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Revs win 2-1 at Red Bulls in East final 1st leg

Monday, November 24, 2014

HARRISON, N.J. – If the New England Revolution is going to shed its mantle as the team that can’t quite seal the deal, maybe it’ll be the midseason addition of Jermaine Jones that helped finally get the team over the hill. Jones, who played for the United States at this past summer’s World Cup, finished a counter attack in the …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, November 24, 2014

Golf Ko gets record haul by winning LPGA finale NAPLES, Fla. – New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko ended a big year on the LPGA Tour …

Brady passes Patriots to 34-9 win over Lions

Monday, November 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance. The outcome was the same: a …

Jonas Gray on center stage in Patriots run game

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Have you heard the one about the little-known running back who went from standup comic in college to sudden sensation for the AFC’s best team? Please welcome to the stage Jonas Gray. “Back in the …

Raiders running out of time to ‘just win, baby’

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Ever since Al Davis arrived in Oakland more than a half-century ago to build his beloved Raiders into one of pro sports’ most successful franchises, his team has been closely associated with Davis’s favorite saying, …

NFL suspends Peterson for at least rest of season

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further yesterday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season. As his representatives initiated an appeal, Peterson remained …

Rask makes 33 saves as Bruins shut out Blues, 2-0

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins were content being outshot by nearly a 2-to-1 ratio against St. Louis. The Bruins focused on defense, forcing the Blues outside for shots that Tuukka Rask saw clearly and had no trouble stopping …

Seau, Warner, Dungy named Hall semifinalists

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Tony Dungy are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2015. Seau and Warner are among eight first-year candidates in the balloting. Dungy is in his second year on the ballot. Former general managers Bill Polian and Ron …

Patriots looking more and more versatile as season progresses

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Need a quarterback to throw for four touchdowns or a running back to rush for four? The New England Patriots have those. How about a defense to dominate the NFL’s highest scoring team? The Patriots …

Harvick’s journey to Sprint Cup title a joyous, happy one

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It was some six hours after Kevin Harvick had won his first Sprint Cup championship when he was finally able to peel off his beer-soaked firesuit, take a shower and begin celebrating the biggest moment of his career. …

Stanton, Marlins agree to largest deal in American sports

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

MIAMI – The Marlins are no longer pinching pennies, and Giancarlo Stanton won’t be, either. Stanton agreed to terms with the team yesterday on a $325 million, 13-year contract, Miami owner Jeffrey Loria said. It’s the most lucrative …

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NHL Blackhawks put D van Riemsdyk on injury list CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks placed former University of New Hampshire star defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk on the long-term injury list. Chicago also recalled defenseman Stephen Johns and goaltender Antti Raanta from Rockford, and returned forward Joakim Nordstrom and …

NFC South looking at real possibility of losing team getting playoff shot

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Going south is exactly what the Saints, Panthers, Falcons and Buccaneers have done this season. Yet one of them will be playing in January. As it should, the NFL places a premium for the playoffs on winning a …