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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady smiles as he listens to a reporter's question during a media availability at the NFL football team's facility Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Tom Brady’s favorites carry bulk of pass offense

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady is very comfortable throwing to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. The other Patriots he sends out on pass patterns? Not so much. Of Brady’s 44 completions this season, 20 have gone to Edelman and Gronkowski. Of his 78 passes, 32 were aimed at them. “I’ve got to do a better job finding the other guys because …

NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month. And of more immediate impact — this weekend — the new performance-enhancing drug policy the league and players’ union agreed to Wednesday will allow the Broncos’ Wes Welker and two other suspended players …

To ‘get it right,’ Vikings put Adrian Peterson on leave

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. This time, he could be gone for the season. “We made a mistake,” Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said, “and we needed to get this right.” …

Billy Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

Friday, September 12, 2014

ATLANTA — Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already …

Orioles slugger Chris Davis suspended 25 games

Friday, September 12, 2014

BALTIMORE — Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games without pay on Friday following a positive test for an amphetamine, a punishment that will extend into the postseason and perhaps 2015. Baltimore started Friday leading the AL …

Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

Friday, September 12, 2014

ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin has resisted calls for Ferry to …

Patriots not used to slow starts

Friday, September 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots have a little recent team history on their side when they look to even their record Sunday at Minnesota. The Patriots have not started a season 0-2 since 2001, which means it hasn’t happened to them since Tom Brady became the starting …

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse, inactive for Sunday’s game vs Patriots

Friday, September 12, 2014

Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend’s …

NFL players’ union reps approve HGH testing for 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

NEW YORK — HGH testing is coming to the NFL this season. Player representatives to the union voted Friday to implement testing for human growth hormone for the 2014 NFL season. HGH testing was originally agreed upon in 2011, but the players have balked at the science in …

Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener at Chicago

Friday, September 12, 2014

JOLIET, Ill. — With rain in Friday’s forecast at Chicagoland Speedway, the only time on track became a strategy session for the championship contenders. If qualifying was rained out, the field for Sunday’s opening round of the Chase …

Red Sox pull away from Rorals, 6-3

Thursday, September 11, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The last-place Boston Red Sox took advantage of three critical errors by the first-place Kansas City Royals, pulling away late in a 6-3 victory Thursday night that ended a four-game losing streak. Clay Buchholz (8-8) allowed three runs, two earned, over 61/3 innings for …

Rob Gronkowski ready for Game 2 in return from knee injury

Thursday, September 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski looks to be in midseason form, at least when he’s spiking the ball after a touchdown. The rest of his game might take a while to get there. The New England Patriots star tight …

Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

Thursday, September 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for …