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Different year, same questions on the table in baseball MVP races

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NEW YORK – When it comes to baseball’s MVP debate, sometimes the names change from year to year more than the arguments do. For instance, take a look at the top contenders in the National League this season. You’ve got Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen, the all-around star on a playoff team. Then there’s Miami powerhouse Giancarlo Stanton, the premier … 0

Stewart begins healing process in media availability

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Slowly and somberly, Tony Stewart is trying his best to find his new normal. He may never again be the “Smoke” the … 0

Chiarelli inks Krug, Smith to deals to round out Bruins roster

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BOSTON – It took Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli 10 days into training camp, but he finally has all his players signed and ready to … 0

Red Sox top sloppy Rays, 11-3

Thursday, September 25, 2014

BOSTON – Anthony Ranaudo pitched seven strong innings, and Garin Cecchini hit his first major league home run to help the fifth-place Boston Red Sox beat the fourth-place Tampa Bay Rays, 11-3, last night. The Red Sox twice … 0

Jeter, Yankees eliminated from playoff race

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees were eliminated from postseason contention, beaten by Nelson Cruz and the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles, 9-5, yesterday. Jeter went 0-for-4 as the designated hitter in his next-to-last game at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees missed the playoffs in consecutive years for … 0

Could Jeter be the first with perfect Hall vote?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NEW YORK – Derek Jeter has had as close to perfect a career as a major leaguer can have. Still, five years from now, don’t expect the New York Yankees’ captain to be a unanimous selection to baseball’s … 0

NASCAR sets testing ban that includes Daytona 500

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR announced a new rules package yesterday that will ban all private testing in 2015, including the annual Daytona 500 test, and levy the stiffest penalty possible on any team caught conducting its own sessions. … 0

Student: Ex-Titan chased him, friends before crash

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A college student told a 911 dispatcher that a man he later identified as Rob Bironas chased him and his friends, then tried to hit their pickup truck minutes before the former Titans kicker’s fatal … 0

Police: Wife believed Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer was cheating

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PHOENIX – The police said Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer broke his wife’s nose with a head-butt during an argument that began after she learned about his recent phone contact with another woman. Search-warrant records made public … 0

Selig hopes for modest cut in game times

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NEW YORK – Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hopes for incremental progress from his new committee that will try to take steps to shorten game times. “Nothing huge, but significant,” Selig said yesterday, a day after announcing the new … 0

Rays strike late in 6-2 win at Boston

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BOSTON – Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay’s first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox last night. Alex Cobb pitched seven … 0

Bowman’s late goal gives Canadiens win over Bruins

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

MONTREAL – Drayson Bowman scored with 48 seconds left to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins last night in the preseason opener for both clubs. Christian Thomas set up the winner after … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NFL Chargers RB Woodhead out for year SAN DIEGO – Chargers Coach Mike McCoy said running back Danny Woodhead has a broken lower right leg and will miss the rest of the season. Woodhead was hurt on the … 0