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Ellis leads Mavericks over Spurs, 99-93, Rondo’s Mavs debut

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Monta Ellis equaled his season high with 38 points, including 11 during the final four minutes, to spark a late rally as the Dallas Mavericks beat the depleted San Antonio Spurs, 99-93, last night in Rajon Rondo’s debut with the Mavericks. Ellis broke a 91-91 tie with a basket from the right corner that sailed over the corner of the …

Despite rifts, U.S. and Cuba share baseball ties

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Despite deep political and ideological differences over the years, Cuba and the United States always have shared a love of baseball. From the Negro Leagues …

Playing Patriots still special for Ryan, Jets

Sunday, December 21, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Rex Ryan still isn’t backing down. Sure, his future with the New York Jets appears dim. But the coach is conceding …

Sources: NFL employees turn over phone, email records

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Nearly 500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice case, two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press yesterday. The people …

Roy’s shootout goal lifts Predators to 3-2 win over Bruins

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Derek Roy scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins last night. Mike Fisher and Mike Ribeiro had goals in regulation for Nashville, which …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

NBA Sacramento Kings fire Coach Malone SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento Kings fired Coach Michael Malone just 24 games into his second season with the team. General Manager Pete D’Alessandro announced the move yesterday. D’Alessandro says the time …

Judge: Kings’ Voynov can be tried on felony charge

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

TORRANCE, Calif. – Slava Voynov’s wife told police the Los Angeles Kings defenseman hit, choked and pushed her into a television in their bedroom during a fight in October, an officer testified yesterday. After hearing the description of …

Some teams need home field for playoffs

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Cowboys don’t lose on the road, where the Bengals and Colts aren’t slouches, either. The Patriots, Broncos, Packers and Cardinals don’t lose at home. For most of the other playoff contenders, well, it’s who knows? Some teams …

Browns’ Manziel on horrid debut: ‘Very humbling’

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BEREA, Ohio – Along with being sacked, taunted, embarrassed and generally mistreated Sunday by the Cincinnati Bengals, Johnny Manziel got humbled. The Browns rookie quarterback said yesterday that his first NFL start, a 30-0 loss that essentially eliminated …

Patriots chase bigger goals after clinching division

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The souvenirs from Darrelle Revis’s first division title in his brilliant eight-year career were safely stowed in his bag. For long-time New England players, the T-shirt with the message “PATRIOTS RUN THE EAST” and the …

How the Patriots fared after winning the AFC East

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2001 Super Bowl champs 2003 Super Bowl champs 2004 Super Bowl champs 2005 Lost divisional round 2006 Lost AFC championship 2007 Lost Super Bowl 2009 Lost wild card game 2010 Lost divisional round 2011 Lost Super Bowl 2012 Lost AFC championship 2013 Lost AFC championship 2014 TBD …

Olynyk scores 30 in Celtics’ 105-87 win over 76ers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens might talk to Kelly Olynyk about playing hard before every game. Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points after a pep talk from his coach, leading the Celtics to a 105-87 victory …

Saints beat Bears, 31-15, grab South lead

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

CHICAGO – Drew Brees and the Saints found a cure for their problems – playing the Bears. Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns, and New Orleans beat Chicago, 31-15, last night to grab the NFC South …