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Former linebacker with ALS helps revive Ice Bucket Challenge

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Over the past year, Tim Shaw has bungee-jumped off a bridge in New Zealand, visited Australia and helped drill a well in the Amazon. The former NFL linebacker also has talked with congressmen in Washington D.C. and Tennessee lawmakers. “People ask me all the time, ‘What’s on your bucket list? Are these bucket list items?’” Shaw said. “I don’t have a bucket list. I just go. I …

Mike Napoli home run helps Red Sox beat Rays 7-5

Friday, July 31, 2015

BOSTON — No wonder Mike Napoli wanted to stay with the Red Sox: That home run he hit off the top of the Green Monster would not have been out of any ballpark but Boston’s. “It was a nice Fenway homer,” Napoli said on Friday night after his two-run drive in the seventh …

Patriots circle wagons in camp and focus on football

Friday, July 31, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots say they have more to worry about during training camp than the status of their star quarterback’s lawsuit against the NFL and the team’s image around the league. The defending Super Bowl champions are trying to replace Vince Wilfork on the defensive line and Darrelle Revis and …

Chiefs safety Eric Berry back at practice after cancer fight

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and …

Andrew Luck still ranks atop QB class that entered NFL in 2012

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MIAMI — The pontificating and prognosticating that have always swirled around the quarterback class of 2012 can transform even a punter into a pundit. Take comparisons between Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill, two of the five current starting …

Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ in height by exactly two feet. The towering basketballer is representing Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Olympics, and the …

US Olympic hero Jim Craig to auction memorabilia

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The American flag that goalie Jim Craig wrapped around his shoulders after the U.S. Miracle on Ice victory at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics is on the auction block. The flag is one of 19 items in “The Jim Craig ‘Miracle on Ice’ …

IOC head: Boston failed to deliver on ‘promises’ to USOC

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics and that the city failed to deliver on “promises” made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they …

Donald Trump to fly in for Women’s British Open

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TURNBERRY, Scotland — Lizette Salas should be midway through her first round at the Women’s British Open on Thursday morning when Donald Trump arrives via helicopter to expected fanfare at his Turnberry resort. Salas, a U.S golfer with …

Past success lures Justin Rose back to Quicken Loans National

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Va. — Most of the world’s top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn’t miss it — even if he weren’t the defending champion. Rose won the event in 2010 at Aronimink and last …

Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GENEVA — Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body “the dignity and the position it deserves.” Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, …

Patriots motivated for 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The last time the NFL punished the New England Patriots for cheating, they ran through the regular season with a perfect 16-0 record. Expect that same fury in 2015. With more time this offseason spent debating …

Red Sox retire Pedro Martinez’s No. 45

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON — The script called for Jason Varitek to remain in the dugout until it was time for the ceremonial first pitch. Pedro Martinez was never one to follow the script. Calling his former catcher out to join …