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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

Royals rally past Red Sox with four-run ninth, 8-6

Sunday, August 23, 2015

BOSTON — Boston’s Junichi Tazawa found out the hard way that life as closer can have its lousy days. Tazawa gave up four runs and six hits in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for … 0

Red Sox smack Royals

Friday, August 21, 2015

BOSTON — Johnny Cueto had his worst start since coming to Kansas City just before the trading deadline, and the Boston Red Sox beat the AL Central-leading Royals 7-2 on Friday night to send them to their second … 0

Saints WRs, Patriots DBs tested each other plenty

Friday, August 21, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler appreciated the chance to spend a couple days being tested at practice by record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints’ offense, even if there were moments when … 0

Woods has share of lead at Wyndham

Friday, August 21, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Tiger Woods signed up for his first Wyndham Championship knowing a win would definitively keep his season from ending. He’s halfway there. Woods shot a 5-under 65 on Friday to share the second-round lead with … 0

Miley, Bos ox trim KC, 4-1

Thursday, August 20, 2015

BOSTON — Ryan Hanigan drove in two runs and scored another on Jackie Bradley Jr.’s triple to help the Boston Red Sox beat Kansas City 4-1 Thursday night, ending the Royals’ five-game winning streak. Wade Miley (10-9) left in the eighth inning, allowing just one run. The Red … 0

Silent Brady on the money vs. Saints

Thursday, August 20, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Tom Brady’s media blackout, purportedly on advice of lawyers handling the legal challenge to his “Deflategate” suspension, has left him unavailable to even discuss how the New England Patriots look on the football … 0

Peyton, Broncos unveiling mash-up offense

Thursday, August 20, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Get ready to see Peyton Manning like you haven’t seen him in years. Roll-outs. Bootlegs. Sprint-outs. He’ll be lining up under center or in the pistol (with a running back behind him for some play-action possibilities) instead of the shotgun, from which he’s operated almost … 0

Long bombs power Bosox over Indians

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz hit his 492nd career homer, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ryan Hanigan connected on consecutive pitches, and Joe Kelly went six strong innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. Travis Shaw also homered following … 0

Patriots, Saints express mutual admiration at joint practice

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The kinship between Bill Belichick and Sean Payton is apparent in the way they compliment each other, as well as the subjects they’d rather not discuss. They relate on matters ranging from winning it all to the awkwardness of tarnished reputations. Their franchises … 0

Dombrowski comes to town

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BOSTON — New Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski thought enough of the team to pick Boston over other suitors. Now he’s going to spend the next six weeks trying to figure out what’s worth keeping … 0