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After a Turkey Trot, It’s All Gravy

Friday, November 28, 2014

Nora Krug The Washington Post For the health-conscious, Thanksgiving can present something of a challenge. Travel, cooking, family — plus all that football to watch — leave little time (or motivation) to exercise. But for the truly dedicated, there’s a fun, simple solution: the turkey trot. Over the past few decades, this road race has become something of a national …

Bench Boss

Friday, November 28, 2014

First-year Woodsville girls basketball coach Russ Wilcox prefers to keep himself occupied. When it comes to his favorite game, he’ll get his wish and then …

Movie Highlights Ski Adventurers

Friday, November 28, 2014

By Jared Pendak Valley News Staff Writer He had to travel across the planet, but pro snowboarder Seth Wescott found the perfect remedy for his …

Fight to Avert 2017 NBA Lockout Starts

Friday, November 28, 2014

By Ira Winderman Sun Sentinel So when exactly is the “appropriate time” for billionaire owners and multimillionaire players to talk about their unimaginable riches? To former Miami Heat guard Roger Mason Jr., now might be as good a time as any. As a preemptive measure, he might be …

Interest in Lester Reaching New Heights

Friday, November 28, 2014

By Mark Gonzales Chicago Tribune Judging from the various degrees of interest, the only stress free agent left-hander Jon Lester will encounter will be saying ”no thanks” to the teams he’ll turn down. The interest in Lester, 30, has swelled and become more public in recent days with …

NFL Might Not Flex Any Sunday Night Games

Friday, November 28, 2014

By Rachel Cohen AP Sports Writer New York — For the first time since flexible scheduling came to Sunday Night Football in 2006, the NFL could go an entire season without needing it. No way Cowboys-Eagles gets swapped out in Week 15. NFC East showdowns are huge ratings …

Popovich, Ginobili Took Time to Gel

Friday, November 28, 2014

By Jon Krawczynski AP Basketball Writer On a January night in Indiana more than a decade ago, 26-year-old Manu Ginobili was sitting on the floor near the end of the San Antonio Spurs bench as coach Gregg Popovich …

Numbers Don’t Lie

Friday, November 28, 2014

Denver (ap) — Carve an extra piece of turkey to celebrate, David Backes and T.J. Oshie, because St. Louis is well on its way to the postseason. Treat yourself to another slice of pumpkin pie, Max Pacioretty, since Montreal’s virtually in, too. At least, the numbers seem to …

Against Odds, Public School Aims for Grid Championship

Friday, November 28, 2014

By Michael Tarm The Associated Press Chicago — Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois’ high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side …

Eagles Overwhelm Cowboys, 33-10

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Associated Press Arlington, Texas — LeSean McCoy is looking more like the NFL rushing champion of a year ago, and Mark Sanchez is getting more comfortable in Philadelphia’s offense. McCoy ran for 159 yards and a touchdown, …

5 Years and Counting

Friday, November 28, 2014

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Any mention of golf during the week of Thanksgiving used to be about the Skins Game. Now it’s hard not to think about Tiger Woods. It was five years ago this week …

Price Cap Set for Olympic Bids

Friday, November 28, 2014

Boston — The magic number for the U.S. cities hoping to host the 2024 Olympics is $5 billion. Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have all submitted spending plans under that mark for their bids to host …

No. 2 Wisconsin Rallies Past Hoyas

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Associated Press Paradise Island, Bahamas — Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Nigel Hayes’ acrobatic tip-in with 20 seconds left capped his 15-point day, and No. 2 Wisconsin needed to rally in the second half to beat Georgetown …