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Fans send off Pats in style

Monday, January 26, 2015

BOSTON — Brushing aside the controversy over deflated footballs, jubilant New England fans gathered downtown Monday for a spirited send-off as the Patriots headed to Arizona for the Super Bowl. Several thousand fans packed City Hall Plaza in Boston, chanting “Brady! Brady!” and waving signs that read “Finish the Job,” “In Tom We Trust” and “Keep Calm and Go Long.” Brady told the crowd his team will be relying on … 0

Manning has lots to consider as he ponders future

Monday, January 26, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — As Peyton Manning considers whether to take the gold watch or make one more run at the silver trophy, there are many factors he’s weighing: age, desire, vitality, security, relationships. General manager John Elway said “the bottom line is we want him back.” So, he asked Manning not to make up his mind until next month after he’s had time … 0

Super Bowl host city still reeling over sports deals

Monday, January 26, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The entire world will be watching Glendale on Sunday as it hosts the Super Bowl and the legions of fans who are shelling out big bucks to see the big game. What may be not visible amid all the hoopla is a sobering reality about the Super Bowl host city: Glendale is suffering deep financial issues over its troubled effort … 0

Belichick proves he has new tricks up his sleeve

Thursday, January 15, 2015

When Bill Belichick pulled something new from his bag of tricks last week, some wondered if the three-time Super Bowl champion coach had found another way to bend the rules. The New England Patriots were creative and intentionally … 0

Vinatieri ready for possible farewell game at New England

Thursday, January 15, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Adam Vinatieri savored all those New England celebrations. He made the two big field goals in the “Tuck Rule” playoff game and, of course, the two game-winning Super Bowl kicks. On Sunday, the longtime Patriots kicker will return to his former home, possibly for the final … 0

Jets, 49ers, Raiders hire defensive coaches

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The New York Jets stuck with defense. The San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders are giving it a try, too. The Jets hired Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as head coach Wednesday, the 49ers promoted longtime defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, and the Raiders turned to Denver defensive … 0

Gov. Baker moves to clarify status of District Attorney in Hernandez case

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

BOSTON — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker moved Wednesday to clarify the status of the recently appointed prosecutor whose office is overseeing the murder case against former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. The governor’s office said it did not believe questions about whether Thomas Quinn would continue as … 0

Fiery Brady leads Patriots against Colts in title game

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Sometimes Tom Brady sits on the bench after a series and confers quietly with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Other times he paces the sideline unleashing expletives. From student to screamer and everything in between, the super-competitive Brady does whatever he can to come out with a … 0

Heisman winner Mariota says he’s going to NFL

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, whose bold moves and leadership on the field brought the Ducks to the brink of a national championship before falling short, is leaving Oregon early for the NFL. Mariota announced his long-awaited decision to forgo his senior season on Oregon’s website. The team … 0

Russell does it his way

Thursday, January 15, 2015

RENTON, Wash. — Of the four quarterbacks still playing on championship weekend, Seattle’s Russell Wilson is the outlier in terms of style. Tom Brady, Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers all have their quarterbacking foundations built around being pocket passers first. Luck and Rodgers — when healthy — both … 0

Hawks beat Celtics, 105-91

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

BOSTON — DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague each scored 22 points to help the Atlana Hawks win their 10th straight game, 105-91 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Paul Millsap added 18 points and 10 rebounds for Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta, 31-8 overall and 15-5 on the road. … 0

Colts hope improved defense will change results vs. Pats

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Chuck Pagano came to Indianapolis making the case for a robust defense. Now the Colts coach has the proof he needs to demonstrate it’s working. The stats have improved, the game tapes look better and a suddenly stout defense is one of the major reasons the … 0

B’s Pastrnak fuels big 4-3 win over Lightning

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BOSTON — Rookie David Pastrnak scored twice for the second straight game and Milan Lucic had a goal and an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. Brad Marchand also scored and Torey Krug and David Krejci … 0