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Hicks’ arduous journey lands him with Patriots

Monday, October 5, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Akiem Hicks’ long and winding road has brought him to the undefeated New England Patriots. “I’ve got a little bit of a past,” said the 25-year-old Hicks, acquired from the Saints during New England’s bye week. “I went from school in Louisiana to school in Canada and then back down to New Orleans. “It was a process, but I’m happy with where I’m at now.” The Fair Oaks, … 0

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. … 0

Brady: Trump remark taken out of context

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BOSTON — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says his comments that he hopes Donald Trump will win the presidency were taken out of context and an example of why he tries to say as little as possible when speaking publicly. Brady said during an interview with WEEI-FM radio in Boston (http://bit.ly/1L2fn3x ) … 0

Garoppolo rallies Patriots to 26-24 win

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Saints receiver Brandin Cooks looks ready to fulfill the promise he showed as a rookie last season before smashing his hand on a helmet. Cooks caught all four passes thrown his way for 117 yards, … 0

Saints WRs, Patriots DBs tested each other plenty

Friday, August 21, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler appreciated the chance to spend a couple days being tested at practice by record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints’ offense, even if there were moments when … 0

Silent Brady on the money vs. Saints

Thursday, August 20, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Tom Brady’s media blackout, purportedly on advice of lawyers handling the legal challenge to his “Deflategate” suspension, has left him unavailable to even discuss how the New England Patriots look on the football … 0

Patriots, Saints express mutual admiration at joint practice

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The kinship between Bill Belichick and Sean Payton is apparent in the way they compliment each other, as well as the subjects they’d rather not discuss. They relate on matters ranging from winning it all to the awkwardness of tarnished reputations. Their franchises … 0

Brady, Goodell spar, still no resolution

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met Tuesday to discuss settling the “Deflategate” legal case but were unsuccessful, two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press. The failure to strike a deal after about four hours of talks means … 0

Patriots prepare for scrimmages with Saints

Monday, August 17, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick won’t spend any time on the golf course when the New England Patriots travel to The Greenbrier for joint practice sessions with the New Orleans Saints later this week. For the fourth straight year, the Patriots and Saints will participate in two joint practices … 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

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

Patriots eager to hit players dressed in enemy colors

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots are ready to hit players wearing other jerseys. “It’s always fun,” defensive end Rob Ninkovich said Tuesday, after the Patriots finished their final full workout before the defending Super Bowl champions’ Thursday night preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers at home. … 0