In the final 30 seconds, the Arizona Cardinals used three quarterbacks, scored a touchdown, failed on a 2-point conversion, recovered an onside kick and barely — just barely — missed a 55-yard field goal. It was only after Neil Rackers’ kick sailed wide left that the Washington Redskins could take a deep sigh, digest all that happened and realize that, despite their effort, they had not quite…
Lee Evans felt an overwhelming sense of relief when the clock hit triple-zero and the Bills were still ahead on the scoreboard. Finally, Evans and his Buffalo teammates found a way not to squander a lead, hanging on for a 19-14 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. “No question, you have to watch it count all the way down,” Evans said with a wide grin.
Max McGee, the free-spirited Green Bay Packers receiver who became part of Super Bowl lore after a night on the town, died when he fell while clearing leaves from the roof of his home. He was 75. Police were called to his home in suburban Deephaven on Saturday afternoon, Sgt. Chris Whiteside said. Efforts to resuscitate failed.
The race-fixing claims alleged against former champion jockey Kieren Fallon are "absurd", the Old Bailey hears.
As if the Red Sox needed any extra motivation, they might have found some in Ryan Garko’s words. After Cleveland lost Game 5, the Indians first baseman seemed confident that the AL championship series was still well in hand. “The champagne tastes just as good on the road as it does at home,” Garko said.
When John Henry was unloading the Florida Marlins to buy the Boston Red Sox, a shrewd baseball sage gave him a piece of advice. Sell the team to Jeffrey Loria, but keep Josh Beckett. “Give them all the players, all the assets,” Larry Lucchino suggested, “just pull Beckett out, take a bit less, then bring Beckett to Boston.
As they slogged their way down Fenway Park’s crammed concourses, trailing luggage and memories of a just-completed season, the Cleveland Indians received something totally unexpected. Applause. Standing shoulder to shoulder, delirious Red Sox fans paused from their postgame celebration to salute the Indians with clapping and pats on the back.
Fenway franks and Rocky Mountains. Ski slopes and baked beans. Not a bad setting for the final act of October. Just don’t expect Matt Holliday and the Colorado Rockies to be intimidated by the Green Monster. Back in June, long before their historic surge to an unlikely NL pennant, the baby-faced Rockies roared into Boston and took two of three from the Red Sox — outscoring them 20-5.
His reputation, his clean-cut image, his stature as one of baseball’s good guys, they all took a hit. And Paul Byrd, the soft-tossing pitcher who prides himself on command and control, couldn’t stop it. Just hours before Game 7 of the AL championship series Sunday, Byrd acknowledged using human growth hormone for a medical condition.
Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima stood on the Fenway Park mound, posing for pictures with Boston general manager Theo Epstein, a Japanese flag and the American League championship trophy. This is what these Red Sox rookies came halfway around the world for: the World Series. Three years after ending its 86-year title drought, Boston completed another October comeback by overpowering the…
Josh Beckett needs a bigger trophy case: Now he has an AL championship series Most Valuable Player Award to go along with his 2003 World Series MVP. Unflappable and close to unhittable, Beckett shut down Cleveland twice, including a victory in Game 5 that started Boston’s comeback from a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven series.