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Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Tom Brady

Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Tom Brady

By JIMMY GOLEN BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The one-year deal is worth up…More

Hamlin caps marathon day of racing at Pocono with 4th win

Hamlin caps marathon day of racing at Pocono with 4th win

By DAN GELSTON LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Round 2 at Pocono went to Denny Hamlin. Hamlin seized the spotlight, specifically in victory lane when Pocono had to set up lights after the race ended in the dark. Hamlin topped Kevin Harvick on Sunday night to win the second Cup race of the weekend at…More

Yankees vs champ Nationals in DC on opening day

Yankees vs champ Nationals in DC on opening day

By BEN WALKER NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole could make his New York Yankees debut in a tasty opening-day treat for fans, facing Juan Soto and World Series champion Washington at Nationals Park. The Yankees and Nationals are set meet when the virus-delayed season begins next month, a person familiar with the game told…More

Irish punter moving from dairy farm to Georgia Tech

Irish punter moving from dairy farm to Georgia Tech

By KEN MAGUIRE Townsfolk weren’t the only ones curious about what David Shanahan was up to with the funny-looking brown ball. Trading Gaelic footballs for American footballs, Shanahan was booting the pigskin on his uncle’s dairy farm in southwest Ireland. “I had a lot of young calves watching me curiously,” he said. “Every now and…More

No paychecks for 11 big leaguers: advance larger than salary

No paychecks for 11 big leaguers: advance larger than salary

By RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Grant Dayton will notice one glaring absence this season after he reports to the Atlanta Braves: his twice-a-month salary. He is among 11 major leaguers whose prorated pay for the abbreviated 60-game season amounts to less than the $286,500 advance already received by the 32-year-old left-hander. “It’s going…More

The NBA is coming back, and here’s 10 things to know

The NBA is coming back, and here’s 10 things to know

By TIM REYNOLDS The deals are done. The NBA is coming back. The season will resume on July 30 at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Florida. Here are 10 things to know about the restarted season: THE RACE FOR 8 There are six teams in the race for the No. 8 seed…More

Up For Grabs June 29th to July 3rd

June 29th to July 3rd The Front Row Friday: $100 Word of Mouth gift card  Buck & Kincade Friday: $50 gift card to Grapes & Grains Chuck & Chernoff Win Chuck’s Dinner – $50 gift card to Uncle Jack’s Meat HouseMore

NFL training camps still on original schedule for late July

NFL training camps still on original schedule for late July

By BARRY WILNER The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in place. Hours after the league canceled the Hall of Fame game that kicks off the preseason, the 32 team owners on Thursday were updated on a variety of issues, many dealing with working…More

Manfred: `We owe it to our fans to be better’

Manfred: `We owe it to our fans to be better’

By RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the players’ association during a pandemic. “We need to get back on the field, and we need to in a less-charged environment start to have conversations about how we — and the…More

NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions until 2021

NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions until 2021

By BARRY WILNER The NFL has canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Aug. 6 exhibition game in Canton, Ohio, between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers is the first on-field event the league has…More

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