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FILE - In this May 10, 2007, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a football to some of the workers that took a break while working on a Habitat for Humanity home in the Musicians Village in the Ninth Ward of  New Orleans. Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in an epic disaster zone in the spring of 2006. Yet, in the decade since Hurricane Katrina laid waste to much of New Orleans, it has become apparent to the record-setting quarterback that the timing of his career-threating, throwing-shoulder injury, which left him with no better option than to become a Saint, could not have been better. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

Longtime Saints recall team’s proud role in Katrina recovery

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the job he really wanted in Green Bay. Receiver Marques Colston and linemen Jahri Evans and Zach Strief all arrived via the 2006 … 0

Serena could face Sharapova in Open semifinal

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NEW YORK — Serena Williams could play an All-American U.S. Open. As she seeks the first Grand Slam since 1988, the top-ranked Williams might find herself competing against the past and future of her country’s championship hopes. A potential third-round opponent is 22-year-old Sloane Stephens, who beat her in the 2013 Australian Open … 0

Porcello, Sox post 3-0 win

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CHICAGO — Rick Porcello pitched seven sparkling innings in his return from a triceps injury, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Porcello and Chris Sale had nearly identical lines, but Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer off Nate Jones (1-1) with two … 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

‘Deflategate’ judge: Brady suspension in jeopardy

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NEW YORK — A federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL’s four game suspension of Tom Brady over “Deflategate” is in jeopardy as the star New England quarterback returned to practice. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman, … 0

Brady, Goodell spar, still no resolution

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met Tuesday to discuss settling the “Deflategate” legal case but were unsuccessful, two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press. The failure to strike a deal after about four hours of talks means … 0

Jordan to jury: he values his image ‘preciously’

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan testified Tuesday that his image is precious to him, which is why he filed a lawsuit against a grocery store chain that used it without permission. “I have the final say-so on everything that involves my likeness and my name,” Jordan … 0

Shakeup spices 9-1 Red Sox triumph

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

BOSTON — The last-place Boston Red Sox shook up their front office on Tuesday night, hiring Dave Dombrowski as the new president of baseball operations and saying goodbye to general manager Ben Cherington. Dombrowski joins the Red Sox — his fifth major league club — immediately. The team … 0