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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin stands on the field during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

Pats’ opening opponent has plenty of questions

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PITTSBURGH — Oh, for the days of late July, when the biggest question surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers was whether Antonio Brown’s custom-wrapped Rolls Royce would avoid the occasional pothole at Saint Vincent College. A month later and with a visit to the Super Bowl-champion Patriots looming barely a week away, the picture is far more complicated. The budding star wide receiver is suspended for a month for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The most accurate kicker in franchise history is out for the season. The guy who came in to replace him is done too. The starting safeties can’t seem to find the field … 0

Yankees blast off to beat Sox, 13-8

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON — Stephen Drew and the rest of the bottom of the batting order helped the New York Yankees open an 11-run lead. The Yankees needed almost all of it to leave Fenway Park just one game behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL East. “They put up a big number, and … 0

Bubble time for players vying for Presidents Cup

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NORTON — Bill Haas is grinding harder than ever in the FedEx Cup playoffs, only the immediate goal has nothing to do with a $10 million bonus. He wants a chance to play for no money at all. Haas is No. 11 in the Presidents Cup standings. The Deutsche Bank Championship, which starts Friday, is the final event for the top 10 players … 0

Kenseth in control at Michigan 400, wins third Sprint Cup race of season

Sunday, August 16, 2015

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Matt Kenseth had little to say about how NASCAR’s rules package affected his race at Michigan International Speedway. “I didn’t see much of the race, which was totally fine with me,” he said. “We were up front the whole time.” Kenseth started in the lead, … 0

Chasing Jason: Spieth has no answer for Day at PGA

Sunday, August 16, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Jordan Spieth gave Jason Day a thumbs-up as he watched Day’s long birdie attempt roll tantalizingly close to the 17th hole at the PGA Championship. No way Spieth was going to beat him. Might as … 0

Jason Day rules PGA Championship

Sunday, August 16, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — A year of major heartache ended with Jason Day breaking through in a major way Sunday at the PGA Championship. With at least a share of the 54-hole lead for the third straight major, Day … 0

Red Sox manager Farrell out for year with ‘highly curable’ cancer

Friday, August 14, 2015

BOSTON — Fighting back tears, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that he had a “highly curable” form of cancer and has taken a medical leave for the rest of the season to deal with lymphoma. The 53-year-old Farrell said bench coach Torey Lovullo will run … 0

Spieth (63) back in the hunt

Friday, August 14, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Hiroshi Iwata tied a major championship record with a 63. Jordan Spieth put himself into the mix for another major. John Daly lost his cool and a golf club when he heaved it into Lake Michigan. The second round of the PGA Championship had just … 0

Fame finds Brady’s courtroom artist

Friday, August 14, 2015

NEW YORK — Jane Rosenberg’s courtroom drawing of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is everywhere and now so is she, fending off cyberbullies who disparage her along the way. She’s on network television, the radio, in newspapers and across the Internet. Everywhere she goes, so goes her … 0

Settlement discussions in NFL ‘Deflategate’ case continue

Thursday, August 13, 2015

NEW YORK — For a second day Thursday, lawyers for the NFL and its players’ union met separately with a federal judge to try to resolve their legal dispute over whether Commissioner Roger Goodell’s four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady should stand. Two hours of … 0

Dustin Johnson sets the pace

Thursday, August 13, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Rory McIlroy rolled up the right leg of his pants to take on a risky shot out of the water. Jordan Spieth, who seems to never miss putts, couldn’t make one. Familiarity of the final major of the year came from Dustin Johnson. He was … 0

Brady starts as Pats fall to Pack, 22-11

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tom Brady completed one of four passes before giving way to Jimmy Garoppolo, and the New England Patriots fell 22-11 to the Green Bay Packers in both teams’ exhibition opener on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. A day after appearing before a federal judge hearing the … 0

Brady, Goodell in court for hearing

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

NEW YORK — A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive over its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday, demanding to know what evidence directly links Brady to deflating footballs and belittling … 0