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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, tosses the ball to running back Brandon Bolden during an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The Patriots will travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys on Sunday.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Patriots will try to stop Greg Hardy in DL’s Dallas debut

Thursday, October 8, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Greg Hardy’s mouth is preceding his production. The Dallas Cowboys defensive end will return to the field on Sunday after serving a four-game suspension for roughing up his former girlfriend. His first opponent: The defending NFL champion New England Patriots, who are 3-0 under reigning Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady. And Hardy is looking forward to it. …

Rams rise in AP power rankings; Pats, Pack, Broncos 1-2-3

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NEW YORK – The St. Louis Rams will get a better idea of how strong they really are in the AP Pro32 power rankings this weekend, when they visit the unbeaten Green Bay Packers. The Rams made the biggest jump in the latest power rankings, improving nine spots to No. 10 in voting …

Hicks’s long path through college and NFL takes him to Patriots

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Akiem Hicks’s long and winding road has brought him to the undefeated New England Patriots. “I’ve got a little bit of a past,” said the 25-year-old Hicks, acquired from the Saints during New England’s bye week. “I went from school in Louisiana to school in Canada and then back down to New Orleans. “It was a process, but I’m happy …

Pumped for Patriots: Bills store pokes fun at scandal

Saturday, September 19, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – With the Patriots coming to Buffalo, the Bills are pumped in all ways. At the front of their team store is a large display prominently featuring air pumps, a comic touch for a New England team embroiled in a football deflation scandal the past …

Patriots acquire receiver Keshawn Martin from Texans

Friday, September 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots acquired wide receiver Keshawn Martin from the Houston Texans on Thursday for an undisclosed draft pick. The 25-year-old Martin was in uniform but didn’t play in the Texans’ season-opening loss to Kansas City on Sunday. In 48 NFL games, all with …

Brady: “All football, it’s been great.”

Thursday, September 17, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady is glad to have things back to normal as he prepares for his second game since having his four-game NFL suspension overturned by a federal judge. “Yes. It’s been nice,” he said Wednesday. …

Bills spill their dislike of AFC East rival Patriots

Thursday, September 17, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills really don’t like the New England Patriots. And they’re not afraid to say it. “Don’t nobody like the Patriots,” Dareus said. “Let’s just be honest about …

Brady says he hopes Trump can win presidency

Thursday, September 17, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday that he hopes Donald Trump can win the presidency, hours before Trump was set to participate in the second Republican debate. The Super Bowl MVP, whose four-game suspension for using deflated footballs was recently overturned by a …

Dareus eager to rejoin Bills with new deal, suspension over

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus rejoined the Bills on Tuesday with his future secure and his past in perspective. Signing a six-year, $108 million contract extension at the same time he was serving a …

Patriots are No. 1 in AP’s power rankings

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

NEW YORK – Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are back to a familiar spot after the first week of the regular season. The top of the NFL. The Patriots jumped two spots on Tuesday and are …

Familiar foe Rex Ryan, Bills looking forward to hosting Patriots

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – After the Bills’ season-opening win over the Indianapolis Colts, the task gets tougher for Week 2. Tom Brady and the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. “It’s a tough Sunday because of their skill,” …

RB Jonas Gray signed by Dolphins off their practice squad

Saturday, September 12, 2015

DAVIE, Fla. – Running back Jonas Gray was signed by the Miami Dolphins off the practice squad. The Dolphins also signed center Sam Brenner off their practice squad Friday, and released offensive lineman Jacques McClendon and quarterback Logan …

NFL clears Patriots of headset suspicion in opening game

Saturday, September 12, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly has heard air traffic control coming in over the headsets he uses to communicate with his staff. Former Ravens coach Brian Billick said he once heard a pizza delivery guy. So when the Pittsburgh Steelers coaches started picking up the …

Quartet of trophies on display at Patriots celebration

Friday, September 11, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Everything was in place for the New England Patriots to celebrate their fourth Super Bowl championship in the NFL opener. The four Vince Lombardi Trophies were on the field. A fourth banner was unveiled on …

Brady throws four touchdowns, three to Gronkowski, in 28-21 win

Friday, September 11, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Whether sprinting out of the tunnel for warmups, watching former teammates and the Patriots owner carrying Lombardi Trophies, or tearing apart the Steelers, Tom Brady relished every moment of this NFL season opener. “It was …