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Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice runs a drill during a training camp practice, Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo)

Ravens RB Ray Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL

Thursday, July 24, 2014

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The six-year veteran was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a diversion program, which upon completion could lead to the charges being expunged. Rice met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last month after … 0

Manning getting used to new faces on Broncos

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Though his physical condition is no longer a big question mark for Peyton Manning, when he looks around at training camp, he must feel like he’s starting over again. Manning lined up for his first snaps Thursday behind an offensive line that has been shuffled, in front of a running … 0

Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ARGELES-GAZOST, France — Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days. On the big, final climb of Stage 18, the Italian broke out of the peloton, chased down … 0

Lester sharp again as Red Sox sweep Royals

Sunday, July 20, 2014

BOSTON — Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later. Red Sox fans showed appreciation for his latest brilliant outing with loud applause … 0

The 2 secret words for McIlroy: Process and spot

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy looked out at a room packed with reporters and knew he was going to disappoint them. All week, he had talked about two secret words he used as his trigger for the shots … 0

NY Giants loaded with new faces

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW YORK — The New York Giants usually treat the free agent market like a bug-infested swamp. They stay away. Not heading into this summer’s training camp, though. With far too many holes on offense, defense and special … 0

Patriots head to camp with restocked defense

Sunday, July 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won 26-16 and piled up … 0

Norway’s Kristoff wins Tour stage; Nibali leads

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NIMES, France — Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming — their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way. A bunch … 0

Tiger Woods says he should be picked for Ryder Cup

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the Ryder Cup team. His first major of the year, and second tournament since March 31 back surgery, … 0

Rory McIlroy wins 3rd major championship at British Open

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy. On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson. … 0

Gomes hits pinch HR to lift Red Sox over Royals

Saturday, July 19, 2014

BOSTON — Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead two-run pinch homer in the sixth after another two-run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Friday night. The … 0

Yankees’ Sabathia scheduled for season-ending knee surgery

Friday, July 18, 2014

NEW YORK — CC Sabathia is scheduled for season-ending surgery on his right knee next week, ending any hope of him returning to the New York Yankees’ ravaged rotation this year. Sabathia will have surgery Wednesday, and general … 0

Astros fail to sign first pick in MLB draft

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Houston Astros failed to sign the first pick in this year’s draft, San Diego high school left-hander Brady Aiken, before Friday’s deadline. The head of the players’ association says the union is working with the pitcher and his advisers to explore “all legal options.” Aiken originally was … 0