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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman yawns as he stretches prior to NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Patriots’ Edelman to drive pace car at NHMS

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Julian Edelman does it all for the New England Patriots. A highly-productive receiver and return man since joining the team as a seventh-round pick in 2009, Edelman even saw action on defense in 2011. On Sunday, he’ll take on another role: official NASCAR pace car driver. The 5-foot-10 wideout will trade his receiving gloves for driving gloves as he gets … 0

Wilfork excited to be on field after major injury

Friday, June 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Vince Wilfork tore his Achilles tendon. Then he clashed with the New England Patriots about his contract. His future with the team – and in football – was uncertain. But there he was on a sunny field yesterday, smiling, joking and excited about the upcoming season. “I think this year … 0

Jets’ Ryan defensive about Pettine’s playbook tale

Friday, June 20, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Add yet another chapter to the long-running saga that is the New York Jets-New England Patriots rivalry. But, here’s a new twist: Rex Ryan actually defended Bill Belichick. Wait. Say what? Well, it started yesterday when a profile on Cleveland Browns Coach Mike Pettine published on Sports Illustrated’s theMMQB.com … 0

Tim O'Sullivan: Scales tilt heavily in favor of Manning

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Winning the last round of a boxing match or the last debate of the campaign usually carries extra weight with the judges or voters. And if yesterday’s AFC championship game was the last head-to-head big-game matchup between Tom … 2

Manning to Super Bowl – Broncos beat Pats, 26-16

Sunday, January 19, 2014

DENVER – Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safe keeping. The connection: Flawless, as usual. The keepsake: Certainly one he’ll want to hang on to. The Broncos quarterback … 0

AFC championship game capsule

Saturday, January 18, 2014

NEW ENGLAND (13-4) at DENVER (14-3) 3:05 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Broncos by 6 ½ RECORD VS. SPREAD – New England 9-8, Denver 11-6 SERIES RECORD – Broncos lead, 27-20 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Broncos, 34-31, OT, Nov. 24, 2013 LAST WEEK – Patriots beat Colts, 43-22; … 0

Patriots built to run

Sunday, January 19, 2014

There’s been much talk about the Patriots transforming themselves into a running team this season. How they’ve reinvented themselves in the face of changing personnel, channeling football’s smash-mouth past in an era that’s all about aerial stunts. Yes, … 0

Patriots’ top rushing games this season

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Date Opp Att-Yds TD W-L 12/29 Bills 43-267 2 W 1/11 Colts 46-234 6 W 11/3 Steelers 35-197 3 W 9/8 Bills 34-158 0 W 9/22 Bucs 33-156 0 W 10/27 Dolphins 37-152 2 W … 0

Patriots, Broncos overcame plenty of obstacles

Saturday, January 18, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Embarrassing headlines. Sidelined superstars. Retooled offenses. Shredded defenses. It’s a wonder the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos made it this far. Bill Belichick’s smarts and Tom Brady’s tenacity always seems to trump tribulation. This … 0

Patriots rookie LB Jamie Collins makes mark on defense

Friday, January 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – When the season started, the Patriots’ top pick in last year’s draft barely got on the field on defense, playing just six snaps when the opponent had the ball in the first two games. That … 0

As Patriots shift to run, tight ends block more, catch less

Friday, January 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez were widely regarded as the top tight end duo in the NFL. Michael Hoomanawanui and Matthew Mulligan are blocking in anonymity as their successors, helping pave the way for New … 0

Brady back at practice after missing day

Friday, January 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – No sniffles, no coughs, no watery eyes. Patriots fans can breathe easy now that Tom Brady is back at practice “Doing very well, thank you,” the quarterback who will lead New England into the AFC … 0

McDaniels tries to stick another dagger in Denver

Friday, January 17, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – For a brief time, Josh McDaniels was a celebrity in Denver and he played the part with gusto – running to the corner of the stadium after his first signature win and pumping his fists … 0

‘Omaha’ keeps Broncos foes off-balance

Thursday, January 16, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Peyton Manning’s road to the Super Bowl has taken an unexpected detour. Through Omaha, of all places. Yesterday, Manning pretended to shed a bit of light on his new favorite city, the name of which … 0

Blount making name for himself for the right reasons

Thursday, January 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Check out the video of LeGarrette Blount. Not the one of him punching an opponent at a college game. Or the one showing him smacking an NFL teammate during a preseason practice. Try these: Blount … 0