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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 his days at Fresno State. “He’s an athletic guy back there,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said on a conference call Tuesday. “He … 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 blocked field goal into a touchdown, much of the talk was about the struggles of … 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 at any time because the South African Olympic committee has no regulations preventing someone with … 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

Goodell says no one at NFL saw video before online

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — As questions arose about the NFL’s original investigation of Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, a just-released video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his … 0

O’s overpower Red Sox, 4-1

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

BOSTON — Alejandro De Aza hit two homers, Adam Jones added another and the Baltimore Orioles won for the 10th time in 13 games with a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Chris Tillman … 0

Judge to issue verdict in Pistorius trial

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

JOHANNESBURG — The judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was taciturn through months of court proceedings that caught the attention of the world. On Thursday, however, she’ll deliver a judgment that brings her to the forefront. Judge … 0

Jersey track may begin sports betting Sunday

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

CAMDEN, N.J. — One horse racing track said it hopes to begin taking sports bets on Sunday, less than a week after the state government announced that such enterprises would no longer be illegal in New Jersey. And even if the track cannot be ready to accept bets … 0

McDaniels seeking strides vs. Vikings

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels knows the Patriots’ offense needs a better performance against Minnesota than it showed against Miami. After taking a 20-10 halftime lead, the Patriots wilted in the Florida heat and lost 33-20. “There was certainly an element in the second half … 0

Pro Roundup: O’s blank sloppy Sox, 4-0

Monday, September 8, 2014

BOSTON — Nelson Cruz had a pair of hits and Miguel Gonzalez took a shutout into the seventh inning as the Baltimore Orioles opened a double-digit lead in the AL East with a 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. The Orioles lead the division … 0

Bautista HR beats Sox, 3-1

Sunday, September 7, 2014

BOSTON — R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball is proving to be quite elusive these days. Dickey pitched into the eighth inning and Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer, carrying the Toronto Blue Jays to a much-needed 3-1 win over the … 0

Patriots cave in opener , 33-20

Sunday, September 7, 2014

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Rob Gronkowski delivered one of his signature spikes after a touchdown grab, then saw Tom Brady sprinting toward where he stood in the end zone. Brady head-butted his tight end, then whacked him in … 0