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Hunter-Reay forgotten champion as Indianapolis 500 looms

Sunday, May 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – When Ryan Hunter-Reay stood in Victory Lane after a thrilling last-lap duel with Helio Castroneves, he had a hard time describing just what winning the Indianapolis 500 meant to him. “I’m a proud American boy,” Hunter-Reay said with a smile, “that’s for sure.” It was supposed to be a transformational victory a year ago, the return of Americans …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, May 24, 2015

NBA Hawks’ G Korver out for the playoffs with sprained ankle ATLANTA – Hawks guard Kyle Korver is done for the NBA playoffs because of …

Boyd shines on mound as Fisher Cats beat Curve, 4-1

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fisher Cats starter Matt Boyd allowed just three hits in seven innings and New Hampshire beat the visiting Altoona Curve, 4-1, last night. Boyd, who …

Kraft: Patriots won’t appeal team’s fine, draft penalties

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team’s punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback’s challenge remains. Moments after Kraft said yesterday he won’t oppose the $1 million fine and …

Fisher Cats hold off Fightin Phils for 6-4 victory

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Shane Opitz’s two-run single in the top of the ninth turned out to be the difference as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats hung on to beat the host Reading Fightin Phils, 6-4, last night. Opitz’s hit made the score 6-1, but what looked like insurance turned out to …

Timberwolves win draft lottery; Lakers move to No. 2

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NEW YORK – The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery last night, the first time since 2004 the team with the worst record won the No. 1 pick. After years of bad luck in the lottery, things …

Ortiz, Napoli homer as Red Sox top Rangers, 4-3

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON – Mike Napoli found a flaw in his swing on the cross-country flight after his difficult road trip. Then he sent a liner soaring into the left-field seats. Napoli watched video while flying from Seattle on Sunday …

Warriors rally past Rockets, 110-106, in Game 1 of West finals

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Stephen Curry hit two free throws in the final seconds to finish with 34 points, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from 16 points down in the second quarter to beat the Houston Rockets, 110-106, …

Yankees CF Ellsbury heads to DL with right knee injury

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON – New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is heading to the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee after getting injured during an 8-6, 10-inning loss to the Washington Nationals last night. The Yankees said …

Ray Duckler: Patriots owner Robert Kraft caves, leaving a foul smell

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Inhale deeply. Do you smell it, the pungent odor of B.S. that’s worked its way from San Francisco to Concord? My eyes are watering, my betta fish went belly up and I saw a bunch of cows in …

NFL owners meet with more than deflated footballs on their agenda

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – What offseason? There hasn’t been a week – make that a day – since the Super Bowl that the NFL hasn’t made news. As the owners gather this week at their spring meetings, their plate …

Knicks, Lakers high-profile contenders as NBA draft lottery turns 30

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NEW YORK – Phil Jackson remembers watching old teammate Dave DeBusschere pound his fist in triumph, when the Knicks and NBA were dual winners. The first draft lottery in 1985 gave New York the No. 1 pick and …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NFL Dolphins, Tannehill agree on $77.7 million extension MIAMI – Ryan Tannehill stopped the Miami Dolphins’ revolving door at quarterback, and yesterday they rewarded him. Tannehill signed a $77.7 million, four-year extension that keeps him under contract through …