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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. …

Lovefest in Cleveland: Cavs Add Another Star

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Cleveland — Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again. Cleveland has craved a championship for 50 years. One drought over. One to go. On the first day they were able to complete the long-discussed blockbuster trade, the …

Red Sox Extend Slide

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Boston — Brandon Workman is in quite a rut, and so are the Boston Red Sox. Workman gave up seven runs in the fourth inning en route to losing his seventh straight start as the Seattle Mariners beat Boston 7-3 on Saturday. “The ball was up all day …

Chicago Edges Las Vegas to Reach Title Game

Sunday, August 24, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — After Joshua Houston allowed a two-run home run in the top of the fifth that cost his team the lead, he was face down near the mound and pounded his fist into the turf. “After that home run, I got scared. Very scared,” he …

Cuban Star Boston Bound

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Boston — The Boston Red Sox are hoping another touted Cuban outfielder can help them turn things around next season. The team signed Rusney Castillo to a seven-year contract Saturday that begins immediately. Several reports indicated the deal …

Chelsea Wins 2nd Straight

Sunday, August 24, 2014

London — Chelsea welcomed back club great Didier Drogba to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but it was another striker who maintained the team’s winning start to the Premier League season. Scoring for the second straight game, Diego Costa set Chelsea on its way to a 2-0 home victory …

Baseball Roundup: Jays Win; Rays Protest

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Toronto — Jose Reyes singled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay 5-4 on Saturday in a game the Rays played under protest. Rays manager Joe Maddon protested the …

Orioles Star To Have Surgery

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Chicago — Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado has decided to have season-ending surgery on his ailing right knee, leaving the Orioles without one of their best players as they try for their first division title in 17 years. Machado hurt himself on an awkward swing against the New …

Yankees Rally for Win

Saturday, August 23, 2014

New York — Martin Prado hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Facing a full-count pitch from …

In Brief: Scott’s 65 Gives Him Tie for Lead in N.J.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Paramus, n.j. — Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year — a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title. Scott ran off four straight birdies in …

Commentary: Cavaliers Take Page From Celtics

Friday, August 22, 2014

When the Cavaliers stand before the NBA today and declare Kevin Love is coming to Cleveland, the most remarkable summer overhaul in recent history will be complete. The Cavs will have the Minnesota Timberwolves to thank, just as the Boston Celtics did before them. The Celtics, not the …