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Pats taking no prisoners

Monday, November 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots have piled up points and big victory margins against NFL division leaders. Now they’re preparing to face another one and leaving all those routs behind. “Nobody is happier than I am when we win, but right now all that doesn’t really mean anything going into Green Bay,” coach Bill Belichick said Monday. “They’re playing real good football now.” The Patriots will be playing in … 0

Red Sox take free-agent route to acquire Sandoval, Ramirez

Monday, November 24, 2014

BOSTON — The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings. The first team in major league history to go from worst to first and back again has agreed to terms third baseman Pablo Sandoval, his agent confirmed Monday night. According to a baseball official with knowledge of the deal, Boston … 0

Malkin’s overtime goal lifts Pens over B’s, 3-2

Monday, November 24, 2014

BOSTON — Evgeni Malkin scored his second goal of the night 32 seconds into overtime, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday. Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists, including a crossing pass for Malkin’s one-timer past goalie Tuukka Rask. Kris Letang had a pair of assists for the Penguins, who had lost their last two … 0

Bruins, Celtics defeated

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

TORONTO — Phil Kessel scored twice, and the Toronto Maple Leafs netted four goals during a nine-minute stretch to chase Vezina Trophy-winner Tuukka Rask and rout the Boston Bruins 6-1 on Wednesday night. Toronto (9-5-2) moved ahead of Boston (10-7-0) in the Atlantic Division. Kessel now has 10 … 0

Top placekickers will meet when Patriots take on Colts

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — One after another, Stephen Gostkowski’s kicks keep going through the uprights. Just like Adam Vinatieri’s. Don’t expect any misses when Gostkowski and the player he replaced as the New England Patriots kicker nearly a decade ago play on the same field Sunday night. Gostkowski is on … 0

Pats return from bye focused on Colts

Monday, November 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots went into their bye week after facing the NFL’s highest scoring team and its outstanding quarterback. They face a similar challenge in their first game back and hoping for a similar result. … 0

Union supporting Peterson vs. NFL

Monday, November 10, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The NFL Players Association has filed an expedited grievance with the NFL to reinstate Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The NFLPA cited Monday “explicit language in a signed agreement” from Sept. 18, when Peterson was placed on a special commissioner’s exempt list following … 0

Pistorius appeal hearing set for Dec. 9

Monday, November 10, 2014

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa — Prosecutors said Monday their application to appeal against Oscar Pistorius’ manslaughter conviction and five-year prison sentence will be heard in a Pretoria court on Dec. 9. It wasn’t yet decided if the Olympic runner … 0

Griffith goal leads Bruins to 4-2 win over Devils

Monday, November 10, 2014

BOSTON — Seth Griffith scored a highlight-reel goal to break a second-period tie, and Reilly Smith added another just 80 seconds later on Monday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils. It was the fifth straight victory for the Bruins. … 0

B’s surge past Oilers, 5-2

Thursday, November 6, 2014

BOSTON — Dougie Hamilton had a goal and two assists during a third-period flurry that sent the streaking Boston Bruins to a 5-2 win over the skidding Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. The Bruins scored three times in a span of 2:34 to erase a 2-1 deficit on … 0

Lowry scores 35 as Raptors beat Celtics

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

BOSTON — Kyle Lowry scored 35 points and had a key steal in the closing minute to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 110-107 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. DeMar DeRozan had 23 points and Patrick Patterson added 14 for Raptors. Rajon Rondo led Boston … 0

Hendrick crew members get fined $185K

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hendrick Motorsports will pay the $185,000 in fines levied against six crew members for their role in a post-race fight at Texas between Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski. NASCAR fined and suspended four Hendrick team members, while the crew chiefs for Gordon and Kasey Kahne … 0

Prosecutors: A-Rod paid hush money

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

MIAMI — The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez gave his cousin nearly $1 million last year to keep secret Rodriguez’s use of performance enhancing drugs. In court documents filed last week in Miami, federal prosecutors said Rodriguez made four wire payments totaling $900,000 between … 0