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Soccer Players Sue Over Turf Issue

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

American soccer star Abby Wambach and a group of elite international players filed a lawsuit in Canada on Wednesday challenging plans to play the 2015 Women’s World Cup on artificial turf. Led by U.S. national team forward Wambach, the players filed the suit at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal in Toronto, attorney Hampton Dellinger told The Associated Press. The women claim that playing the sport’s premier tournament on fake grass …

Brady Blocks Out Critics

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady tries not to get too high when things are going well or too low when they’re not. Good thing, considering how poorly the season has gone for him and the New England Patriots offense. The winner of two MVP awards in both the regular season and the Super …

Garoppolo Could Be Preview of Pats’ Future

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The dreadful performance by quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Monday night’s lopsided loss at Kansas City produced questions about the ability of Brady and his team to bounce back the way they’ve done so many times before during a long run of remarkably consistent success. But when coach Bill …

Ryder Cup a Wall of Sound

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Gleneagles, Scotland — As if players don’t already face enough pressure in the Ryder Cup, the walk into golf’s most boisterous arena goes through a tunnel of time. One side of the short tunnel is painted American red and celebrates past victories, with images of Jack Nicklaus and …

Ryder Cup Notes: Late Pick Made Last-Ditch Effort

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Gleneagles, Scotland — The last man chosen for the U.S. Ryder Cup team lobbied Tom Watson into the wee hours of the morning. Webb Simpson couldn’t sleep after arriving late in Denver following the Deutsche Bank Championship outside Boston. He was in the running as a captain’s pick. …

Rookies Lead Red Sox

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Boston — Rusney Castillo and Christian Vazquez each hit his first major league homer, and Allen Webster pitched seven solid innings to carry the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday …

Tight End Unlikely Star in Giants’ Win

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Landover, Md. — Larry Donnell caught three of Eli Manning’s four touchdown passes, and the New York Giants moved to .500 with a 45-14 victory over the Washington Redskins on Thursday night. Second-year tight end Donnell had one …

C’s, Cavs Make Trade

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cleveland (ap) — The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired guard Keith Bogans and the rights to Sacramento’s 2015 and 2017 second-round picks from the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. The Celtics got guard John Lucas III, forwards Erik Murphy, Dwight Powell and Malcolm Thomas and Cleveland’s 2016 and 2017 second-round …

A Hollywood Ending To Jeter’s Yankee Stadium Finale

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New York — Derek Jeter had one more ounce of magic in his bat. In his last game at Yankee Stadium, he singled in the ninth inning to drive in the winning run, giving the Yankees a 6-5 …

Home Away From Home

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Gleneagles, Scotland — The surrounding countryside is classically Scottish with rolling hills and lush fields as far as the eye can see. The weather this time of year is also fairly typical, the skies gloomy and spitting rain. But something about the golf course at Gleneagles — the …

Hightower Part of Revived Defense

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Dont’a Hightower and the New England Patriots’ defense have made great strides since their season-opening loss. Their past two opponents totaled one offensive touchdown. And the third-year linebacker had 15 tackles and two sacks in …

Domestic Violence Data Tell Complex Story

Thursday, September 25, 2014

For weeks, amid allegations involving several NFL players, domestic violence has been the focus of intense national attention. Does the turmoil reflect a worsening epidemic of domestic violence, or has the U.S. in fact made great strides to …

Grand Jury Decides Not to Charge Stewart

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A grand jury on Wednesday declined to charge NASCAR driver Tony Stewart in the death of a sprint car driver at a short track in upstate New York this summer. Michael Tantillo, the district attorney for Ontario County, N.Y., announced the grand jury’s decision on Wednesday afternoon. Tantillo …