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Blount back with Pats for stretch run

Thursday, November 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — LeGarrette Blount’s teammates are glad to have him back in a New England Patriots uniform. Which one he wears, though, is still up in the air. Some players had trouble recognizing the 6-foot, 250-pound running back on Thursday after he signed and donned No. 60 for his first practice. “I didn’t know if he was a new offensive lineman or a new long snapper or what,” nose tackle … 0

Brady’s arm, hair impressing Lions

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tom Brady has played as well as any quarterback in the NFL during the New England Patriots’ six-game winning streak, but Brady’s former teammate, current Detroit Lions safety James Ihedigbo, said there’s something else about the four-time Super Bowl-champion signal caller that impresses him most. “He’s Tom Brady,” Ihedigbo joked. “His hair.” The well-coiffed Brady has seen his passing yardage dip for a … 0

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Japan 6, MLB All-Stars 4 — Yuki Yanagita greeted Randy Choate with a two-run single in the eighth inning, and Japan beat the Major League Baseball All-Stars 6-4 Thursday in Naha, Japan, an exhibition game following their five-game postseason tour. Japan won the series 3-2 and the teams split a pair exhibition games that preceded and followed. With Japan ahead 3-2 Thursday, Nobuhiro … 0

Kershaw, Kluber win Cy Young Awards

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

NEW YORK — Everyone expected Clayton Kershaw to pitch a shutout, and he did — a unanimous choice for the NL Cy Young Award. Corey Kluber edging out Felix Hernandez for the AL pitching prize, that was no sure thing. Now, the big question: Is Kershaw the Most … 0

Bruins, Celtics defeated

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

TORONTO — Phil Kessel scored twice, and the Toronto Maple Leafs netted four goals during a nine-minute stretch to chase Vezina Trophy-winner Tuukka Rask and rout the Boston Bruins 6-1 on Wednesday night. Toronto (9-5-2) moved ahead of Boston (10-7-0) in the Atlantic Division. Kessel now has 10 … 0

Top placekickers will meet when Patriots take on Colts

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — One after another, Stephen Gostkowski’s kicks keep going through the uprights. Just like Adam Vinatieri’s. Don’t expect any misses when Gostkowski and the player he replaced as the New England Patriots kicker nearly a decade ago play on the same field Sunday night. Gostkowski is on … 0

Pats return from bye focused on Colts

Monday, November 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots went into their bye week after facing the NFL’s highest scoring team and its outstanding quarterback. They face a similar challenge in their first game back and hoping for a similar result. … 0

Union supporting Peterson vs. NFL

Monday, November 10, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The NFL Players Association has filed an expedited grievance with the NFL to reinstate Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The NFLPA cited Monday “explicit language in a signed agreement” from Sept. 18, when Peterson was placed on a special commissioner’s exempt list following … 0

Pistorius appeal hearing set for Dec. 9

Monday, November 10, 2014

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa — Prosecutors said Monday their application to appeal against Oscar Pistorius’ manslaughter conviction and five-year prison sentence will be heard in a Pretoria court on Dec. 9. It wasn’t yet decided if the Olympic runner … 0

Griffith goal leads Bruins to 4-2 win over Devils

Monday, November 10, 2014

BOSTON — Seth Griffith scored a highlight-reel goal to break a second-period tie, and Reilly Smith added another just 80 seconds later on Monday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils. It was the fifth straight victory for the Bruins. … 0

B’s surge past Oilers, 5-2

Thursday, November 6, 2014

BOSTON — Dougie Hamilton had a goal and two assists during a third-period flurry that sent the streaking Boston Bruins to a 5-2 win over the skidding Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. The Bruins scored three times in a span of 2:34 to erase a 2-1 deficit on … 0

Lowry scores 35 as Raptors beat Celtics

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

BOSTON — Kyle Lowry scored 35 points and had a key steal in the closing minute to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 110-107 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. DeMar DeRozan had 23 points and Patrick Patterson added 14 for Raptors. Rajon Rondo led Boston … 0

Hendrick crew members get fined $185K

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hendrick Motorsports will pay the $185,000 in fines levied against six crew members for their role in a post-race fight at Texas between Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski. NASCAR fined and suspended four Hendrick team members, while the crew chiefs for Gordon and Kasey Kahne … 0