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New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) drops back in the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Giants finish long preseason vs Pa ts

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — In any other year, Tom Coughlin wouldn’t be happy playing an extended preseason schedule. A four-game schedule might be considered too long, and playing in the Hall of Fame contest at the start of the month stretched it to five games. The campaign will wrap up tonight against the New England Patriots (2-1) at MetLife Stadium. However, Coughlin isn’t complaining about an extra game during this training camp. The Giants have missed the postseason the past two years, and there’s been a lot of turnover and changes, highlighted by a newly installed West Coast offense under the guidance of former Packers … 0

Gordon suspended for season

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon’s wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver’s career is in peril. The Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. … 0

Jays beat Sox

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO — Pinch-hitter Danny Valencia had a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Boston Red Sox 5-2 Wednesday night. Jose Bautista homered for the second straight night, a two-run drive in the first that helped the Blue Jays improve to 7-16 in August. With Boston … 0

Still waiting to hear from Tony Stewart ...

Friday, August 15, 2014

Plenty of people have weighed in on the tragic events last weekend at a short track in New York. A few were there. Many weren’t. But there’s only one person who really knows what happened: Tony Stewart. Until … 0

Gordon sets qualifying mark at Michigan

Friday, August 15, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. — The numbers keep climbing — and this time the rise was anything but gradual. Jeff Gordon set the track qualifying record at Michigan International Speedway on Friday with a speed of 206.558 mph, winning his … 0

Brady, McCoy in Gillette duel tonight

Thursday, August 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Still wearing their uniforms, Tom Brady and LeSean McCoy smiled and chatted with each other after their teams’ joint practice. Two of the busiest and best players at their positions won’t have such relaxing moments when … 0

‘Small-town boy’ praised, laid to rest

Thursday, August 14, 2014

TURIN, N.Y. — They came to grieve and share stories about Kevin Ward Jr., who was born into a racing family and buried with racing flags in his casket. A high school auditorium overflowed with friends, family and … 0

Seattle’s arms aimed toward record season

Thursday, August 14, 2014

SEATTLE — This is how good Felix Hernandez has pitched in making himself the clear leader for a second Cy Young award. The ace of the Seattle Mariners has set the pace for a pitching staff that’s on … 0

Rocket: No regrets, or Cooperstown pull

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BOSTON — Roger Clemens took advantage of his induction into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame to throw batting practice to two of his sons on the field at Fenway Park. Then, it was off to Chicago … 0

NFL seeks all the right answers for pot use

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it. As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana’s possible benefits for concussions and other … 0

Red Sox roar back for 9-4 victory

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia’s two-run double capped a seven-run sixth inning Thursday night that sent the Boston Red Sox to their fourth straight win, 9-4 over the Houston Astros. Pedroia finished with three hits, Daniel Nava had two … 0

Napoli HR lifts Red Sox over Reds, 5-4

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

CINCINNATI — Mike Napoli had the perfect scenario. He didn’t waste it. Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs to help the Boston Red Sox wrap up their first winning road trip of more than … 0

Pats acquire DL Worthy from Pack

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The New England Patriots have acquired injured lineman Jerel Worthy from the Green Bay Packers in a trade pending a physical for the defensive end. The Packers will get a still-to-be announced draft pick, … 0