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Ottawa Senators' Jared Cowen (2) keeps the puck away from a charging St. Louis Blues' T.J. Oshie (74) in the second period of a NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Thanksgiving offers snapshot of Stanley Cup teams

Thursday, November 27, 2014

DENVER — Carve an extra piece of turkey to celebrate, David Backes and T.J. Oshie, because St. Louis is well on its way to the postseason. Treat yourself to another slice of pumpkin pie, Max Pacioretty, since Montreal’s virtually in, too. At least, the numbers seem to suggest as much. Since the 2005-06 season, NHL teams in postseason position entering …

Eagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead

Thursday, November 27, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — LeSean McCoy is looking more like the NFL rushing champion of a year ago, and Mark Sanchez is getting more comfortable in Philadelphia’s offense. McCoy ran for 159 yards and a touchdown, Sanchez had his first scoring run in almost three years and the Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 33-10 …

Johnson shines in Detroit’s 34-17 win over Chicago on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27, 2014

DETROIT — After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit’s offense with an emphatic reminder that he’s still one of the game’s most dynamic players. Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Lions boosted their postseason hopes with …

5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probe

Thursday, November 27, 2014

GENEVA — Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. A person familiar with the cases confirmed the names …

Watch No. 12: Tom Brady vs Aaron Rodgers

Thursday, November 27, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers really do have a lot in common. During this season’s first month, the star quarterbacks of the Patriots and Packers were facing questions about their teams’ slow starts. It’s no coincidence …

Pele doing ‘fine’ after taken to special care unit

Thursday, November 27, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday. The hospital released a statement saying the 74-year-old Pele was transferred to …

Iron Bowl features dangerous receivers

Thursday, November 27, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Amari Cooper and D’haquille Williams have brought a new twist to the Iron Bowl. Instead of tailbacks and quarterbacks being the Alabama-Auburn game’s featured playmakers, it might just be those two talented receivers — provided …

Patriots sign special teams ace Matthew Slater to 2-year contract extension

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — NFL Players Association records show New England special teams captain Matthew Slater has signed a two-year contract extension. Slater called the extension “humbling” on Wednesday but declined to go into details. The Patriots don’t announce contract extensions. The total value of the deal is $4 …

Panda heads put away with Pablo Sandoval’s departure

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Those oversized panda heads are being put away — at least the ones seen in the first row at AT&T Park. Pablo Sandoval’s bamboo-eating buddies aren’t following him to Beantown. Sam Li, a San Francisco …

Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones ready for anything from Red Bulls

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — New England midfielder Jermaine Jones wouldn’t be surprised if the New York Red Bulls target him and try to get him upset with the referee. He didn’t seem to care, either. “Maybe,” he said on Wednesday. …

Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin dig at NFL in press conference

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

RENTON, Wash. — With the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took digs at the NFL during a news conference on Tuesday after the league issued a $100,000 fine to teammate …

NFL, union discuss personal conduct policy

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ union chief DeMaurice Smith met Tuesday to discuss the league’s personal conduct policy. Neither side released details of the meeting. The NFL Players Association has been unhappy with what …

Patriots seek to slow down fast-starting Packers

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots are one of the NFL’s best teams in the first half. Just not as good as the fast-starting Green Bay Packers when they’re at home. That’s where the Patriots (9-2) will be …