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Pro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting

Monday, October 20, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. — The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Monday to stop New Jersey’s plan to allow legal sports betting beginning this weekend, when gamblers could become the first in the nation outside Nevada to wager on single games. The leagues filed a motion in federal court in Trenton seeking an injunction that would stop the state from allowing casinos and racetracks to …

Oldest former Red Sox player Lou Lucier dies at 96

Monday, October 20, 2014

BOSTON — Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96. The team says Lucier had a stroke earlier this month and died on Saturday. A right-handed pitcher, Lucier played parts of three major league seasons during World War II with the Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. In all, he was 3-5 with …

Bill Belichick, Tom Brady praise Peyton Manning on TD record

Monday, October 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and star quarterback Tom Brady both paid tribute to rival Peyton Manning on Monday, a day after Manning broke Brett Favre’s record for career touchdown passes. “He’d probably be waiting a lot longer to pass that record if he hadn’t played against me so many times,” Belichick quipped to reporters during a conference call. …

Ex-Patriots receiver Irving Fryar turns down plea bargain in fraud case

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — A former NFL star and his mother will go to trial next year in a mortgage fraud case after they turned down plea deals that called for state prison terms. Irving Fryar and Allene McGhee rejected the deals Tuesday during a state Superior Court …

Cardinals arrive at familiar AT&T Park for Game 3

Monday, October 13, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — The St. Louis Cardinals arrived in the Bay Area ballpark they know so well in October and began preparing for the possibility of facing the Giants without star catcher Yadier Molina. “Another beautiful day in …

Daniel Briere’s goal beats clock; Avs beat Bruins 2-1

Monday, October 13, 2014

BOSTON — The Colorado Avalanche haven’t showed much scoring prowess so far. That didn’t matter after Daniel Briere beat the clock for their first win of the season. Briere scored off a rebound with less than a second …

Jerod Mayo, Stevan Ridley ruled out of Patriots game vs Jets

Monday, October 13, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — With two wins and two more serious injuries, the New England Patriots are getting back to normal. They’ve regained their usual dominance after the second biggest loss of Tom Brady’s career. They also lost their leading …

Giants coach Tom Coughlin says wide receiver Victor Cruz out for season

Monday, October 13, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Overcome with emotion, his hands in front of his eyes as the tears flowed, Victor Cruz couldn’t hide his pain. If anything showed the extent of the knee injury that Cruz sustained against the …

NASCAR faces tough calls on issuing penalties

Monday, October 13, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR Chairman Brian France has always been very clear about the action he wants to see in races. He loved the 2011 season finale when Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards waged a white-knuckle battle for …

ALCS Game 3 postponed because of rain

Monday, October 13, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The last two times the Kansas City Royals played a postseason game at home, rain fell after the final out. This time, it started well before the first pitch. Game 3 of the AL …

Mix Diskerud aims for larger US role in next 4 years

Monday, October 13, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Mix Diskerud is not planning on becoming the next Landon Donovan. He just hopes to have a role in filling the void the U.S. men’s national team will have to address going forward. There’s …

Wong homers in 9th, Cards edge Giants to tie NLCS

Monday, October 13, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Kolten Wong hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the resilient St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Sunday night, evening the NL Championship Series at one …

Bae wins PGA Tour opener at Silverado

Monday, October 13, 2014

NAPA, Calif. — Bae Sang-moon set a big goal for the new PGA Tour season. He wants to end it at home in South Korea by playing in the Presidents Cup. He couldn’t have asked for a better …