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Redskins’ Snyder says team name is ‘not an issue’

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

STERLING, Va. – Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said yesterday it’s time for people to “focus on reality” concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team’s nickname. “We understand the issues out there, and we’re not an issue,” Snyder said. “The real issues are real-life issues, real-life needs, and I think it’s time that people focus on reality.” Challenged … 0

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BASEBALL MLB suspends four after Brewers-Pirates brawl NEW YORK – Major League Baseball suspended four players involved in Sunday’s brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and … 0

From Marathon Meb to the ‘beacon’ of Beacon Street

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BOSTON – Meb Keflezighi fled the East African nation of Eritrea as a 12-year-old boy, coming to the United States to escape war and poverty. … 0

Datsyuk’s late goal lifts Detroit over Boston, 1-0

Saturday, April 19, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. It vanished with a flick of Pavel Datsyuk’s wrist. Just like that, on Datsyuk’s goal with 3:01 left, the Detroit Red Wings got … 0

Orioles shell Lackey, cruise to 8-4 win over Red Sox

Saturday, April 19, 2014

BOSTON – Jonathan Schoop went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBI, and the Baltimore Orioles pounded Red Sox starter John Lackey in an 8-4 victory over Boston last night. Every Orioles starter had at least … 0

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Friday, April 18, 2014

BASEBALL Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig MIAMI – Court documents in Miami said the smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig. The boxer describes … 0

CFL’s Montreal Alouettes sign Chad Johnson to 2-year contract

Friday, April 18, 2014

MONTREAL – Former NFL star Chad Johnson is heading to the Canadian Football League. The 36-year-old receiver signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes. Johnson attended the Alouettes’ mini-camp this week in Florida. The former Pro Bowler … 0

Bruins set for fresh start after regular season

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins won the Presidents’ Trophy by leading the NHL with 117 points. Another number shows just how much, or little, that means. “I heard about 40 percent of the series are upsets in the … 0

Celtics’ boss Ainge faces second rebuilding offseason

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON – The third-worst season in Boston Celtics history is over, leaving Danny Ainge with plenty of problems as he continues to rebuild the team. Rookie Coach Brad Stevens isn’t one of them. “I have no worries about … 0

Fisher Cats lose opener of long road trip, 4-1 to Mets

Friday, April 18, 2014

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats were shut out until there were two outs in the ninth inning and opened a seven-game road trip with a 4-1 loss to the Binghamton Mets last night. Fisher Cats starter Scott Copeland (0-3) lasted just 1.2 innings, allowing four hits and three … 0

Lester leads Red Sox past White Sox, 3-1

Friday, April 18, 2014

CHICAGO – David Ross said a 5-year-old could have caught Jon Lester last night. That big hit in the ninth? Well, that was a nice swing by the veteran catcher. Lester pitched eight sharp innings and Ross had … 0

Rangers score three in third, top Flyers in opener, 4-1

Friday, April 18, 2014

Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat Philadelphia, 4-1, in the playoff opener last night to stretch their home-winning streak over the rival Flyers … 0

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

NFL Source: Giants sign QB Freeman as backup A person familiar with the deal said quarterback Josh Freeman agreed to terms with the New York Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity yesterday because the team had … 0