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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) calls a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Contrary to Belichick’s words, Brady and Rodgers have plenty in common

Friday, November 28, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers really do have a lot in common. During this season’s first month, the star quarterbacks of the Patriots and Packers were facing questions about their teams’ slow starts. It’s no coincidence New England and Green Bay are now playing at extremely high levels. Consistent, outstanding play by both QBs has their clubs …

Eagles rout Cowboys to take control of NFC East race

Friday, November 28, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas – LeSean McCoy threw open his arms just before crossing the goal line on a touchdown run that essentially put away another big win over the Dallas Cowboys. While Philadelphia didn’t walk off with a playoff berth in hand after beating the Cowboys, 33-10, yesterday, it was a sweet Thanksgiving for …

Johnson’s return to form helps Lions brush aside Bears, 34-17

Friday, November 28, 2014

DETROIT – After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit’s offense with an emphatic reminder that he’s still one of the game’s most dynamic players. Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Lions boosted their postseason hopes with …

NFL might not flex any Sunday night games in 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW YORK – For the first time since flexible scheduling came to “Sunday Night Football” in 2006, the NFL could go an entire season without needing it. No way Cowboys-Eagles gets swapped out in Week 15. NFC East …

Cowboys’ Murray no surprise to rushing champ McCoy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

IRVING, Texas – DeMarco Murray’s huge lead in the NFL rushing race isn’t a surprise to last year’s winner. Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy figured the Dallas back just needed to get the ball. “I’ve been a big fan of …

RG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ASHBURN, Va. – Move over, RG3. It’s Colt vs. the Colts. The Washington Redskins will start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, the latest development in a stunning slide for the 2012 …

SEC schools have incentive beyond border conflicts

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ST. LOUIS – Here comes SEC rivalry week, with an exclamation point. A conference that’s again arguably the best in the nation, with six ranked teams, has saved plenty of drama for the final weekend of the regular …

Weibrecht chases elusive World Cup podium finish

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. – The end of a ski season usually brings another surgery for Andrew Weibrecht, followed by weeks and weeks of recovery. No operations this summer, though. Not one ache or pain, either. It’s been ages …

Revs’ Jones ready for anything from Red Bulls

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England midfielder Jermaine Jones wouldn’t be surprised if the New York Red Bulls target him and try to get him upset with the referee. He didn’t seem to care, either. “Maybe,” he said yesterday. …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NFL Fitzpatrick to start for injured Mallett HOUSTON – The Houston Texans placed quarterback Ryan Mallett on injured reserve yesterday with a chest injury, meaning Ryan Fitzpatrick will start Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Coach Bill O’Brien said Mallett has a chest injury and that they weren’t sure …

Lions center Raiola fined $10,000 by NFL

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW YORK – Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola was fined $10,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness for a striking an opponent at New England on Sunday. The play was on a third-and-9 from the Detroit 35 with 57 seconds remaining. He struck the Patriots’ Zach Moore. The …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Learn to play hockey Tri-Town Ice Arena is accepting registrations for its Learn to Play Hockey Program that runs Dec. 10-Feb. 28 (no classes on 12/24, 12/31, 1/3 and 2/14). The program includes 20 classes, meeting Wednesdays at 530 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Cost is $159. …

Spurs’ Popovich undergoes medical procedure

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SAN ANTONIO – Coach Gregg Popovich missed San Antonio’s game against the Indiana Pacers last night after undergoing what the team calls a minor medical procedure. Popovich also is expected to miss tomorrow’s home game against Sacramento. Assistant …