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Dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years

Thursday, October 30, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It’s a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager. Mere mention of anything about a dynasty during the World Series made him uncomfortable. He felt equally uneasy when his name got linked to the best skippers of all-time — those Hall of Famers he well could join someday. Bochy doesn’t have to worry about a jinx now. After winning its … 0

Bruins slip past Sabres, 3-2, in OT

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Brad Marchand had two goals, including at 1:20 of overtime and the Boston Bruins won their third straight road game with a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Drew Stafford and Tyler Ennis each had a goal and an assist for the Sabres, who remained winless at … 0

Bumgarner, Giants beat KC, 3-2, in Series Game 7

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of bullpens. And no one stood taller than the 6-foot-5 Bumgarner, who added to … 0

Brady, Pats rout Bears, 51-23

Sunday, October 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Nearly every time Tom Brady dropped back, he hit his target. In one of the best performances of his brilliant career, the New England Patriots quarterback threw five touchdown passes and completed 30 of 35 passes. And four of the incompletions were drops. The Patriots stayed … 0

Bears hope for more road success in game vs. Pats

Friday, October 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — It’s been a rough stretch for the Chicago Bears with three losses in four games, and a loud, emotional locker room after the latest one. Now they must play in strange surroundings and get booed by … 0

Bruins lose Chara for 4-6 weeks with knee injury

Friday, October 24, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins will spend the next four to six weeks trying to fill the hole left by an injury to the tallest player in NHL history. Defenseman Zdeno Chara tore the posterior cruciate ligament in … 0

Federal judge puts halt to New Jersey’s sports betting plan

Friday, October 24, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. — A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp issued a temporary restraining order after a request by the NFL, … 0

Mendes out for redemption against Aldo in UFC 179

Friday, October 24, 2014

SAO PAULO — Chad Mendes is finally getting his chance for payback against his UFC rival Jose Aldo. In a highly anticipated championship fight in the featherweight division, Mendes is back in Rio de Janeiro to face the home-crowd favorite in UFC 179 on Saturday. Aldo, the only … 0

McMurray wins Martinsville pole

Friday, October 24, 2014

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR’s championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway. McMurray, who did not qualify this year for the Chase for the Sprint Cup title, set a … 0

Giants’ Hudson vs. KC’s Guthrie in Game 3 duel

Thursday, October 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team. The message was as simple as Hudson’s approach on the mound: “World Series, baby!” After 16 years, … 0

Cutler claims Marshall singled out no one

Thursday, October 23, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler insisted receiver Brandon Marshall did not single out him or anyone else during his outburst following last week’s loss to the Miami Dolphins. “He didn’t come near me,” Cutler said Thursday. “He didn’t say my name. I don’t think … 0

Former Pats LB John ‘Bull’ Bramlett dies at 73

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — John “Bull” Bramlett, a former professional football and baseball player who was nicknamed the “Meanest Man in Football,” has died. He was 73. Shelby County Mayor’s Office spokesman Steve Shular told The Associated Press that family members say the Memphis native died early Thursday. Shular … 0

Johnson, Islanders beat Bruins. 3-2

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BOSTON — Former Bruins backup Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots, and Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to help the New York Islanders snap a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. The Bruins played the last … 0