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FILE- In this Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, Len Don Diego, marketing manager for content at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, works at his station at the company's offices in Boston.  New York's attorney general has sent letters to daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel demanding they turn over details of any investigations into their employees on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

NY attorney general opens probe into fantasy sports websites

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NEW YORK — The state’s attorney general on Tuesday sent letters to daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel demanding they turn over details of any investigations into their employees, saying they “may have gained an unfair, financial advantage in a contest known as Daily Fantasy Football.” The letters were prompted by media reports a DraftKings employee may have had …

Yanks still have not led playoff game since Jeter got hurt

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NEW YORK — The Yankees still have not led in a postseason game since Derek Jeter sprawled in the dirt three years ago, screaming in pain from a broken ankle. A season-ending 3-0 loss to the Houston Astros in the winner-take-all AL wild-card game on Tuesday night should not have been a surprise. …

Patriots’ perfect start helps shut ‘Gate’

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

There had been a real possibility that Tom Brady would serve a four-game suspension to open this season in the fallout from “Deflategate.” That’s what Commissioner Roger Goodell wanted and it would have let the Dallas Cowboys avoid facing Brady this week. However, the courts overturned that suspension and Brady was declared eligible a week before the season began. And now Brady and …

Rain at Dover washes out qualifying; Matt Kenseth on pole

Friday, October 2, 2015

DOVER, Del. — For a driver on the brink of championship elimination, Kevin Harvick might have the biggest target at Dover. The mission is clear: Knock out Harvick, knock out a champion. “Everyone in this Chase knows they …

Muhammad Ali honored in his Kentucky hometown

Thursday, October 1, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali won another round of love and appreciation for his achievements as a fighter in and out of the ring. He even got the hardware to prove it. The latest celebration of the three-time …

Yankees clinch playoff spot after 2-year absence, top Boston

Thursday, October 1, 2015

NEW YORK — The next generation of New York Yankees will have a chance to make their mark in the playoffs. Ending a rare two-year absence from the postseason, the Yankees clinched a wild-card berth with three games …

Ageless Adam Vinatieri still getting kick out of milestones

Thursday, October 1, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Colts players consider Adam Vinatieri a true treasure. At age 42, he might actually fit the description. He owns four Super Bowl rings, has made six AFC title game appearances, and has been involved in some …

Briefs: WMass Golf Hall of Fame to induct ninth class

Thursday, October 1, 2015

WMass Golf Hall of Fame to induct ninth class The Western Massachusetts Golf Hall of Fame will induct its ninth class Friday at the Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley. South Hadley resident Bonnie Catto, a member of the Orchards and 10-time club champion, will join her husband, …

Thanksgiving football makes return to Fenway Park

Thursday, October 1, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — One of Massachusetts’ greatest sports traditions will be held this year at one of the state’s most hallowed sports venues. Thanksgiving Day school football is returning to Fenway Park this year for the first time since 1935. Officials on Thursday announced that four games would …

After years of declines, MLB offense perks up in 2nd half

Thursday, October 1, 2015

NEW YORK — As fresh-faced rookies cleared fences right along with the reliable sluggers into late September, hitters perked up in the second half this season and stopped an eight-year slide in the big league batting average. The …

Nadal praises Djokovic for his ‘amazing season’

Thursday, October 1, 2015

BANGKOK — The text message wasn’t enough, so Rafael Nadal praised rival Novak Djokovic in person Thursday for the top-ranked Serb’s “amazing season” after winning his third major of 2015 at the U.S. Open. The seventh-ranked Nadal is …

US teams look for future Paralympians at scouting combines

Thursday, October 1, 2015

BOSTON — Two years after losing his lower leg in a car crash, Matthew Freitas is faster and stronger than ever. The 14-year-old is nearing a 6-minute mile on the track, running with a prosthetic foot. He was …

Serena Williams withdraws from WTA Finals and China Open

Thursday, October 1, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — The 2015 season is over for Serena Williams. The No. 1-ranked Williams withdrew from her final two scheduled tournaments of the year on Thursday, saying she needs time to heal from a series of injuries …