News archive from 7 December 2016, page 9

Belgium arrests 3 over Syria recruiting, terror charges

BRUSSELS –  Belgian authorities have arrested three of eight people they picked up earlier this week during anti-terror raids centering on the recruitment of people to fight in Syria. The prosecutor's office said Wednesday it charged two people from...

 

Buckley: With Chris Sale on board, Red Sox are World Series or bust

The best part about the Red Sox’ acquisition of left-hander Chris Sale is that it speaks to the annual expectation around here that a World Series championship is the end game. This is Boston. There’s no such thing as fighting the good fight. There...

 

Silverman: Dave Dombrowski makes another brash move with Chris Sale trade

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Pelican flew at midday yesterday. The Pelican returned with a catch for the ages: Chris Sale. In the biggest, boldest and best move of Dave Dombrowski’s still-young career with the Red Sox, the president of baseball...

 

Drellich: Great expectations for 2017 even greater with Chris Sale in rotation

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Let’s get way ahead of ourselves, because the new Red Sox Super Rotation intravenously forces us to. Rick Porcello needs to be the starter on Opening Day. You win the Cy Young Award, you start on Opening Day. No one’s going to...

 
Price change triggers Red Sox’ trade for Chris Sale

Price change triggers Red Sox’ trade for Chris Sale

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — It might be the only question left: Why did the Red Sox wait until December to trade for White Sox ace Chris Sale? Couldn’t they have made the deal in July, when David Ortiz was still on the team and the Red Sox had a legitimate...

 

Red Sox Notebook: Free agent first baseman Mitch Moreland agrees to one-year contract

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Hanley Ramirez didn’t win the Gold Glove Award at first base that he was hoping to last season, but the player who did, Mitch Moreland, is about to be his new teammate. Moreland, who hit 22 homers and posted a .720 OPS while...

 

Peter Schmuck: If the Orioles stand pat, they’re bound to drop off

Orioles’ 2017 expectations took another big hit Tuesday, when the Boston Red Sox pulled off the first major deal of the winter meetings and added a third Cy Young caliber starting pitcher to their rotation. Chris Sale hasn’t won a Cy Young Award, but...

 

Pablo Sandoval sits on a hot seat at the hot corner

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Less than a year after Travis Shaw outplayed Pablo Sandoval in spring training to become the Red Sox’ starting third baseman on Opening Day, Sandoval is poised to win his job back. And Shaw was traded to Milwaukee yesterday as...

 

Patriots Notebook: Ravens offense will be a big test

FOXBORO — Devin McCourty already watched how Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco ripped apart the Dolphins defense on Sunday, exposing them down the middle of the field with their arsenal of tight ends in a 38-6 victory. McCourty knows what’s coming Monday...

 

Guregian: Tom Brady’s ability to avoid interceptions another factor that sets him apart from other...

Quarterbacks tend to be their own worst enemy. As much as they try, they just can’t seem to avoid throwing killer picks. It’s death by turnover, and not an uncommon problem hounding some of the league’s top signal-callers. Consider the fact Philip...

 

Lazar: Patriots have made opposing QBs shine this season

If it feels like the Patriots have paved their path to a 10-2 record against a schedule full of lackluster offenses, it’s because they have. The Pats have faced a revolving door of below-average offenses this season. In fact, the Pats have faced just...

 
Kubiak has faith in Lynch's future and hope for Siemian now

Kubiak has faith in Lynch's future and hope for Siemian now

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Gary Kubiak is full of faith in one young quarterback and hope in another. The Denver Broncos coach is optimistic Trevor Siemian can return to the lineup this weekend and trusts that rookie Paxton Lynch has a bright future despite...

 

Celtics Notebook: Brad Stevens’ crew knows it must execute and communicate better on offense to win close...

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Celtics were hit by an unusual chain of execution problems during the fourth quarter of Monday’s loss in Houston. They have nagging ways of losing games — rebounding and defensive breakdowns chief among them — but their offensive...

 
Hayward scores 28, Jazz hold on for 112-105 win over Suns

Hayward scores 28, Jazz hold on for 112-105 win over Suns

SALT LAKE CITY — What started as an easy night on the court turned into another tough fourth quarter for the Utah Jazz, who blew a 19-point lead and were outscored in the period for the third straight game. Gordon Hayward scored 28 points and the Jazz...

 
Magic overcome Wall's 52 points, beat Wizards 124-116

Magic overcome Wall's 52 points, beat Wizards 124-116

WASHINGTON — A rare offensive outburst by the Orlando Magic overcame the biggest night of John Wall's career. Elfrid Payton scored 22 of his career-high 25 points in the first half and the Magic beat the Washington Wizards 124-116 on Tuesday despite...

 

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