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Pats offense still AWOL after 3 games

Monday, September 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots have plenty of time to get their offense rolling. The question is: Do they have the players? The offensive line is struggling to protect quarterback Tom Brady and open holes for running backs. The wide receivers, other than Julian Edelman, have contributed little. The tight end production will be limited until Rob Gronkowski regains his form after offseason knee surgery. “We can do just … 0

Sluggish Patriots outlast Raiders, 16-9

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots had trouble getting into the end zone. Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork made sure the Oakland Raiders stayed out of the end zone in the final minute. An interception by the 325-pound Wilfork near his goal line gave the heavily favored Patriots the ball with 51 seconds left, and they ran out the clock to hold off the … 0

Kelly struts stuff in 3-2 Sox win

Sunday, September 21, 2014

BALTIMORE — As this horrid season draws to a merciful conclusion for the last-place Boston Red Sox, every once in a while there is cause for optimism. Boston’s performance Sunday in a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles provided manager John Farrell with no small measure of encouragement. Joe Kelly pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the Red Sox used home runs … 0

Goodell still struggling to solve serious NFL issues

Friday, September 19, 2014

Oh, Roger, you still don’t get it. After spending more than a week in seclusion while his NFL was battered by one domestic violence embarrassment after another, Commissioner Roger Goodell finally emerged Friday to hold a worthless news … 0

Revis a success in New England

Thursday, September 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Darrelle Revis didn’t divulge much when asked about his preference for facing a rookie quarterback. New England’s shutdown cornerback officially is a Patriot. “I can’t give you all of that,” the five-time Pro Bowler said with a laugh when questioned about potentially baiting Oakland rookie Derek … 0

Pirates sweep Sox

Thursday, September 18, 2014

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race. The Pirates won their fourth in a row. … 0

Pirates blast Buchholz

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot. Polanco and Walker hit solo shots off Boston starter Clay Buchholz (8-9) … 0

Brady favorites carry the bulk of pass offense

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady is very comfortable throwing to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. The other Patriots he sends out on pass patterns? Not so much. Of Brady’s 44 completions this season, 20 have gone to Edelman and Gronkowski. Of his 78 passes, 32 were aimed at them. … 0

Surging Pirates blank Sox, 4-0

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Charlie Morton came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-0 Tuesday night for their ninth win in 11 games. Sidelined since Aug. 16 because of right hip inflammation and a sports … 0

Pats’ defense faces unknown QB Carr

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots’ defense is preparing for a bit of the unknown in Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr this Sunday. Carr has played two games in the NFL, so there’s not a whole lot of video on him. New England coaches have watched plays from … 0

Pats offense a work in progress

Monday, September 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots host the Oakland Raiders this week hoping to rediscover their normally potent offense. The Patriots moved to 1-1 with Sunday’s 30-7 win at Minnesota. But after the game, which saw the defense pick off four of Matt Cassel’s passes and turn a … 0

Pistorius free to compete, SA Olympic body says

Monday, September 15, 2014

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge. Pistorius, who is to be sentenced next month after being found guilty in the negligent killing of his girlfriend, could compete … 0

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

Monday, September 15, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law. The … 0