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Dangerous way for kids to emulate pros

What looks like the NFL's latest nightmare played out on a football field an hour from Boston nearly six weeks ago. In a Pop Warner game between longtime rivals Southbridge and Tantasqua, five kids between the ages of 10 and 12 were concussed, all on the losing team, three in the first quarter and the last one on the final play of the game.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bettman says full season 'not going to be reality'

NEW YORK (AP) - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks as if a full-82 game schedule "is not going to be a reality," as the lockout nears its seventh week.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports




Series gets awfully hairy with wild beards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This is going to be a very hairy World Series.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NFL Thursdays tough on players, especially on road

NEW YORK (AP) - In today's "any given Sunday" NFL, the thinking goes, any team can win - or lose - any game. What about any given Thursday? Turns out those matchups are the closest thing to a lock there is.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Kings: ‘We have to surprise people because we're no one in the NBA’

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings are about to embark on another season in California's capital.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Mayors bet community service on series outcome

DETROIT (AP) - There will be no gift baskets, Texas barbeque, Dr. Pepper, Budweiser beer or St. Louis-style toasted ravioli exchanged following this year's World Series between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Verlander is armed and dangerous for Series

DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander's introduction to postseason baseball six years ago left him dazzled and exhausted.

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Well-rested Tigers take on well-tested Giants in World Series opener today

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim Leyland and the Detroit Tigers found out the hard way that rest means rust in the World Series.

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


The Run Down

RUNDOWN

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Buster Posey leads Giants back to World Series for 2nd time in 3 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - On a team known for stellar pitching, bushy beards and quirky personalities, the unquestioned leader of the San Francisco Giants is their understated catcher, Buster Posey.

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


The pitch(ers): How Tigers and Giants match up

Starting Pitchers:

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


whats the score

HOCKEY

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Venezuela cheers for record 9 World Series players

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelans are celebrating their homegrown baseball heroes as a record contingent of players from the country heads into the World Series with the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants.

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


US and German women play to second straight tie

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Abby Wambach scored for the 23rd time this year, but the U.S. had to settle for a 2-2 tie with Germany on Tuesday, the teams' second draw in four days.

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Redskins: Canceling trademark violates free-speech rights

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants have high expectations of new-look, healthy outfield

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Nori Aoki has reconsidered his original plan to wrestle big ace Madison Bumgarner.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Congress writes Goodell about domestic violence

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two members of Congress have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to clarify whether teams can lose draft picks if they do not properly address domestic violence.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A-Rod hugs and works out with Headley

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Alex Rodriguez started his second day of workouts at the New York Yankees' minor league complex by hugging Chase Headley, the player signed to replace him at third base.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


California bill would ban chewing tobacco at baseball parks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Anti-smoking advocates are hoping to strike out chewing tobacco at California baseball games.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry leads the way with 32, Warriors down Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) - Considering the workout he gave it Tuesday night, Stephen Curry's right foot appears to be just fine.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Melee after Kansas State’s upset puts spotlight on safety

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - More than a dozen security officials dressed in bright green shirts gathered behind the basket, just as they were trained. When the final seconds ticked away on Kansas State's stunning upset of rival Kansas, they immediately sprinted onto the floor.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants pitchers Cain, Hudson make progress

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain pitched his second productive bullpen session of spring training and is encouraged with each step in his recovery from the elbow surgery that cut short his 2014 season with the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


New playoff format for the NBA might add excitement

MIAMI (AP) - The Brooklyn Nets are on pace to finish 34-48 this season.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pep in MLB’s step

PHOENIX (AP) - Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks need big push to extend playoff streak

SAN JOSE (AP) - After celebrating the success of hockey in Northern California with an outdoor party that included more than 70,000 fans, the San Jose Sharks now must deal with the fact that the franchise is in danger of hitting its lowest point in more than a decade.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


At 36, lefty Zito returns to work with Athletics

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Barry Zito did a lot of things during his year off from the major leagues in 2014.

February 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US teen wins World Cup slalom race

MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) - Mikaela Shiffrin defied the pouring rain to comfortably earn her 12th career slalom victory Sunday, taking sole possession of the women's World Cup record for most wins in the discipline by a teenager.

February 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stuckey scores 30 as Pacers beat Warriors

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rodney Stuckey brushed off a sprained left ankle in another big game for the Indiana Pacers.

February 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Michael Phelps takes plunge, gets engaged

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Phelps has taken the plunge and gotten engaged.

February 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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