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New England Patriots' James Develin (46) scores a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Ex-Brown Standout Could Help Pats Again

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski isn’t ready for full-time activity. Michael Hoomanawanui has been sidelined the past two practices. The New England Patriots are short-handed at tight end, so James Develin is getting another chance to show the versatility that has earned praise from coach Bill Belichick. “He gets better all the time,” Belichick said Wednesday. “It’s a little bit …

In Brief: NFL Retirees Lose Round in Settlement

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Philadelphia — A federal judge rejected an attempt by seven former professional football players to intervene in a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody issued an order in Philadelphia late Tuesday denying the NFL retirees’ motion to intervene in the case. The players object to the settlement, …

UCLA Wades Through Damages From Flooding

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Los Angeles — The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA’s storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, was drying out Wednesday after the court was deluged by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old pipe burst near the campus in Westwood. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said workers were busy cleaning up …

Don’t Write Him Off Just Yet

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Indianapolis — Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record pace. He brought the southern sport to …

Marketing in U.S. Bid’s Way

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Colorado Springs, Colo. — If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington are picked to host the 2024 Olympics, one of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city’s new organizing committee. It’s one of those costly facts …

Scott Hired to Coach Lakers

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Los Angeles — The Los Angeles Lakers have confirmed Byron Scott is their new head coach. The Lakers finally made the long-anticipated announcement Monday night in a news release. Scott told reporters last weekend he had been hired by the Lakers, who haven’t had a head coach since …

Miles of Smiles

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cortland, n.y. — Oday Aboushi gently placed the young boy on the hospital room bed, and quickly stepped aside. The child’s mother broke down at the sight of her suddenly unrecognizable son. His once-misshapen mouth appeared nearly normal. …

Manning Boogies At Camp

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Englewood, Colo. — Peyton Manning isn’t all business all the time. The star quarterback showed his lighter side Monday when he did a dorky dance during the team stretch when Rocky Top was blared through the loudspeakers at the Denver Broncos’ training camp. While Manning was dancing to …

Toronto Lays Red Sox to Waste

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Boston — Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, R.A. Dickey pithed three-hit ball for seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays romped past the Boston Red Sox 14-1 on Monday night. The Blue Jays won for the sixth time in …

Braves Blank San Diego

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Atlanta — Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday. Santana (10-6) allowed just five hits …

Dodgers Add 2B Barney

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Los Angeles — The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Darwin Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. Barney won a Gold Glove in 2012 after tying the major league single-season record with 141 consecutive errorless games. But he was designated for assignment last Tuesday after …

Gronkowski Excited, Cautious About Return

Monday, July 28, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage. He didn’t cut sharply, run hard at defensive backs or participate in 11-on-11 drills. The oft-injured tight end for the …

Montoya Back at Indy, Intent on Getting Win

Monday, July 28, 2014

Indianapolis — Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske. The Colombian is entered in the Brickyard 400 for the explicit purpose …