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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 …

Lincicome Builds Lead in LPGA Championship

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pittsford, n.y. — Brittany Lincicome opened a three-stroke lead Friday in the wind-swept LPGA Championship, the tour’s fourth major championship of the season. The long-hitting Lincicome followed her opening 67 with a 68 to reach 9 under at Monroe Golf Club. She won the 2009 Kraft Nabisco for …

Ancient Indian Sport Gets a Modern Twist

Friday, August 15, 2014

New Delhi — For centuries, shirtless and shoeless young warriors gathered and grappled on patches of muddy ground near the foot of the Himalayas, practicing the ancient contact sport of Kabaddi. For the most part it was unchanged, …

Brady Wins Preseason Debut

Friday, August 15, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots’ other two quarterbacks each threw touchdown passes. The Philadelphia Eagles’ trio was plagued by turnovers. Brady’s scoring pass came after he threw an interception that Cory Williams returned …

Astros Get That Elusive Fenway Win

Friday, August 15, 2014

Boston — Jake Marisnick hit a two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning Friday night and Houston rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox, giving the Astros their first win in nine games …

Clemens: No Regrets, No Control Over HOF

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Boston — Roger Clemens took advantage of his induction into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame to throw batting practice to two of his sons on the field at Fenway Park. Then, it was off to Chicago …

In Brief: Stewart Sitting Out Michigan

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track. Stewart announced the decision in a statement Thursday. His plans for …

Pats’ Brady Set to Make 2014 Debut

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Still wearing their uniforms, Tom Brady and LeSean McCoy smiled and chatted with each other after their teams’ joint practice. Two of the busiest and best players at their positions won’t have such relaxing moments …

Chicago-Based Team Creating LLWS Buzz

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Win or lose, youngsters from Chicago will leave a lasting impression on the Little League World Series. The Jackie Robinson West team is comprised of all African-American players. On Thursday, their league made its first appearance in 31 years in South Williamsport, Pa. — the latest indicator that …

Rockies Star May Be Out for Season

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Denver — The Colorado Rockies may shut down injury-riddled outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for the rest of the season. Gonzalez is on the disabled list with left knee tendinitis and a sprained right ankle. He was out earlier this season after doctors found and removed a small tumor in …

MLB Finds Its Man for Next Commissioner

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Baltimore — Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has …