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In Brief: Pats’ Sacks Leader Jones Out

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Defensive end Chandler Jones, who leads New England with 4 1/2 sacks, will not play this weekend against the Chicago Bears. The Patriots listed Jones as out for Sunday’s game with a hip injury. He is expected to be sidelined for about a month. Jones, a third-year pro from Syracuse, had six sacks in 14 games as a rookie and 11 1/2 sacks while starting all 16 …

Maddon Leaves Rays

Saturday, October 25, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Joe Maddon’s highly successful run as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays is over. After discussions on a new deal bogged down with the Rays, Maddon is now free to listen to offers from any club — a prospect the manager apparently found too difficult to resist. Tampa Bay …

B’s Chara Out 4-6 Weeks With Bad Knee

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Boston — The Boston Bruins will spend the next four to six weeks trying to fill the hole left by an injury to the tallest player in NHL history. Defenseman Zdeno Chara tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, but will not need surgery, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said. The team called up two minor-league defensemen on Friday to replace …

Fan Creates Buzz With Marlins Shirt

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Miami — Among the standouts at Games 1 and 2 of the World Series was a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate. Laurence Leavy’s orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. He said a Royals …

Edwards, Newman Turn Heads

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Martinsville, Va. — NASCAR’s new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs. Instead, both drivers were eliminated last week and the third round begins …

McMurray Takes Pole

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Martinsville, Va. — Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR’s championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway. McMurray, who did not qualify this year for the Chase for the Sprint Cup title, set a qualifying record with a lap of 99.905 mph to nudge …

Ole Miss Balances Dixie and Diversity

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oxford, Miss. — Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that’s bringing new attention to Mississippi’s flagship university. The Rebels haven’t played this well since 1962, which happens to be the same year troops stood up to mob violence to force the University …

Arms, Gloves Put Royals in Control

Saturday, October 25, 2014

San Francisco — Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco …

Artful Lineup Cards

Friday, October 24, 2014

By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer Kansas City, Mo. — Take a look around the Kansas City Royals’ dugout and it’s pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series. The fancy handwriting, that is. …

Next World Cup a Big Chance for U.S. Women’s Soccer

Friday, October 24, 2014

By Rachel Cohen AP Sports Writer The chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” can rev up again next summer. And this time, they won’t conflict with the workday. A year after the World Cup transformed millions of Americans into red-white-and-blue-wearing soccer fanatics, another chance to cheer for a national team …

NBA’s Draft Lottery Reform Fails to Pass

Friday, October 24, 2014

Michael Lee The Washington Post. New York —- The NBA might someday establish a draft lottery system that creates a greater deterrent to field non-competitive teams but those efforts were tabled earlier this week when a reform proposal failed to garner enough support among the league’s 30 teams. …

Up Next: Quirky Giants Park

Friday, October 24, 2014

By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer San Francisco — Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco’s waterfront ballpark unique. “I know absolutely nothing,” the Kansas City first baseman said. “I’ve heard nothing but good things …

Shiffrin Aims to Be All-Around Title Threat

Friday, October 24, 2014

Soelden, Austria (ap) — With four different winners over the past four years, the women’s Alpine skiing World Cup lacks a clear favorite for the overall title just before the start of the new season. Lindsey Vonn and Maria Hoefl-Riesch used to be safe bets for the top …