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Pats must gear up for Jets’ run game

Thursday, December 18, 2014

FOXBOUROUGH — The Patriots know they’re preparing for a Jets offense that will run, run and run some more when the divisional foes meet Sunday in New Jersey. “This team wants to run the ball. They let you know the want to run the ball, that’s their motto, that’s what they stand for,” Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday. “You talk about teams being able to establish the front … 0

Source: Celtics agree to trade Rondo to Mavericks

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON — The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston’s last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. The Celtics will send Rondo and forward Dwight Powell to Dallas for Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, … 0

Eriksson’s OT goal gives Bruins 3-2 win

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Loui Eriksson’s goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the past six. Carl Soderberg, who set up the winner with a cross-crease pass in … 0

NHL enforcers — and fights — are slowly vanishing

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Dave Schultz would drop his gloves in a flash, his bare fists pummeling away at unprotected faces in fits of fury so ferocious he became known as “The Hammer.” Schultz was the intimidating backbone of Philadelphia’s … 0

A closer look at some of the NHL’s all-time top enforcers

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Fighting has been a part of the NHL for about as long as the sport has existed, but the fraternity of enforcers is dwindling as teams place a premium on skill and speed in an era of heightened … 0

Panthers’ Newton suffers back fractures in car crash

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures to his lower back in a two-car crash Tuesday and will spend the night in the hospital, a team spokesman said Tuesday. Newton was in fair condition, had no … 0

White Sox making moves at winter meetings

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SAN DIEGO — The Chicago White Sox are making the biggest moves at the winter meetings, trying to regain relevance in the AL Central after losing 188 games over two seasons. Hours after reaching a $46 million, four-year … 0

Commissioner: No relocation plans for any NHL team

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla. — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is playing down the possibility of relocating struggling franchises in Arizona and Florida. One day after putting the brakes on the prospect of expansion, Bettman reaffirmed Panthers owner Vinny Viola’s … 0

Stricker’s semi-retirement could see a significant change

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

WINDEMERE, Fla. — Steve Stricker’s easy ride into semi-retirement could be coming to a crossroads. Not that it’s been easy lately. The year began with his older brother, Scott, in the hospital waiting for a liver. He had … 0

A new sponsor for a tour in need of attention

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

WINDERMERE, Fla. — The Ladies European Tour concludes its season in Dubai with a new sponsor that Laura Davies hopes will bring the circuit some more attention. Swiss-based Omega continued to expand its presence in golf when it … 0

Pats win before friendly fans on the road

Monday, December 8, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Winning in front of thousands of friendly fans is routine for the New England Patriots — even when they’re playing 3,000 miles from home. The support of the crowd behind the New England sideline and the … 0

Wizards outlast Celtics in double OT

Monday, December 8, 2014

WASHINGTON — John Wall scored 26 points, including Washington’s last 10, and the Wizards rallied for a 133-132 win over the Boston Celtics in double overtime Monday night. Wall added a career-high 17 assists, Paul Pierce scored a … 0

As Woods rebuild, a younger generation shines

Monday, December 8, 2014

WINDEMERE, Fla. — Tiger Woods appears to be on the road to recovery again, only it’s no longer a question of how soon before he reaches full speed. There are a lot more cars on the road now. … 0