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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BASEBALL A-Rod says he’ll be ‘a little nervous’ in return today TAMPA, Fla. – Alex Rodriguez predicts he’ll be “a little nervous” when he returns to the field today for his first game in 17 months following a season-long drug suspension. The three-time AL MVP, who turns 40 in July, skipped the New York Yankees’ spring training opener yesterday against …

Denver Nuggets fire Coach Brian Shaw with team in slide

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

DENVER – Last week, Denver Nuggets players broke huddle with a chant of “1-2-3 … Six weeks,” interpreted by some as a countdown to the …

NFL Films releases Patriots Super Bowl DVD

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots fans who can’t get enough of the team’s Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks now have a chance …

Josh Hamilton’s never-ending fight with addiction

Friday, February 27, 2015

On the night of Oct. 22, 2010, Josh Hamilton stood outside the Texas Rangers clubhouse, drenched in sticky ginger ale and clutching the American League Championship Series MVP trophy. He would not walk inside a locker room full of Korbel-spraying teammates. The stinging-hot smell of alcohol wafted into …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, February 27, 2015

NFL Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement A federal judge cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator “failed to meet his duty” in a child …

LeBron not happy colleges recruiting 10-year-old son

Friday, February 27, 2015

LeBron James says there are colleges recruiting his 10-year-old son, and the superstar isn’t happy about it. James told a Detroit radio station this week that his son, LeBron Jr., has already received scholarship offers. James did not specify which schools have contacted the youngster, but feels any …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, February 26, 2015

BASEBALL Wainwright heading to St. Louis for abdominal exam JUPITER, Fla. – Adam Wainwright called his impending trip to meet with doctors in St. Louis to discuss his lower abdominal pain “strictly precautionary.” Wainwright said he first felt …

Cruz steps into power-hitting role with Mariners

Thursday, February 26, 2015

PEORIA, Ariz. – Few Mariners were happier to see Nelson Cruz in Seattle’s clubhouse than Felix Hernandez. The Mariners ace knows how difficult an out Cruz can be. Not only has Cruz broken up a Hernandez no-hit bid, …

Ortiz on pace-of-play fines: ‘I might run out of money’

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate. He sounded prepared to pay for it. “I might run out of money,” Ortiz said during a colorful rant yesterday about the new pace-of-play rule …

Newcomer Moncada arrives at Red Sox facility

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Yoan Moncada arrived yesterday at the spring training headquarters of the Boston Red Sox, another step toward completion of a hefty contract for the 19-year-old Cuban. The Red Sox and Moncada’s agent reached an …

Latest injury to Rose hits Bulls hard

Thursday, February 26, 2015

CHICAGO – The news that Derrick Rose will have knee surgery again hit the Chicago Bulls and their fans hard and left them in a familiar spot – trying to get by without their star point guard. The …

Mavs suspend Rondo for game after exchange with Carlisle

Thursday, February 26, 2015

ATLANTA – The Dallas Mavericks suspended Rajon Rondo for their game last night in Atlanta for conduct detrimental to the team, a day after the point guard had a heated exchange on the court with Coach Rick Carlisle …

Ramirez says he’s done playing, looks forward to coaching

Thursday, February 26, 2015

MESA, Ariz. – On his first day at spring training with the Chicago Cubs, Manny Ramirez was looking forward to his new job as hitting consultant. “I’m very blessed they have confidence in me,” Ramirez said yesterday. Ramirez …