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Pats offense a work in progress

Monday, September 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots host the Oakland Raiders this week hoping to rediscover their normally potent offense. The Patriots moved to 1-1 with Sunday’s 30-7 win at Minnesota. But after the game, which saw the defense pick off four of Matt Cassel’s passes and turn a blocked field goal into a touchdown, much of the talk was about the struggles of the offense. New England won the game … 0

Pistorius free to compete, SA Olympic body says

Monday, September 15, 2014

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge. Pistorius, who is to be sentenced next month after being found guilty in the negligent killing of his girlfriend, could compete at any time because the South African Olympic committee has no regulations preventing someone with … 0

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

Monday, September 15, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law. The Vikings brought Peterson back to the team anyway even as the public furor over the … 0

Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, reaches US Open quarterfinals

Sunday, August 31, 2014

NEW YORK — Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure … 0

Henley takes a 1-shot lead at Deutsche Bank

Sunday, August 31, 2014

NORTON — Russell Henley made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch Sunday on his way to a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship going into a Labor Day finish loaded with possibilities. … 0

Atlanta headed for new late-winter NASCAR slot

Sunday, August 31, 2014

HAMPTON, Ga. — Atlanta Motor Speedway’s slot in NASCAR’s schedule is going from Labor Day weekend to late winter. The move, however, does not leave AMS President Ed Clark cold. The track’s final Labor Day weekend Sprint Cup … 0

Condo Commando cruises to victory in Spinaway

Sunday, August 31, 2014

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Condo Commando shot through an opening on the inside out of the gate and splashed home a 13¼-length winner of the Grade 1 $350,000 Spinaway Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. It was the second … 0

Betts’ grand slam helps Sox beat Rays

Friday, August 29, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rookie Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night. After Yoenis Cespedes drove in his … 0

Tony Stewart returns to the track, looking to heal

Friday, August 29, 2014

HAMPTON, Ga. — Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium — unshaven, his eyes glassy — and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the … 0

Impressive tight-end debut

Friday, August 29, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The newest New England Patriots player seems to be fitting right in. Tight end Tim Wright caught four passes for 43 yards in the Patriots’ exhibition finale on Thursday night, about 48 hours after he was … 0

Palmer (63) seizes Deutsche Bank lead

Friday, August 29, 2014

NORTON — Ryan Palmer has felt all year that something special was going to happen. For now, he’ll take his lowest round of the season. Palmer took only 21 putts and made birdie on half of his holes … 0

Giants edge Pats in preseason finale

Thursday, August 28, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — No one wanted overtime in the preseason finale. Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds to play and the New York Giants capped their first undefeated preseason since 2006 with a … 0

Williams overcomes struggles to advance

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open. And, … 0