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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady answers a reporter's question prior an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The Patriots will travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys on Sunday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Pats will try to stop Hardy in Dallas debut

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Greg Hardy’s mouth is preceding his production. The Dallas Cowboys defensive end will return to the field on Sunday after serving a four-game suspension for roughing up his former girlfriend. His first opponent: The defending NFL champion New England Patriots, who are 3-0 under reigning Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady. And Hardy is looking forward to it. “I love seeing Tom Brady.” Hardy said this week, turning then to Brady’s wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen. “Have you seen his wife?” Hardy said. “I hope she comes to the game. I hope her sister comes to the game, all her friends come to the game. … 0

B’s hope playoff drought short

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins didn’t quite clean house after missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007. It was more like a little tidying up before hosting the Winnipeg Jets tonight at 7:05 in the season opener at TD Garden in Boston.. General manager Peter Chiarelli was fired, but coach Claude … 0

‘Limited’ or not, Weeden carrying on as Romo sub

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

IRVING, Texas — Brandon Weeden didn’t need Dallas owner Jerry Jones to tell him he’s no Drew Brees. And the Cowboys quarterback certainly doesn’t believe anyone would confuse him with Tom Brady. The backup filling in for Tony Romo, and now carrying the weight of a personal 10-game losing streak into a game … 0

Brady looking for 400th TD pass vs. Jags

Friday, September 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Touchdown No. 1 went to Terry Glenn, when Tom Brady was a recently promoted understudy and the New England Patriots had yet to win their first Super Bowl. Brady’s 399th TD pass came 14 seasons later … 0

Stenson stretches lead at East Lake as Spieth makes a surge

Friday, September 25, 2015

ATLANTA — Two years after Henrik Stenson sailed to victory at the Tour Championship, he has another comfortable lead after 36 holes at East Lake and Jordan Spieth is chasing him. Back then, Spieth was a 20-year-old rookie. … 0

Gronk becomes Patriots leader

Thursday, September 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick says there’s a whole lot more to tight end Rob Gronkowski than catching passes, end zone spikes and TV commercials. “Probably underrated. He doesn’t really sometimes come across in that role but what I … 0

Jags are looking for more production from their tight ends

Thursday, September 24, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — When two-time Pro Bowl tight end Julius Thomas broke his right hand in the preseason, the Jacksonville Jaguars anticipated a drop-off at the position. They didn’t expect the backups to essentially drop out of sight. … 0

Rays dump Sox, 4-2

Thursday, September 24, 2015

BOSTON — Erasmo Ramirez pitched seven solid innings, and Evan Longoria’s solo home run sparked a three-run sixth to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Longoria’s homer … 0

Rays top Sox, 6-2

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

BOSTON — Drew Smyly pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, and John Jaso’s two-run double keyed a three-run eighth to carry Tampa Bay to a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, keeping the Rays … 0

Yogi Berra was an American original

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

NEW YORK — Baseball people tell a wonderful story about Yogi Berra and the most famous home run in history. Yogi and a couple of his Yankees pals went to Game 3 of the Dodgers-Giants playoff for the … 0

Rays dump Owens, Sox, 5-2

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

BOSTON — Mikie Mahtook hit a two-run homer and Matt Moore recovered from a difficult start to strike out seven as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Tuesday night. Moore (2-4) allowed two … 0

Red Sox rally past Rays, 8-7

Monday, September 21, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to lift Boston to an 8-7 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday night, moving the Red Sox out of the AL East’s basement and ahead of … 0

Sox trim AL East-leading Jays, 4-3

Sunday, September 20, 2015

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays don’t have much time to dwell on Sunday’s dismal defensive performance. Come tonight, the AL East leaders have a showdown with the New York Yankees to focus on. The Blue Jays matched … 0