BALTIMORE ? National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.
The violence that started in West Baltimore on Monday afternoon ? within a mile of where Freddie Gray was arrested and placed into a police van earlier this month ? had by midnight spread to East Baltimore and neighborhoods close to downtown and near the baseball stadium.
FOXBORO ? An unheralded cornerback saved the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots.
Now they need two starters at that position to help them defend their title.
The two they had last season left in free agency ? star Darrelle Revis for the New York Jets and hard-hitting Brandon Browner for the New Orleans Saints.
With no clear favorites to replace them, the Patriots can dip into a draft with plenty of talented cornerbacks to shore up that position.
CLEVELAND ? The NBA has suspended Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith two games without pay and Celtics center Kelly Olynyk one game for their roles in separate incidents during a playoff game.
The NBA announced the suspensions Monday night following Cleveland's win to sweep Boston in the first round Sunday.
Smith swung backward and smacked Boston's Jae Crowder in the face. Smith was ejected and Crowder sustained a sprained knee ligament.