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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 …

Plenty of Penalties in Patriots’ Win

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots put up big numbers in their preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles — 476 yards, 35 first downs and nearly 40 minutes in time of possession. The officials racked up their own impressive statistics by calling 28 penalties, with 21 accepted. …

Running Back Position an Endangered Species

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mankato, Minn. — Jim Brown spinning his way through the line and breaking loose in the secondary with a burst of speed. Walter Payton lowering a stiff arm and tearing away from the tackler with those long, almost-straight-leg …

Johnson Hopes to End Rare Slump

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Brooklyn, Mich. — The finishes seem implausible, especially because they’ve come in succession — 42nd place at Daytona, 42nd at New Hampshire, a brief improvement to 14th at the Brickyard, followed by a dip to 39th at Pocono …

United’s Highly-Touted New Manager Loses Debut Match

Sunday, August 17, 2014

London — New season, new manager — same misery at Manchester United. Louis van Gaal failed to usher in the bright new era expected at United on Saturday, watching in frustration as the team opened the season with a home loss for the first time in 42 years. …

Rodgers Shines as Packers Roll Past Rams

Sunday, August 17, 2014

St. Louis — Aaron Rodgers and Sam Bradford each threw a touchdown pass in their preseason debuts and played into the second quarter in the Green Bay Packers’ 21-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Saturday. Michael Sam played in the second half and got his first …

Jeter, Yanks Edge Rays

Sunday, August 17, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Derek Jeter hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees ended a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. Brett Gardner opened the …

Ortiz Reaches Milestone, Powers Red Sox

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Boston — David Ortiz hit a pair of two-run homers, including his 400th in a Red Sox uniform, and drove in a career high-tying six runs to power Boston past the Houston Astros 10-7 Saturday night. Big Papi …

Rays Shut Out Yanks

Saturday, August 16, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Alex Cobb pitched neatly into the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays became just the fourth team in major league history to reach .500 after falling 18 games under in the same season, …

Gordon Sets Qualifying Mark at Michigan

Friday, August 15, 2014

Brooklyn, Mich. — The numbers keep climbing — and this time the rise was anything but gradual. Jeff Gordon set the track qualifying record at Michigan International Speedway on Friday with a speed of 206.558 mph, winning his …

Commentary: Waiting to Hear From Tony Stewart

Friday, August 15, 2014

Plenty of people have weighed in on the tragic events last weekend at a short track in New York. A few were there. Many weren’t. But there’s only one person who really knows what happened: Tony Stewart. Until …