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Oct 15

Keselowski races way into 3rd round of NASCAR’s playoffs

TALLADEGA, Ala. — To win the championship this year, Team Penske told Brad Keselowski he had to win at Talladega Superspeedway. So he did. Again. Keselowski earned an automatic berth into the third round of the playoffs with a victory Sunday at Tallade…

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Oct 04

Sabres, Eichel agree to 8-year, $80 million contract

BUFFALO, New York — Motivated to be better, Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel called his first two NHL seasons as being “mediocre” upon arriving at training camp last month. There’s nothing substandard about the eight-year, $80-million contract extension the 20-year-old center agreed to on Tuesday

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Oct 03

Sale, Pomeranz go for Red Sox in ALDS Games 1-2 vs. Astros

BOSTON — David Price is more likely to be used as a closer in the playoffs than a starter, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Monday. While the pitching rotation for the AL Division Series against the Houston Astros hasn’t been set beyond left-handers Chris Sale and Drew Pomeranz in Games 1

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Oct 03

Home runs, strikeouts hit highs; no pitcher wins more than 18

NEW YORK — In a season of record-high home runs and strikeouts along with record-low complete games, there were some constants in Major League Baseball: Houston’s Jose Altuve and a Colorado Rockies player won batting titles. There were 6,105 home runs hit in the season that ended Sunday, topping

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Sep 25

President Trump ‘proud of NASCAR’ for protest-free race

President Donald Trump tweeted he was proud of NASCAR because no drivers, crew or other team members protested during the national anthem Sunday before a race at New Hampshire Motorspeedway. “So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag

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Sep 23

Trump to NFL owners: Fire players who kneel during anthem

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — President Donald Trump has some advice for National Football League owners: Fire players who kneel during the national anthem. He’s also encouraging fans to walk out in protest. And the president is bemoaning what he describes as a decline in violence in the sport. “They’

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Sep 18

Red Sox atop AL East despite Porcello’s rough season

Last year’s AL Cy Young Award winner is this year’s major league leader in losses — and that’s not the only reason Rick Porcello’s 2017 stat line is noteworthy. If Boston wins the AL East, Porcello (10-17) will have at least tied the mark for the most losses by a pitcher for a division

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Sep 18

Will NFL contracts ever fully guarantee? Players can hope

Adrian Peterson had an $18 million salary “scheduled” for 2017 on his last contract with Minnesota, but the franchise’s all-time leading rusher was never realistically going to get that money from the Vikings given his age and position. Russell Okung had the potential for $48 million and four more

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Sep 17

Price returns in Boston’s 3-2 loss to the Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — David Price returned from a nearly two-month layoff by pitching two hitless innings for the Boston Red Sox in a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. The 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner was activated Thursday and pitched for the first time since July 22 after being sidelined

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Sep 16

Brady: Concussions part of ‘the physical nature of our game’

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — Tom Brady doesn’t worry about concussions and considers them part of playing football, the New England Patriots quarterback says in a television interview to be broadcast this weekend. “I’m not oblivious to them,” Brady tells CBS Sunday Morning. “I mean, I understand

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Sep 15

Fort Kent driver, second in ARCA race, extends points lead

Fort Kent native Austin Theriault’s string of consecutive wins in the ARCA Racing Series was snapped at three Thursday night but he extended his streak of top-three finishes to six and further padded his virtually insurmountable lead in the points standings. Theriault, who drives for Ken Schrader

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Sep 14

Pomeranz, Benintendi lead AL East-leading Red Sox past A’s

BOSTON — Drew Pomeranz knew it was likely the last batter he’d face. He figured he had to make one of his best pitches. Pomeranz threw six innings of one-run ball, finishing by striking out Matt Olson with the bases loaded, and Andrew Benintendi had three hits and drove in three runs to lead the

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Sep 14

Belichick says Patriots don’t need history lesson

History says the New England Patriots (0-1) opening-night loss to the Chiefs — a 42-27 defeat in Foxborough that saw New England give up 200-plus yards and 21 points to Alex Smith and Co. in the fourth quarter — was an aberration. History says the Patriots rarely lose two games in a row, owning a 42-

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Sep 13

NASCAR Cup’s only woman racer at career crossroads; driving days appear over

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Tony Stewart called Danica Patrick “fearless” on Wednesday, his first comments about her upcoming departure from his race team in a financial move that could end her full-time driving career in NASCAR. Patrick will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing next season. Unless she

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Sep 11

‘We’ve been doing a lot with less:’ Fort Kent driver wins sixth ARCA race

Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault made it three wins in a row in the ARCA series on Saturday night. He passed Zane Smith with four laps to go to capture the 102nd running of the Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic at Salem Speedway in Indiana. It was his series-leading sixth win of the season and it all

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Sep 11

Ambulance on pit road nearly ruins NASCAR’s race

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — It was hardly NASCAR’s finest moment when an ambulance clogged the entrance to Richmond’s pit road in a freak incident that could have ruined the regular-season finale. A caution in Saturday night’s race — the one that finalizes the field for the playoffs — sent

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