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FILE - In this Nov.13, 2015 file photo, a photographer pictures the logo at the IAAF (International Amateur Athletic Federation) headquarters in Monaco. A step-by-step anti-doping roadmap that Russia will have to follow to be allowed back into international competition is to be discussed Thursday by track and field's governing body. The meeting in Monaco of the IAAF council could throw up difficult questions for its president, Sebastian Coe. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Sebastian Coe faces difficult questions at IAAF meeting

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MONACO (AP) — An anti-doping roadmap that Russia will have to follow to be allowed back into international competition will be discussed Thursday by track and field’s governing body. The meeting in Monaco of the IAAF council could also throw up difficult questions for its president, Sebastian Coe. The former two-time Olympic 1,500-meter champion is battling suggestions that his commercial …

Brazil auditor worried by border security for Rio Olympics

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO — A government watchdog said Wednesday that “flaws” in Brazil’s border security are a “big concern” heading toward next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Augusto Nardes, a government auditor, told a news conference organized by Brazil’s Justice Ministry that police and military need better ways to control the country’s …

Millsap, Teague pace Hawks to 121-97 win over Boston

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

ATLANTA — Paul Millsap scored 25 points, Jeff Teague added 16 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics 121-97 on Tuesday night. Atlanta had dropped four of five and was coming off a loss Saturday at Cleveland in which coach Mike Budenholzer was ejected and subsequently fined $25,000 for bumping into referee …

Bradley, Thomas lead Celtics to 120-95 win over Nets

Saturday, November 21, 2015

BOSTON — Avery Bradley has taken over Isaiah Thomas’ role as instant offense off the bench for the Boston Celtics. Bradley scored 21 points Friday night in a 120-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. He has reached double …

Is Peyton Manning’s 18th NFL season coming to a premature end?

Friday, November 20, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — What if this is it for Peyton Manning? While many of his teammates won’t dare consider the notion, at least one prominent member of the Denver Broncos has considered the possibility that No. 18’s 18th …

Kevin Harvick primed to defend NASCAR championship at Homestead

Friday, November 20, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Go ahead, just try and wrestle the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship away from Kevin Harvick. No driver can put up a fight quite like the champ. A former high school wrestler, Harvick has had a …

Tom Brady for president?

Friday, November 20, 2015

BOSTON — Never mind what Tom Brady says about making a play for the White House: Fans are clinging to 0.0001 odds he’ll reconsider the ultimate running game someday. For a cover story, GQ magazine asked its 2015 …

Loui Eriksson scores 3 goals, Bruins beat Wild 4-2

Thursday, November 19, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Loui Eriksson can’t help shake the comparisons to Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin. Eriksson scored three goals and the Boston Bruins beat the slumping Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night. “He isn’t the same player …

Cowboys QB Tony Romo eager to play with Miami a possibility

Thursday, November 19, 2015

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo is eager to help the Dallas Cowboys end their seven-game losing streak Sunday at Miami. He just needs the final OK to be on the field. Romo is expected to start against …

NL’s Bryce Harper youngest unanimous MVP; Josh Donaldson earns AL honor

Thursday, November 19, 2015

NEW YORK — Bryce Harper began this season with one personal goal — and it had nothing to do with homers, RBIs or awards. “All I wanted to do was stay healthy and stay on the field every …

LeSean McCoy, Karlos Williams provide Bills’ ground-game a 1-2 punch

Thursday, November 19, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Karlos Williams can’t imagine anyone in the NFL having a more ideal backup role than the one he has in Buffalo playing behind LeSean McCoy. “I’m just blessed to be able to have him go out there and tear them up and loosen up …

Julian Edelman tough to replace for Pats, but Danny Amendola will try

Thursday, November 19, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Julian Edelman’s shoes will be tough to fill, but the New England Patriots have a capable candidate in Danny Amendola. Edelman broke his left foot during the first quarter of New England’s last-second win over the New York Giants last Sunday, leaving quarterback Tom Brady without …

State Attorney General Maura Healey proposes tighter regs for fantasy sports

Thursday, November 19, 2015

BOSTON — Daily fantasy sports companies like FanDuel and Boston-based DraftKings would be allowed to continue operating in Massachusetts, but with age and advertising restrictions, disclosure requirements and other new rules proposed Thursday by the state’s attorney general. Maura Healey announced what she called an aggressive, first-in-the-nation plan …