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Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, August 30, 2014

NFL Bengals release RB Green-Ellis CINCINNATI – The Bengals released running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis yesterday, a move that was anticipated after they drafted LSU’s Jeremy Hill in the second round. Green-Ellis was Cincinnati’s leading rusher each of the last two seasons. His role was reduced last year when Giovani Bernard was added to the backfield. Green-Ellis ran for 756 yards … 0

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

Saturday, August 30, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues. … 0

Harvick wins Atlanta pole; Stewart is 12th

Saturday, August 30, 2014

HAMPTON, Ga. – Kevin Harvick won the pole for the NASCARs Sprint Cup Series race tomorrow night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick turned a fast … 0

Keselowski: Don’t count out Gibbs guys just yet

Monday, August 25, 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Brad Keselowski is part brash racer, and part pragmatist. He was both after following Penske Racing teammate Joey Logano to the checkered flag at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night, giving the team a 1-2 … 0

Serena Williams chasing major title No. 18

Monday, August 25, 2014

NEW YORK – Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it. Up until a couple of years ago, she practically plugged her ears at any mention of records or firsts. Now she says it … 0

Mets turn first triple play since 2010

Monday, August 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The New York Mets turned a triple play in the sixth inning of yesterday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, their first triple killing in four years. Dee Gordon led off with a single against Bartolo Colon, and Yasiel Puig walked before Adrian Gonzalez singled … 0

South Korea tops Chicago, 8-4, for Little League title

Monday, August 25, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate. “I want to go to the Blue House – the White … 0

Ortiz having another big season even though Sox aren’t

Monday, August 25, 2014

BOSTON – David Ortiz remains a constant even in a lost season for the Boston Red Sox. The defense of their 2013 World Series title hasn’t gone anything like the Red Sox would have hoped, but Ortiz has … 0

Mariners complete sweep of Red Sox

Monday, August 25, 2014

BOSTON – Dustin Ackley sure loved facing Red Sox pitching. Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston, 8-6, yesterday for the Red Sox’s … 0

Top teams in the Chase for the Sprint Cup

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hendrick drivers Jeff Gordon (3 wins) Dale Earnhardt Jr. (3 wins) Jimmie Johnson (3 wins) Penske drivers Brad Keselowski (3 wins) Joey Logano (3 wins) Gibbs drivers Kyle Busch (1 win) Denny Hamlin (1 win) Matt Kenseth (0 wins, but 5th in points) … 0

Sea Dogs complete three-game sweep of Fisher Cats

Monday, August 25, 2014

A day after being one-hit by Portland (84-50), the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (63-70) were shut out by a trio of Sea Dogs pitchers as Portland swept the three-game series with a 5-0 victory yesterday. Luis Diaz (six innings), Mike Augliera (7-10) and Robby Scott combined for the … 0

Three-down linebackers more scarce as pass plays increase

Sunday, August 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett had a simple answer for how often he left the field when the opponent had the ball. “Never.” A slight exaggeration? Perhaps. What’s certain is that an NFL linebacker’s … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, August 24, 2014

BASKETBALL Rose in, Lillard out for U.S. heading into World Cup NEW YORK – The U.S. national basketball team kept Derrick Rose and cut Damian Lillard and three others, getting its roster down to 12 before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Kyle Korver, Gordon Hayward and Chandler … 0