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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2013 file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) makes a touchdown catch against Carolina Panthers strong safety Quintin Mikell  during the second half of an NFL football game  in Atlanta. On the eve of training camp, the Falcons have agreed to terms on a new contract with receiver White. The Falcons announced the four-year extension Thursday, July 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Cavs sign Wiggins, who can’t be traded for 30 days

Thursday, July 24, 2014

CLEVELAND — Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can’t be finalized for at … 0

Bizarre Clippers court case nears close

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The bizarre battle over the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers goes to a judge Monday and he may not have the final word on the dispute. The story has taken one strange turn after another since a recording surfaced of team owner Donald Sterling dressing down his young girlfriend for bringing black men to Clippers games. The viral audio … 0

Yankees acquire West Springfield native LHP Chris Capuano

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have acquired left-hander Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in their latest trade with a team from the NL West. The Yankees announced after Thursday’s 4-2 win over Texas that they’d gotten the 35-year-old Capuano for cash. Capuano started the season with Boston and went 1-1 with a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances. The Red … 0

Ilitches release details on Red Wings arena complex

Sunday, July 20, 2014

DETROIT — The Ilitch family on Sunday unveiled more details of its plans for an entertainment and residential complex centered on a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena. “It’s always been my dream to see a vibrant and … 0

Pop-fly single gives Yankees 3-2 win over Reds

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW YORK — When the ball went up, Brian McCann thought it was the second out of the inning. And when it came down, the Yankees had a three-game sweep. Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the … 0

Lydia Ko wins Marathon Classic with closing birdie

Sunday, July 20, 2014

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Now that she’s officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she’ll have to keep a closer watch on where her paychecks go. “I’ll probably see that going into my mom’s account,” she said with a laugh, … 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