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New England Patriots fullback James Develin watches from the sidelines in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

Without Develin, Patriots plan to be flexible at fullback

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The loss of James Develin to a broken right tibia left the New England Patriots without a fullback on the roster. Sort of. “Playing fullback sometimes you see the fullback line up at tight end (and) tight ends line up at fullback,” tight end Rob Gronkowski said this week. “It’s all what you can do as a …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NFL Running back Jackson traveling to meet Seahawks RENTON, Wash. – After being released by the Buffalo Bills, running back Fred Jackson is looking for …

Playoff events for top players are practice until East Lake

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NORTON, Mass. – Jordan Spieth has missed three cuts on the PGA Tour this year, and The Barclays rated the most irritating for one reason. …

Arbour, who coached Isles to four Cup titles, dies at 82

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, died at the age of 82. …

Fisher Cats fall to Mets in extra innings, 1-0

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Taylor Cole and Gregory Infante combined for nine innings of shutout ball, scattering just four hits with six walks and eight strikeouts, but John Anderson gave up the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost to the Binghamton Mets, …

Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD as Patriots beat Panthers, 17-16

Saturday, August 29, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again. The four-time Super Bowl champion overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots …

Swihart hits inside-the-park HR in 10th, Bosox end Mets’ run

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK – Blake Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox stopped the New York Mets’ seven-game winning streak, holding on for a 6-4 victory Friday night. The Red Sox, …

Wilson claims his new water heals concussions. That’s corny and dangerous.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Russell Wilson’s devotion to the products he promotes changed Wednesday evening from corny in an annoying way to stupid in a dangerous way. Following the publication of a Rolling Stone article in which he expressed a similar belief, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback tweeted that a bubbly water drink, …

Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka ‘Chocolate Thunder,’ dies at 58

Friday, August 28, 2015

Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers’ locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking with backboard-breaking force. The guest was Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder. The entertainer …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, August 28, 2015

NFL Texans QB Mallett misses practice for personal issue HOUSTON – Houston Texans backup quarterback Ryan Mallett missed practice on Thursday for what Coach Bill O’Brien called a personal issue. Brian Hoyer was named the team’s starter on Monday after competing with Mallett for the job. On Tuesday, …

Taking down Bolt is not easy, but a cameraman gives it a try

Friday, August 28, 2015

BEIJING – Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match. Bolt blew past Justin Gatlin and everyone else Thursday night in the 200 meters to win his 10th career gold …

David Letterman struggling with love of racing

Friday, August 28, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. – This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing. The retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner rattled off a number racing deaths – Justin Wilson, …

Oriol Servia to drive Justin Wilson’s No. 25 Honda in finale

Friday, August 28, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. – Justin Wilson’s race car will return to the track for the IndyCar season finale. Andretti Autosport announced Thursday that series veteran Oriol Servia will drive Wilson’s No. 25 Honda at Sonoma Raceway this weekend. Wilson …