Friday, August 17, 2018
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HOCKEY

HARVARD ENDS BEANPOT DROUGHT

BOSTON — Nathan Krusko scored his second goal of the game to break a second-period tie, Merrick Madsen made 14 saves and Harvard beat Boston University 6-3 on Monday night to win its first Beanpot title since 1993.

The Crimson won Boston's college hockey bragging rights for the 11th time and first under former Harvard and Bruins F Ted Donato. Luke Esposito, Ryan Donato and Alexander Kerfoot scored for Harvard, and Adam Fox's length-of-the-ice empty-netter made it 6-3 with 1:50 left.

CYCLING

Armstrong suit can continue

A federal judge in Austin, Texas, refused to block the government's $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the cyclist on course for trial in a 2010 case stemming from his performance-enhancing drug use.

BASEBALL

Bosox icon has cancer relapse

Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy said that he has experienced a cancer relapse. Remy, 64, was originally diagnosed with cancer in 2008.

S-ROD OUT: Braves GM John Coppolella said he isn't sure it is realistic to hope for a return this season of INF Sean Rodriguez, set for shoulder surgery after a Jan. 28 car accident.

ROYALS: LHP Travis Wood agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal.

ET CETERA

COLLEGES: Michigan State suspended women's gymnastics coach Kathie Klages a week after she was accused in a lawsuit of downplaying complaints about sexual abuse by sports Dr. Larry Nassar.

NFL: The Giants released WR Victor Cruz and RB Rashad Jennings, saving them roughly $10 million in salary cap space. … Packers WR Geronimo Allison, a former Spoto standout, pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge.

SKIING: Luca Aerni won the combined event at the world ski championships after being 30th fastest in downhill in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

SOCCER: Diego Silva dos Santos, 28, died after being shot during a clash of rival fans outside Botafogo's Rio de Janeiro stadium. … In EPL, Manchester City overcame Gabriel Jesus' injury departure win at Bournemouth 2-0 and climb to second place.

Times wires

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Full disclosure: My preseason AP Top 25 ballot

Full disclosure: My preseason AP Top 25 ballot

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Marc Topkin’s takeaways from the Rays’ win over the Yankees

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The Rays finally won a series in Yankee Stadium. Now for some perspective.

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Rays journal: Rookie Adam Kolarek picks good time for first career save

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Preseason football: Springstead rolls over Hudson 55-0

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Catching up with the guy who’s been on both sides of Winston-Mariota

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Sports on TV/radio for Friday, August 17

TODAYAutosXfinity: Food City 300 qualifying3:30 p.m.NBCSNXfinity: Food City 3007:30 p.m.NBCSNBaseballMets at Phillies6 p.m.MLBRays at Red Sox7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Nationals7 p.m.FSFAstros at A’s10 p.m.MLBBaseball, Little League World Series...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Bucs sign former Panthers DT Drew Iddings, waived Stevie Tu’ikolovatu injured

Bucs sign former Panthers DT Drew Iddings, waived Stevie Tu’ikolovatu injured

One Bucs player will be departing Nashville before the team does.Defensive tackle Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, a seventh-round pick from Southern Cal in 2017, was waived injured Thursday. Tu'ikolovatu suffered what is believed to be a triceps injury.The Bucs...
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Rays hang on for 3-1 victory, win first series at Yankee Stadium since 2014

Rays hang on for 3-1 victory, win first series at Yankee Stadium since 2014

NEW YORK – Once they got done exhaling, the Rays had reason to celebrate Thursday.In hanging on for a 3-1 win and taking two of the three games, they won their first series at Yankee Stadium since the middle of the 2014 season.Twelve times sinc...
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