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Kraft suffered along with fans in rout of Patriots

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Robert Kraft looked down from his seat high above the field and watched his New England Patriots fall apart. The offense led by Tom Brady struggled to move the ball. The defense that had been stingy couldn’t stop the Kansas City Chiefs from reeling off long gains. And Bill Belichick lost by at least 27 points for … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SWIMMING Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest BALTIMORE – Olympic champion Michael Phelps apologized for his latest brush with the law, saying he is “deeply sorry … 0

Epstein sees Cubs competing for division next year

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CHICAGO – Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein made one thing clear. He sees no reason why his team can’t compete for a … 0

Patriots’ Hightower improving in solid defense

Thursday, September 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Dont’a Hightower and the New England Patriots defense have made great strides since their season-opening loss. Their past two opponents totaled one offensive touchdown. And the third-year linebacker had 15 tackles and two sacks in … 0

Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

Thursday, September 25, 2014

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. – After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for. A grand jury that heard testimony from more than two dozen witnesses, including accident reconstruction … 0

ESPN suspends Simmons 3 weeks for NFL comments

Thursday, September 25, 2014

ESPN suspended Bill Simmons for three weeks after he repeatedly called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a liar during a profane tirade on a podcast. ESPN announced the suspension yesterday. “Every employee must be accountable to ESPN and those engaged in our editorial operations must also operate within ESPN’s … 0

Hot seat? Jets’ Geno Smith doesn’t feel the heat

Thursday, September 25, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Geno Smith hardly sounded like a starting quarterback on shaky ground. The rumblings outside the New York Jets’ facility have already begun with some fans and media calling for Smith to sit and Michael … 0

Chara helps Bruins beat Capitals, 2-0

Thursday, September 25, 2014

BOSTON – Defenseman Zdeno Chara opened the scoring on a power play with 5:43 left in the third period in the Boston Bruins’ 2-0 exhibition victory over the Washington Capitals last night. Tuukka Rask made 14 saves for … 0

Accuser says Jerry Jones paid her to keep silent

Thursday, September 25, 2014

DALLAS – An Oklahoma woman said in a lawsuit that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones paid her for at least four years to prevent her from reporting an alleged sexual assault. Jana Weckerly’s attorney, Thomas Bowers, filed an … 0

Red Sox top sloppy Rays, 11-3

Thursday, September 25, 2014

BOSTON – Anthony Ranaudo pitched seven strong innings, and Garin Cecchini hit his first major league home run to help the fifth-place Boston Red Sox beat the fourth-place Tampa Bay Rays, 11-3, last night. The Red Sox twice … 0

Jeter, Yankees eliminated from playoff race

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees were eliminated from postseason contention, beaten by Nelson Cruz and the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles, 9-5, yesterday. Jeter went 0-for-4 as the designated hitter in his next-to-last game at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees missed the playoffs in consecutive years for … 0

Could Jeter be the first with perfect Hall vote?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NEW YORK – Derek Jeter has had as close to perfect a career as a major leaguer can have. Still, five years from now, don’t expect the New York Yankees’ captain to be a unanimous selection to baseball’s … 0

NASCAR sets testing ban that includes Daytona 500

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR announced a new rules package yesterday that will ban all private testing in 2015, including the annual Daytona 500 test, and levy the stiffest penalty possible on any team caught conducting its own sessions. … 0