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Horse owners seek racing license for Suffolk Downs

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BOSTON — Horse owners and trainers are trying to keep races going at Suffolk Downs, New England’s last remaining thoroughbred track, which plans to stop live races Saturday. The New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association filed an application for an annual state horse racing license by Wednesday’s deadline. Brockton Fairgrounds owner George Carney has also applied for a license to return races to the 5/8th mile track. Anthony Spadea, …

Payton Manning about to join Brett Favre in 500 TD club

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning’s next touchdown throw will be his 500th, and he’s spreading the credit around just like he does the football. The five-time MVP doesn’t like to talk about individual accomplishments. As he approaches another milestone in a career filled with so many big moments, however, Manning took time Wednesday …

Drivers fear next round of NASCAR’s Chase

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Drivers have been fretting about the second round of NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for weeks. The three-race stretch that begins Sunday at Kansas Speedway ends on Oct. 19 at Talladega Superspeedway, where four drivers will be booted from the field. “I think that bracket will break some …

Tom Brady tries to keep even keel during slow start

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady tries not to get too high when things are going well or too low when they’re not. Good thing, considering how poorly the season has gone for him and the New England Patriots offense. …

Season preview: Bruins look for more point production in 2014-15

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BOSTON — It’s still difficult for Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask to take pride in his Vezina Trophy win from a season ago. Rask led the league in shutouts with seven, finished second in save percentage at .930 …

With receiver Marvin Jones on way back, Bengals improving

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CINCINNATI — The Bengals are in position to get a lot better in the one area where they’re lacking on offense. Receiver Marvin Jones is close to rejoining the Bengals (3-0) as they get ready to play at …

Abby Wambach, players file lawsuit over World Cup turf

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

American soccer star Abby Wambach and a group of elite international players filed a lawsuit in Canada on Wednesday challenging plans to play the 2015 Women’s World Cup on artificial turf. Led by U.S. national team forward Wambach, …

Oslo latest city to drop out of 2022 Olympic race

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Olympics that no one seems to want is down to just two candidates. Oslo became the latest city to drop its bid for the 2022 Winter Games after the Norwegian government rejected financial backing for the project …

Police: Michael Phelps’ eyes, speech affected at DUI stop

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BALTIMORE — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday. The legal limit for intoxication in Maryland is .08. Phelps, 29, …

Judge weighing Aaron Hernandez bid to toss evidence

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — Lawyers for ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez continued their effort Wednesday to have cellphone evidence thrown out, and a judge began hearing testimony on what the defense claims was an unlawful interrogation of him …

Steroid bust nets prison guards, would-be NFLer

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Prosecutors said Wednesday they broke up a mail-order steroid ring whose participants included three prison guards, a probation officer and football player who signed with the Dallas Cowboys this year and was recently cut. The state attorney general’s office announced charges against 13 people, including …

LeBron James bringing his story to TV series

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CLEVELAND — LeBron James is hoping to motivate kids by telling his own inspiring story. The NBA superstar is co-producing a half-hour TV series called “Becoming,” which will showcase the journeys of some of today’s top athletes. The pilot focuses on James, his struggles growing up in a …

Jeter launches website to connect athletes to fans

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter was one of the world’s most covered athletes in media during his 20-season career with the New York Yankees. Now, he’s joining media with a new website devoted to delivering athletes’ “unfiltered” views …