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Pro Sports

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 right, at least if you have any hopes of watching NBA basketball in 2017-18. That’s when both the NBA and its players …

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 the measuring stick rising. According to a report Tuesday by CSN Chicago, the Cubs have …

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 draws even if both teams are struggling, and this one might decide the division title. …

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 …

Garbutt and Lowry Suspended by the League

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Associated Press New York — Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt has been suspended for two games by the NHL while Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry received a one-game ban for separate incidents this week. Garbutt was disciplined for kneeing Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall in the Stars’ …

What’s Next for RGIII?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The instant reaction to quarterback Robert Griffin III being benched for the second time in two seasons by two different Washington Redskins coaches is that Griffin essentially is done in D.C., that his stunningly swift descent from rookie-year …

TV SportsWatch

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

•••Sports on TV••• COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. LSU at Texas A&M, ESPN TCU at Texas, FS1 GOLF 8 p.m. PGA Tour of Australasia, Australian Open, second round, at Sydney, TGC MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon Orlando Classic, first round, Santa Clara vs. Tennessee, at Orlando, Fla., ESPN2 1 p.m. Battle 4 Atlantis, semifinal, …

Legendary Goalie Receives an Invite

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

St. Louis — Martin Brodeur will practice starting Friday with the St. Louis Blues, who have lost goalie Brian Elliott indefinitely with a lower body injury. The 42-year-old Brodeur said earlier this month he’s been working out and hoped to land a job. The team announced the invitation …