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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 1999 file photo, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed makes his 900th career reception with Philadelphia Eagles corner back Bobby Taylor defending during the game at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. Reed awaits induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend, and says the eight-year wait didn't feel that long.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File) NO SALES MAGS OUT

Bills salute Reed’s induction

Monday, July 28, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — There are two things receiver Andre Reed is most certain of in preparing to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. The eight-year wait to hear his name called really didn’t feel that long. More important, the timing of the announcement in February was fitting given the sudden uncertainty hovering over his beloved Buffalo Bills. Jim Kelly, the Hall of Fame quarterback and face of the franchise, is in a weakened state while battling cancer. And Ralph Wilson, the team’s Hall of Fame owner, died in March. The Bills are on the market, with concerns of the franchise … 0

Jays unload on Sox, 14-1

Monday, July 28, 2014

BOSTON — Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, R.A. Dickey pithed three-hit ball for seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays romped past the Boston Red Sox 14-1 on Monday night. The Blue Jays won for the sixth time in seven games while the Red … 0

Papi blast helps Sox end skid, 3-2

Monday, July 28, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it’s back on between the teams at the bottom of the AL East. Ortiz’s shot off Chris Archer lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory … 0

Royal & Ancient to meet over proxy decision on women’s vote

Thursday, July 17, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — The Royal & Ancient Golf Club will hold a business meeting next week to determine whether to allow club members to vote by proxy for its historic September vote to have female members. Club rules … 0

British Open at Hoylake is all about the par 5s

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Memories from the last British Open at Royal Liverpool mainly involve Tiger Woods hitting only one driver over 72 holes on his way to an 18-under 270 and a two-shot victory. The links course was … 0

New course greets new Tiger

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand. In golf vernacular, it’s called a driver. … 0

Jug and jacket: 2 majors, 2 different prizes

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — The green jacket gave Mike Weir a thrill he won’t forget. The Masters champion wore his coveted prize onto the ice for a Stanley Cup playoff game in Toronto, with the Maple Leafs tapping their … 0

Woods is back and still aiming high at Open

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods was an early arrival to the British Open with hopes of avoiding an early departure. Woods has played only two competitive rounds in the last four months because of back pain that led … 0

McIlroy has to get past that ‘second-round thing’

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy calls it his “second-round thing.” Just something in his head. Unfortunately for the two-time major champion, it’s become a very real problem. For some reason, McIlroy has struggled mightily on Fridays, a subject … 0

Pistorius gets into nightclub argument

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

JOHANNESBURG — Oscar Pistorius was in an altercation at an upmarket nightclub over the weekend, his family said Tuesday. Pistorius went with a cousin to a trendy Johannesburg nightclub on Saturday, where he was accosted by a man … 0

Saints confirm deal with TE Graham

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end. Graham skipped all of the Saints’ voluntary and mandatory practices and workouts — … 0

Mickelson confident — at least about links golf

Monday, July 14, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker … 0

Title ends decade-long project for Germany

Monday, July 14, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — The World Cup title for Joachim Loew and his “golden generation” crowned a process that was 10 years in the making. With a talented crop of new players coming through, the future looks bright … 0