LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Red Sox manager John Farrell expects Dustin Pedroia, Clay Buchholz and Andrew Miller to be ready for the start of spring training.
Pedroia had surgery on his left thumb in November and Farrell said his feisty second baseman had the pin taken out last week. Farrell said Monday at baseball's winter meetings that even if Pedroia isn't set to play in early exhibition games, he'll get "ample at-bats."
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets had a bit of role reversal Sunday, with their offense having one of its best performances in weeks and making up for an uncharacteristically leaky defense.
Geno Smith says Monday that spirits are higher in the locker room after the Jets snapped a three-game skid with a 37-27 win over the Oakland Raiders. He had his best game in weeks, throwing for a touchdown and running for another as the Jets set a season high for points....
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins placed defenseman Brooks Orpik on the injured reserve Monday with a concussion.
Orpik was knocked unconscious by Boston's Shawn Thornton in the first period of a 3-2 Bruins' win on Saturday night. Orpik left the ice on a stretcher when Thornton grabbed Orpik from behind, threw him to the ice and punched him.
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said Monday that Orpik was unconscious for "30 seconds or more."...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Quoting Winston Churchill, Chip Kelly cautioned everyone that the Philadelphia Eagles' latest victory was far from perfect.
There's no denying this, however: The Eagles (8-5) are the NFL's hottest team.
A 34-20 comeback win over Detroit in blizzard-like conditions Sunday was Philadelphia's fifth straight win and put the Eagles in sole possession of first place in the NFC East. Dallas (7-5) could move into a tie for first with a...