New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacts at a news conference to wrap up the football team's NFL season, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. The Denver Broncos beat the Patriots 20-18 in Sunday's AFC Championship in Denver. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pro Roundup: Bruins, Celtics win; Patriots postmortem

Monday, January 25, 2016

Brett Connolly redirected Zdeno Chara’s shot from the point with 1:54 left, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night in Philadelphia. Connolly tipped the wobbly shot and one-hopped the puck past Michel Neuvirth for his seventh goal of the season. Brad Marchand scored a goal for the fifth straight game and Patrice … 0

Broncos deny Patriots’ Super Bowl return, 20-18

Sunday, January 24, 2016

DENVER — No, you’re not seeing things. That really was Peyton Manning lumbering his way down the field for a 12-yard gain and a first down Sunday. And thanks to his defense, that will be Manning — the 39-year-old quarterback who was supposed to be on his way to a retirement party — … 0

Pats, Broncos playing mind games before clash

Thursday, January 21, 2016

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Gronk pushes off. Brady whines. If it’s AFC championship week, somebody must be complaining about the New England Patriots. This time around, it’s the Denver Broncos, who have delivered a few hits through the media — both traditional and social — in a not-so-subtle attempt to get inside the heads … 0

Despite distractions, Patriots are back

Thursday, January 7, 2016

FOXBOROUGH — Another Super Bowl title, followed by a summer of “Deflategate.” The aborted suspension of quarterback Tom Brady that turned into a 10-game, season-opening winning streak. And then, most unusual of all, stumbling into the playoffs with a 2-4 record after Thanksgiving. “But here we are,” New … 0

Amendola’s carport rankles neighbors

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is catching grief from his neighbors over a temporary carport. Amendola erected the metal structure behind his 1774 home in Providence’s College Hill Historic District last month so … 0

Odds go out the window for unpredictable playoffs

Monday, January 4, 2016

LAS VEGAS — The playoffs are here, and nobody seems to know what to make of them. Not fans of the NFL, where the usual suspects are a bit suspect this time around. Not in this city’s sports … 0

Brady to have treatment for right ankle but ‘I’ve had worse’

Monday, January 4, 2016

The bye week will come in handy for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who could use the rest after Miami defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh landed on his right ankle in Sunday’s game. Brady threw only 21 passes for a season-low 134 yards in the 20-10 loss to … 0

Patriots sputter to finish line

Sunday, January 3, 2016

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — A whipsaw hit sent Tom Brady’s legs one direction and his upper body the other, leaving him face down in the turf. Brady rose — slowly — but the hits kept coming from the … 0

Pats look to clinch No. 1 seed Sunday

Friday, January 1, 2016

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — This year the Miami Dolphins really, truly, sincerely believed they could gain ground on the New England Patriots, and perhaps even catch their longtime AFC East nemesis. Instead the yawning gap only grew. The … 0

Classic smackdown

Friday, January 1, 2016

FOXBOROUGH — The Montreal Forum was the Canadiens’ home for one of the most successful dynasties in professional sports. The Bruins and Celtics filled the Boston Garden rafters with championship banners. The Original Six rivals met at the … 0

Pats look to seize AFC’s top seed in Miami

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Having failed in New Jersey, the New England Patriots head to Miami this weekend again looking to wrap up the No. 1 seed in the AFC. “I think this game’s really important for us because it’s … 0

Maybe Belichick’s move wasn’t such a major blunder

Monday, December 28, 2015

It was hard to make heads or tails out of some of the baffling calls in the NFL’s Week 16, notably Bill Belichick’s decision to keep Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski with him on the sideline at the … 0

Jets beat Patriots in OT, 26-20

Sunday, December 27, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Patriots gave the Jets the ball, and New York might carry it right into the playoffs. Eric Decker’s 6-yard touchdown catch on the first drive of overtime — after New England stunningly chose … 0