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Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BASEBALL Pirates activate outfielder McCutchen off disabled list PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Pirates activated reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen off the 15-day disabled list yesterday. McCutchen went on the disabled list last week retroactive to Aug. 4 with fractured rib cartilage. The Pirates went 5-9 in McCutchen’s absence to fall slightly off the pace in the playoff race. McCutchen … 0

Philadelphia’s Mo’ne Davis knows hoops, too

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Fans have lined the grassy hills beyond the playing field at the Little World Series to see Mo’ne Davis. The concession … 0

Browns not ready to name starting quarterback

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CLEVELAND – This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn’t quite over for the Browns. Hoyer vs. Manziel marches on. Cleveland first-year Coach … 0

Ortiz’s two homers, six RBI power Red Sox over Astros

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BOSTON – David Ortiz hit a pair of two-run homers, including his 400th in a Red Sox uniform, and drove in a career high-tying six runs to power Boston past the Houston Astros, 10-7, last night. Big Papi … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tennis Serena advances to Cincy semifinals MASON, Ohio – Serena Williams advanced to the semifinals of a tournament she has never won, needing only 58 minutes to beat Jelena Jankovic, 6-1, 6-3, yesterday in the Western & Southern … 0

Gordon sets qualifying mark at Michigan

Saturday, August 16, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Jeff Gordon broke the Michigan International Speedway qualifying record yesterday, taking the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race with a speed of 206.558 mph. Speeds at MIS have been climbing ever since the two-mile oval … 0

NASCAR bars drivers from exiting cars after wrecks

Saturday, August 16, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper – one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR’s most respected drivers. “I guess the one experience that comes to mind … 0

IdealSeat tracks best foul ball spots for fans

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Chicago Cubs fan found the ideal seat at Wrigley Field almost by accident, sitting in the sunniest of spots along the left-field line and finding a friendly vendor to bring some nachos for his buddy. He even … 0

Ancient sport of kabaddi gets a modern twist

Saturday, August 16, 2014

NEW DELHI – For centuries, shirtless and shoeless young warriors gathered and grappled on patches of muddy ground near the foot of the Himalayas, practicing the ancient contact sport of Kabaddi. For the most part it was unchanged, … 0

Column: Waiting to hear from Tony Stewart

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Plenty of people have weighed in on the tragic events last weekend at a short track in New York. A few were there. Many weren’t. But there’s only one person who really knows what happened: Tony Stewart. Until … 0

Fisher Cats see rally fall short in 9-7 loss to Akron

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Rally falls short The New Hampshire Fisher Cats made an effort to climb out of a six-run hole last night, narrowing the gap to two runs before ending up with a 9-7 loss to the Akron RubberDucks. The Fisher Cats trailed 6-0 after the top of the fourth, … 0

Brady wins preseason debut, Patriots top Eagles, 42-35

Saturday, August 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady and the New England Patriots’ other two quarterbacks each threw touchdown passes. The Philadelphia Eagles’ trio was plagued by turnovers. Brady’s scoring pass came after he threw an interception that Cory Williams returned … 0

Astros rally for extra-inning victory over Red Sox, 5-3

Saturday, August 16, 2014

BOSTON – Jake Marisnick hit a two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning last night and Houston rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox, giving the Astros their first win in nine games … 0