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Giants finish long preseason vs Patriots

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — In any other year, Tom Coughlin wouldn’t be happy playing an extended preseason schedule. A four-game schedule might be considered too long, and playing in the Hall of Fame contest at the start of the month stretched it to five games. The campaign will wrap up Thursday night against the New England Patriots (2-1) at MetLife Stadium. However, Coughlin isn’t complaining about an extra game during … 0

Sports Briefs: Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport’s governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules. A group of soccer parents and players filed the lawsuit in San Francisco federal court. Lawyers representing the parents and players are asking a judge to … 0

Sloane Stephens upset in US Open 2nd round

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NEW YORK — Once a sure bet to stick around for a while at Grand Slam tournaments, Sloane Stephens suddenly can’t even win there. The 21-year-old American stumbled to her earliest loss at the U.S. Open, upset in the second round Wednesday by 96th-ranked Johanna Larsson. “Everyone goes through times like this,” said … 0

NFL suspends Browns star WR Josh Gordon for 2014 season

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon’s wait is over, so is his 2014 season. The star wide receiver’s career is now in peril. The Cleveland Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he … 0

Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season. Critics of the … 0

Rams coach Steve Fisher angry over ESPN report on Michael Sam’s ‘showering habits’

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rams coach Jeff Fisher remains angry over an ESPN report that dealt in part with the “showering habits” of defensive end Michael Sam by ESPN reporter Josina Anderson. “I’m extremely disappointed in her piece,” Fisher told the Post-Dispatch on Wednesday, not long before the team boarded buses for … 0

Women’s World Cup turf war heats up

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women’s World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass. A group of players from the U.S. women’s national team, who will vie for … 0

Serious questions for Manchester United after cup humiliation

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MANCHESTER, England — Louis van Gaal has always said it could get worse before it gets better at Manchester United. He couldn’t have thought it would get this bad. Barely two months ago, a jubilant Van Gaal was … 0

Huge 11th inning sends Red Sox over Blue Jays

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO — Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBIs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 Tuesday night. Boston broke away from a … 0

Gronkowski’s health key to success of Patriots, Brady

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady and his receiving corps are more comfortable in their second season together. The star quarterback also may have his biggest target back for the New England Patriots’ opener. If Rob Gronkowski can stay healthy … 0

Giants looking to end 2-year playoff drought

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After missing the playoffs the past two seasons, Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants aren’t one of the morning-line favorites to get back to the postseason. New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and Eli Manning are struggling to get the West Coast scheme in … 0

Jets will fly as far as Geno Smith takes them

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Geno Smith has noticed his teammates responding differently to him these days. A year ago, he was merely a wide-eyed rookie trying to find his way in the NFL. Now, he’s the undisputed starting … 0

Sports Briefs: Darlington Raceway gets Labor Day back in 2015

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Darlington Raceway gets Labor Day back in 2015 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Darlington Raceway will return to its traditional Labor Day weekend date next season in one of the few significant changes to NASCAR’s 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule. To get Darlington back to Labor Day weekend after … 0