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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

Mahan comes up with timely victory at The Barclays

Sunday, August 24, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. — About the only thing that went wrong for Hunter Mahan at The Barclays was when the trophy broke. All he had to show for perhaps the biggest win of his career was a large wreath … 0

Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea past Chicago to win LLWS

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate. “I want to go to the Blue House — the White … 0

Ledecky sets another WR; Phelps finishes with gold

Sunday, August 24, 2014

GOLD COAST, Australia — Michael Phelps completed his comeback meet in international competition with a gold medal in the medley relay to cap off a Sunday night program that kicked off with Katie Ledecky setting her second world … 0

Patriots at a galne

Sunday, August 24, 2014

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (13-5) New faces: CB Darrelle Revis, CB Brandon Browner, WR Brandon LaFell, LB James Anderson, rookie DL Dominique Easley. Key losses: CB Aqib Talib, RB LeGarrette Blount, S Steve Gregory, LB Brandon Spikes. Strengths: QB, … 0

Timberwolves turn page on Kevin Love era

Sunday, August 24, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Everyone knew the Minnesota Timberwolves needed to trade Kevin Love. The face of the franchise played six seasons in Minnesota without a postseason appearance. He clashed with previous president David Kahn over his contract extension and … 0

Slugger Ortiz having another big season

Sunday, August 24, 2014

BOSTON — David Ortiz remains a constant even in a lost season for the Boston Red Sox. The defense of their 2013 World Series title hasn’t gone anything like the Red Sox would have liked, but one thing … 0

Athlete asks judge to reject NCAA head-injury deal

Sunday, August 24, 2014

CHICAGO — A former San Diego State football player has asked a federal judge to reject the recently proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it unfairly forces athletes who suffered head injuries to forfeit hundreds of millions of dollars in potential damages. … 0

Brad Keselowski: Don’t count out Gibbs guys just yet

Sunday, August 24, 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski is part brash racer, and part pragmatist. He was both after following Penske Racing teammate Joey Logano to the checkered flag at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night, giving the team a 1-2 … 0

Usain Bolt ends injury-plagued season early

Sunday, August 24, 2014

ZURICH (AP) — Usain Bolt has decided to end his injury-plagued season early, having competed in just three races in 2014. Organizers for Thursday’s Diamond League meeting in Zurich said Sunday that Bolt had withdrawn from the event’s 100-meter race and will not compete again this season. The … 0

Jets’ Patterson to rejoin team after going AWOL

Sunday, August 24, 2014

NEW YORK — Dimitri Patterson’s mysterious absence appears over. The veteran cornerback was set to rejoin the New York Jets on Sunday night after not showing up for the team’s game against the Giants on Friday night and having no direct communication with anyone in the organization since. … 0