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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 …

Chiefs place Pro Bowl safety Berry on non-football illness list

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Kansas City Chiefs placed Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry on the non-football illness list after a mass was discovered in his chest following Thursday night’s game in Oakland. Berry began feeling discomfort in his chest near the end of the game, and a series of tests taken …

Texans quarterback Mallett could be done for year with torn pectoral

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Houston quarterback Ryan Mallett is being evaluated for an undisclosed injury and Coach Bill O’Brien said they’ll know more about his status later this week. O’Brien wouldn’t say what his injury was amid reports that he has a …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NFL Wilkerson leaves game with toe injury DETROIT – New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson left last night’s game against the Buffalo Bills with a toe injury. The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Wilkerson is in his fourth NFL season, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Youth hockey The Brine Sporting Goods Concord Youth Hockey Bantam 1 team went 1-1 in Valley League Hockey action over the weekend. On Saturday, the Caps beat Framingham, 7-2, with Liam O’Brian (two goals), Dominique Biron (goal, two assists) and Colin Kastle (goal, two assists) leading the way …

It’s official: UNH secures top seed for FCS playoffs

Monday, November 24, 2014

DURHAM – Because of yesterday morning’s NCAA selection show, University of New Hampshire football Coach Sean McDonnell had yet to watch film of Saturday’s 20-12 victory over Maine. He didn’t have to; he knew what was on it. …

Brady passes Patriots to 34-9 win over Lions

Monday, November 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance. The outcome was the same: a blowout win over a top team. Throw in a defense that held the …

Trail Blazers beat Celtics, extend winning streak to seven

Monday, November 24, 2014

BOSTON – LaMarcus Aldridge likes the attitude the Portland Trail Blazers have during this winning streak. Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Trail Blazers extended their streak to seven …

Seahawks stay in hunt, hand Cardinals second loss

Monday, November 24, 2014

Russell Wilson found backup tight end Cooper Helfet for a 20-yard catch-and-run touchdown late in the third quarter, Steven Hauschka kicked four field goals and the Seattle Seahawks handed the Arizona Cardinals their second loss of the season, …

Assessing threats for contenders in college football’s rivalry week

Monday, November 24, 2014

This is the point in the season when things get weird. Rivalry week is here, with championship weekend on deck. The AP rankings didn’t change yesterday at the top after a blah Saturday in college football. For the …

Revs win 2-1 at Red Bulls in East final 1st leg

Monday, November 24, 2014

HARRISON, N.J. – If the New England Revolution is going to shed its mantle as the team that can’t quite seal the deal, maybe it’ll be the midseason addition of Jermaine Jones that helped finally get the team …