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ST. LOUIS (AP) — During coach Jeff Fisher’s news conference, the St. Louis Rams finalized the signing of Wes Welker. They’re hoping the 34-year-old wide receiver can help them dig out of a third-down hole. The Rams are 4 for 37 on third down conversions the last three games. They won the first...
Wasn’t all that long ago that Aaron Rodgers was thought to be on his way to a second consecutive NFL MVP award, while his Green Bay Packers were unbeaten and, some folks were certain, headed for the Super Bowl. Now? Well, the Packers are fighting amongst themselves, they can’t win — indeed, can’...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The NFL slapped Aqib Talib with a one-game suspension for poking Colts tight end Dwayne Allen in his right eye. If upheld on appeal, Denver’s star cornerback will miss the Broncos’ game against the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend. He’ll also miss out on a $323,529...
Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller makes a touchdown catch as San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Donald Butler looks on during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, in San Diego. AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Zach Miller leaped, snagged Jay Cutler’s pass with his right hand and tumbled into the end zone. A big-time play in another close finish for the Chicago Bears, who beat the staggering San Diego Chargers 22-19 on Monday night. “Jay made a great throw and I was able to go up and...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nobody seems better prepared for the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs than Team Penske, which has led 662 of the last 834 laps raced. Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski have been on their game at this pivotal point in the championship race, and they’ve got nothing at all to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Griffey Jr. and Trevor Hoffman are among 15 newcomers on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot and will face a newly trimmed electorate along with steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. David Eckstein, Troy Glaus, Mike Hampton, Mike...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox want to see less of Hanley Ramirez next season. New Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski met with Ramirez and agent Adam Katz at the site of the general managers’ meetings and discussed the team’s plan to move Ramirez to first base...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have put running back Dion Lewis on injured reserve, ending his season one day after a serious injury to his left knee in a win over Washington. Team officials announced the move on Monday, hours after coach Bill Belichick said Lewis’ chances to...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Bruins have been streaky so far this season. A steady Tuukka Rask would be a nice stabilizer. Rask made 36 saves, Ryan Spooner and Patrice Bergeron scored and the Bruins beat the New York Islanders 2-1 on Sunday night to snap a three-game losing streak. “I felt...
Washington Redskins safety Dashon Goldson (38) pursues New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, in Foxborough, Mass. AP Photo/Steven Senne
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It was a little more than 10 minutes into the game and the score was already lopsided. New England touchdowns: 2. Washington total plays from scrimmage: 1. Julian Edelman and LeGarrette Blount had already scored by the time the Redskins snapped the ball a second time,...

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