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New England Patriots' Logan Ryan, left, breaks up a pass intended for New York Giants' Preston Parker during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Giants cap undefeated preseason with win over Patriots

Thursday, August 28, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — No one wanted overtime in the preseason finale, and Bill Belichick made sure neither the New York Giants or New England Patriots had to endure it. Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds to play after Belichick went for a first down in his territory late, and the Giants capped their first undefeated preseason since 2006 with a 16-13 victory on Thursday night. The Patriots coach went for it on fourth-and-1 from his 39 with less than three minutes to play and the score tied. Patriots rookie Jimmy Garoppolo threw his pass between two receivers and the Giants … 0

Phil Mickelson in a bind with 4 straight playoff events

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NORTON — Phil Mickelson isn’t a fan of four straight FedEx Cup playoff events that follows a summer of big events and precedes the Ryder Cup. Mickelson thought about skipping the Deutsche Bank Championship this week. Instead, the five-time major champion showed up at the TPC Boston on Thursday and didn’t even warm … 0

NFL increases domestic violence bans

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Acknowledging he “didn’t get it right” with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second. In a letter sent to all … 0

Patriots rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo gets first start vs Giants

Monday, August 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will get his first NFL start when the New England Patriots visit the New York Giants for Thursday night’s preseason finale. “It’s a good opportunity to get out there and get some quality reps, so it’s going to be fun,” Garoppolo … 0

Eli Manning looking to find his way in new offense

Monday, August 25, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After three miserable plays in Tom Coughlin’s so-called ‘green-zone,’ New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo let out his frustration at practice Monday. The wording was something like ‘make a play,’ with a sharper … 0

Retiring NBA referee Dick Bavetta looks back on a lifetime in basketball

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dick Bavetta never missed a game. Fortunately for him, not everyone has that same sense of devotion. The year was 1966, and Bavetta was in a stockbroker-league basketball game at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York. His … 0

Will Power shakes off quake but can’t close out IndyCar title

Monday, August 25, 2014

It was just past 3 a.m. when Will Power was awakened from a deep sleep on the top floor of his hotel in Napa, California. The IndyCar Series points leader was in the middle of his first earthquake and wasn’t certain he was going to make it out … 0

Tiger Woods splits with swing coach Sean Foley

Monday, August 25, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. — Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors. Woods said on his website Monday he will no longer work with Foley, the Canadian whom he hired when his game … 0

Chance for players other than Big 4 at US Open

Sunday, August 24, 2014

NEW YORK — Two 23-year-olds, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, broke through to their first major semifinals at Wimbledon. Perhaps this year’s U.S. Open will be the tipping point for the rise of a new generation. But recent … 0

Penn St. ex-officials’ case moves along under seal

Sunday, August 24, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The criminal case against three former Penn State administrators has been conducted under strict court secrecy for the past six months, with the judge sealing all filings — including a news organization’s effort to force them into the open. Nearly three years after two of … 0

So Yeon Ryu wins Canadian Women’s Open

Sunday, August 24, 2014

LONDON, Ontario — So Yeon Ryu missed out on the LPGA Tour’s 72-hole scoring record. She got the champagne shower she was longing for on the final green— reversing roles with Inbee Park. “I’ve been waiting so long … 0

Bradford out for season with ACL tear

Sunday, August 24, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Jeff Fisher shared the bad news with Sam Bradford on Sunday morning. By the time the St. Louis Rams coach began his day-after news conference, he’d had several hours to digest the impact of an … 0

Mariners complete sweep of Red Sox

Sunday, August 24, 2014

BOSTON — Dustin Ackley sure loved facing the Red Sox pitching. Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston 8-6 on Sunday for the … 0