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Blount happy to be back in Patriots backfield

Saturday, November 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – There was no name over his locker stall and he had yet to officially secure the number he’ll wear tomorrow. Still, it was clear LeGarrette Blount was happy to be back with the New England Patriots. “It feels real good. I was excited to hear about it,” the running back said after yesterday’s practice. After walking to …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, November 22, 2014

NFL Fitzgerald a game-time decision against Seahawks TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona Coach Bruce Arians said it will be a game-time decision as to whether Larry …

Paul Newberry column: NFL should realign after NFC South debacle

Saturday, November 22, 2014

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons won’t apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record. They shouldn’t have to. This one is on …

A look at Harvick’s year-by-year climb to No. 1

Monday, November 17, 2014

Races Final Year won rank 2001 2 9th 2002 1 21st 2003 1 5th 2004 0 14th 2005 1 14th 2006 5 4th 2007 1 10th 2008 0 4th 2009 0 19th 2010 3 3rd 2011 4 3rd 2012 1 8th 2013 4 3rd 2014 5 1st …

Monarchs win first overtime game of the season, 4-3 over Hartford

Monday, November 17, 2014

Brian O’Neill scored the deciding goal with just more than a minute remaining in overtime to lift the Manchester Monarchs to a 4-3 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack yesterday. Manchester (10-4-0-0) swept all three of its games over the weekend and extended its winning streak to five …

NFL roundup: Rams stun Manning, Broncos

Monday, November 17, 2014

Shaun Hill was effective in his first start since regaining the quarterback job and the St. Louis Rams defense made life miserable for Peyton Manning in a 22-7 victory over the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos yesterday. Rookie Tre …

DEA agents raid NFL medical staffs after games

Monday, November 17, 2014

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced yesterday to check at least three visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rusty Payne said. The San Francisco 49ers’ staff …

Logano, Hamlin, Newman all fall short in finale

Monday, November 17, 2014

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Joey Logano’s championship bid ended in the pits on a miserable stop. Denny Hamlin coughed up his shot on a gamble that went bust. Ryan Newman’s ferocious rally from an early deficit was one spot …

Patriots end history of struggles at Lucas Oil Stadium

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Patriots finally won in their fourth trip to Lucas Oil Stadium. 11/16/14 Patriots 42, Colts 20 02/05/12 Giants 21, Patriots 17* 11/15/09 Colts 35, Patriots 34 11/02/08 Colts 18, Patriots 15 *-Super Bowl …

Harvick wins Homestead to claim first championship

Monday, November 17, 2014

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – There was no trick to Kevin Harvick’s first Sprint Cup championship. Competing for the title against three other drivers, he seized his opportunity with a relentless dash through the field in the closing laps of …

Gray runs wild as Patriots blow out Colts, 42-20

Monday, November 17, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Tom Brady keeps finding ways to beat Indianapolis. Last night, he relied on New England’s running game to deliver the body blows. Then he came up with the knockout punch. Jonas Gray rushed for a career-high …

Luck looking to get over hump against Patriots

Saturday, November 15, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Andrew Luck has lived with his mistakes from last year’s loss to the Patriots all through the offseason. It’s time to move on. The Colts’ quarterback, who threw four interceptions in last season’s playoff loss to …

Patriots-Colts capsule

Saturday, November 15, 2014

NEW ENGLAND (7-2) at INDIANAPOLIS (6-3) 8:30 p.m., NBC OPENING LINE – Colts by 2½ RECORD VS. SPREAD – New England 5-4, Indianapolis 7-2 SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead, 48-29 LAST MEETING –Patriots beat Colts, 43-22, Jan. 11, 2014 LAST WEEK – Patriots had bye, beat Broncos, 43-21, …