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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

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

Serena: 3rd straight Open, 18th Slam

Sunday, September 7, 2014

NEW YORK — Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major title overall. And like each of her matches at Flushing Meadows the … 0

Seeing Pats in opener a big test for Dolphins

Friday, September 5, 2014

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — There may never be an ideal time to play against the New England Patriots. And Week 1 might be the worst time of all. The most recent time the Patriots were topped in Week … 0