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New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, left, catches a football as starting quarterback Tom Brady, right, stands by during a walkthrough at the NFL football team's facility in Foxborough, Mass., Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. The Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

NFL says no conclusion yet on Pats’ deflated footballs

Friday, January 23, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The NFL said Friday it has interviewed dozens of people and collected physical evidence but has no conclusions yet on how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in their last game, offering no timetable for resolving the cheating accusations with the Super Bowl nine days away. The league said evidence shows the Patriots used underinflated footballs during the first half of the AFC championship game Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts. It issued a statement that the Patriots have pledged full cooperation and have given the league information it requested and made personnel available upon request. Quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday afternoon … 0

Like a safety in the Super Bowl? Stand in line — in Las Vegas

Friday, January 23, 2015

LAS VEGAS — For some bettors, there’s just not much value picking either the New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks in a Super Bowl that is a tossup almost everywhere in this gambling city. But betting on whether the Patriots run more plays than the number of shots Tiger Woods takes in the … 0

A summary of the wild 2014 NFL season

Friday, January 23, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The NFL has reached the pinnacle of its season with the Super Bowl just around the corner. Although it’s the most popular sport in the U.S., for many Americans and millions around the world, the Super Bowl is the only football game they will watch all year. Some people know … 0

Revis brings skills to playoffs in first season with Pats

Friday, January 9, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Darrelle Revis looked straight ahead and spotted the reporter standing behind his right shoulder. “I can see him right now without looking at him,” New England’s star cornerback said, smiling at writers and cameras at his … 0

Revis Pats playoff difference-maker

Thursday, January 8, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Darrelle Revis looked straight ahead and spotted the reporter standing behind his right shoulder. “I can see him right now without looking at him,” New England’s star cornerback said, smiling at writers and cameras at his locker. “It’s a God-given talent.” Baltimore wide receiver Steve Smith … 0

Suggs eagerly awaits Brady, Patriots

Thursday, January 8, 2015

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Terrell Suggs wore a gladiator’s mask during introductions at a Baltimore Ravens game this season in an effort to boost the spirit of his teammates for a duel with the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers. The stunt earned him a $5,512 fine from the NFL. It … 0

Aaron Hernandez murder trial opens today

Thursday, January 8, 2015

FALL RIVER — Aaron Hernandez was once one of the New England Patriots’ biggest stars. A tight end who caught passes from Tom Brady and helped land his team a spot in the Super Bowl, he had a $40 million contract and fans willing to shell out $100 … 0

Bruins shut down Devils, 3-0

Thursday, January 8, 2015

BOSTON — Milan Lucic scored two goals, and Niklas Svedberg earned his second NHL shutout behind three periods of stifling Boston defense as the Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Thursday night. Svedberg faced only 14 shots. Boston held New Jersey to three in the opening … 0

Pro Roundup: Pats, Bruins, Celts

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England’s offensive line was a work in progress that wasn’t showing much progress. The player the Patriots could least afford to lose was under pressure in the very first game behind a rebuilt line that had just lost its toughest blocker. Four sacks of Tom … 0

Pees does masterful job with Ravens’ depleted defense

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Drawing on the knowledge he gained over 35 years as a football coach, Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees showed his creativity and expertise this season in putting together a unit that sustained its hard-hitting reputation despite several key injuries and the suspension of Haloti … 0

Johnson, Pedro, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

NEW YORK — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, a trio of star pitchers who dominated in an era of offense, were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Tuesday along with Craig Biggio, the first time since 1955 writers selected four players in one year. The … 0

Martinez gets his due, Clemens doesn’t come close

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

NEW YORK — Eleven months after Roger Clemens left Boston to embark on the twilight of his career, Pedro Martinez arrived as new pitching ace of the Red Sox. Over the next seven seasons, Martinez was among the best pitchers in baseball while Clemens experienced a resurgence in … 0

Brady shrugs off past problems against Ravens

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The last time Tom Brady faced the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs, he threw interceptions on the New England Patriots’ final two drives. In their three playoff matchups, he lost twice. All those games were at … 0