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New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) runs for yardage in the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Bears hope for more road success in game vs. Pats

Friday, October 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — It’s been a rough stretch for the Chicago Bears with three losses in four games, and a loud, emotional locker room after the latest one. Now they must play in strange surroundings and get booed by New England Patriots fans. But that actually may help the Bears snap out of their slump and bring plenty of postgame smiles … 0

Bruins lose Chara for 4-6 weeks with knee injury

Friday, October 24, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins will spend the next four to six weeks trying to fill the hole left by an injury to the tallest player in NHL history. Defenseman Zdeno Chara tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee but will not need surgery, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said. The … 0

Federal judge puts halt to New Jersey’s sports betting plan

Friday, October 24, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. — A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp issued a temporary restraining order after a request by the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA. He said the leagues have … 0

Red Wings open up with 2-1 win over B’s

Thursday, October 9, 2014

DETROIT — Gustav Nyquist’s power-play goal in the second period lifted Detroit to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night in the Red Wings’ season opener. Justin Abdelkader also scored for Detroit, which lost to the Bruins in the first round of last season’s playoffs. … 0

Ridley helps Pats’ offense emerge

Thursday, October 9, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Stevan Ridley cracked a wry smile. Despite struggling through the first four weeks of the season, New England’s offense was never broken, or searching for an identity. The Patriots running back insists that it’s been there the entire time. He just helped it emerge again. After … 0

O’s Markakis savors postseason run

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BALTIMORE — Nick Markakis endured the lean years with the Baltimore Orioles, suffering through one losing season after another during the worst stretch in franchise history. If that wasn’t bad enough, when the Orioles finally turned things around in 2012, Markakis sat out the playoffs with a broken … 0

Butler, Gordon relish Royals’ playoff success

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — They endured it together, Billy Butler and Alex Gordon. All those years with 90 losses, the managerial changes and youth movements and empty seats come late September. Empty seats in July and August, too. They were supposed to be the two players who led … 0

New tight end Wright getting comfortable with Patriots

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tim Wright hurried to learn a different offense when he was traded to the New England Patriots less than two weeks before the season. The second-year tight end feels much more comfortable now. Comfortable enough to come up behind Tom Brady, pound on the star quarterback’s … 0

Bills’ Dareus on track for Pats game

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Marcell Dareus is getting back in the headlines, this time for the right reasons. After facing two separate arrests this offseason, the Buffalo Bills defensive tackle is beginning to consistently play up to his first-round draft pick expectations. Dareus had a career-best three sacks … 0

B’s edge Philly in opener, 2-1

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BOSTON — Chris Kelly scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:51 left in the third period, and Tuukka Rask made 21 saves to lead the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in their season opener … 0

Bruins kick off season at home against Flyers

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BOSTON — The Flyers open their season tonight by playing on the road against a Boston Bruins team that is favored to win the Eastern Conference. “It’s a good measuring stick,” defenseman Nick Grossmann said after Tuesday’s practice at TD Garden. The Bruins outscored the Flyers, 14-6, while … 0

Pats improve offensive balance

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New England is using balance to break out of its offensive slump. A statement win over Cincinnati on Sunday night helped even though the stats show the Patriots have had a mediocre offense so far this year. New England is 10th in the AFC in total offense; ninth … 0

Patriots savor revival victory

Monday, October 6, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady fired a pass for a 20-yard gain on the very first play. It was like a dart that punctured the criticism that followed him after his offense’s awfulness in the previous game. Over-the-hill? An offensive line that can’t protect him? Receivers who can’t get … 0