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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2015 file photo, United States' Mikaela Shiffrin waves on the podium after winning the women's World Cup slalom ski race  in Aspen, Colo.  Shiffrin said she will return to World Cup ski racing next week in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, after a knee injury sidelined her for two months. Shiffrin moved up her comeback plans when a slalom event was organized for next Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 at Crans-Montana(AP Photo/Nathan Bilow)

Shiffrin Ready to Take Comeback to Snow

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Two months ago, Mikaela Shiffrin was just hoping to be back on skis before the snow melted. A week from now, the Lyme native will return to World Cup racing on a knee that healed much faster than even she anticipated. The Olympic and world slalom champion announced she will compete next Monday in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, for the first time …

Go While Getting Is Still Good: Manning Should Retire

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Santa Clara, Calif. — The football fates gave an NFL legend a sendoff here Sunday befitting his all-time greatness. Now it’s up to Peyton Manning to gratefully accept the gift and not push his luck by continuing to play. The defense of the Denver Broncos carried Manning in Sunday’s Super Bowl 50. Manning …

Agent: Lynch Is Leaving Football

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Seattle — When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. What he ended up providing was an attitude and style that became the foundation for bringing the first Super Bowl title to the Pacific Northwest. Without saying a word — big surprise — Lynch drew a lot of …

Leafs Rake Bruins in OT

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Boston — The Toronto Maple Leafs had plenty to celebrate Tuesday night. Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored a power-play goal with 1:54 left in overtime and Toronto rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to beat the Boston …

Celtics Knock the Knicks

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New York — The Celtics toughened up their defense and were simply too tough for the Knicks. Isaiah Thomas had 20 points and eight assists, and Boston wore down New York in a 97-89 victory on Tuesday night. …

IMHO: A Questionable Use of Column Space

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The sports world presents us with all sorts of questions. Consider: The Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers set football fans — and football commentators — to babbling nonsensically when they staged their NFL playoff classic three weeks …

Will Anyone Catch Washington in the East?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It certainly looks like the Washington Capitals are running away with the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. The 14-point gap between the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals and the second-place New York Rangers is almost as big as …

Man City Pulls Managerial Surprise

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Manchester, England — Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have long been considered a likely match: Soccer’s most-admired coach and a club with massive spending power seeking to become the dominant force in Europe. It’s been four years in …

West Wide Open, but Chicago a Factor

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Those offseason predictions of the Chicago Blackhawks’ decline were a bit premature. The Western Conference leaders and defending Stanley Cup champions still face a host of challenges to their reign when the West playoff race resumes Tuesday. Chicago …

A Celebration of Excess: Super Bowl Media Day Repackaged for Nighttime Consumption

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

San Jose, Calif. — What happens when you put Peyton Manning, Miss Universe, an orange-and-blue leprechaun and 200 TV cameras into the same room? Answer: Super Bowl Opening Night. The NFL took a good idea gone surreal — …

Storm Only Slows Snedeker

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

San Diego — With his glove tucked in his back pocket and a putter in his hand, Brandt Snedeker walked off the green pumping his arms to celebrate a six-shot comeback to win the Farmers Insurance Open. That …

Aldridge, Spurs Trick Orlando

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

San Antonio — LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Orlando Magic 107-92 Monday night to remain undefeated at home. Aldridge shot 9 for 13 from the field in leading San …

Djokovic Wins Lovefest

Monday, February 1, 2016

Melbourne, Australia — In five previous Australian Open wins, Novak Djokovic had never felt so much love. After maintaining his perfect record in six finals at Melbourne Park — and extending his old friend Andy Murray’s streak to …