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Schilling Blames Chewing Tobacco for Cancer

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Boston — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling said he’s been treated for mouth cancer and blamed the disease on using chewing tobacco for about 30 years. Schilling discussed details on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. The former Red Sox right-hander announced in February that he had cancer, but had not disclosed what kind. He has said he is in remission after seven weeks of radiation and chemotherapy and has …

Cowboys NFL’s Most Valuable Team; Pats No. 2

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New York — The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, according to Forbes. They’re valued at $3.2 billion; only Real Madrid at $3.4 billion is worth more among global franchises. Dallas posted the NFL’s highest revenue, $560 million, and …

Brady Ready for Action Vs. Carolina

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady left the practice field Wednesday and for the first time this season, strode through the locker room to the media room podium rather than making the short jaunt to the sideline to address reporters. The New England Patriots quarterback hardly minds the extra steps. It signals the end of training camp and joint practices, and means the barometer …

Gordon Continues to Roll

Monday, August 18, 2014

Brooklyn, Mich. — It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon’s last victory at Michigan — which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR’s top series. One of those droughts is finally over. …

LPGA Championship A Walk for Park Again

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pittsford, n.y. — Inbee Park successfully defended her title in the LPGA Championship, beating Brittany Lincicome with a par on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to end the United States’ major streak at three. On the playoff hole on Monroe Golf Club’s par-4 18th, Park hit …

Milwaukee Pounds Out Road Sweep of Dodgers

Monday, August 18, 2014

Los Angeles — Jonathan Lucroy tied a season high with five RBIs, including his first home run in more than three weeks, and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 7-2 …

Road Suits Yanks

Monday, August 18, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Hiroki Kuroda pitched neatly into the seventh inning and Brett Gardner drove in two runs to lead the New York Yankees to a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Kuroda (8-8) …

Denver Dominates S.F.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Santa Clara, Calif. — Peyton Manning threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas and dominated in his two series, leading the Denver Broncos past the San Francisco 49ers 34-0 on Sunday to spoil the NFL debut at sparkling $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium. The 38-year-old Manning, beginning his …

Going by the Books: Tiptoeing Through the Past With Red Sox Mementoes

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Nostalgia can be quite a tricky thing, especially where a certain Olde Towne Teame is concerned. No sport is more drawn to reminiscing than baseball. Whatever the reason, the game attracts us — at least the adult fans …

A Year of ‘Wow’ for White Sox Star

Sunday, August 17, 2014

One of Jose Abreu’s biggest “wow” moments in Chicago arrived less than a month into his big league career, when the White Sox rookie stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the ninth inning against the …

20 Historical Empires That Explain the Premier League

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Washington — The English Premier League season started Saturday. It is one of the world’s most popular sporting competitions, with hundreds of millions of fans glued to their screens every weekend in virtually all time zones of the …

Manchester United Looks to Reload in Premier League

Sunday, August 17, 2014

London — The return of the Premier League this weekend cannot come quickly enough for English fans still lamenting their national team’s worst World Cup showing. With the league’s riches and global reach, it remains England’s projection of soccer power. But as the waning impact of English sides …

Skateboarding Rebel Jay Adams Dies at 53

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Los Angeles — Jay Adams, the colorful rebel who helped transform skateboarding from a simple street pastime into one of the world’s most spectacular sports with hair-raising stunts and an outsized personality to match, has died at age …