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Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, March 6, 2015

NFL RB Jones-Drew retires; Woodley released by Raiders ALAMEDA, Calif. – Two of the Oakland Raiders’ big free agent acquisitions from last season are no longer with the team. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement yesterday and defensive end LaMarr Woodley was released by the team. The two were brought in last March as General Manager Reggie McKenzie targeted …

Wilfork: Patriots aren’t picking up my option

Friday, March 6, 2015

Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said yesterday he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two …

Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

Friday, March 6, 2015

DOVER, Del. – NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom …

Bruins earn two important points with rout of struggling Coyotes

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Boston Bruins are in a tight race for one of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spots, and they knew they couldn’t slip up against a struggling team. They didn’t. Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Zdeno …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Motorsports Harvick dominates Xfinity; Crafton cleans up Trucks HAMPTON, Ga. – Kevin Harvick turned in another dominating performance yesterday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, holding off Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano in the Xfinity Series race. Harvick has won the Atlanta race in NASCAR’s second-tier series three years in …

Gasol, Grizzlies withstand scare from Wolves in 101-97 win

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Marc Gasol had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Conley hit a big 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a much-needed 101-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night. Gasol scored nine …

Monarchs let lead slip away in 4-3 loss to Pirates

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Portland Pirates scored two goals in the final eight minutes last night, dealing the visiting Manchester Monarchs a tough 4-3 defeat. Manchester had snapped a 2-2 tie after two periods when Josh Gratton scored his fourth goal of the season, with assists from Zach O’Brien and Vincent …

Dude, where’s my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

Saturday, February 28, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. – When Travis Kvapil got the call yesterday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke. “They said there was trouble with the car,” Kvapil said. “I thought we could figure it out …

Pawtucket mayor says city wants compensation for PawSox loss

Saturday, February 28, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien said the city should be compensated by the state if the Pawtucket Red Sox leave town. Grebien told WJAR-TV yesterday that he still hopes to keep the Triple-A baseball club in his city, but expects the state to help maintain McCoy …

Rondo moving on after suspension over outburst with Carlisle

Saturday, February 28, 2015

DALLAS – Rajon Rondo says he and Dallas Coach Rick Carlisle talked all the time in the days after the point guard arrived from Boston in a trade the Mavericks hope will boost their chances of winning a …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, February 28, 2015

BASEBALL Braves OF Upton to miss rest of spring with injury KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Atlanta Braves outfielder Melvin Upton is expected to miss the rest of spring training because of inflammation in his left foot. The team announced …

A winner in most years, Gomes has chance to start for Braves

Saturday, February 28, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Jonny Gomes has a knack for making teams win. He has .244 career batting average and has played in more than 120 games in a season once in an 11-year major career. And he was with Tampa Bay when the Rays reached the postseason for …

Bulls expect Rose to return this season from knee surgery

Saturday, February 28, 2015

CHICAGO – The Chicago Bulls expect Derrick Rose to return this season after having surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee yesterday. General Manager Gar Forman said the star point guard will be out …