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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2014, file photo, Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler (6) sits on the ground after being hit after a pass against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Cutler, who was pegged as the Bears' savior and instead paid the price for their failure to upgrade the talent around him. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

Bears QB Jay Cutler still a slouch in City of Big Shoulders

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CHICAGO — There’s no truth to the rumor Jay Cutler is about to be charged with starting the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. But everything else that’s gone wrong here the last five years? Feel free to pin it on the Bears’ perpetually grumpy QB. Nearly everyone in town does — and has since Cutler slouched into the city of …

Titans trade LB Akeem Ayers to Patriots

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has traded linebacker Akeem Ayers to the New England Patriots in what coach Ken Whisenhunt says gives the linebacker a fresh start. Whisenhunt said on his radio show Tuesday night the trade probably was the best for both Ayers and the team. The Titans traded Ayers and their seventh-round draft in 2015 to the Patriots and will receive …

Briefs: DEA complaint charges alleged MLB drug supplier

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DEA complaint charges alleged MLB drug supplier MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Tuesday arrested a South Florida man suspected of manufacturing and supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs to clinics that distributed them to Major League Baseball players and other athletes. A DEA criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges Paulo Berejuk with conspiracy to distribute testosterone. An initial court hearing for Berejuk …

World Series: Seasoned Giants vs fresh Royals

Friday, October 17, 2014

Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Plus, they recently flattened Buster Posey and his Giants. So how come this bunch that’s rapidly become a fan favorite …

Giants have every-other-October pattern down pat

Friday, October 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — There’s a tune Tim Flannery once sung that he finds perfectly fitting to describe how his San Francisco Giants get the most out of themselves in the postseason. Old standbys like Buster Posey, Hunter Pence …

Ned Yost has underdog Royals back in World Series

Friday, October 17, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Thump Monkeys are trailing and Jeff Foxworthy isn’t happy. Not just trailing, they’re getting creamed. Hunting season started in Georgia weeks ago, and right now, Foxworthy’s team is getting shelled by another group …

Patriots take weekend off after 3 wins in 12 days

Friday, October 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Julian Edelman may spend Sunday afternoon nibbling appetizers and watching NFL games. Chris Jones plans to see some college football on Saturday. After a busy 12 days in which they won three games, the New England …

Victor Cruz has no doubt he will return from knee injury

Friday, October 17, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has no doubts that he will recover from a serious injury to his right knee and return to football next season. Speaking to the media for the …

Rex Ryan’s solution: Stay the course, fix it now

Friday, October 17, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Credit the New York Jets with pushing the Patriots to the limit. Also credit them with another loss. The Jets’ sixth straight defeat after an opening victory came in what was one of their …

Bruins forward Milan Lucic fined $5,000 for gesture in Montreal

Friday, October 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has fined Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic $5,000 for making an obscene gesture at the fans in Montreal. Lucic taunted the crowd and then mimicked raising the Stanley Cup while entering the penalty box in Boston’s 6-4 loss to the Canadiens. He …

Celtics acquire Bynum from Pistons

Friday, October 17, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have traded center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for guard Will Bynum. Bynum averaged 8.7 points and 3.9 assists over 56 games last season, his seventh in the NBA. Anthony has averaged 2.3 points and 3 rebounds in his seven years …

Brady threw 3 TD passes, Patriots beat Jets 27-25

Thursday, October 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Chris Jones wasn’t going to make the same mistake he did last year when Nick Folk tried another potential winning field goal Thursday night. This time, the New England defensive tackle didn’t commit a penalty to …

Travis Ishikawa 3-run walk-off homer sends Giants to World Series

Thursday, October 16, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Ishikawa hit the first homer to end an NL Championship Series, a three-run shot that sent the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in …