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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2013 file photo, former NFL wide receiver Cris Carter tears up after being selected as a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee during an announcement  in New Orleans. Carter will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Commentary: Hall of Famer’s ‘Fall Guy’ Advice Makes Eyes Roll

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The NFL is now a full-on guilty pleasure. It’s making the Kardashians and pro wrestling look dignified. You can’t keep your eyes off the shoulder of the road for a second. You might miss the next version of a Donald Trump stump speech. Take Cris Carter’s advice to a room of young players if they planned on flirting with trouble. “If y’all got a crew, you’ve got to have a fall guy in the crew,” Carter said at the 2014 NFL Rookie Symposium, wearing his yellow Hall of Fame jacket. “I let my homeboys know, y’all want to keep rolling like this? Then I need …

Spieth Stumbles at First PGA Playoff Event

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Edison, n.j. — The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months. In his first tournament as No. 1 in the world, Spieth had a pair of three-putt bogeys, hit a tee shot in the water, shot 40 on his back nine and wound up with a 4-over 74 in the opening round of …

TV Legend Letterman Struggling With Love of Racing

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sonoma, Calif. — This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing. The retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner rattled off a number of racing deaths — Justin Wilson, Dan Wheldon, Paul Dana, Dale Earnhardt, Ayrton Senna, sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. …

Verlander 1-Hits Angels

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Detroit — Justin Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter when Chris Iannetta lined a leadoff double in the ninth inning that landed barely fair on the left-field line, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles …

Porcello Makes Dazzling Return for Sox

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Chicago — Rick Porcello pitched seven sparkling innings in his return from a triceps injury, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Porcello and Chris Sale had nearly …

Pennsylvania Reaches U.S. Final

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

South Williamsport, Pa. — The closest thing to a home team at the Little League World Series is headed for the final of the U.S. bracket. And Lewisberry can expect a full house when it goes for the title. Left-hander Adam Cramer struck out 13 in five innings, …

‘I Can’t Live Without It’

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

When Tony Kanaan arrived home following the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, his wife asked him why he continued to race in a series that has such high risk. Justin Wilson had been airlifted out of the track …

Driver Saved Six With Organ Gifts

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Allentown, Pa. — The late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson saved six lives Tuesday by donating his organs, his brother said. “He just keeps setting the bar higher,” Stefan Wilson posted on his Twitter page. “Keep Julia & the girls in your prayers #myherojw.” The 37-year-old Wilson died Monday …

Brady-NFL Negotiations Continuing

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New York — Even as negotiations aimed at settling the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing one week ago, lawyers for the league, the players’ union and …

Wayne’s World: Veteran Receiver Likes New Patriots Address

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Reggie Wayne said he was talking to several NFL teams before deciding to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. “There were a lot of serious calls, from some good teams, but I …

Pharoah Is Solid Travers Favorite

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Saratoga Springs, n.y. — And now, it’s on to the Spa for the Triple Crown winner. With post-position formalities out of the way, American Pharoah will be led onto a plane this morning for the cross-country trip to Saratoga Race Course and Saturday’s Travers Stakes. American Pharoah was …

Needing Backup Quarterback, Steelers Add Vick

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Pittsburgh — Michael Vick needed a job. The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a backup quarterback. One solid workout solved both problems. The Steelers signed the four-time Pro Bowler to a one-year deal on Tuesday night, hopeful there’s enough game left in the 35-year-old’s still dangerous legs to provide the …

Gatlin Not Bothered About Being Bolt’s Foil

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Associated Press Beijing — Usain Bolt returned to the track at world championships Tuesday and eased his way through the preliminary round of his favorite race, the 200 meters. Justin Gatlin also cruised, doing nothing to diminish his role as Bolt’s top challenger. Win or lose, Bolt …