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Panthers, Pats Take Different Paths

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The Carolina Panthers already have played their big preseason game. Now the New England Patriots will play theirs. The third exhibition game usually is the one in which game-planning for the opponent and playing time for regulars increase. But the Panthers had only four days to prepare between last Sunday night’s 28-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs and tonight’s game against the Patriots. It “would have …

In Brief: McIlroy Stumbles to a 74 in New Jersey

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Paramus, n.j. — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. He could afford a day off. That wasn’t the case for players like Bo Van Pelt and Paul Casey, and they picked a good time to …

NCAA Files Intent to Appeal O’Bannon Ruling

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Indianapolis — The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge’s ruling in the Ed O’Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws. U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled Aug. 8 that the NCAA broke the law by restricting schools from providing money beyond current scholarship limits to athletes. She said schools should be allowed …

Angels Top Sox Again

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Boston — Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBIs, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 to increase their AL West lead on Wednesday night. Hamilton was in a 5-for-41 slump with …

Mo’ne Davis the Center of Attention at Little League World Series

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Two boys stood in line to use a Port-A-John when a golf cart puttered past. One squealed, “There she is!” His mother said, “Oh, look! It’s Mo’ne! Mo’ne Davis!” A few yards farther, a …

Video Game Ratings Guru Has Players’ Attention

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Denver — Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms. He’s not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players — and millions …

In Brief: Injured Ohio State Quarterback Out for Season

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Columbus, Ohio — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes. Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and …

Manziel’s Night Was Obscene All Around

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Washington — What was more obscene Monday night at FedEx Field — Johnny Manziel’s gesture toward the Washington Redskins’ sideline or his play in the Cleveland Browns’ second preseason game? The Browns’ starting-quarterback competition between Manziel and Brian Hoyer was thrown into disarray Monday. The play of Hoyer …

U.S. Moves On, Minus Durant

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New York — While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward. Durant stunned the Americans when he decided to withdraw after practicing with the team during its first week of training camp. Now that they’ve had time to get over the surprise, …

Astros Sink Yankees

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New York — Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer, extending his second-half power surge and sending the Houston Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and Martin Prado had three hits …

Angels Squeak Past Red Sox

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Boston — Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston 4-3 on Tuesday night. Brennan Boesch …

Chicago Ousts Texas

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series on Tuesday night. Chicago will face the loser of today’s game between Las Vegas and Philadelphia on …