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Friday, February 12, 2016

•••Sports on TV••• AUTO RACING 5 p.m. NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Sprint Unlimited, practice, at Daytona Beach, Fla., FS1 6:30 p.m. NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Sprint Unlimited, final practice, at Daytona Beach, Fla., FS1 men’s COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. Princeton at Cornell, NESN 7 p.m. Dayton at Rhode Island, ESPN2 Ohio at Buffalo, ESPNU 9 p.m. UCLA at Arizona, ESPN Monmouth at Rider, ESPNU men’s COLLEGE HOCKEY 6:30 p.m. Maine at Notre Dame, NBCSN 8:30 p.m. Northeastern …

In Brief: Raiders Return to Oakland for 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Oakland, Calif. — With the Oakland Raiders’ long-term plans still up in the air, team officials announced Thursday afternoon that the team had agreed to a one-year lease extension to remain at the O.Co Coliseum for the 2016 NFL season. The deal also includes options for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, Raiders owner Mark Davis said at the mew conference. “It’s a great …

Union Head Pitches for More Jobs

Thursday, February 11, 2016

New York — With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, union leader Tony Clark concluded baseball’s current system needs change. Among those still on the free-agent market are pitcher Yovani Gallardo, shortstop Ian Desmond and outfielder Dexter Fowler, who all turned down $15.8 million, one-year guaranteed contracts from their teams last November. “I think it’s disappointing when there are …

IOC Doc Allays Zika Fears

Thursday, February 11, 2016

London — Seeking to calm fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said “everything that can be done is being done” to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In an interview with The Associated …

Minus 2 Biggest Stars, NASCAR Soldiers On

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins. Neither NASCAR star will be in a car when Daytona International Speedway opens today for preparations …

NBA All-Star Game Heads North

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Toronto — Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful. After all, you need a good winter coat in Canada. Though Bryant probably wouldn’t be too unhappy walking away another All-Star Game MVP trophy. The final NBA showcase …

Sox, Yanks Bosses Talk Shop

Thursday, February 11, 2016

New York — Now that he’s with the Boston Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski doesn’t expect to be making a lot of trades with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. During Dombrowski’s 13 1/2 seasons as Detroit’s GM, the pair …

Bergeron, Bruins Roll

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Patrice Bergeron scored twice, Brett Connolly had three assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on Thursday night Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and Loui Eriksson and Jimmy Hayes …

Analysis: Pats Won’t Go Away

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The football-watching world’s obsession with the New England Patriots was put on hold after their elimination from the playoffs with their near-miss defeat to the Denver Broncos in the AFC title game. There has been a temporary cessation …

C’s Prevail in Overtime

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Boston — Isaiah Thomas had 36 points and 11 assists, including a fade away jumper that sent the game to an extra period, to help the Boston Celtics overtake the Los Angeles Clippers 139-134 in overtime on Wednesday …

In Brief: U.S. Women Win Qualifying Opener

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Frisco, Texas — Alex Morgan scored 12 seconds in and added another goal in the 62nd minute and the U.S. women’s team opened CONCACAF qualifying for the Rio Olympics with a 5-0 victory over Costa Rica on Wednesday night. Morgan’s goal was the fastest in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying …

Rangers Blank Pens

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Pittsburgh — Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season and 58th of his career, leading the New York Rangers past the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 on Wednesday night. Lundqvist, who recorded his 27th win of the season, passed Martin Brodeur for most wins by …

Leafs, Sens Make 9-Player Trade

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

General manager Lou Lamoriello plans to exhaust the alphabet from A to Z to improve the Toronto Maple Leafs. His latest move was trading the man who has worn the “C” on his chest for the past six …