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Sluggish Patriots outlast Raiders, 16-9

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots had trouble getting into the end zone. Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork made sure the Oakland Raiders stayed out of the end zone in the final minute. An interception by the 325-pound Wilfork near his goal line gave the heavily favored Patriots the ball with 51 seconds left, and they ran out the clock to hold off the Raiders 16-9 on Sunday. “It was a … 0

Kelly struts stuff in 3-2 Sox win

Sunday, September 21, 2014

BALTIMORE — As this horrid season draws to a merciful conclusion for the last-place Boston Red Sox, every once in a while there is cause for optimism. Boston’s performance Sunday in a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles provided manager John Farrell with no small measure of encouragement. Joe Kelly pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the Red Sox used home runs … 0

Goodell still struggling to solve serious NFL issues

Friday, September 19, 2014

Oh, Roger, you still don’t get it. After spending more than a week in seclusion while his NFL was battered by one domestic violence embarrassment after another, Commissioner Roger Goodell finally emerged Friday to hold a worthless news conference that essentially hit on these four key points: • We got it wrong before. … 0

Ill Peng stops; Wozniacki to face Williams in Open final

Friday, September 5, 2014

NEW YORK — Overcome by heat and humidity in the second set of her U.S. Open semifinal, China’s Shuai Peng paused between points to clutch at her left thigh and put her weight on her racket as if … 0

Garcia takes the lead at Cherry Hills

Friday, September 5, 2014

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. — Sergio Garcia hit great shots that led to eagle, birdie and par Friday for a 6-under 64 to lead the BMW Championship. Garcia holed out of a bunker for birdie on the second … 0

Yankees walk off with back-to-back bombs, 5-4

Thursday, September 4, 2014

NEW YORK — Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley hit solo home runs off Koji Uehara in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees stunned the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Thursday night to bolster their slim playoff hopes. … 0

Former B’s defenseman Vadnais dies at 68

Thursday, September 4, 2014

NEW YORK — Former NHL defenseman Carol Vadnais, a six-time all-star, has died. He was 68. Vadnais made his NHL debut in 1966-67 with his hometown Montreal Canadiens and played 17 NHL seasons, winning Stanley Cups in 1968 with Montreal and 1972 with Boston. He also played for … 0

Brady misses practice

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Brady misses practice Tom Brady is nursing a calf injury that forced him to miss practice for New England’s opener Sunday at Miami. The Patriots announced the reason for the quarterback’s absence Thursday in their daily participation and injury report. He was the only player added to the … 0

Pats O-Line fills vacancy left by veteran Mankins

Thursday, September 4, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Logan Mankins is with Tampa Bay and there’s a question mark at the left guard position he held for nine years with New England. Josh Kline is listed as the starter for the Patriots after limited … 0

It’s official: B’s Krejci signs 6-year extension

Thursday, September 4, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins signed center David Krejci to a six-year, $43.5 million contract extension Thursday. The deal begins in the 2015-16 season after the final season of his current contract. Krejci led the Bruins last season with 50 assists and 69 points. He also led the … 0

Brady throwing to familiar receiving corps

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — When Tom Brady played in last year’s opener, none of his top five pass catchers from the previous season were in uniform. When he starts this season Sunday, the nine players with the most receptions last … 0

McCann rips four hits, Yankees even series, 5-1

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NEW YORK — Brian McCann homered among his career high-tying four hits and the New York Yankees bounced back to end a three-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Wednesday night. McCann homered a day earlier … 0

Sox blast Yanks

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NEW YORK — Xander Bogaerts homered among his four hits and fellow rookie Mookie Betts also went deep during a big night at the plate to power the Boston Red Sox past the New York Yankees 9-4 on … 0