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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

Jeter’s swan song

Monday, July 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball’s current greats were born. With the captain of the New York Yankees set to retire after the season, Jeter’s 14th … 0

Judge denies bid to suppress Hernandez evidence

Monday, July 14, 2014

FALL RIVER — A Massachusetts judge on Monday rejected a bid by lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from a cellphone and video surveillance footage taken from his home during an investigation into the killing of a friend. The former Patriots tight … 0

Stanley Cup coming to Greenfield with hometown boy Chris Kingsley

Sunday, July 13, 2014

It will be a day fit for a King — or in this case, a Kingsley. Greenfield native Chris Kingsley, head trainer of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, will be bringing the Stanley Cup back … 0

Keselowski dominant in Loudon, NH, victory

Sunday, July 13, 2014

LOUDON, N.H. — Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish. Keselowski followed up Saturday’s Nationwide Series victory with his first Sprint Cup win at New Hampshire, … 0

Buchholz’s 3-hitter leads Sox to 11-0 win

Sunday, July 13, 2014

HOUSTON — A pair of Red Sox from Texas sure made things tough on the Houston Astros in their return to the Lone Star state. Clay Buchholz allowed three hits and struck out a career-high 12 in his … 0

Germans reign supreme

Sunday, July 13, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn’t muster. With two quick, deft touches, Goetze ended Germany’s 24-year wait for another World Cup title — and denied Messi the one … 0

Goetze’s full talent on show in winning goal

Sunday, July 13, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — Mario Goetze lived up to the billing of being Germany’s wunderkind by scoring the goal that ensured Germany became the first European team to win the World Cup title in South America. Goetze came … 0

LeBron returns to Cavs

Friday, July 11, 2014

CLEVELAND — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. Four years after he left for … 0

Magical Messi or united Germany?

Friday, July 11, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet’s best player against the tournament’s best team. Lionel Messi will lead Argentina out against Germany at … 0

Column: LBJ out to prove you can go home again

Friday, July 11, 2014

This isn’t Brett Favre or Joe Montana, or any other over-the-hill star — insert your own favorite here — shopping teams and/or rosters in search of one last hurrah. In the NBA, one supremely talented individual can make … 0