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FILE - In this May 17, 1983, file photo, New York Islanders coach Al Arbour celebrates in the locker room as he holds the Stanley Cup after the Islanders won their fourth cup in a row, beating the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 to sweep the series at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. Arbour, who ranks as the NHL's second-most winningest coach, has died, team officials announced Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. He was 82. The cause of death is unclear, though Arbor was battling a lengthy illness and had been living in Florida. (AP Photo/Pool, File)

Al Arbour, Hall of Fame Isles Coach, Dies

Friday, August 28, 2015

Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, has died. He was 82. The Islanders confirmed Arbour’s death in a release issued Friday afternoon. Arbour had been in declining health, battling Parkinson’s disease and dementia, and …

In Brief: Spieth Misses Cut, Loses No. 1 Ranking

Friday, August 28, 2015

Edison, n.j. — Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays. He also lost his No. 1 ranking. Bubba Watson, momentarily distracted by a rare warning for taking too long to play a shot, recovered with a birdie on the 18th hole at Plainfield Country Club for …

Travers Time Is Here For American Pharoah

Friday, August 28, 2015

Saratoga Springs, n.y. — American Pharoah can run. But can he fly? You betcha. By now, everyone knows American Pharoah glided through the Triple Crown — overcoming stormy weather, too — won the Haskell Invitational this month and is the 1-5 betting favorite for the $1.6 million Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga …

South African Runs To Victory in 400

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Beijing — Long after two of the all-time greats at 400 meters had left the track in second and third place, the winner was sprawled on the ground, gasping for breath and getting his pulse checked by a medic. This is how 23-year-old Wayde van Niekerk, of South …

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 …