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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2013, fikle photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, left, tries to break a tackle from Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Minneapolis. A federal judge has cleared the way for Peterson to be reinstated. U.S. District Judge David Doty issued his order Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, less than three weeks after hearing oral arguments. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

Judge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In NFL limbo for the last five-plus months, Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings is still in question. The path toward resolution of his status has been cleared, though the clash between league and the union over the personal conduct policy persists. Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL were handed a second high-profile legal defeat Thursday, when U.S. District … 0

Video shows Hernandez dancing near gas pump before Lloyd killing

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FALL RIVER — Ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez ran up a $243 bar tab and smoked marijuana in the hours before the boyfriend of his fiancee’s sister was shot to death, according to testimony Thursday at his murder trial. Just over an hour before the killing of Odin Lloyd on June 17, … 0

NASCAR back on track for extra day of testing in Atlanta

Thursday, February 26, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. — After the glitz of Daytona, it’s time for the NASCAR grind. The Sprint Cup drivers returned to the track Thursday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, getting an extra day to test out the new rules package that will be in effect for the first time. “This really feels like the start … 0

Larson ready to become new superstar

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As Jeff Gordon winds down his long career, the kid who grew up idolizing him is just getting started. Kyle Larson is ready to become NASCAR’s next superstar. His sophomore season in the Sprint Cup Series begins Sunday with the Daytona 500 and there … 0

MLB steroid supplier sentenced to 4 years

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

MIAMI — The former owner of a Florida medical clinic who posed as a doctor and illegally supplied steroid injections and other performance-enhancing drugs to professional baseball players and even high school athletes was sentenced Tuesday to four years in federal prison. Anthony Bosch — who choked back … 0

Bubble gum becomes focus of Hernandez case

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

FALL RIVER — Testimony about gun residue is expected in murder trials, but testimony about gum residue far less common. Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, however, were asked to focus on the latter Tuesday, when Bristol County Assistant District … 0

Judge issues no-contact order against Kurt Busch

Monday, February 16, 2015

DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was ordered by a judge to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and not communicate with her. The decision Monday by Family Court Commissioner David Jones comes after he held four days of hearings in December and January that included … 0

Jeff Gordon has pole for grand finale

Sunday, February 15, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The qualifying session for NASCAR’s biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as “a complete embarrassment” and called a “cute show” by Clint Bowyer. The frenetic knockout format ended with Jeff Gordon on the pole for the final Daytona 500 of … 0

Tony Stewart gets flagged for weighty issue

Friday, February 13, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart opened Speedweeks with a weighty — and heated — issue. Stewart was visibly upset Friday as he stormed through the garage after getting black flagged for failing to step on a scale before getting behind the wheel. Stewart was one of 25 … 0

Puppies, rings, mullets highlight media-day circus

Thursday, February 12, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona 500 media day included lots of talk — about puppy love, wedding rings and a growing mullet — and conversations about four-time champion Jeff Gordon and possibly his final ride in NASCAR’s most prestigious race. NASCAR’s biggest stars took center stage for the … 0

Puppy love? Patrick disappointed Super Bowl ad was pulled

Thursday, February 12, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Danica Patrick defended the GoDaddy puppy commercial that was pulled from the Super Bowl after criticism from animal-rights groups. “We thought it was a really funny, slightly left-side, joke,” Patrick said Thursday at Daytona 500 media day. “People have an opinion about everything, especially … 0

Incognito return figures to draw cheers as well

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Richie Incognito is returning to the NFL, and we can only presume he has been properly rehabilitated after an extended absence to think about his locker room misdeeds. Actually, we don’t need to presume. The new owner of the Buffalo Bills told us as much in a statement … 0

Juror taken off Aaron Hernandez trial for personal reasons

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

FALL RIVER — Another juror was dismissed in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez Wednesday, marking the second time in two weeks a panelist has been removed from the case. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh told jurors after a short session Wednesday morning … 0