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Brady passes Pats over Lions

Sunday, November 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance. The outcome was the same: a blowout win over a top team. Throw in a defense that held the Detroit Lions without a touchdown and two outstanding special teams plays, and the team with the AFC’s best record rolled over the team with the NFL’s stingiest defense, 34-9 on Sunday, for their … 0

Federer’s Switzerland wins Davis Cup

Sunday, November 23, 2014

LILLE, France — Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead. The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland its first title in the team competition and added the only big trophy in tennis missing from his collection. The 33-year-old Federer and … 0

Blazers beat Celtics, extend win streak to 7

Sunday, November 23, 2014

BOSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 94-88 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. Damian Lillard added 12 points and five assists for Portland, which began a brief East swing. Nicolas Batum also had 12 points. Jeff Green … 0

Return of the sledgehammer

Friday, November 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — There was no name over his locker stall and he had yet to officially secure the number he’ll wear this Sunday. Still, it was clear LeGarrette Blount was happy to be back with the New England … 0

Patriots brace for Lions’ D

Friday, November 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — It’s no surprise that the New England Patriots lead the NFL in scoring. In the past four seasons, they’ve done that twice and finished third twice. But the Detroit Lions allowing the fewest points? Now there’s … 0

B’s roar back for 4-3 win

Friday, November 21, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Alex Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout in his second NHL game, leading the Boston Bruins over the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 Friday night. Khokhlachev was called up from American Hockey League Providence on Thursday to add insurance up the … 0

Blount back with Pats for stretch run

Thursday, November 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — LeGarrette Blount’s teammates are glad to have him back in a New England Patriots uniform. Which one he wears, though, is still up in the air. Some players had trouble recognizing the 6-foot, 250-pound running back on Thursday after he signed and donned No. 60 for … 0

Brady’s arm, hair impressing Lions

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tom Brady has played as well as any quarterback in the NFL during the New England Patriots’ six-game winning streak, but Brady’s former teammate, current Detroit Lions safety James Ihedigbo, said there’s something else about the four-time Super Bowl-champion signal caller that impresses him most. “He’s Tom Brady,” … 0

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Japan 6, MLB All-Stars 4 — Yuki Yanagita greeted Randy Choate with a two-run single in the eighth inning, and Japan beat the Major League Baseball All-Stars 6-4 Thursday in Naha, Japan, an exhibition game following their five-game postseason tour. Japan won the series 3-2 and the teams … 0

Algieri hopes to be Rocky story in title bout against Pacquiao

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MACAU — No one questions Chris Algieri’s toughness, not after he got up from two first round knockdowns and fought half-blinded the rest of the way to somehow pull out a decision win in his June title fight with the feared Ruslan Provodnikov. Hard to say anything negative … 0

Manfred gets 5-year term as baseball commissioner

Thursday, November 20, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year. Selig spoke at the conclusion of two days of meetings in Kansas City, … 0

Union appeals Peterson’s suspension

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The NFL players’ union on Thursday appealed the league’s suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case. In a letter to its player representatives and executive committee obtained by The Associated Press, the NFLPA called Commissioner Roger Goodell’s punishment “unprecedented, arbitrary, and unlawful.” … 0

Detroit’s passing game still a work in progress

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Calvin Johnson is back on the field, the season is more than half over and the Detroit Lions are still waiting for more production from their passing game. “It’s a lot of different variables that go into us not being as productive as we … 0