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Soccer Players Sue Over Turf Issue

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

American soccer star Abby Wambach and a group of elite international players filed a lawsuit in Canada on Wednesday challenging plans to play the 2015 Women’s World Cup on artificial turf. Led by U.S. national team forward Wambach, the players filed the suit at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal in Toronto, attorney Hampton Dellinger told The Associated Press. The women claim that playing the sport’s premier tournament on fake grass …

Brady Blocks Out Critics

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady tries not to get too high when things are going well or too low when they’re not. Good thing, considering how poorly the season has gone for him and the New England Patriots offense. The winner of two MVP awards in both the regular season and the Super …

Garoppolo Could Be Preview of Pats’ Future

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The dreadful performance by quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Monday night’s lopsided loss at Kansas City produced questions about the ability of Brady and his team to bounce back the way they’ve done so many times before during a long run of remarkably consistent success. But when coach Bill …

Jeter Cheered, Sox Roll

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Boston — Joe Kelly walked to the back of the pitcher’s mound to give the Fenway crowd a chance to cheer for Derek Jeter. Then he wanted to get him out. Kelly struck Jeter out in his first at-bat Saturday, then gave up an infield chopper to the …

Kurt Busch Has Chase Hopes on the Line

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dover, Del. — Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR’s biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check — his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track. “I …

Goodell Visits Domestic Violence Hotline

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Austin, Texas — Facing criticism about the handling recent abuse cases, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell paid a visit Saturday night to the headquarters of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. “Doing the work, as they say,” was all Goodell would say when as he and several league officials walked …

Diamondbacks Fire Manager Gibson

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Phoenix — The Diamondbacks fired manager Kirk Gibson three years after he won the NL’s manager of the year award for leading Arizona to the playoffs. The Diamondbacks are assured of at least a tie for the worst record in the majors this season, having lost 96 games …

Stewart Glad for Support From His NASCAR Family

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dover, Del. — Tony Stewart’s walk back to his motor home was halted by a pair of old friends. Two longtime NASCAR participants stopped Stewart not far from his car for a lengthy chat in the Dover garage. …

Europeans Seize Control After Day 1

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Gleneagles, Scotland — The start of this Ryder Cup was a lot like how the last one ended. European blue filled the scoreboard Friday afternoon at Gleneagles with strong finishes that Europe is renowned for in these matches. …

Celtics’ Rondo Sidelined With Broken Left Finger

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Boston — The Boston Celtics rebuilding project suffered a major setback when four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo underwent surgery Friday for a broken left finger. The Celtics said the point guard is expected to miss six to eight weeks …

Rival Tight Ends Have Much in Common

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Travis Kelce snagged the pass from Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. He raced toward the sideline and then turned up field, diving from about the 4-yard line and just nicking the pylon. The 20-yard touchdown …

Jeter Sits, Yankees Beat Sox

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Boston — Derek Jeter took the night off after his emotional final home game and watched a bunch of New York Yankees rookies beat a group of Boston Red Sox rookies 3-2 on Friday. Watching from the dugout, …

Royals in the Playoffs

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Chicago — Kansas City’s long postseason drought is over. The Royals clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 29 years, beating the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Friday night behind seven scoreless innings from Jeremy Guthrie. …