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File-This June 17, 2014, file photo shows New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis reaching for a pass during NFL football minicamp in Foxborough, Mass. Revis, while with the New York Jets in 2012, called Belichick a "jerk." Now, it seems, they've made up. "We had a conversation about it and it's in the past," Revis said after joining the Patriots. Since then, he's seen a more positive side of Belichick.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Pats headed to camp with restocked defense

Monday, July 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won 26-16 and piled up 507 yards, the most New England allowed in Bill Belichick’s 14 years as coach. So the Patriots stocked up on players to fix … 0

Hernandez protests airing of court chats

Monday, July 21, 2014

BOSTON — Lawyers for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez are protesting the broadcasting of chats Hernandez had with his defense team during courtroom hearings. Attorney James Sultan filed a motion Monday in Bristol Superior Court, where Hernandez is charged in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Sultan said that during two hearings this month, a private conversation between … 0

Rolling Red Sox bury Toronto

Monday, July 21, 2014

TORONTO — David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1. Ortiz matched Yastrzemski with a two-run blast to center … 0

LeBron returns to Cavs

Friday, July 11, 2014

CLEVELAND — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. Four years after he left for … 0

Magical Messi or united Germany?

Friday, July 11, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet’s best player against the tournament’s best team. Lionel Messi will lead Argentina out against Germany at … 0

Column: LBJ out to prove you can go home again

Friday, July 11, 2014

This isn’t Brett Favre or Joe Montana, or any other over-the-hill star — insert your own favorite here — shopping teams and/or rosters in search of one last hurrah. In the NBA, one supremely talented individual can make … 0

How World Cup money is paid to teams, players

Friday, July 11, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — The most valuable and expensive World Cup ever will earn billions of dollars for FIFA, millions for the competing countries and thousands for the more than 700 players selected. From its near $4.5 billion in revenue from broadcasters, sponsors, hospitality and licensing deals, FIFA … 0

Argentina, Germany have rich Cup history

Friday, July 11, 2014

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil — Diego Maradona was reportedly so struck by stage fright that he called for his mother’s help as Argentina players sat in silence in their changing room before the 1986 World Cup final against West … 0

Joy fills streets of Cleveland as LeBron returns

Friday, July 11, 2014

CLEVELAND — Suddenly Cleveland is hotter than the blast furnaces that still line the Cuyahoga River. First there was the arrival of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel in May’s NFL draft. On Tuesday, the national Republican Party all … 0

Kyle Busch wins pole at Loudon

Friday, July 11, 2014

LOUDON, N.H. — Kyle Busch went from upside down to top of the field. Busch continued the season-long trend of track record qualifying speeds, turning a lap of 138.130 mph Friday to win the pole at New Hampshire … 0

Phelps miffed that he’s not faster

Thursday, July 10, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. — Michael Phelps has never been the patient type. He wants to go faster — right now. The winningest athlete in Olympic history figured he would be putting up better times by this stage of his … 0

NASCAR pres says Talladega races still have major impact

Thursday, July 10, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Mike Helton has seen Talladega Superspeedway’s capacity expand in boom times and shrink along with the crowds at one of NASCAR’s signature tracks, moving in tandem with the sport’s ebbs and flows. The speedway cut … 0

Shelly Sterling returns to witness stand

Thursday, July 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES — A day after being berated in court by her husband, Shelly Sterling returned to the witness stand Thursday in a trial to determine whether she has the right to sell Donald Sterling’s Los Angeles Clippers … 0