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Belichick ducks Deflategate

Friday, May 29, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Coach Bill Belichick shed little light Friday in his first public remarks since the report was issued on the Patriots’ use of deflated footballs. He avoided direct answers to most of the 10 questions he was asked about Tom Brady, backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and how the team was handling the fallout from the investigation. Brady, who is appealing his four-game suspension, did not speak with reporters after … 0

Baffert grows to racing’s grateful elder statesman

Friday, May 29, 2015

ARCADIA, Calif. — Bob Baffert came blasting into thoroughbred racing in Southern California talking smack. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, he had already conquered the quarter horse world and was ready to take aim at the bigger money and prestige offered by training regally-bred thoroughbreds. It wasn’t long before he piled up 11 wins in Triple Crown races — two behind leader … 0

Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption stir

Friday, May 29, 2015

ZURICH — In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter. Not a far-reaching corruption scandal. Not a tarnished international image. Not a young prince who gave him a stronger-than-expected challenge. Despite the biggest crisis in FIFA’s 111-year history, Blatter emerged victorious once again Friday, winning re-election as president of world soccer’s governing body for a fifth term. “I am now the president of … 0

Napoli homers, drives in 4 as Sox beat L.A.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

BOSTON — Mike Napoli might want to find that child that autographed his bat a couple of days ago and have him sign a few more. Napoli hit his fourth homer of the series — all with a … 0

Stamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0

Sunday, May 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula’s go-ahead goal and scored another and the Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of playoff elimination with 2-0 victory Sunday night in Game 5 … 0

Juan’s World!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons … 0

Hawks’ Horford ejected from Game 3 for throwing elbow

Sunday, May 24, 2015

CLEVELAND — Atlanta forward Al Horford was ejected in the final minute of the second quarter of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night for throwing an elbow at Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova. Horford and … 0

Rangers’ Rodriguez shuts down Red Sox, 3-1

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON — Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and drove in two runs, Wandy Rodriguez pitched 6 2-3 solid innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Red Sox and their listless offense 3-1 on Thursday night. Moreland added two singles for the Rangers, who won for the third … 0

Rangers trim hitless-wonder Red Sox, 2-1

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON — Phil Klein allowed one run in his first major league start, Robinson Chirinos hit a solo homer and the Texas Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Wednesday night. The Rangers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Elvis … 0

B’s elevate Don Sweeney to GM

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON — On his first day as general manager of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney met with Claude Julien and declined to give his Stanley Cup-winning coach more than a tepid endorsement. “He’s the coach of the Boston Bruins as of today, for sure,” Sweeney said Wednesday in … 0

In the end, NFL cartel mattered most

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tom Brady is on his own, cast off by an owner who figured out that being in the club that practically prints money is a lot more important than being loyal to one of his employees. Robert Kraft … 0

American Pharoah expected to race till end of year

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NEW YORK — Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year. At least that’s the plan owner Ahmed Zayat laid out Wednesday after confirming … 0

Kraft says Patriots won’t appeal team’s fine and draft penalties

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team’s punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback’s challenge remains. Moments after Kraft said Tuesday he won’t oppose the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the team … 0