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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 …

NBA corrects stat mistakes from Hawks-Wizards game

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WASHINGTON – The NBA changed several numbers after a rough night for the stats crew at the game between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards. It turns out Wizards guard Bradley Beal didn’t commit a career-high seven turnovers; he had only five. Teammate John Wall had seven instead …

Red Sox introduce newcomers Sandoval, Ramirez

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON – Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they’re teammates in Boston, the result of a $183 million spending spree the Red Sox are hoping will lift them out …

Franklin’s Kaplan makes all-conference team for UNH football team; McDonnell top coach

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Matt Kaplan noticed a buzz in the training room at the University of New Hampshire, and why not? The Wildcats clinched the CAA title on Saturday and were awarded the No. 1 seed in the FCS playoffs on …

Patriots seek to slow down fast-starting Packers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots are one of the NFL’s best teams in the first half. Just not as good as the fast-starting Green Bay Packers when they’re at home. That’s where the Patriots (9-2) will …

Source: Left-hander Jon Lester, Giants to meet

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval’s departure. The free agent pitcher has plans to meet with the World Series champions next week, a person with knowledge of the meeting …

Red Sox delete tweet; second gaffe by Boston pro team

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON – Red Sox fans cried foul over an innocuous tweet the team acknowledges was ill-timed – the second social media gaffe by a Boston pro sports team in as many weeks. The Red Sox tweeted: “So how was everyone’s Monday?” The tweet went out a minute after …

Early lead fades as UNH hockey loses to Rensselaer, 2-1

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The University of New Hampshire hockey team saw an early lead slip away last night in a 2-1 loss to Rensselaer at the Whittemore Center last night. All of the scoring came in the opening period – and the Wildcats (4-7-0, 1-4-0) were the ones that struck first. …

Dion sparks New Hampshire past Boston University, 75-68

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

DURHAM – Daniel Dion put together a late 12-point surge, finishing with 23 points off the bench and carrying the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team past Boston University, 75-68, last night. The Wildcats (2-2) were nursing a late two-point lead when Dion took over, hitting a …

Alabama, Florida State, Oregon, Mississippi State keep playoff rankings

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings are unchanged – Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State – heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals. TCU was fifth, …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NFL Ex-Redskin Smoot charged with domestic assault ASHBURN, Va. – Ex-NFL defensive back Fred Smoot was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault after a woman called the police to say he grabbed her during a fight at a Virginia …