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Famed ‘Home of Golf’ Votes to Admit Women Members

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The spiritual “Home of Golf” became the latest club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday, when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women to join. The vote was effective immediately. “I can confirm that The Royal & Ancient Golf of St. Andrews is now a mixed membership club,” R&A secretary Peter …

What’s Next for Players on the NFL’s Domestic Violence Scene

Friday, September 19, 2014

The legal system doesn’t work on the NFL’s schedule. The players facing child abuse or domestic violence allegations might wait a long time for their cases to play out in the courtroom. A look at what’s next in each case: Ray Rice Ray Rice is appealing his indefinite suspension from the NFL on the basis that he shouldn’t be punished twice for the …

Pro Bowler Shines With Patriots

Friday, September 19, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Darrelle Revis didn’t divulge much when asked about his preference for facing a rookie quarterback. New England’s shutdown cornerback officially is a Patriot. “I can’t give you all of that,” the five-time Pro Bowler said with a laugh when questioned about potentially baiting Oakland rookie Derek Carr into a mistake …

Pirates Sweep Red Sox

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pittsburgh — The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL …

Falcons Romp Past Sorry Bucs

Friday, September 19, 2014

Atlanta — Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and high-stepping Devin Hester led the Atlanta Falcons to one of the biggest wins in franchise history. Ryan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, Jones hauled in nine passes for 161 …

Commentary: Vikings Deserve Scorn Despite Peterson Reversal

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Vikings don’t deserve blind praise for correcting a wrong. Ultimately, they got it right, but the course they took to reach this point never made sense. Let’s not forget their initial intentions amid news that the Vikings …

NFL Roundup: Another Player Arrested, Charged

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Phoenix — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players. The Cardinals said they became …

Pats’ Brady Sticks To Tried-and-True

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady is very comfortable throwing to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. The other Patriots he sends out on pass patterns? Not so much. Of Brady’s 44 completions this season, 20 have gone to Edelman and Gronkowski. Of his 78 passes, 32 were aimed at …

Orioles Thump Jays

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Baltimore — Steve Pearce homered twice and drove in four runs as the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep. Pearce, one of the key components of Baltimore’s …

Cuban Prospect Debuts, but Red Sox Lose

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pittsburgh — Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot. Polanco and …

Patriots’ Defense Faces Rookie QB

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In Brief: Grand Jury to Weigh Stewart Case

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he made the decision to present the …

Commentary: NFL Needs an Escape Hatch

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Every yard Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gains in 2014 will represent a step backward for a society swept away by the NFL, the $9 billion league becoming increasingly harder to watch, regardless of what television ratings say. Anybody else skip Monday Night Football this week? The NFL …