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Draft finished, Patriots’ roster still in works

Sunday, May 3, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick again traded down to get an extra pick Saturday, and the Pats bolstered their offensive and defensive lines by picking linemen with five of their first six picks. New England, which had eight picks on the third day of the NFL draft, traded a fifth round pick (147th overall) to the Green Bay Packers for Packers’ picks in the fifth round (166) … 0

Philippines deeply saddened after Pacquiao defeat

Sunday, May 3, 2015

MANILA, Philippines — Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao’s defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero. Gymnasiums and other public venues where the 12-round fight was shown for free on Sunday lunchtime local time were quickly vacated after it was announced Pacquiao lost by unanimous decision. Herminio Coloma, … 0

Mo’ Money

Sunday, May 3, 2015

LAS VEGAS — The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn’t the best. Using his reach and his jab Saturday night, Mayweather frustrated Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 48 fights, cementing his legacy as the best … 0

Tim Tebow expected to sign with Eagles today

Sunday, April 19, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — It’s Tebow Time in the City of Brotherly Love. Tim Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Eagles today, according to three people familiar with the deal. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the contract hasn’t … 0

Hernandez’s slim appeal chance factors on cruelty

Sunday, April 19, 2015

When Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder last week, a jury found that the government proved all but one aspect of its case: that Odin Lloyd’s killing was planned in advance. Instead, prosecutors convinced jurors that the crime was so cruel and atrocious that Hernandez deserves to … 0

8 killed at Brazilian soccer fan club

Sunday, April 19, 2015

SAO PAULO — Armed men killed eight people in a raid on a Sao Paulo soccer fan club that has close links to a notorious, now-closed prison, Brazilian police said on Sunday. Police said witnesses told them that around midnight on Saturday three gunmen stormed the dark and … 0

Bogaerts’ single in 9th lifts Sox over Orioles

Friday, April 17, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night. … 0

Warriors? Cavs? Spurs again? No clear favorite

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now. “We had a great home record and did some historic things, but that doesn’t get … 0

Flanagan, Linden lead US hopes for Boston women’s win

Friday, April 17, 2015

BOSTON — The American men ended their slump when Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon in 2014, a cathartic victory that allowed the “Star-Spangled Banner” to play over Boylston Street one year after bombs exploded there. This year, … 0

2 weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

Friday, April 17, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Don’t expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket — or any other ticket — at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Just two weeks before the bout, tickets … 0

Merritt’s 61 trumps Masters champion Spieth’s 62

Friday, April 17, 2015

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage. Merritt shot a 10-under 61 on Friday to tie the course record at Harbour Town Golf Links only a few … 0

After murder conviction, many court cases remain for Aaron Hernandez

Thursday, April 16, 2015

FALL RIVER — Even after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles. He still faces double murder charges in Boston, as well as civil … 0

Manny Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s ‘reckless’ pre-bout jabs

Thursday, April 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2 1/ 2 weeks. He really hopes Mayweather is also coming to fight, for the fans’ sake — and maybe for his own strategic purposes as well. Pacquiao radiated confidence … 0