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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 news first broke, deflategate or ballghazi or whatever you want to call it felt like just another Patriots witch hunt fueled by …

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 …

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 …

Seahawks’ Jermaine Kearse was there when it counted

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

RENTON, Wash. – Jermaine Kearse was having an NFC championship game to forget. The first two times Kearse even got his fingers on a pass from Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, the ball ended up in the hands of …

Patriots’ path to Super Bowl capped by another blowout

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Once Tom Brady gets their offense rolling, the New England Patriots are tough to stop. Some of the NFL’s top teams – Denver, Detroit, Cincinnati and Indianapolis – all lost to the AFC champions by at least 22 points. Now the Patriots are in the …

Tim O’Sullivan: Latest claims of Patriots’ cheating a lot of hot air

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

By now, most of us are used to it. We know that being a Patriots fan means vitriol, envy and accusations, even crazy deflated-ball accusations, will be headed our way. There’s a certain member of my family who …

First 26 players chosen for Pro Bowl teams by Irvin, Carter

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PHOENIX – The first 26 players were drafted by the two Pro Bowl teams yesterday, with the remainder from more glamorous positions to be chosen in a televised event tonight. The players were picked yesterday after Dallas running …

Shaquille O’Neal becomes reserve police officer

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DORAL, Fla. – Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is now a reserve police officer in South Florida. Doral Police Chief Donald De Lucca swore the retired basketball player in during a ceremony yesterday afternoon. O’Neal had originally applied in September. He will not receive a salary and will …

Rask, Hamilton lead Bruins to 3-1 win over Stars

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DALLAS – Tuukka Rask made 36 saves, and Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist to lead the Boston Bruins past the Dallas Stars, 3-1, last night. Hamilton assisted on Gregory Campbell’s second-period goal that broke a …

Patriots’ Wilfork helps accident victim after AFC title game

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady earned his latest Super Bowl berth, then left Gillette Stadium with his supermodel wife. Patriots Coach Bill Belichick probably went straight to the film room. And it’s best not to ask too many …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Alpine skiing At the top: Vonn breaks all-time World Cup wins record CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy – Lindsey Vonn won a super-G yesterday for her record 63rd World Cup victory and celebrated with an embrace from a surprise visitor …

Tiger Woods loses tooth after being bumped by camera, according to agent

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy – Tiger Woods has another reason not to like cameras – his agent said it cost him a tooth. Woods made a surprise visit to Italy yesterday to watch girlfriend Lindsey Vonn capture her record …

Scherzer inks seven-year, $210 million deal with Nationals

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WASHINGTON – Sure seems as if Max Scherzer and his wife now will be able to afford to buy themselves at least one of those nonstick baking sheets they were hoping to receive as a wedding gift. Or …