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Pro Sports

In Brief: Clippers, Rivers Reach New Deal

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Los Angeles — Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years. In Steve Ballmer’s first big move since taking over as the new owner, he gave Rivers a contract extension through the 2018-19 season. Ballmer said Wednesday it was one of his top priorities to ensure that Rivers remains as the long-term leader of the team. Rivers was a stabilizing force for the franchise during …

Long Preseason Comes to an End

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

East Rutherford, n.j. — In any other year, Tom Coughlin wouldn’t be happy playing an extended preseason schedule. A four-game schedule might be considered too long, and playing in the Hall of Fame contest at the start of the month stretched it to five games. The campaign will wrap up tonight against the New England Patriots (2-1) at MetLife Stadium. However, Coughlin isn’t …

Browns Star Suspended For Season

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cleveland — Josh Gordon’s wait is over, so is his 2014 season. The star wide receiver’s career is now in peril. The Cleveland Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. …

Mahan Opens Playoffs With Win at Barclays

Monday, August 25, 2014

Paramus, n.j. — Hunter Mahan pulled away with three straight birdies late in the final round Sunday to win The Barclays, ending more than two years without a title on the PGA Tour. The victory was the sixth …

Here’s What to Watch

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Heading into the U.S. Open, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 36 of the past 38 Grand Slam titles, a stretch dating to the 2005 French Open. Nowadays, there seems to be a …

The Chase for No. 18 Begins

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New York — Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it. Up until a couple of years ago, she practically plugged her ears at any mention of records or firsts. Now she says it …

US OPEN 2014: Capsules on top women’s players

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Serena Williams Seeded: 1 Ranked: 1 Age: 32 Country: United States 2014 Match Record: 38-6 2014 Singles Titles: 5 Career Singles Titles: 62 Major Titles: 17 — U.S. Open (’99, ’02, ’08, ’12, ’13), Wimbledon (’02, ’03, ’09, ’10, ’12), Australian Open (’03, ’05, ’07, ’09, ’10), French …

US OPEN 2014: Capsules on top men’s players

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Novak Djokovic Seeded: 1 Ranked: 1 Age: 27 Country: Serbia 2014 Match Record: 39-6 2014 Singles Titles: 4 Career Singles Titles: 45 Major Titles: 7 — U.S. Open (’11), Wimbledon (’11, ’14), Australian Open (’08, ’11, ’12, ’13) Last 5 U.S. Opens: ’13-Lost in Final, ’12-F, ’11-Won Championship, …

Don’t Forget The ‘Other’ Rookie QB

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Johnny Manziel — aka #JohnnyMiddleFinger — isn’t quite ready to be anointed the King of Cleveland, despite those 1.14 million Twitter followers smitten by his wild-child persona. Manziel will take a seat, for now anyway, and let Brian …

NFL Linebackers Taking More Breathers

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett had a simple answer for how often he left the field when the opponent had the ball. “Never.” A slight exaggeration? Perhaps. What’s certain is that an NFL linebacker’s …

Buccaneers Make Short Work of Bills

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Orchard Park, n.y. — Josh McCown directed two first-half touchdown drives, and defensive tackle Clinton McDonald returned a fumble for a score in Tampa Bay’s 27-14 preseason win over the slow-starting Buffalo Bills on Saturday. First-round pick Mike …

Fantasy Games Equal Real Bucks

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Cory Albertson was cruising at 30,000 feet and, like others on the plane to Detroit, taking care of some business on his laptop. His spreadsheets contained names familiar to anyone who follows baseball. Pitchers, catchers, maybe a center …

In Brief: Logano Edges Keselowski for Bristol Victory

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bristol, Tenn. — Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth’s gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR’s playoffs. …