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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2012, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks for a receiver during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami. Brady agreed to a three-year contract extension with New England on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press. The extension is worth about $27 million and will free up nearly $15 million in salary cap room for the team. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Watch No. 12: Brady vs. Rodgers

Thursday, November 27, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers really do have a lot in common. During this season’s first month, the star quarterbacks of the Patriots and Packers were facing questions about their teams’ slow starts. It’s no coincidence New England and Green Bay are now playing at extremely high levels. Consistent, outstanding play by both QBs has their clubs on … 0

Eagles roll over Cowboys, 33-10, for NFC East lead

Thursday, November 27, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — LeSean McCoy threw open his arms just before crossing the goal line on a touchdown run that essentially put away another big win over the Dallas Cowboys. While Philadelphia didn’t walk off with a playoff berth in hand after beating the Cowboys 33-10 on Thursday, it was a sweet Thanksgiving … 0

Patriots want to slow Packers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots are one of the NFL’s best teams in the first half. Just not as good as the fast-starting Green Bay Packers when they’re at home. That’s where the Patriots (9-2) will be putting their seven-game winning streak on the line Sunday in their fourth straight game against a division leader. “We’re playing Green Bay in Green Bay,” … 0

Offensive woes finally caught up to Lions

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — For a while, the Detroit Lions looked as though they might keep their streak of dramatic, come-from-behind victories alive. But Detroit finally fizzled at Arizona, losing 14-6 despite another stout defensive performance. The Lions had won four straight games, including exhilarating fourth-quarter rallies against … 0

Rask, Bruins shut out hot Blues, 2-0

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

BOSTON — Tuukka Rask made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Boston Bruins snapped a six-game home losing streak against St. Louis with a 2-0 win over the Blues on Tuesday night. Patrice Bergeron and Torey Krug scored for the Bruins, outshot 33-17. … 0

Surging Pats ride strong passing, running, defense

Monday, November 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Need a quarterback to throw for four touchdowns or a running back to rush for four? The New England Patriots have those. How about a defense to dominate the NFL’s highest scoring team? The Patriots have … 0

Pack, Rodgers riding high to top of division

Monday, November 17, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. — After spending half of last season on the sideline with a broken collarbone, Aaron Rodgers has been a spectator a lot lately, too, though for a different reason. The Green Bay Packers offense is so good that Rodgers is not even playing a full … 0

Morris, Suns turn back C’s 118-114

Monday, November 17, 2014

BOSTON — Markieff Morris scored a career-high 30 points and Eric Bledsoe had a key steal and breakaway dunk in the closing minute to lift the Phoenix Suns to a 118-114 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. Goran Dragic had 22 points, Alex Len scored 19 … 0

Patriots a measuring stick for Luck, Colts

Friday, November 14, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck has lived with his mistakes from last year’s loss to the Patriots all through the offseason. It’s time to move on. The Colts’ quarterback, who threw four interceptions in last season’s playoff loss to New England, is ready to make amends in Round 3. … 0

James ( 41), Cav s edge Celt s, 122-121

Friday, November 14, 2014

BOSTON — LeBron James scored a season-high 41 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 122-121 on Friday night. James made one of two free throws with 36 seconds left to give Cleveland that one-point lead. The Celtics then lost … 0

Pacioretty scores 2; Habs beat B’s, 5-1

Thursday, November 13, 2014

MONTREAL — Max Pacioretty had two goals, Dale Weiss scored on a penalty shot, and the Montreal Canadiens downed the rival Boston Bruins 5-1 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win. Lars Eller and Jiri Sekac also scored for Montreal (12-4-1), which saw Sergei Gonchar’s debut after … 0

Patriots D preparing to stop Colts QB Luck

Thursday, November 13, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — New England quarterback Tom Brady this week praised nearly everything about Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck. On Thursday, Pats defenders said they also admire the guy they’re hoping to stop. “He’s a leader, he’s everything you want in a football player, and especially to be a quarterback,” … 0

Colts gear up for Brady factor

Thursday, November 13, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts defense is well aware of the task at hand. The players know exactly what Tom Brady is capable of. “Probably the best quarterback in the NFL right now,” Indianapolis cornerback Greg Toler said. “A Hall of Fame quarterback with three Super Bowls,” added defensive … 0