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Patriots and Packers meet in battle of NFL’s latest dominant teams

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots have piled up points and big victory margins against NFL division leaders. Now they’re preparing to face another one and leaving all those routs behind. “Nobody is happier than I am when we win, but right now all that doesn’t really mean anything going into Green Bay,” Coach Bill Belichick said yesterday. “They’re …

Big-spending Bosox add Sandoval, Ramirez to lineup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BOSTON – The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings. The first …

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 …

Former Manchester Monarch Voynov charged with domestic violence

Friday, November 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was charged with felony domestic violence yesterday by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Voynov, who played for the Manchester Monarchs from 2008-13, faces one felony count of corporal injury …

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Friday, November 21, 2014

NBA Seven Grizzlies dealing with virus, uncertain vs. Celtics MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Seven members of the Memphis Grizzlies are dealing with a stomach virus, and their status is uncertain for tonight’s game with the Boston Celtics. The Grizzlies announced yesterday that guards Tony Allen, Courtney Lee and Beno …

Giants confident they’re in Pablo Sandoval chase

Friday, November 21, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans said he has been given “every indication” Pablo Sandoval will give careful consideration to re-signing with the World Series champions. Evans said the free agent third baseman could decide …

RB Blount rejoins Pats after being cut by Steelers

Friday, November 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – LeGarrette Blount’s teammates are glad to have him back in a New England Patriots uniform. Which one he wears, though, is still up in the air. Some players had trouble recognizing the 6-foot, 250-pound running …

Bills’ home game against Jets relocated to Detroit

Friday, November 21, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Snowed out in Buffalo, the Bills are heading to Detroit to play their “home” game against the New York Jets on Monday night. The NFL announced the location and date of the game last night …

Blount’s stats with Patriots in 2013

Friday, November 21, 2014

Blount reunion LeGarrette’s stats with the Patriots last season, when he played in 16 regular-season games (seven starts) and two playoff games: Regular season 153 carries, 772 yards, 5.0 avg., 7 TDs Postseason 29 carries, 172 yards, 5.9 …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NFL League fines Lynch $50,000 for not speaking to media RENTON, Wash. – The NFL fined Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violations of the league’s media policy. League spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the fine yesterday, which will total $100,000 against the Seahawks’ standout. Along with the …

Stanton signs record $325M deal at news conference

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MIAMI – Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins’ field yesterday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games. He had just signed a record $325 million, 13-year contract and …

Collins, NBA’s first openly gay player, to retire

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NEW YORK – Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement yesterday after 13 years in the NBA. “It’s time and I’m very much looking forward …

Red Sox claim Juan Francisco off waivers from Jays

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox claimed infielder Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday. Francisco played 106 games for the Blue Jays last season, batting .220 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI. He has played both first and third base in a major …