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U.S. Ryder Cup team player Rickie Fowler points at his new USA haircut as he practices on the driving range ahead of the start of the golf tournament in Gleneagles, Scotland, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.  The U.S. team arrived for the Ryder Cup Monday, with the tournament  starting on Friday.  (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Euro Chemistry Stuck in a Suit

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Gleneagles, Scotland — European captain Paul McGinley is having second thoughts about a Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in the Ryder Cup. Attribute that to an ordinary record, not an acrimonious lawsuit. The Northern Irish duo has made it clear in recent weeks that McIlroy’s lawsuit against Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management — which involves allegations against McDowell — has not affected …

Patriots’ Offense Remains Work in Need of Progress

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots have plenty of time to get their offense rolling. The question is: Do they have the players? The offensive line is struggling to protect quarterback Tom Brady and open holes for running backs. The wide receivers, other than Julian Edelman, have contributed little. The tight end …

Penske Duo in Command of the Chase

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down. The first message apparently fell on deaf ears, so Logano tried again the next day, tweeting …

Logano Wins at New Hampshire

Monday, September 22, 2014

By Dan Gelston AP Sports Writer Loudon, n.h. — Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family …

Rematch Goes to Seattle

Monday, September 22, 2014

By Tim Booth AP Sports Writer Seattle — Peyton Manning did all he could in the final minute of regulation to get the Denver Broncos to overtime. Russell Wilson made certain he never saw the ball in the extra session and ensured the Super Bowl rematch went in …

Moose Hunters Should Anticipate a Thinner Herd

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Portland, Maine — Sportsmen hoping to bag a big moose are seeing increased competition from a tiny parasite that’s cutting down moose populations in New England and across parts of the northern United States, prompting some states to …

Johnson Not Happy Being Just Another Driver on the Track

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Loudon, n.h. — It’s Jimmie Johnson’s favorite time of the year. But with the second race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Chase to the Champoinship set to begin, Six-Time has the tone of the kid whose birthday …

Home Dominance Remains Patriots’ Trump Card

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Stevan Ridley’s father switched his allegiance from the Oakland Raiders once his son was drafted by the New England Patriots. The running back’s dad sure picked a winner. The Patriots are 25-4, including playoff games, at Gillette Stadium since 2011, when Ridley was drafted. They’re …

Custer, 16, Wins NASCAR Trucks Race at NHMS

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Loudon, n.h. — Cole Custer’s first stand as a NASCAR winner landed him in the stock car record book. Custer became the youngest winner in a NASCAR national series race at 16, taking the checkered flag at New Hampshire in his seventh career Truck Series start. Custer dominated …

Jones Hammers Red Sox

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Associated Press Baltimore — Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers and the Baltimore Orioles received another steady performance from right-hander Chris Tillman in a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. The AL East champion Orioles moved within two games of the …

Tigers Boost Central Edge

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central …

Hamstring Injury May End Ellsbury’s Year

Sunday, September 21, 2014

New York — Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the New York Yankees lineup a day after straining his right hamstring, and the team’s most consistent player this year may be done for the season. “I am still going to do everything I can to be back as soon …

Pats Big Favorites Despite Slow Start

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots have been mediocre in splitting their first two games. Yet they’re two-touchdown favorites on Sunday. No surprise, considering they’re facing the Oakland Raiders. The visitors for the Patriots’ home opener have lost 14 straight games in the Eastern time zone. They …