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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Baseball Marlins reliever Crow needs Tommy John surgery JUPITER, Fla. – Doctors told Miami reliever Aaron Crow he needs season-ending elbow ligament-replacement surgery. Crow will get a second opinion but expects to have the procedure. “That’s a big blow for him,” Manager Mike Redmond said yesterday. A four-year veteran, Crow went 6-1 with a 4.12 ERA in 61 appearances last …

United States skiing team provides birthday pick-me-up for downhill legend Bill Johnson

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Most days are a struggle for American downhill great Bill Johnson as he rests in bed at an assisted living facility in Gresham, Ore., watching …

McClain opts against Patriots, re-signs with Cowboys

Thursday, April 2, 2015

IRVING, Texas – Rolando McClain revived his career with a solid season in Dallas. Now the linebacker will return for at least one more year …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NBA Durant to have another surgery, will miss rest of season OKLAHOMA CITY – Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery next week to deal with a fractured bone in his right foot, and he will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder …

Teheran labors into the sixth, but Braves beat Buchholz, Boston

Saturday, March 28, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Julio Teheran labored through 5.2 innings but allowed only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox yesterday …

David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in …

Logano wins Martinsville pole

Saturday, March 28, 2015

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano won the pole for tomorrow’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, and Chase Elliott earned the right to make his debut in the series by qualifying 27th. Logano turned …

Mersch ties franchise record for points as Monarchs win, 6-3

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Michael Mersch notched the first hat trick of his pro career and tied a franchise record with five points as the Manchester Monarchs beat the Hershey Bears, 6-3, on the road last night. Mersch became the fifth Manchester player ever to record five points. The Monarchs (42-15-6-2), who …

Patriots linebacker Hightower has shoulder surgery, could miss season opener

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower could miss the start of the 2015 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right labrum. According to the Boston Globe, the surgery was performed on Feb. 10; the expected recovery time is 6-7 months. Hightower played through the injury during the Patriots’ …

Thomas scores 18, Celtics hold off Knicks for 96-92 win

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NEW YORK – The Boston Celtics are making a playoff push – and they came to the right place to keep things rolling last night. Even if they had to sweat this one out a bit. Isaiah Thomas …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, March 27, 2015

BASEBALL Buck announces retirement, ending bid to make Braves roster ATLANTA – John Buck, an 11-year major league veteran who was attempting to land a job with the Atlanta Braves as a backup catcher, retired yesterday. The 34-year-old, …

Brandon Magee switches from Buccaneers to Red Sox

Friday, March 27, 2015

xxxxx FORT MYERS, Fla. – On Tuesday, Brandon Magee was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker. On Wednesday, he became a Boston Red Sox outfielder. A day after he was cut by the Bucs, Magee reported to minor league spring training. Magee played both sports at Arizona State, wasn’t …

Marlins’ Cosart says MLB reviewing his Twitter account

Friday, March 27, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. – Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart said Major League Baseball is reviewing his deleted Twitter account as part of an investigation into gambling-related tweets posted there and he is cooperating with the investigation. “Obviously, I was …