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Develin’s versatility could help Pats at tight end

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski isn’t ready for full-time activity. Michael Hoomanawanui has been sidelined the past two practices. The New England Patriots are short-handed at tight end, so James Develin is getting another chance to show the versatility that has earned praise from Coach Bill Belichick. “He gets better all the time,” Belichick said yesterday. “It’s a little bit … 0

Less zone-read for RG3 under Redskins Coach Gruden

Thursday, July 31, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. – Robert Griffin III faked the handoff to Alfred Morris and took off down the left sideline, showing the burst of speed that … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NFL Bills’ Jackson signs 1-year contract extension PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Running back Fred Jackson signed a one-year contract extension with the Buffalo Bills yesterday. Jackson … 0

Judge permits Clippers’ sale from Sterling to Microsoft’s Ballmer

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge … 0

Rose impressive in return for USA Basketball

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LAS VEGAS – Derrick Rose said he feels old. The 25-year-old point guard’s rigorous play yesterday during the U.S. basketball team’s first practice dictated otherwise. “I was joking with Kyle Korver, I told him ‘I’m getting old, man. … 0

Nine-run sixth the lowlight as Blue Jays crush Sox, 14-1

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox are looking like a team that’ll be playing out the string a little early this season. The defending World Series champions, last in the AL East, lost for the sixth time in … 0

Graveman picks up his first win in Fisher Cats’ 5-1 victory over Binghamton

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kendall Graveman picked up the win in his debut with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, allowing just one run in six innings in the team’s 5-1 win over the Binghamton Mets last night. Graveman allowed eight hits and two walks while striking out four. Blake McFarland pitched the … 0

Edwards announces departure from Roush Fenway Racing at season’s end

Monday, July 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Carl Edwards’s 11-year run with Roush-Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season. Roush confirmed the decision yesterday, a move that had been long expected but could not be substantiated because Edwards refuses to publicly discuss … 0

Jeff Gordon turns back the clock to win Brickyard 400

Monday, July 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line yesterday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race – no given because restarts have been … 0

Ortiz home run lifts Sox over Rays – and gets bad blood going again

Monday, July 28, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it’s back on between the teams at the bottom of the AL … 0

Arizona training sessions a bonding experience for Patriots secondary

Monday, July 28, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The downpour began as practice was about to end for the Patriots on Sunday. It was nothing like the conditions in Arizona where four New England defensive backs had prepared for training camp. “You play … 0

Nibali crowned Tour de France champion after dominant performance

Monday, July 28, 2014

PARIS – Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner’s podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees. Chants of … 0

Star-studded cast of hitters, pitchers and managers makes its way into Hall

Monday, July 28, 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even … 0