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Patriots not happy with offense after 30-7 victory over Minnesota

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots host the Oakland Raiders this week hoping to rediscover their normally potent offense. The Patriots moved to 1-1 with Sunday’s 30-7 win at Minnesota. But after the game, which saw the defense pick off four of Matt Cassel’s passes and turn a blocked field goal into a touchdown, much of the talk was … 0

Vikings reinstate Peterson; running back denies child abuser tag

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings yesterday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting “everyone … 0

Chase experience shaping up to be a short one for underdogs Almirola, Allmendinger

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – AJ Allmendinger and Aric Almirola were the underdogs of the Chase, the two drivers nobody thought could win the Sprint Cup championship. … 0

Harbaugh says he’ll let legal process play out with McDonald

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh insisted yesterday that public pressure will not sway his decision to play Ray McDonald during an investigation into the defensive lineman’s arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. Harbaugh … 0

Ill-timed timeout a blunder for Jets – but hardly the first

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The trending topics on Twitter in New York were a clear sign that something went epically wrong for the Jets. Moments after New York’s 34-21 loss to Green Bay on Sunday, social media was … 0

Papelbon suspended seven games and fined for lewd gesture

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games and fined last night by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire. Papelbon said in a statement distributed by his agent that he … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NFL Radisson suspends Vikings sponsorship MINNETONKA, Minn. – The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas. In a statement yesterday, Minnetonka-based Radisson said it “takes this matter very seriously particularly in … 0

Patriots smother Cassel, Vikings in 30-7 victory

Monday, September 15, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence, though he might not have made much of a difference. Six sacks, four interceptions from Matt Cassel and a blocked field goal for a touchdown … 0

Cousins comes to Redskins’ rescue after Griffin III injured early

Monday, September 15, 2014

LANDOVER, Md. – Robert Griffin III dislocated his left ankle and DeSean Jackson sprained his left shoulder in the first quarter, then Kirk Cousins stepped in to complete 22 of 33 passes for 250 yards and a pair … 0

Keselowski grabs lead from Harvick and Larson to win Chase opener

Monday, September 15, 2014

JOLIET, Ill. – Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal the win in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He had twice picked his way through the field yesterday … 0

Nava and Bogaerts provide heroics as Red Sox rally past Royals

Monday, September 15, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals have not been to the playoffs in 29 years and are skidding towards a 30th straight season. Daniel Nava hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts added a three-run shot and … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, September 15, 2014

Golf Horschel caps amazing run with FedEx Cup ATLANTA – Billy Horschel capped off the best three weeks of his career by winning the FedEx Cup and a $10 million bonus. Horschel pulled away from self-destructing Rory McIlroy … 0

Greg Norman recovering after incident with chainsaw

Monday, September 15, 2014

ATLANTA – Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor. “At least I can still play tennis,” Norman said in a telephone interview yesterday … 0