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Thursday, October 23, 2014

NHL Leafs-Senators game postponed after shootings OTTAWA, Ontario – The NHL postponed last night’s game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of shootings in Ottawa. A gunman shot and wounded a Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country’s capital yesterday, then entered Parliament, where numerous shots rang out, according to the police and witnesses. …

Another injury puts pressure on Patriots defense

Thursday, October 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The “next man up” approach will be tested again after another injury to a key defender for the New England Patriots. Maybe …

World Series rating for opener drops to all-time low

Thursday, October 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A World Series opener involving the San Francisco Giants set a record low TV rating for the second time in three …

Drama at an extreme as Sprint Cup approaches cutdowns at Talladega

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The crazy, white-knuckle race is coming – ahead of schedule, it seems. NASCAR promised chaos the moment it unveiled its new elimination-based Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. But that was supposed to occur during the all-or-nothing finale …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, October 19, 2014

SPRINT CUP Vickers wins Talladega pole TALLADEGA, Ala. – NASCAR’s new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, as two full-time teams failed to make today’s race. Drivers admitted when they arrived at Talladega they didn’t understand …

Stewart overcomes childhood deafness

Sunday, October 19, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Before this year’s NHL draft, Mackenze Stewart was just hoping to get a tryout with a club, thinking it unlikely that his name would be called. But Stewart’s determination to overcome being born deaf convinced the Vancouver Canucks to take a chance on him …

Two third-period goals lift Monarchs past Admirals, 4-2

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Manchester Monarchs broke a 2-2 tie with two goals in the third period last night, lifting them to a 4-2 victory over Norfolk Admirals and earning a split of a two-game weekend set. Brian O’Neill scored the tie-breaking goal at 10:03 of the third period, his second …

Svedberg earns shutout in Bruins’ 4-0 win over Sabres

Sunday, October 19, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Boston Bruins bounced back from their worst defensive performance of the season with their first shutout victory. Niklas Svedberg made 32 saves in his first NHL shutout, and the Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres, …

Bruins’ Lucic apologizes for obscene gesture

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Boston forward Milan Lucic apologized to the Bruins and Montreal Canadiens and their fans yesterday for making an obscene gesture Thursday night in Montreal. Lucic took a penalty late in the Bruins’ loss and made a gesture toward …

Zetterberg lifts Red Wings past Maple Leafs in OT

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Henrik Zetterberg scored with 9.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night and a sweep of the teams’ home-and-home series. Zetterburg streaked down the right …

Patriots take weekend off after three wins in 12 days

Saturday, October 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Julian Edelman may spend tomorrow afternoon nibbling appetizers and watching NFL games. Chris Jones plans to see some college football today. After a busy 12 days in which they won three games, the New England …

Giants have every-other-October pattern down pat

Saturday, October 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – There’s a tune Tim Flannery once sung that he finds perfectly fitting to describe how his San Francisco Giants get the most out of themselves in the postseason. Old standbys like Buster Posey, Hunter Pence …

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

NFL Sources: Seahawks trade versatile wide receiver Harvin to Jets FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The New York Jets acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks. Two people familiar with the trade told the Associated Press yesterday that Harvin, a star in last season’s Super Bowl but …