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New England Patriots' Tom Brady (12) looks to pass under pressure from Carolina Panthers' Kony Ealy (94) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD, Patriots beat Carolina by 1

Friday, August 28, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tom Brady overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night. The preseason has been a titanic struggle for Brady, who is awaiting word on his appeal of a four-game suspension for his role in “Deflategate.” After managing just three first downs in his first 11 preseason possessions, Brady finally got on track, leading an 80-yard scoring drive before halftime running the hurry-up offense. He capped the drive with a well-placed 18-yard touchdown pass to tight end Scott Chandler in the left corner of the … 0

American Pharoah still front and center on racing’s stage

Friday, August 28, 2015

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Horse racing hasn’t had it this good in years. It isn’t hard to figure out why. “People like to see greatness and they know American Pharoah’s got the goods,” said Howard Sudberry, the marketing director at Arlington Park. “They also know they won’t get many more chances to see … 0

Watson takes 1-shot lead as Spieth misses Barclays cut

Friday, August 28, 2015

EDISON, N.J. — Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays. He also lost his No. 1 ranking. Bubba Watson, momentarily distracted by a rare warning for taking too long to play a shot, recovered with a birdie on the 18th hole at Plainfield Country Club for … 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

Watch out for Whistling’s bunkers

Monday, August 10, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Perhaps the shiftiest sand trap in recent major history is now covered up by a hospitality area. The “Dustin Johnson bunker” will be a memory when the PGA Championship returns this week to Whistling Straits … 0

Phelps back on top as focus turns to Rio

Monday, August 10, 2015

SAN ANTONIO — Michael Phelps already has far more medals than any Olympic athlete. There is no longer any reason to doubt he’ll have another massive haul in Rio. Not after an astounding weekend in sweltering San Antonio, … 0

Gordon’s farewell tour hits snag at Watkins Glen

Monday, August 10, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Perhaps Jeff Gordon should have known what was to come this season, his final as a NASCAR driver, when he crashed on the last lap of the Daytona 500. Then he crashed the next week … 0

NBC, Premier League agree on 6-year extension ; US adds game to tour

Monday, August 10, 2015

NEW YORK — Traditionally a three-year deal, the English Premier League’s extension with NBC is for double that. The company’s networks will broadcast the top European soccer league through the 2021-22 season under the new agreement announced Monday. … 0

Arena Football League folds Las Vegas, New Orleans teams

Monday, August 10, 2015

LAS VEGAS — The Arena Football League has folded franchises in Las Vegas and New Orleans. A league announcement Sunday says the Las Vegas Outlaws and New Orleans VooDoo organizations had ceased operations immediately. The decision leaves the league with 10 teams. The league board removed the Las … 0

Chargers slam San Diego’s latest stadium proposal

Monday, August 10, 2015

SAN DIEGO — The city and county’s updated plans for a new $1.1 billion stadium were immediately trashed by the Chargers, making it look increasingly doubtful the long-running, contentious issue can be solved by City Hall’s Sept. 11 deadline to have a deal in place to qualify for … 0