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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady laughs as he listens to a reporter's questions during a media availability at the NFL football team's facility Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots will play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Patriots-Packers could be shootout, title preview

Saturday, November 29, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Two star quarterbacks. Two championship-winning coaches. Two of the NFL’s marquee franchises. Toss in the iconic venue of Lambeau Field, and Sunday’s game between the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers shapes up to be more than just holiday weekend appointment viewing. This potential shootout pairing the Patriots’ Tom Brady and the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers …

Dougie Hamilton’s OT goal lifts Bruins over Jets 2-1

Friday, November 28, 2014

BOSTON — After failing to get off to a quick start and a nearly poor finish, the Boston Bruins rallied for a victory that they found difficult to celebrate. Dougie Hamilton scored 3:39 into overtime, giving the Bruins a 2-1 win over Winnipeg on Friday night after giving the Jets a four-minute power …

Improving Packers defense gets test with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski

Friday, November 28, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Micah Hyde has seen the film of New England’s Rob Gronkowski, and he is understandably impressed. The Green Bay Packers safety would be just fine if didn’t have to cover the Patriots’ 6-foot-6 behemoth of a tight end. Unfortunately for Hyde, this likely will not be the case come …

Messi sets European record with 74 goals

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Lionel Messi made a slice of European football history as the Barcelona striker hit a hat trick to become the Champions League’s all-time top scorer in a 4-0 win over APOEL on Tuesday. Three …

Evgeni Malkin scores in OT, Penguins beat Bruins 3-2

Monday, November 24, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored his second goal of the night 32 seconds into overtime, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday. Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists, including …

Patriots get another blowout win against top team

Monday, November 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots have piled up points and big victory margins against NFL division leaders. Now they’re preparing to face another one and leaving all those routs behind. “Nobody is happier than I am when …

Red Sox spend on Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez to shake cellar

Monday, November 24, 2014

BOSTON — The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings. The first team in major league history to go from worst to first and back …

Pablo Sandoval reaches multiyear deal with Red Sox

Monday, November 24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Kung Fu Panda is moving to Boston. Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract, and the switch-hitting slugger informed the San Francisco Giants he’s leaving. …

Chiefs place S Eric Berry on non-football illness list

Monday, November 24, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs safety Eric Berry was placed on the non-football injury list Monday after a mass was found in his chest following last week’s game in Oakland. Team trainer Rick Burkholder said Berry may have lymphoma. Burkholder said that doctors are “75 percent” of the …

Lions coach Jim Caldwell: ‘We don’t condone’ actions by Raiola, Mosley

Monday, November 24, 2014

When head coach Jim Caldwell came to Detroit 10 months ago, he promised a better behaved Detroit Lions team that was more disciplined on and off the field. A day after Sunday’s 34-9 loss to the New England Patriots, Caldwell spent most of his shorter-than-usual news conference answering …

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants Pacquiao-Mayweather fight at AT&T Stadium

Monday, November 24, 2014

If Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. ever agree to a boxing match, Jerry Jones would push hard for AT&T Stadium to host what would be the biggest fight in years and the richest fight in history. AT&T Stadium has already hosted two prime-time fights, including Pacquiao’s win …

AP Source: Pablo Sandoval reaches deal with Red Sox

Monday, November 24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of …

Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson highlight Hall of Fame ballot

Monday, November 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot. Craig Biggio, who fell two votes short of the 75 percent needed in the 2014 balloting, …