Tanner Glass also scored for the …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Baseball Mets pitcher Wheeler has Tommy John surgery TAMPA, Fla. – New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler had Tommy John surgery, which likely will sideline him until late next spring. The Mets said team medical director Dr. David …

NHL’s ‘top’ losers, Sabres and Coyotes, meet with chance to win big in stacked draft

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Sabres are in last place. And many of their fans are openly rooting for the standings to stay that way. “Lose!” yelled Doug Borsuk, a 10-year season-ticket holder, from the upper level during …

NFL: Changes to PAT a popular topic

Thursday, March 26, 2015

PHOENIX – Spice it up. The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season. While team owners didn’t vote on any extra-point proposals yesterday, there was …

While Tiger Woods struggles, fans flock to website with tips

Thursday, March 26, 2015

When we last saw Tiger Woods he was fleeing from a golf tournament in mid-round, mumbling something about improper activation of his glutes. He’s been missing in action for some time now, desperately searching for some of the …

Celtics lose to Heat, 93-86, and squander chance to move to seventh

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BOSTON – The Miami Heat were coming off a difficult loss at Milwaukee, and they were missing three key players due to injuries from the game against the Bucks. Goran Dragic knew what he had to do. Dragic …