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New York Jets owner Woody Johnson attends an NFL football press conference introducing the team's new management, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Florham Park, N.J. The Jets usher in a new era for the franchise, formally introducing new coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan Wednesday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Patriots, Jets Tampering With NFL’s Dumbest Rule

Friday, March 27, 2015

In the latest installment of mutual hair-pulling between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots, the Jets have filed tampering charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft for comments he made about Darrelle Revis. If anything, let’s hope this petty back-and-forth exposes the tampering rule’s utter frivolity once and for all. Earlier in March, the Jets signed Revis to a monster deal, luring him away from the Super Bowl-winning Patriots and back to the team that drafted him. Kraft discussed the signing during a break between the owners meeting on Monday. Via CSN New England’s Tom Curran: “I speak as a fan of the …

Marlins’ Cosart Is Subject of MLB Gambling Investigation

Friday, March 27, 2015

Jupiter, Fla. — Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart acknowledged Thursday he is under investigation by Major League Baseball for possible gambling, but could not give details. The 24-year-old is accused of exchanging direct messages through his Twitter account related to gambling. A conversation held on his alleged account became public Wednesday when it …

Ortiz, Napoli Return in Win

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston’s lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played since March 16. Ortiz struck out, grounded into a forceout and popped out against Tommy Milone, dropping his average to .222 (4 for …

Pats’ Kraft: L.A. Will Have Two Teams in a Year

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Phoenix — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he believes the NFL will have two teams in the Los Angeles area within the next year. “I don’t think it’s good that we’ve let a generation of fans, young kids, grow up without a team. It’s not good …

Turner Boosts Celts’ Hopes

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New York — Evan Turner had 19 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 110-91 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak that had dropped them out of playoff …

Sens Win, Pass Bruins for Eighth in East

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ottawa — Mika Zibanejad scored twice, and the Ottawa Senators moved past the Boston Bruins into an Eastern Conference playoff position with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. The Senators (37-24-11) earned their seventh straight win and jumped one point ahead of Boston …

Keselowski Dashes to Fontana Victory

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fontana, Calif. — Brad Keselowski roared past Kurt Busch on the final lap and held off streaking Kevin Harvick to win at Fontana on Sunday, earning his first NASCAR victory of the season in a wild finish. Harvick fell just short of a three-race West Coast sweep, but …

Tampa Bay Fights Past Boston

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos had a rare fight on the ice — and it hurt Boston’s playoff hopes. J.T. Brown and Anton Stralman scored 15 seconds apart soon after Stamkos got into a fight, and the Lightning stopped a 10-game losing streak against the …

Ramirez Homer Fronts Sox’ Win

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. (ap) — Boston left fielder Hanley Ramirez blasted a three-run homer as part of a five-RBI afternoon in a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Ramirez collected more RBIs on Sunday than in his first 10 spring training games combined. He entered the …

Pistons Top Celtics in OT

Monday, March 23, 2015

Boston — The Detroit Pistons’ playoff hopes likely faded away a couple of weeks ago. They can still have a say on who might get there. Andre Drummond had 18 points and 22 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored seven …

In Brief: Shiffrin Wraps Up Another World Cup Title

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Meribel, France — Mikaela Shiffrin clinched her third straight World Cup slalom title in style Saturday with a victory at the season-ending finals. Shiffrin, the former Lyme resident and Olympic and two-time world slalom champion, beat her only remaining challenger, Frida Hansdotter of Sweden, by 0.05 seconds to …

Two-Time MVP Calls It a Career

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Los Angeles — Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash announced his retirement Saturday, quietly ending a 19-year NBA career that included two MVP awards. After playing in just 65 games over the past three seasons due to injuries, …

60-Minute Man Chuck Bednarik Dies

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Philadelphia — Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, died early Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles said. He was 89. Known as “Concrete Charlie,” Bednarik epitomized the tough-guy linebacker …