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New England Patriots' Logan Ryan, left, breaks up a pass intended for New York Giants' Preston Parker during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Giants edge Pats in preseason finale

Thursday, August 28, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — No one wanted overtime in the preseason finale. Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds to play and the New York Giants capped their first undefeated preseason since 2006 with a 16-13 victory over the New England Patriots on Thursday night. The win was a gift from Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who went for a first down with a fourth-and-1 from his 39 with less than three minutes to play and the score tied. Patriots Rookie Jimmy Garoppolo threw his pass between two receivers and the Giants (5-0) ran off six plays to set up Brown’s third field … 0

Williams overcomes struggles to advance

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open. And, yes, even a 17-time major champion such as Williams can lose in the early going … 0

O ne good week can change everything in FedEx Cup race

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NORTON — Stuart Appleby knows how one week can change everything during the FedEx Cup playoffs. Geoff Ogilvy can only hope he’s next. Ogilvy was the 100th and final player to get into the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second of four playoff events. He’s a long shot to get to the next tournament, … 0

Rise in flags makes NFL defenders wary of contact

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A subtle change to the NFL rulebook resulted in an 822 percent increase in illegal contact penalties through three weeks of the preseason. Now the key question is not whether those calls will continue to rise in the … 0

Weakened US team aims for world basketball title

Thursday, August 28, 2014

BILBAO, Spain — The bad news just kept coming, the only difference whether the culprit was injury or interest. Some stars couldn’t play. Others wouldn’t. Then the losses really started piling up for the U.S. national basketball team. Kevin Love pulled out while awaiting his recently completed trade … 0

Giants finish long preseason vs Pats

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — In any other year, Tom Coughlin wouldn’t be happy playing an extended preseason schedule. A four-game schedule might be considered too long, and playing in the Hall of Fame contest at the start of … 0

Gordon suspended for season

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon’s wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver’s career is in peril. The Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he … 0

Jays beat Sox

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO — Pinch-hitter Danny Valencia had a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Boston Red Sox 5-2 Wednesday night. Jose Bautista homered for the second straight night, a two-run drive … 0

Love-struck: Kevin Love pledges commitment to Cavs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. “I’m in,” Love told James. For the long haul. Getting used to a … 0

Revs introduce World Cup star Jermaine Jones

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Revolution signed U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones as much for what he will mean to the team off the field as on it. Although the addition of the former Bundesliga midfielder could … 0

Davis, US trim Slovenia in pre-World Cup basketball exhibition

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands — Mike Krzyzewski’s big men had barely finished pushing around Slovenia when he was asked how they would match up with Spain’s imposing frontcourt. “I’m not going to compare. I haven’t seen Spain play,” Krzyzewski said. “If we play Spain, it’s a long way … 0

Patriots trade Mankins to Bucs for young tight end

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded their struggling offensive line, trading for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins instead of offering a contract to free agent Richie Incognito. That doesn’t mean, however, that the Bucs have … 0

Young Open winner

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NEW YORK — While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal … 0