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Pats edge Jets, 17-16, clinch first-round playoff bye

Monday, December 22, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs. The only question left is whether the AFC’s road to the Super Bowl will run through New England. Jonas Gray scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter after New England intercepted Geno Smith, and …

7 hurt when lightning strikes near Tampa Bay game

Monday, December 22, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. – Lightning struck a car in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium after their game with Green Bay yesterday, injuring …

Jets players speak out on murdered NYPD officers

Monday, December 22, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Sheldon Richardson was stunned when he heard the news Saturday that two New York City police officers were killed in the …

Bode Miller on schedule for January return

Friday, December 19, 2014

VAL GARDENA, Italy – Bode Miller is skiing again and remains on schedule for a January return after undergoing surgery on a disc in his back. U.S. Ski Team men’s Head Coach Sasha Rearick said the six-time Olympic medalist started skiing in Park City, Utah, this week, and …

Manning limited at practice with thigh injury

Friday, December 19, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Peyton Manning is over his illness but not his injury. Denver’s quarterback was limited yesterday when the Broncos reconvened for their first practice since their win at San Diego on Sunday. Manning fought through the …

Patriots expect tough game against Jets, really

Thursday, December 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – With straight faces, the New England Patriots always find something to praise about their next opponent, no matter how bad that team’s record may be. “They’ve got a real good defense,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, December 18, 2014

NFL Jets receiver Harvin sits, rests severely sprained ankle FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – New York Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin sat out practice while resting his severely sprained left ankle, which he played through Sunday at Tennessee. Coach …

Red Sox obtain reliever Varvaro for minor leaguer

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON – The Red Sox obtained Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves for Aaron Kurcz in a swap of right-handed pitchers. Varvaro was 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA for the Braves last year, his fifth season in the majors. The Red Sox also sent cash to the Braves. …

Pump fake still an old standby tool in QB’s belt

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers had first-and-goal at the Carolina 7, poised to break open that September game in the third quarter. Roethlisberger looked left, cocked his arm and completed his entire throwing motion, luring a Panthers …

Panthers outlast Capitals in longest NHL shootout

Thursday, December 18, 2014

SUNRISE, Fla. – Roberto Luongo has been around the NHL for 15 seasons, and yet the veteran goalie still had a chance to see something new. Luongo and the rest of the Florida Panthers held off the Washington …

Revis heads back to MetLife Stadium as Jets’ enemy

Thursday, December 18, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets. Not this way, though. This time around, he’s an enemy. He’s a member of the playoff-bound New England …

Reports: Bears benching Cutler

Thursday, December 18, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Multiple reports say the Chicago Bears are benching quarterback Jay Cutler and going with Jimmy Clausen. ESPN first reported yesterday that the Bears were switching quarterbacks, with Clausen getting the nod over Cutler for …

Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON – When the Boston Celtics started playing better defense, the game swung in their favor. It didn’t hurt that they hardly missed any shots down the stretch, either. Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven …