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Stewart to make return to racing Sunday, speak today

Friday, August 29, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since his car hit Kevin Ward Jr. at an Aug. 9 sprint car event in upstate New York. Stewart … 0

Serena makes early mistakes, but rebounds to move on in U.S. Open

Friday, August 29, 2014

NEW YORK – Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted … 0

Preseason finale goes to Giants in 16-13 win over Patriots

Friday, August 29, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – No one wanted overtime in the preseason finale, and Bill Belichick made sure neither the New York Giants or New England … 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

Workman, Red Sox extend slides with 7-3 loss to Mariners

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BOSTON – Brandon Workman is in quite a rut, and so are the Boston Red Sox. Workman gave up seven runs in the fourth inning en route to losing his seventh straight start as the Seattle Mariners beat … 0

NFL coaches, players mingling more in locker rooms

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sean Payton walks through the locker room to leave motivational props for players. Ron Rivera practically lives there. Jim Harbaugh barges into the bathroom to rush players to meetings. Gone are the days when NFL locker rooms were … 0

Johnson, Sea Dogs one-hit Fisher Cats

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Even though the current Red Sox are mired in last place, there’s hope down on the farm. Starter Brian Johnson and two relievers combined on a one-hitter last night as the Portland Sea Dogs beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 7-1. Johnson (10-2) earned his 10th win, allowing … 0

Nguyen scores to lift Revolution over Chivas, 1-0

Saturday, August 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Lee Nguyen scored and New England goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth got his sixth shutout of the season to help the Revolution beat Chivas USA, 1-0, last night. Nguyen’s shot from long range in the 56th minute was his team-leading ninth goal of the season. He settled … 0

Logano edges Keselowski for first win at Bristol

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth’s gambling attempt to secure a spot in the Sprint … 0

Motorsports notebook: Star-studded Gibbs lineup deserves comparisons to Hendrick

Saturday, August 23, 2014

For the second straight year, the homestretch of the Sprint Cup’s regular season involves the possibility of a new power on the rise. The worst-kept secret in NASCAR was finally made open Tuesday when Carl Edwards made it official he was joining Joe Gibbs Racing, giving the owner … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, August 23, 2014

NFL Browns’ Manziel fined $12,000 by league for middle finger flip The NFL fined Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel $12,000 yesterday for flipping his middle finger at Washington’s sideline, a person familiar with the penalty told the Associated … 0