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Patriots’ Browner gets a second chance at a Super Bowl ring

Monday, January 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Brandon Browner received a Super Bowl ring last year even though he was watching from home 3,000 miles from the Seattle Seahawks when they won the title. Now the hard-hitting cornerback has a shot at more diamonds and another title, going face-to-face with receivers when the New England Patriots play his former team on Sunday. It’s a …

Murray beats Dimitrov, prepares for challenge in Aussie teen

Monday, January 26, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia – After the clock ticked past midnight, Andy Murray became aware that it was officially Australia Day and he already knew from the …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, January 26, 2015

NFL Source: Browns WR Gordon fails another drug test CLEVELAND – Josh Gordon’s troubles have deepened. He may be out of chances – and time. …

Tavares scores 4, Team Toews outscores Team Foligno, 17-12

Monday, January 26, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four. In addition to the high-profile superstars who didn’t make it …

Curry leads Warriors to 19th straight home win, 114-111 over Celtics

Monday, January 26, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Golden State Coach Steve Kerr figured his team was due for an off night after four consecutive blowout wins. Fortunately for the Warriors, it happened at Oracle Arena, where they haven’t lost in more than …

Watt gets two turnovers, dances in friendly Pro Bowl

Monday, January 26, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Few moved very fast, no one flattened a quarterback and there were no bone-jarring hits in the gentle, friendly version of football played at the Pro Bowl yesterday. Even in a game dominated by offense, …

Tim O’Sullivan column: It’s time to root for the bad boys of the NFL

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The NFL may never find any illicit deflating proof, but it seems fairly apparent now: Something shady happened to those footballs last Sunday in Foxborough, despite Bill Belichick’s denials in yesterday’s bizarre and impromptu press conference. When the …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, January 25, 2015

NFL Pro Bowl officials to use tablets for video reviews GLENDALE, Ariz. – The NFL will test having game officials use tablets for video reviews in tonight’s Pro Bowl Coaches and players for the first time have been using the Microsoft Surface tablets on the sidelines all season …

2 Williams sisters, 2 Madisons into 4th round at Aussie Open

Sunday, January 25, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia – Serena Williams loves having Venus back to keep her company in the second week of a Grand Slam, and credits her older sister with giving her the motivation to reach the fourth round of the …

Belichick on deflated balls: ‘We try to do everything right’

Sunday, January 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Saying his team “followed the rules to the letter,” New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they …

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

Sunday, January 25, 2015

CHICAGO – To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game. His teammates loved him, and his list of admirers included President Barack …

Sherman, Seahawks take the trash-talk lead over Patriots

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Richard Sherman gave Tom Brady an earful and trolled him on Twitter a few years ago. Now the All-Pro cornerback says the star quarterback isn’t really a choir boy. Sherman vs. Brady. Jeremy Lane vs. Rob Gronkowksi. Doug …

World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

Sunday, January 25, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016. And the NHL intends to host it every four years. “We decided that bringing back the World Cup was vitally important,” NHL Commissioner …