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Saturday, May 30, 2015

NFL Bills shuffle quarterbacks: Simms claimed; Tuel cut ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills shuffled their depth at quarterback by claiming Matt Simms and waiving Jeff Tuel. The Bills were awarded Simms yesterday, a day after he was cut by the New York Jets. He spent two seasons in New York and is reunited with former coach Rex Ryan …

So far, so very good for Roger Federer at the French Open

Saturday, May 30, 2015

PARIS – One of Roger Federer’s 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. The other was glued to a mobile phone. …

Hamlin wins the pole at Dover International Speedway

Saturday, May 30, 2015

DOVER, Del. – Denny Hamlin was in the clear, in his head and on the track. Hamlin put a weekend of illness behind him, turning …

AP sources: Brady’s appeal wouldn’t be heard by Wednesday

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press that Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal won’t be heard by tomorrow’s 10-day deadline. Both sources spoke on condition …

Twins ride sharp Nolasco to 7-2 win over Red Sox

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS – It’s been a rocky season and a quarter for Ricky Nolasco since he joined the Minnesota Twins. The weight of a four-year, $49 million contract proved too much to bear in his first season, and his …

Montoya’s win gives IndyCar feel-good ending to difficult week

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Extra! Extra! Juan Pablo Montoya still had to pay $2 to read all about it. On a gray and blustery Monday morning, the Colombian spent more than two hours on the Yard of Bricks taking the …

Sloane Stephens knocks Venus Williams out of French Open in first round

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

PARIS – A loss by Venus Williams in the first round at a Grand Slam is no longer the rarity it once was. And, as it happens, the woman who beat Williams at the French Open yesterday, Sloane …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Baseball Orioles pitcher Matusz suspended 8 games, appeals BALTIMORE – Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz has been suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his arm during a game in Miami. Matusz immediately …

James, Cavaliers ailing, but only one win away from NBA Finals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – LeBron James hurts everywhere, the King of Pain. One win from taking the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals, and one step closer to a title he covets more than any other, James leaned against …

McDonald arrested for domestic abuse, released by Bears

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police said stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby. McDonald was taken into …

Opitz’s bat can’t lead Fisher Cats past Altoona in 9-4 loss

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A big day for Shane Opitz wasn’t enough for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, who lost to the Altoona Curve yesterday, 9-4. Opitz went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and scored twice, but Altoona, which totaled 18 hits, scored three runs in the fourth to make it …

Eager to make best of chance, Stamkos finds scoring touch to lead Lightning

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Steven Stamkos knows what it’s like to come close to getting to the Stanley Cup finals and wind up not playing on the NHL’s biggest stage. It happened to the Tampa Bay Lightning four years ago, and the three-time All-Star is determined to not let …

Harden erupts to help Rockets avoid elimination with win over Warriors

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

HOUSTON – James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Houston Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the Western Conference finals with a 128-115 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game …