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New England Patriots' Tom Brady (12) looks to pass under pressure from Carolina Panthers' Kony Ealy (94) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD, Patriots beat Carolina by 1

Friday, August 28, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tom Brady overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night. The preseason has been a titanic struggle for Brady, who is awaiting word on his appeal of a four-game suspension for his role in “Deflategate.” After managing just three first downs in his first 11 preseason possessions, Brady finally got on track, leading an 80-yard scoring drive before halftime running the hurry-up offense. He capped the drive with a well-placed 18-yard touchdown pass to tight end Scott Chandler in the left corner of the … 0

American Pharoah still front and center on racing’s stage

Friday, August 28, 2015

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Horse racing hasn’t had it this good in years. It isn’t hard to figure out why. “People like to see greatness and they know American Pharoah’s got the goods,” said Howard Sudberry, the marketing director at Arlington Park. “They also know they won’t get many more chances to see … 0

Watson takes 1-shot lead as Spieth misses Barclays cut

Friday, August 28, 2015

EDISON, N.J. — Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays. He also lost his No. 1 ranking. Bubba Watson, momentarily distracted by a rare warning for taking too long to play a shot, recovered with a birdie on the 18th hole at Plainfield Country Club for … 0

Good Luck Gus wins Albany at Saratoga

Friday, August 28, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Good Luck Gus split horses in mid-stretch and outran pacesetter One Sided to the wire for a half-length victory Friday in the $250,000 Albany at Saratoga Race Course. The race for 3-year-olds anchored six stakes worth $1.15 million on an 11-race program dedicated to … 0

Longtime Saints recall team’s proud role in Katrina recovery

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the … 0

Serena could face Sharapova in Open semifinal

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NEW YORK — Serena Williams could play an All-American U.S. Open. As she seeks the first Grand Slam since 1988, the top-ranked Williams might find herself competing against the past and future of her country’s championship hopes. A … 0

Porcello, Sox post 3-0 win

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CHICAGO — Rick Porcello pitched seven sparkling innings in his return from a triceps injury, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Porcello and Chris Sale had nearly … 0

Pats seek improvement in third preseason game

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night’s third preseason game. “We weren’t very good on either side of the ball, or in … 0

Wayne looks forward to fresh start

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Reggie Wayne said he was talking to several NFL teams before deciding to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. “There were a lot of serious calls, from some good teams, but I felt like this was the best place,” Wayne said Tuesday before … 0

‘Deflategate’ talks go on as lawyers try to win over judge

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Even as negotiations aimed at settling the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing one week ago, lawyers for the league, the players’ union and … 0

IndyCar heads to finale reeling from Wilson loss

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

When Tony Kanaan arrived home following the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, his wife asked him why he continued to race in a series that has such high risk. Justin Wilson had been airlifted out of the track earlier that day after being hit in the head with … 0

Patriots welcome vet Colts wideout Wayne

Monday, August 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots players are looking forward to having veteran wide receiver and former rival Reggie Wayne on their team. “He’s a good player. He’s played at a high level for a long time,” fellow receiver Danny Amendola said Monday. “He played on some other good … 0

Garoppolo rallies Patriots to 26-24 win

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Saints receiver Brandin Cooks looks ready to fulfill the promise he showed as a rookie last season before smashing his hand on a helmet. Cooks caught all four passes thrown his way for 117 yards, … 0