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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 Raiders 16-9 on Sunday. “It was a … 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 conference that essentially hit on these four key points: • We got it wrong before. … 0

Nava clouts grand slam as Sox rally past skidding Royals, 8-4

Sunday, September 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have not been to the playoffs in 29 years and are skidding towards a 30th straight season. Daniel Nava hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts added a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the Royals 8-4 on … 0

Pats bury Vikes

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence, though he might not have made much of a difference. Six sacks, four interceptions from Matt Cassel and a blocked field goal for a touchdown doomed the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, as the Patriots breezed to … 0

Gronk ready for Game 2

Thursday, September 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski looks to be in midseason form, at least when he’s spiking the ball after a touchdown. The rest of his game might take a while to get there. The New England Patriots star tight … 0

Owners say Rice probe independent

Thursday, September 11, 2014

NEW YORK — The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe public, and said their … 0

Pistorius beats murder rap, was negligent

Thursday, September 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for … 0

Mayweather hoping bad week improves

Thursday, September 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS — It didn’t start out as the best of weeks for Floyd Mayweather Jr. His former fiancee had just served him with papers in a lawsuit that alleges Mayweather is both a domestic abuser and an … 0

Chuvalo claims boxing lacks excitement of old

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — George Chuvalo fought the best boxers of his day. He looks around at today’s heavyweights and forgive him if he’s bored. Chuvalo, a heavyweight contender from Canada who tangled with the likes of Muhammad Ali … 0

O’s drill Red Sox; Pedroia on the shelf

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

BOSTON — The postseason hopes for the World Series champion Boston Red Sox have all but faded away. Now, Dustin Pedroia’s season is over, too. Red Sox manager John Farrell said the star second baseman will have season-ending surgery on his left hand, making the announcement after a … 0

Pats’ D focusing Peterson

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots let Knowshon Moreno run for 134 yards in their season opener. Now they must face Adrian Peterson. Scary? “You know what? I love it,” defensive tackle Sealver Siliga said Wednesday. “This is going to be a good test and I think our … 0

Police source: NFL had Rice video

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NFL had Rice video A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn’t see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second … 0