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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NFL Ex-Redskin Smoot charged with domestic assault ASHBURN, Va. – Ex-NFL defensive back Fred Smoot was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault after a woman called the police to say he grabbed her during a fight at a Virginia home. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said Smoot was arrested Sunday in Ashburn. Smoot played a total of seven seasons with the …

Source: Left-hander Jon Lester, Giants to meet

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval’s departure. The free agent pitcher has plans to meet with …

Patriots seek to slow down fast-starting Packers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots are one of the NFL’s best teams in the first half. Just not as good as the fast-starting …

Bills’ home game against Jets relocated to Detroit

Friday, November 21, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Snowed out in Buffalo, the Bills are heading to Detroit to play their “home” game against the New York Jets on Monday night. The NFL announced the location and date of the game last night …

Blount’s stats with Patriots in 2013

Friday, November 21, 2014

Blount reunion LeGarrette’s stats with the Patriots last season, when he played in 16 regular-season games (seven starts) and two playoff games: Regular season 153 carries, 772 yards, 5.0 avg., 7 TDs Postseason 29 carries, 172 yards, 5.9 …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NFL League fines Lynch $50,000 for not speaking to media RENTON, Wash. – The NFL fined Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violations of the league’s media policy. League spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the fine yesterday, which will total $100,000 against the Seahawks’ standout. Along with the …

Stanton signs record $325M deal at news conference

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MIAMI – Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins’ field yesterday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games. He had just signed a record $325 million, 13-year contract and …

Collins, NBA’s first openly gay player, to retire

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NEW YORK – Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement yesterday after 13 years in the NBA. “It’s time and I’m very much looking forward …

Red Sox claim Juan Francisco off waivers from Jays

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox claimed infielder Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday. Francisco played 106 games for the Blue Jays last season, batting .220 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI. He has played both first and third base in a major …

Earnhardt wants more success in ’15 with new chief

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr. imagined his Nationwide Series trophy was a chalice, tipped it back and acted like he was taking a big swig of champagne or beer – the beverages of choice for NASCAR winners and champions. Earnhardt …

Top tight ends use size to pile up receptions

Thursday, November 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski makes a twisting, leaping, one-handed catch. The super-sized tight end swats away would-be tacklers. He celebrates touchdowns with a powerful spike that, somehow, doesn’t knock the air out of the ball. “Imagine trying …

Redskins Coach Gruden backs off on criticism of Griffin III

Thursday, November 20, 2014

ASHBURN, Va. – Jay Gruden said he shouldn’t have been so brutally candid about Robert Griffin III’s play. The Washington Redskins coach also took the blame for allowing the Washington Redskins to become “too much about one guy.” …

Brady likely to have increased role against Lions

Thursday, November 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady didn’t have to throw much or especially well for the New England Patriots to get their sixth straight win. He figures to play a bigger role when they go for their seventh. One …