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New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty (32) intercepts a pass thrown by Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) and intended for Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis (89) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Pats start has fans whispering about another 16-0 season

Thursday, October 1, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — This is not 2007. Sure, the NFL has found the New England Patriots guilty of cheating and punished them — again. And, true, they are off to a quick start, opening this season with three consecutive and convincing wins that have them among the early favorites to reach the Super Bowl. But any talk about them running the … 0

Yankees salvage finale; clinch wild card

Thursday, October 1, 2015

NEW YORK — The next generation of New York Yankees will have a chance to make their mark in the playoffs. Ending a rare two-year absence from the postseason, the Yankees clinched a wild-card berth with three games to spare by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Thursday night for the franchise’s 10,000th … 0

NASCAR’s Tony Stewart will retire from Cup racing after 2016

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Saying it was time for a change, three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart announced Wednesday that he will retire from Sprint Cup racing following the 2016 season. Smiling and appearing at ease at the Stewart-Haas Racing shop in North Carolina, Stewart said the decision was “100 percent” his choice. “There wasn’t … 0

Steelers’ bad-boy linebacker Harrison is OK with role as de facto mentor

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

PITTSBURGH — James Harrison wants to make something very clear, so he does it in a very James Harrison sort of way: by glancing up from his chair and briefly flashing the withering glare that makes disagreeing with … 0

Jays outlast Sox in 10th, 5-1

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BOSTON — Troy Tulowitzki singled in the go-ahead run off Alexi Ogando to trigger a four-run 10th inning that lifted the AL East-leading Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. … 0

Goodell open to new system, role in NFL discipline cases

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league’s decision to appeal a judge’s ruling to overturn his four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over his alleged role in using purposely deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game on Jan. 18. “You have to have the long-term view with … 0

Bradley, Sox smoke Blue Jays

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BOSTON — The Toronto Blue Jays are trying to slug their way to an AL East title. They’ll need better pitching than this, though. Jackie Bradley Jr. had four hits with a two-run home run and four RBIs, … 0

Fowler rallies for 1-shot win at Deutsche Bank

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

NORTON — One big putt for Rickie Fowler. One big mistake for Henrik Stenson. The turned out to be the difference Monday when Fowler rallied from a two-shot deficit with five holes to play, making a 40-foot birdie … 0

Murray’s major QF streak ends with loss to Anderson

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

NEW YORK — Andy Murray watched a 130 mph ace zoom by to create a two-set deficit at the U.S. Open, and then sat in his changeover chair and cursed at himself, over and over and over. A … 0

Horse euthanized, jockey tossed after fall at Del Mar

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

DEL MAR, Calif. — Jockey Corey Nakatani was thrown from his mount when it fell in the third race Monday at Del Mar. Tirpitz fell on the stretch turn, tossing Nakatani to the turf. The 3-year-old gelding and the jockey lay on the turf near the rail while … 0

Steelers psyched for Patriots on road

Sunday, September 6, 2015

For the Steelers to have won the previous time they played the New England Patriots in Foxborough, they would have had to score 56 points. That might be what they need Thursday night, two years after their 55-31 … 0

Brady speaks

Sunday, September 6, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady just wants to move on. Making his first public comments since the “Deflategate” court ruling, Brady said he is focused on preparing for Thursday night’s nationally televised game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. … 0

Ortiz belts No. 497; Sox beat Phillies, 6-2

Sunday, September 6, 2015

BOSTON — Rookie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez is certainly making a strong case to be a part of Boston’s rotation next season. The 22-year-old got a 2-0 lead thanks to David’s Ortiz’s 497th career home run and held Philadelphia … 0