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Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, April 18, 2014

BASEBALL Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig MIAMI – Court documents in Miami said the smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig. The boxer describes in an affidavit a dangerous odyssey of shady characters, unpaid smuggling debts … 0

CFL’s Montreal Alouettes sign Chad Johnson to 2-year contract

Friday, April 18, 2014

MONTREAL – Former NFL star Chad Johnson is heading to the Canadian Football League. The 36-year-old receiver signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes. … 0

Bruins set for fresh start after regular season

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins won the Presidents’ Trophy by leading the NHL with 117 points. Another number shows just how much, or little, that … 0

Lackey yields career-high four homers; Yanks top Red Sox

Saturday, April 12, 2014

NEW YORK – With every pitch John Lackey threw, that short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium seemed to move closer and closer. Lackey was tagged for a career-high four home runs yesterday, with Brian McCann connecting twice to … 0

Bruins clinch NHL’s top record, beat Sabres, 4-1

Saturday, April 12, 2014

BOSTON – Cheering fans stood and waved gold and black towels as the Boston Bruins claimed the Presidents’ Trophy for the NHL’s best regular-season record. The celebration will be a lot bigger if the Bruins achieve their ultimate … 0

Nolan goes 4-for-4 as Fisher Cats snap six-game losing streak

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kevin Nolan had four hits, including a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning, and New Hampshire erupted with a 15-hit barrage to beat the Binghamton Mets, 9-4, yesterday, snapping the Fisher Cats’ six-game losing streak. Nolan (4-for-4) added singles in the third, fifth and seventh … 0

Watson, Spieth tied for Masters lead after three rounds

Saturday, April 12, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Give a good listen to Bubba Watson, to what he says and how he says it. Then do the same with Jordan Spieth. Now try to pick out who is the older, more accomplished golfer. … 0

Berube, Monarchs shut out Pirates, 4-0, in penalty-filled game

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Monarchs goalie J.F. Berube stopped all 23 shots that came his way yesterday as Manchester shut out the Portland Pirates, 4-0. Linden Vey scored the first two goals, both on the power play, to put the Monarchs on top 2-0 midway through the second period. Jordan Weal made … 0

Olynyk scores 25 as Celtics roll past Cavaliers, 111-99

Saturday, April 12, 2014

CLEVELAND – Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 111-99, last night. Avery Bradley also scored 25 points for the Celtics, who built a 33-point lead … 0

Harvick wins from the pole in Southern 500

Saturday, April 12, 2014

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory last night, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the longest race in the track’s 65-year NASCAR … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, April 12, 2014

BASEBALL Rays’ Moore will try to throw in a few days to test elbow CINCINNATI – Tampa Bay left-hander Matt Moore plans to play catch in a few days to see how his left elbow is feeling. Moore … 0

Foreign substances on mound nothing new

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Michael Pineda is only the latest in a long line of pitchers suspected of nefarious conduct on the mound. After the New York Yankees’ right-hander kept Boston’s offense in check for six innings Thursday night, postgame talk centered … 0

Not so Great White North in NHL

Saturday, April 12, 2014

For the first time since 1973, there is just one Canadian team in the NHL postseason. The Montreal Canadiens represent the nation’s only hope of ending a 21-year Stanley Cup drought, and that’s a long shot. Across the … 0