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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady listens to a reporter's question during a media availability at the NFL football team's facility Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots will play the Detroit Lions on Sunday in Foxborough.(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

high-scoring Patriots face Lions’ stingy defense

Saturday, November 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — It’s no surprise that the New England Patriots lead the NFL in scoring. In the past four seasons, they’ve done that twice and finished third twice. But the Detroit Lions allowing the fewest points? Now there’s a surprise. In the past seven seasons, they gave up the most points three times. In their stingiest season in that period, …

Canadiens beat Bruins 2-0 behind Carey Price’s 33 saves

Saturday, November 22, 2014

BOSTON — Montreal winger Max Pacioretty had a simple explanation for why the Canadiens have had so much success lately against the Boston Bruins. They play just like them. Carey Price made 33 saves, Tomas Plekanec had a goal and an assist, and Montreal beat the Bruins 2-0 on Saturday night. The Canadiens …

Marc Gasol scores 32 as Grizzlies beat Celtics 117-100

Friday, November 21, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After dealing with a stomach virus that affected nearly half the team earlier in the week, the Memphis Grizzlies recovered enough to get their 21st straight regular season home victory. Marc Gasol matched his career high with 32 points, Zach Randolph added 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the …

Giancarlo Stanton signs record $325M deal at news conference

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins’ field Wednesday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games. He had just signed a record $325 million, 13-year contract and …

Detroit’s passing game still a work in progress

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Calvin Johnson is back on the field, the season is more than half over and the Detroit Lions are still waiting for more production from their passing game. “It’s a lot of different variables …

Eli: Lots of good years left

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning believes he has a lot of good years of football left and he hopes to continue playing them with the New York Giants. The 33-year-old quarterback said Monday that he still loves …

Brady likely to have increased role against Lions

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady didn’t have to throw much or especially well for the New England Patriots to get their sixth straight win. He figures to play a bigger role when they go for their seventh. One week …

Collins, NBA’s 1st openly gay player, to retire

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NEW YORK — Jason Collins, the first openly gay man to play in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the NBA. The 35-year-old Collins disclosed his plans …

Tuukka Rask makes 33 saves, Bruins shut out Blues 2-0

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins were content being outshot by nearly a 2-to-1 ratio against St. Louis. The Bruins focused on defense, forcing the Blues outside for shots that Tuukka Rask saw clearly and had no trouble stopping …

Jonas Gray on center stage in Patriots run game

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Have you heard the one about the little-known running back who went from standup comic in college to sudden sensation for the AFC’s best team? Please welcome to the stage Jonas Gray. “Back in the day,” …

NFL suspends Vikings RB Adrian Peterson for at least rest of season

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson was suspended without pay for at least the rest of the season by the NFL on Tuesday. The league said it informed the Minnesota Vikings running back in a letter from Commissioner Roger Goodell …

Ireland beats US 4-1 in friendly

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DUBLIN — Robbie Brady scored twice to lead a second-string Ireland side to a 4-1 win over the United States in a friendly on Tuesday. Ireland, which changed all 11 starters from Friday’s 1-0 defeat by Scotland in …

Patriots win with strong passing, running, defense

Monday, November 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Need a quarterback to throw for four touchdowns or a running back to rush for four? The New England Patriots have those. How about a defense to dominate the NFL’s highest scoring team? The Patriots have …