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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NFL Sources: Running back Rice’s appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6 A hearing on Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said yesterday. The people spoke with the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the hearing have not been made public. Rice was suspended …

Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end Michael Sam from the practice squad yesterday, another setback as the NFL’s first openly gay player …

Hats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o’ the hat

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days …

Ishikawa 3-run homer sends Giants to World Series

Friday, October 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – Call it the Shot That Shook the Bay. Travis Ishikawa hit the first homer to end an NL Championship Series, a three-run shot that gave the San Francisco Giants a 6-3 victory over the St. …

Patriots beat Jets, 27-25, on blocked field goal

Friday, October 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes to lead the New England Patriots to a 27-25 victory over the New York Jets that came down to the last play. Chris Jones blocked Nick Folk’s 58-yard field …

Jets hope to turn season around with upset of Pats

Thursday, October 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots turned their season around in plenty of time. It’s probably too late for the New York Jets, especially if they drop their sixth straight game when they visit the heavily favored …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, October 16, 2014

NFL Seahawks’ Wagner out for couple of weeks RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks will be without middle linebacker Bobby Wagner for at least a couple of weeks after a turf toe injury suffered last Sunday against Dallas. Seattle Coach Pete Carroll said yesterday that Wagner, starting center …

Jets-Patriots capsule

Thursday, October 16, 2014

NEW YORK JETS (1-5) at NEW ENGLAND (4-2) Tonight, 8:30 p.m., CBS/NFL Network OPENING LINE – Patriots by 10 RECORD VS. SPREAD – New York 1-5, New England 3-3 SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead, 56-53-1 LAST MEETING – Jets beat Patriots, 30-27, OT, Oct. 20, 2013 LAST WEEK …

Red Sox 1B Napoli to have sleep disorder surgery

Thursday, October 16, 2014

BOSTON – Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will have surgery to treat a sleeping disorder. The team said Napoli will have the procedure next month. Napoli suffers from sleep apnea. The disorder occurs when someone briefly …

Royals hold off Orioles, 2-1, finish ALCS sweep

Thursday, October 16, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Crown these Royals the American League champions. After nearly three decades spent trying to return to the playoffs, Kansas City is taking its perfect postseason ride all the way to the World Series. With …

Williams lifts Raptors past Celtics, 92-89

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine – Louis Williams made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game last night. Jordan Hamilton led the Raptors (4-1) with 16 …

Wambach scores as U.S. beats Trinidad and Tobago, 1-0

Thursday, October 16, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Abby Wambach scored in the 55th minute to help the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago, 1-0, last night in its opening Women’s World Cup qualifying game. Wambach scored on a header off Alex …

Krejci, Smith lead Bruins past Red Wings in shootout

Thursday, October 16, 2014

DETROIT – David Krejci and Reilly Smith both scored in regulation and again in the shootout as the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, last night. The Bruins outshot Detroit 35-18 in regulation, and Jimmy Howard …