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Monarchs topple Lehigh Valley, 3-1

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Paul Bissonnette and Ryan Horvat each had multiple points in the Monarchs’ 3-1 win over Lehigh Valley yesterday. Manchester finished its three-game weekend with four points after splitting two games in Hershey. Bissonnette recorded a “Gordie Howe hat trick” with a goal, assist and a fighting major. Lehigh Valley (30-29-6-1) scored on its second shot of the game, but Bissonnette …

Hamlin races to 25th Cup win, 5th at Martinsville

Sunday, March 29, 2015

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track. Now, with his spot in …

Castillo throws out runner, scores as Red Sox top Rays in extra innings, 3-2

Sunday, March 29, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tie-breaking run at the plate, then …

Jets file tampering charges against Patriots after Kraft addresses Revis departure

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The New York Jets filed tampering charges against the New England Patriots that focused on comments owner Robert Kraft made about Jets acquisition Darrelle Revis, Pro Football Talk reported yesterday. Kraft, whose Patriots lost Revis on the open free agent market, said Monday: “I speak as a fan …

Craig throws his hat into the outfield ring in Red Sox’s loss to Marlins

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. – Allen Craig bolstered his bid for more playing time in Boston’s crowded outfield, hitting a three-run double in helping the Red Sox build a lead, but one the Miami Marlins overcame with an eight-run eighth …

Proposals to tweak review system voted down at NFL owners meetings

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

PHOENIX – NFL owners shot down nearly every video replay proposal brought to their meetings yesterday, while approving six safety rule changes. Of the 13 replay alterations proposed, including extending the number of coaches’ challenges and letting them …

Sheard, Chandler eager to get going as Patriots’ marquee additions

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Jabaal Sheard is excited about getting a chance with the New England Patriots – four years after thinking he would start his NFL career with them. New teammate Scott Chandler, meanwhile, is looking forward to …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NFL Ex-player Sharper gets 9 years in Arizona sex assault PHOENIX – Former NFL All-Pro Darren Sharper pleaded guilty to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault in a plea deal with Arizona prosecutors and was immediately sentenced to …

Questionable debris cautions have NASCAR scrambling to save face

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There’s no way to dance around the fact cautions for debris at Auto Club Speedway twice changed the outcome of the race. A race that at first should have been won by Matt Kenseth was …

Pats’ Kraft: L.A. will have two teams within next year

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he believes the NFL will have two teams in the Los Angeles area within the next year. “I don’t think it’s good that we’ve let a generation of fans, young kids, grow up without a team. It’s not good for the …

Marlins’ Christian Yelich finalizes $49.57 million, seven-year contract

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. – The Marlins took another step toward keeping their young talent in Miami, finalizing a $49.57 million contract with outfielder Christian Yelich. Yelich gets $570,000 this year, the same salary as in the one-year deal he …

Technological innovations fuel shift usage – and batters can’t stand it

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

COPLAY, Pa. – Twentysomethings sit in rows inside a two-story, red brick building in an Allentown suburb that Norman Rockwell could have painted. Using a keyboard and a pair of screens each, the video scouts note every one …

Cardinals, Red Sox call off game due to rain during fifth inning

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The spring training game between St. Louis and the Boston Red Sox yesterday was rained out with the Cardinals leading in the middle of the fifth inning. With the game three outs shy of being official, rain started and the game was called after …