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FILE - In this May 10, 2007, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a football to some of the workers that took a break while working on a Habitat for Humanity home in the Musicians Village in the Ninth Ward of  New Orleans. Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in an epic disaster zone in the spring of 2006. Yet, in the decade since Hurricane Katrina laid waste to much of New Orleans, it has become apparent to the record-setting quarterback that the timing of his career-threating, throwing-shoulder injury, which left him with no better option than to become a Saint, could not have been better. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

Longtime Saints recall team’s proud role in Katrina recovery

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the job he really wanted in Green Bay. Receiver Marques Colston and linemen Jahri Evans and Zach Strief all arrived via the 2006 … 0

Serena could face Sharapova in Open semifinal

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NEW YORK — Serena Williams could play an All-American U.S. Open. As she seeks the first Grand Slam since 1988, the top-ranked Williams might find herself competing against the past and future of her country’s championship hopes. A potential third-round opponent is 22-year-old Sloane Stephens, who beat her in the 2013 Australian Open … 0

Porcello, Sox post 3-0 win

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CHICAGO — Rick Porcello pitched seven sparkling innings in his return from a triceps injury, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Porcello and Chris Sale had nearly identical lines, but Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer off Nate Jones (1-1) with two … 0

Dustin Johnson sets the pace

Thursday, August 13, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Rory McIlroy rolled up the right leg of his pants to take on a risky shot out of the water. Jordan Spieth, who seems to never miss putts, couldn’t make one. Familiarity of the final major of the year came from Dustin Johnson. He was … 0

Brady starts as Pats fall to Pack, 22-11

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tom Brady completed one of four passes before giving way to Jimmy Garoppolo, and the New England Patriots fell 22-11 to the Green Bay Packers in both teams’ exhibition opener on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. A day after appearing before a federal judge hearing the … 0

Brady, Goodell in court for hearing

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

NEW YORK — A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive over its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday, demanding to know what evidence directly links Brady to deflating footballs and belittling … 0

Marlins get 10 in 6th, bury Sox

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

MIAMI — Rookie J.T. Realmuto drove in six runs, including five in a franchise record-tying 10-run sixth inning, which helped the Miami Marlins complete a two-game sweep in a series between last-place teams by beating the Boston Red … 0

McIlroy, Spieth among favorites at PGA

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Rory McIlroy faces a different set of questions from the last time he played, and he had answers for most of them. His left ankle, with swelling the size of a tennis ball after he … 0

Bour’s walk-off in 10th lifts Marlins over Sox

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MIAMI — Dee Gordon tripled to lead off the 10th inning and scored on a walk-off base hit by Justin Bour to lift the Miami Marlins to a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. The Red Sox led 4-0 in the sixth inning … 0

Patriots eager to hit players dressed in enemy colors

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots are ready to hit players wearing other jerseys. “It’s always fun,” defensive end Rob Ninkovich said Tuesday, after the Patriots finished their final full workout before the defending Super Bowl champions’ Thursday night preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers at home. … 0

Judge pressures NFL, union, Brady to settle

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NEW YORK — A federal judge took a peacemaker’s role Tuesday, urging New England quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to find common ground to settle differences before he lowers the gavel on a controversy over … 0

Tiger enters PGA trying to improve

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Tiger Woods knows the concept of going through a transition, just not the numbers associated with this one. His world ranking is No. 278. Throw out some of the past champions and the 20 club pros at the PGA Championship, and his ranking is the … 0

Pats drop Flynn, sign Lindley

Monday, August 10, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Still unsure of the status of Tom Brady and with the preseason opener coming up, the New England Patriots released veteran quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday and signed Ryan Lindley to replace him as the team’s … 0