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Report: Trade talks involving Celtics’ Rivers, Garnett resume

By From wire service reports on June 20, 2013, at 12:14 a.m.
One day after negotiations were declared “off” by both teams, the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics resumed talks on a blockbuster trade that would send Celtics head coach and star Kevin Garnett to the Clippers, according to multiple media reports. Speculation had it that a deal could be achieved …

Hellickson pitches Rays past Red Sox

By From wire service reports on June 19, 2013, at 11:11 p.m.
BOSTON — BOSTON — Jeremy Hellickson threw six effective innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2 Wednesday night at Fenway Park, salvaging one win in the three-game series. “We have to get back even with these guys, or close to even,” said Rays manager Joe …

Red Sox blow big lead, but outlast Rays in 14 innings

By The Sports Xchange on June 11, 2013, at 12:57 a.m.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox still got the win. It just turned out to be much more complicated than expected. RBI singles by Daniel Nava and Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the 14th inning finished off a game the Red Sox by all appearances had put away in the …

Sports briefs for April 12, 2013

By From Staff and Wire Service Reports on April 12, 2013, at 6:58 p.m.
Saturday’s Speedway 95 practice pushed to Sunday HERMON — Saturday’s opening practice for stock cars at Hermon’s Speedway 95 has been postponed due to the inclement weather. It has been pushed back to Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Racing will begin on April 20 at 5 p.m. Mariners’ Morse …

Sports briefs for April 3, 2013

By From wire service reports on April 03, 2013, at 8:01 p.m.
Minnesota hires Pitino’s son The Minnesota Golden Gophers have hired Richard Pitino as its next coach, according to multiple reports. Pitino replaces Tubby Smith, who was fired last week after a loss to Florida in the round of 32. The son of legendary college coach Rick Pitino was a former …

Sports briefs for March 20, 2013

By From wire service reports on March 20, 2013, at 9:44 p.m.
Yanks, Red Sox set Sandy Hook tribute The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will honor Newtown, Conn., on Opening Day in Yankee Stadium. The two teams will dedicate the game to the 26 victims, families and the community that suffered tragic losses in the Sandy Hook Elementary School …

Sports briefs for Feb. 22, 2013

By From wire service reports on Feb. 22, 2013, at 7:51 p.m.
U.S. sues Armstrong for sponsor money WASHINGTON — The United States accused cyclist Lance Armstrong on Friday of defrauding the U.S. Postal Service by taking its sponsorship money at the same time he was doping and using performance-enhancing drugs in violation of cycling rules. The government joined a civil suit …

Sports briefs for Feb. 14, 2013

By From wire service reports on Feb. 14, 2013, at 9:54 p.m.
Report: NHL tickets rise more than NFL, NBA NHL teams implemented a larger ticket percentage than the NFL and NBA for the second consecutive season, according to an annual study by Team Marketing Report, a sports marketing research firm. The 2013 MLB ticket average won’t be released until the start …

Sports briefs for Jan. 29, 2013

By From wire service reports on Jan. 29, 2013, at 6:35 p.m.
Padres sign pitchers Freddy Garcia, Stauffer Pitchers Tim Stauffer and Freddy Garcia signed minor-league deals with the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. Garcia’s agreement includes a $1.3 million base salary with another $1.25 million in incentives. The 36-year-old posted a 5.20 ERA in 107 1/3 innings for the New York …

Sports briefs for Jan. 28, 2013

By From wire service reports on Jan. 28, 2013, at 6:36 p.m.
Ex-49ers lineman Harris charged with attacking ex-boyfriend Former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Kwame Harris was assaulting his ex-boyfriend at a Bay Area restaurant during an argument, the San Mateo Daily Journal reported Monday. The alleged victim, Dimitri Geier, also filed a civil suit against Harris for …

Sports briefs for Jan. 24, 2013

By From wire service reports on Jan. 24, 2013, at 6:31 p.m.
Sosa believes he and McGwire belong in Hall Retired outfielder Sammy Sosa believes he and fellow slugger Mark McGwire are Hall of Famers. Sosa, who finished his career with 609 career home runs — eighth on the all-time list, received 12.5 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers Association …

Sports briefs for Jan. 22, 2013

By From wire service reports on Jan. 22, 2013, at 7:32 p.m.
New imaging study finds CTE in living ex-NFL players Medical researchers looking into concussions have found changes in the brains of football players who are still alive, which could lead to preventative measures, according to an NBC Sports report. New brain imaging techniques have detected abnormal tau proteins in five …

Sports briefs for Jan. 21, 2013

By From wire service reports on Jan. 21, 2013, at 9:11 p.m.
49ers will stick with Akers as kicker San Francisco kicker David Akers will keep his job for the Super Bowl despite missing another field goal attempt in the NFC championship game on Sunday. “The decision’s been made,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. Akers missed a 38-yard try that bounced …

Sports briefs for Jan. 18, 2013

By From wire service reports on Jan. 18, 2013, at 6:09 p.m.
Suns part ways with head coach Gentry The Phoenix Suns have “mutually agreed to part ways” with head coach Alvin Gentry, ending his nearly four years in charge, the NBA team said on Friday. The Suns are 13-28 in the Western Conference midway through the regular season campaign. Gentry took …

Sports briefs for Jan. 15, 2013

By From wire service reports on Jan. 15, 2013, at 7:04 p.m.
Francona’s book takes shot at Red Sox owners Terry Francona’s upcoming book, which will be released later this month, takes some shots at the Boston Red Sox owners, according to excerpts published by WBZ in Boston. The implication is the owners don’t love baseball and put ratings and attendance above …

Sports briefs for Jan. 11, 2013

By From wire service reports on Jan. 11, 2013, at 6:37 p.m.
Piazza to deny PED use in upcoming book When Mike Piazza’s autobiography “Long Shot” is released in February, the former major-league catcher will deny using performance-enhancing drugs during his career. Suspicions of steroid use among several prominent players surrounded the Baseball Hall of Fame vote this week. Along with Piazza, …

Sports briefs for Jan. 7, 2013

By From wire service reports on Jan. 07, 2013, at 6:45 p.m.
Chiefs introduce Reid as coach The Kansas City Chiefs introduced Andy Reid as their new coach at a press conference on Monday. Reid, who has more than two decades of experience at the NFL coaching level, is the 13th head coach in Chiefs history. He coached the Philadelphia Eagles for …

Obama defends Ambassador Rice on Benghazi handling

By From wire service reports on Nov. 14, 2012, at 8:07 p.m.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama told Republican senators on Wednesday if they had a problem with the handling of the Benghazi attack in Libya to “go after me” rather than pick on his ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice. Obama’s comments, in a combative tone, came after two senior …

US declares Pakistan’s Haqqani network a terrorist group

By From wire service reports on Sept. 07, 2012, at 9:18 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The State Department on Friday designated Pakistan’s Haqqani network a foreign terrorist organization, opening the way for the use of new tools to thwart a complex enemy that has attacked American troops and Afghan civilians while operating much like an organized crime family. The move by Secretary of …

Jury convicts Drew Peterson of 3rd wife’s death

By From wire service reports on Sept. 06, 2012, at 9:44 p.m.
JOLIET, Ill. — Drew Peterson — the crass former Illinois police officer who gained notoriety after his much-younger wife vanished in 2007 — was convicted Thursday of murdering a previous wife in a potentially precedent-setting case centered on secondhand hearsay statements. Peterson, 58, sat stoically looking straight ahead and did …
 
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