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New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, left, catches a football as starting quarterback Tom Brady, right, stands by during a walkthrough at the NFL football team's facility in Foxborough, Mass., Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. The Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

NFL says no conclusion yet on Pats’ deflated footballs

Friday, January 23, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The NFL said Friday it has interviewed dozens of people and collected physical evidence but has no conclusions yet on how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in their last game, offering no timetable for resolving the cheating accusations with the Super Bowl nine days away. The league said evidence shows the Patriots used underinflated footballs during the first half of the AFC championship game Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts. It issued a statement that the Patriots have pledged full cooperation and have given the league information it requested and made personnel available upon request. Quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday afternoon … 0

Like a safety in the Super Bowl? Stand in line — in Las Vegas

Friday, January 23, 2015

LAS VEGAS — For some bettors, there’s just not much value picking either the New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks in a Super Bowl that is a tossup almost everywhere in this gambling city. But betting on whether the Patriots run more plays than the number of shots Tiger Woods takes in the … 0

A summary of the wild 2014 NFL season

Friday, January 23, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The NFL has reached the pinnacle of its season with the Super Bowl just around the corner. Although it’s the most popular sport in the U.S., for many Americans and millions around the world, the Super Bowl is the only football game they will watch all year. Some people know … 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

Brady vs. Luck replaces Brady vs. Manning

Monday, January 12, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — No Brady vs. Manning XVII this postseason. Now it’s Brady vs. Luck IV. Translation: After 16 matchups with Peyton Manning, Tom Brady will face Andrew Luck for the fourth time when the star quarterbacks lead the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night. At … 0

Sullinger, Smart lead Celts to victory

Monday, January 12, 2015

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Marcus Smart made a key 3-pointer in the closing minute, and the Boston Celtics beat the New Orleans Pelicans 108-100 on Monday night. Jae Crowder added 22 points, Marcus Thornton had 13 and Brandon Bass 12 to help … 0

Pats remain confident despite huge deficits

Sunday, January 11, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Skeptics pounced when a blowout loss left the New England Patriots with a 2-2 record. Quarterback Tom Brady was over the hill, they said. Maybe Bill Belichick wasn’t a coaching genius after all. But the Patriots never had doubts. Not when they endured grueling practices to … 0

NFL championship games set: Packers-Seahawks; Colts-Pats

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Andrew Luck spoiled another Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning showdown. It’s the Indianapolis Colts at the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game next Sunday. The Green Bay Packers visit the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title game earlier in the day. Luck threw for 265 yards … 0

Pacers need OT to fend off Celtics ’ late rally, 107-103

Friday, January 9, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Roy Hibbert scored 19 points, C.J. Miles added 17 and the Indiana Pacers held off the Boston Celtics 107-103 in overtime Friday night. The Pacers (15-23) have won four of six. Short-handed Boston (12-22) was led … 0

Ravens seek more playoff success in Foxborough

Friday, January 9, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The temperature drops, friendly fans roar and the Patriots pile up victories. New England has the best home record in the NFL in Bill Belichick’s 15 seasons as coach, playoffs included. Watch out, though. Here come … 0

Unsung players could determine playoff winners this weekend

Friday, January 9, 2015

From Dennis Thurman to Blair Thomas, unlikely players have stepped up to help the Dallas Cowboys beat the Green Bay Packers in past playoffs. Don’t be surprised if the star of Sunday’s divisional playoff game at Green Bay isn’t Tony Romo or Aaron Rodgers, DeMarco Murray or Eddie … 0