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Pro Sports

U.S. Women’s Hoop Upset By France, 76-72

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Associated Press Paris — Sandrine Gruda had 26 points and 15 rebounds to help France stun the U.S. women’s national team 76-72 in an exhibition game on Sunday. It’s the first loss by the Americans in an international game since falling to a team from the Czech Republic in 2011 when the U.S. was on a European tour. The Americans, who beat the French by 36 points in the …

Strasburg Leads Nats To Sweep

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Associated Press Miami — Stephen Strasburg pitched seven strong innings to help lead the NL-leading Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday, completing a four-game sweep. Nate Schierholtz and Anthony Rendon drove in runs for the Nationals (91-64), who have won eight of nine and lead the Los Angeles Dodgers (88-67) for the best record in the …

Small Victories For Yankees

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Associated Press New York — Masahiro Tanaka made a triumphant return from an elbow injury that sidelined him for 2 1/2 months and a rejuvenated Derek Jeter got yet another big hit on his final homestand, leading the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Sunday. With fans in the …

Right Stuff

Monday, September 22, 2014

By David Ginsburg AP Sports Writer Baltimore — Joe Kelly pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the Boston Red Sox got home runs from Mookie Betts and David Ross in a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Boston took two of three from the Orioles, …

Eagles Remain Unbeaten

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Associated Press Philadelphia — Rookie Jordan Matthews, the receiver who replaced DeSean Jackson in Philadelphia, caught two touchdown passes, and the Eagles beat Jackson and his Washington Redskins 37-34 on Sunday in a nasty game marred by …

Patriots Survive Late Raider Comeback, 16-9

Monday, September 22, 2014

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots had trouble getting into the end zone. Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork made sure the Oakland Raiders stayed out of the end zone in the final …

Logano Wins at New Hampshire

Monday, September 22, 2014

By Dan Gelston AP Sports Writer Loudon, n.h. — Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family …

Rematch Goes to Seattle

Monday, September 22, 2014

By Tim Booth AP Sports Writer Seattle — Peyton Manning did all he could in the final minute of regulation to get the Denver Broncos to overtime. Russell Wilson made certain he never saw the ball in the extra session and ensured the Super Bowl rematch went in …

Moose Hunters Should Anticipate a Thinner Herd

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Portland, Maine — Sportsmen hoping to bag a big moose are seeing increased competition from a tiny parasite that’s cutting down moose populations in New England and across parts of the northern United States, prompting some states to …

Johnson Not Happy Being Just Another Driver on the Track

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Loudon, n.h. — It’s Jimmie Johnson’s favorite time of the year. But with the second race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Chase to the Champoinship set to begin, Six-Time has the tone of the kid whose birthday …

Home Dominance Remains Patriots’ Trump Card

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Stevan Ridley’s father switched his allegiance from the Oakland Raiders once his son was drafted by the New England Patriots. The running back’s dad sure picked a winner. The Patriots are 25-4, including playoff games, at Gillette Stadium since 2011, when Ridley was drafted. They’re …

Custer, 16, Wins NASCAR Trucks Race at NHMS

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Loudon, n.h. — Cole Custer’s first stand as a NASCAR winner landed him in the stock car record book. Custer became the youngest winner in a NASCAR national series race at 16, taking the checkered flag at New Hampshire in his seventh career Truck Series start. Custer dominated …

Jones Hammers Red Sox

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Associated Press Baltimore — Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers and the Baltimore Orioles received another steady performance from right-hander Chris Tillman in a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. The AL East champion Orioles moved within two games of the …