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New England Patriots tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, left, grapples with tight end Justin Jones, right, during a field exercise in an NFL football training camp practice at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Develin’s versatility a plus for Pats at TE

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski isn’t ready for full-time activity. Michael Hoomanawanui has been sidelined the past two practices. The New England Patriots are short-handed at tight end so James Develin is getting another chance to show the versatility that has earned praise from coach Bill Belichick. “He gets better all the time,” Belichick said Wednesday. “It’s a little bit like a relief pitcher. He has a role, but sometimes you don’t know when that role is going to occur.” Develin played defensive line at Brown but, at 255 pounds, realized any shot at making the NFL depended on his ability to contribute in other ways. … 0

Jays drill Sox, 6-1

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BOSTON — Mark Buehrle pitched 6 2-3 innings to earn his first win in almost two months and Dioner Navarro had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to their fifth consecutive victory, a 6-1 win over the slumping Boston Red Sox. Buehrle (11-7) allowed one run on six … 0

Trump not confident he’ll own Bills

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Donald Trump says he is unlikely to be the next owner of the Buffalo Bills because he’s “not going to do something totally stupid” to make the team his. “I’ll be bidding, but many other people will be bidding,” the billionaire businessman said on Fox News ahead of a Tuesday … 0

NFL restrict underclassmen evaluations; Bon Jovi part of group eyeing Bills

Friday, July 18, 2014

NEW YORK — The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed. Concerned about the record 107 underclassmen who applied for this year’s draft, and with 37 of them not … 0

After All-Star party, baseball back to work

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League’s 5-3 victory. Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a … 0

McIlroy and Tiger making it happen

Thursday, July 17, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six … 0

The cellar-dwelling champs hoping for 2nd-half rebound

Thursday, July 17, 2014

BOSTON — From worst to first to worst again. For three seasons, the Boston Red Sox have been riding a surprising seesaw that has them in last place in the AL East. But, unlikely as it seems, they … 0

New generation blooms at oldest major

Thursday, July 17, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Even when he’s not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open. Woods earned that attention by piling up majors at a faster rate than anyone in history, and the attention … 0

Royal & Ancient to meet over proxy decision on women’s vote

Thursday, July 17, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — The Royal & Ancient Golf Club will hold a business meeting next week to determine whether to allow club members to vote by proxy for its historic September vote to have female members. Club rules … 0

British Open at Hoylake is all about the par 5s

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Memories from the last British Open at Royal Liverpool mainly involve Tiger Woods hitting only one driver over 72 holes on his way to an 18-under 270 and a two-shot victory. The links course was … 0

New course greets new Tiger

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand. In golf vernacular, it’s called a driver. … 0

Jug and jacket: 2 majors, 2 different prizes

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — The green jacket gave Mike Weir a thrill he won’t forget. The Masters champion wore his coveted prize onto the ice for a Stanley Cup playoff game in Toronto, with the Maple Leafs tapping their … 0

Woods is back and still aiming high at Open

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods was an early arrival to the British Open with hopes of avoiding an early departure. Woods has played only two competitive rounds in the last four months because of back pain that led … 0