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New England Patriots' Tom Brady (12) looks to pass under pressure from Carolina Panthers' Kony Ealy (94) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD, Patriots beat Carolina by 1

Friday, August 28, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tom Brady overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night. The preseason has been a titanic struggle for Brady, who is awaiting word on his appeal of a four-game suspension for his role in “Deflategate.” After managing just three first downs in his first 11 preseason possessions, Brady finally got on track, leading an 80-yard scoring drive before halftime running the hurry-up offense. He capped the drive with a well-placed 18-yard touchdown pass to tight end Scott Chandler in the left corner of the … 0

American Pharoah still front and center on racing’s stage

Friday, August 28, 2015

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Horse racing hasn’t had it this good in years. It isn’t hard to figure out why. “People like to see greatness and they know American Pharoah’s got the goods,” said Howard Sudberry, the marketing director at Arlington Park. “They also know they won’t get many more chances to see … 0

Watson takes 1-shot lead as Spieth misses Barclays cut

Friday, August 28, 2015

EDISON, N.J. — Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays. He also lost his No. 1 ranking. Bubba Watson, momentarily distracted by a rare warning for taking too long to play a shot, recovered with a birdie on the 18th hole at Plainfield Country Club for … 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

Salazar, Indians derail Sox, 8-2

Monday, August 17, 2015

BOSTON — Danny Salazar pitched seven strong innings to cool off Boston’s hot bats, and Lonnie Chisenhall had a solo homer and three RBIs to carry the Cleveland Indians past the Red Sox 8-2 on Monday night. Carlos Santana also hit a solo shot, and Chisenhall’s two-run double … 0

Patriots prepare for scrimmages with Saints

Monday, August 17, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick won’t spend any time on the golf course when the New England Patriots travel to The Greenbrier for joint practice sessions with the New Orleans Saints later this week. For the fourth straight year, the Patriots and Saints will participate in two joint practices … 0

Red Sox rally but fall in 12th to Mariners, 10-8

Sunday, August 16, 2015

BOSTON — It didn’t take long for interim manager Torey Lovullo to get second guessed. He had to answer why David Ortiz was still on second base with the Red Sox trailing by a run and the bases … 0

Kenseth in control at Michigan 400, wins third Sprint Cup race of season

Sunday, August 16, 2015

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Matt Kenseth had little to say about how NASCAR’s rules package affected his race at Michigan International Speedway. “I didn’t see much of the race, which was totally fine with me,” he said. “We were up front the whole time.” Kenseth started in the lead, … 0

Chasing Jason: Spieth has no answer for Day at PGA

Sunday, August 16, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Jordan Spieth gave Jason Day a thumbs-up as he watched Day’s long birdie attempt roll tantalizingly close to the 17th hole at the PGA Championship. No way Spieth was going to beat him. Might as … 0

Jason Day rules PGA Championship

Sunday, August 16, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — A year of major heartache ended with Jason Day breaking through in a major way Sunday at the PGA Championship. With at least a share of the 54-hole lead for the third straight major, Day … 0