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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BASEBALL Tanaka likely to start for Yankees against Blue Jays on Sunday ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees’ rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two months. Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said the Japanese right-hander tentatively is set to start against Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka will throw another bullpen session … 0

Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – For as long as he has been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in … 0

Union appeals Rice’s indefinite suspension by NFL

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BALTIMORE – The NFL players’ union appealed the league’s indefinite suspension of Ray Rice. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the … 0

Red Sox 2B Pedroia has season-ending surgery

Friday, September 12, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had season-ending surgery on his left wrist yesterday to repair a tendon, clean out scar tissue and reduce some inflammation. The surgery was performed by Dr. Matt Liebman at Newton-Wellesley Surgery Center near Boston. Red Sox Manager … 0

World Series scheduled to open on a Tuesday

Friday, September 12, 2014

NEW YORK – The World Series is scheduled to open on a Tuesday instead of Wednesday this year. In 2007, Major League Baseball switched from a Saturday to a Wednesday start with the goal of playing more games on nights that typically draw the largest television audiences. The … 0

Owners say Rice investigation will be independent

Friday, September 12, 2014

NEW YORK – The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged yesterday to make the findings of the probe public, and said their … 0

U.S. beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

Friday, September 12, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain – Madrid awaits. Spain doesn’t. The gold-medal matchup seemingly everyone wanted in the Basketball World Cup – maybe even some U.S. players – won’t be happening. The Spanish were upset in the quarterfinals, ending the predicted … 0

Gronk ready for Game 2 in return from knee injury

Friday, September 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski looks to be in midseason form, at least when he’s spiking the ball after a touchdown. The rest of his game might take a while to get there. The New England Patriots star … 0

Pawtucket Red Sox lose Game 3, fall behind Durham 2 games to 1

Friday, September 12, 2014

On the edge Pawtucket put the tying run on second base with one out in the top of the ninth inning last night, but Durham closer Josh Lueke retired the final two batters without damage and the Bulls held on for a 4-3 victory, taking a 2-1 series … 0

Stanton hit in face by pitch, leaves in ambulance

Friday, September 12, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was hit under the left eye by a fastball and bleeding from the face as he was taken off the field in an ambulance last night. The major league RBI leader … 0

Flacco, Ravens beat Steelers, 26-6

Friday, September 12, 2014

BALTIMORE – Playing three days after running back Ray Rice was released, the Ravens got a pair of touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and rolled past the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, 26-6, last night. Rice was reaching the end … 0

Red Sox capitalize on miscues, beat Royals, 6-3

Friday, September 12, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The last-place Boston Red Sox took advantage of three critical errors by the first-place Kansas City Royals, pulling away late in a 6-3 victory last night that ended a four-game losing streak. Clay Buchholz … 0

PawSox fall in 11 innings; championship series tied at 1

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Durham’s Vince Belnome hit a game-tying homer in the top of the ninth inning, then scored the eventual winning run in the 11th as the Bulls beat the Pawtucket Red Sox, 4-3, last night to even the International League championship series at 1 game apiece. Belnome (1-for-3) connected … 0