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New York Jets owner Woody Johnson attends an NFL football press conference introducing the team's new management, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Florham Park, N.J. The Jets usher in a new era for the franchise, formally introducing new coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan Wednesday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Patriots, Jets Tampering With NFL’s Dumbest Rule

Friday, March 27, 2015

In the latest installment of mutual hair-pulling between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots, the Jets have filed tampering charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft for comments he made about Darrelle Revis. If anything, let’s hope this petty back-and-forth exposes the tampering rule’s utter frivolity once and for all. Earlier in March, the Jets signed Revis to a monster deal, luring him away from the Super Bowl-winning Patriots and back to the team that drafted him. Kraft discussed the signing during a break between the owners meeting on Monday. Via CSN New England’s Tom Curran: “I speak as a fan of the …

Marlins’ Cosart Is Subject of MLB Gambling Investigation

Friday, March 27, 2015

Jupiter, Fla. — Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart acknowledged Thursday he is under investigation by Major League Baseball for possible gambling, but could not give details. The 24-year-old is accused of exchanging direct messages through his Twitter account related to gambling. A conversation held on his alleged account became public Wednesday when it …

Ortiz, Napoli Return in Win

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston’s lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played since March 16. Ortiz struck out, grounded into a forceout and popped out against Tommy Milone, dropping his average to .222 (4 for …

Teen O’Brien Best of GS Field at U.S. Alpines

Friday, March 27, 2015

Carrabassett Valley, Maine — Lindsey Vonn wasn’t there to compete, simply to film the giant slalom course and mingle with the next wave of up-and-coming skiers. Well, here’s one to definitely keep an eye on: Teenager Nina O’Brien, …

The World Is Not Enough

Friday, March 27, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — One goal down, still more to go. That’s the message the Golden State Warriors are giving after winning the Pacific Division for the first time in 39 years. Now they’re trying to secure the Western …

Hoffman Beats Wind, Leads at Texas Open

Friday, March 27, 2015

San Antonio — Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday. After wind gusts threatening 40 mph pummeled the morning starters, Hoffman faced steady 15 mph wind in the afternoon at TPC …

Ilyasova Career-Best Sends Bucks Past Indy

Friday, March 27, 2015

Milwaukee — Ersan Ilyasova had a career-high 34 points and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Indiana Pacers 111-107 on Thursday night. Khris Middleton added 17 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 16 for the Bucks. They have won two straight after breaking a six-game losing streak. George Hill …

Sabres Fans Embrace Race to Basement

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Buffalo, n.y. — The Buffalo Sabres are in last place. And many of their fans are openly rooting for the standings to stay that way. “Lose!” yelled Doug Borsuk, a 10-year season-ticket holder from the upper level during a recent Sabres’ home game. “Of course, it’s weird. But …

U.S. Fades Yet Again

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The pattern since last spring is familiar: The United States does well in the first half and fades as the final whistle approaches. Nicklas Bendtner took advantage of a defense that gave up two more late goals to …

Minnesota Selected for MLS Franchise

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Associated Press Minneapolis — Major League Soccer has committed to Minnesota, awarding an expansion franchise to start playing in 2018 with the expectation an outdoor stadium will be built before then. Bill McGuire, the former health care executive and current owner of the Minnesota United club in …

Blue Collar First Before Greenbacks: Seasonal Jobs Essential for Baseball’s Low-Pay Prospects

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most players are in a similar predicament as everyone else in the regular workforce. Between baseball seasons there are no …

PAT Changes Likely for 2015 Campaign

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Phoenix — Spice it up. The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season. While team owners didn’t vote on any extra-point proposals Wednesday, there was …

Vermonter Duffy Stuns at U.S. Alpines

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Carrabassett Valley, Maine — The race was all but wrapped up, the medals all but awarded. Then along came 19-year-old Drew Duffy, who turned in a speedy and surprising run from a late starting position to win the …