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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 …

Painkillers probe in NFL ‘long way from complete’

Monday, November 17, 2014

The five NFL road teams whose medical staffs were interviewed and subjected to spot checks of their bags by federal agents may turn out to be just the first five in line. Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rusty Payne …

Finally, late Pat Burns joins Hockey Hall of Fame

Monday, November 17, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — A few months ago, Line Burns was driving to see a friend and stopped in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, where she used to live with her husband. She was gassing up her car and getting something …

Jonas Gray runs wild as Patriots blow out Colts 42-20

Monday, November 17, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Tom Brady keeps finding ways to beat Indianapolis. On Sunday night, he relied on New England’s running game to deliver the body blows. Then he came up with the knockout punch. Jonas Gray rushed for a …

Kevin Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship

Sunday, November 16, 2014

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kevin Harvick charged through the field, picking off car after car, passing two other title contenders on a series of restarts. As he aggressively chased the victory and his first Sprint Cup title, it was …

James scores 41, Cavaliers edge Celtics 122-121

Saturday, November 15, 2014

BOSTON — LeBron James scored a season-high 41 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 122-121 on Friday night. James made one of two free throws with 36 seconds left …

Colts K Vinatieri shows no sign of slowing down

Friday, November 14, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Adam Vinatieri’s graying temples and grayer beard reveal one part of his remarkable career. At age 41, he is the NFL’s oldest player. He’s not slowing down. Nine years after the league’s best clutch kicker made …

FIFA ethics judge seeks out American investigator for World Cup probe talks

Friday, November 14, 2014

GENEVA — The public rift between the two leaders of FIFA’s investigation into World Cup bidding corruption is heading for personal talks. FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert said Friday he is reaching out to American investigator Michael Garcia, …

Chairman believes Chase format has improved NASCAR

Friday, November 14, 2014

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — After a wild playoff round filled with brawls and go-for-the-throat racing that left NASCAR’s biggest stars out of title contention, chairman Brian France said Friday the series would “be delighted” if winless Ryan Newman defied …

Colts looking for a win against Patriots

Friday, November 14, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck has lived with his mistakes from last year’s loss to the Patriots all through the offseason. It’s time to move on. The Colts’ quarterback, who threw four interceptions in last season’s playoff loss to …

Pro sports leagues gradually embrace gambling

Friday, November 14, 2014

We’ve come a long way since Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were banned from baseball for associating with gamblers — not betting on games or tipping them off about injuries, but by shaking their hands …