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Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola is seen during pre-game warmups of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Lions center Dominic Raiola suspended 1 game for stepping on opponent

Monday, December 22, 2014

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions will be short-handed when they face Green Bay for the NFC North title. Lions center Dominic Raiola has been suspended for one game after he stepped on Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson on Sunday. The punishment was handed down by Merton Hanks, the NFL’s Vice President of Football Operations. The league said this was …

Johnny Manziel’s season over for Browns, Brian Hoyer hurt

Monday, December 22, 2014

CLEVELAND — Perhaps fitting, Johnny Manziel’s final play was a 1-yard loss. He didn’t get very far in his rookie season. Manziel will sit out Cleveland’s finale with a hamstring injury he sustained during Sunday’s loss to Carolina in his second career start. Manziel’s injury, coupled with a shoulder injury to Brian Hoyer, …

Typical NFL season: smiles for some, frowns for others

Monday, December 22, 2014

Smiling or frowning. “Woe is us” or “Wow for us.” Heading into the final week of the NFL regular season, hardly anyone has a neutral feeling about the 32 teams. There are success stories and there are flops. Here’s a look at both sides. Smiling The biggest and widest grins should be worn …

Lindsey Vonn considering dropping slalom from repertoire

Thursday, December 18, 2014

VAL D’ISERE, France — Lindsey Vonn’s days of competing in all five ski disciplines may be behind her, since the four-time overall World Cup champion is seriously considering giving up slalom in her comeback from a career-threatening knee injury. The 30-year-old American racer thinks she is still somewhat …

FIFA meets amid crisis over Michael Garcia’s resignation

Thursday, December 18, 2014

MARRAKECH, Morocco — Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter and his executive committee opened a two-day meeting Thursday to discuss the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia and whether to publish his confidential World Cup …

Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup

Thursday, December 18, 2014

DOHA, Qatar — Men crammed together, dozens to a room, on bunk beds so close they can reach over and shake hands. Qatar, on paper at least, has rules that forbid such uncomfortable conditions for its massive workforce …

Boston Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Dallas Mavericks

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. …

Loui Eriksson’s OT goal gives Bruins 3-2 win vs. Wild

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Loui Eriksson’s goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in …

Rajon Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BOSTON — When the Boston Celtics started playing better defense, the game swung in their favor. It didn’t hurt that they hardly missed any shots down the stretch, either. Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven …

Darrelle Revis heads back to MetLife Stadium as Jets’ enemy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets. Not this way, though. This time around, he’s an enemy. He’s a member of the playoff-bound New England …

Patriots expect tough game against Jets, really

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — With straight faces, the New England Patriots always find something to praise about their next opponent, no matter how bad that team’s record may be. “They’ve got a real good defense,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said …

Micahel Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

GENEVA — The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings. Michael Garcia cited a …

In Qatar, migrant workers paid to be sports ‘fans’

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DOHA, Qatar — The men grappled with each other to board the quickly filling bus. Others wriggled in through the windows, scaling the outside, using the large wheels as footholds and leaving scuff-marks on the white exterior with …