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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 …

Unbeaten Kubrat Pulev confident of toppling heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko

Friday, November 14, 2014

Unbeaten Kubrat Pulev believes he’s the man to end Wladimir Klitschko’s reign as world heavyweight champion when they face off on Saturday in Hamburg. Pulev is the mandatory challenger of the International Boxing Federation and is undefeated in 20 fights. Klitschko has been ruling the heavyweight division since …

Patriots linebacker Jonathan Casillas enjoying being with elite team

Friday, November 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Jonathan Casillas isn’t about to forget Oct. 28, 2014. That’s the day he went from the bottom of the NFL to near the top. “It’s a blessing to basically go from the worst to the best,” the linebacker said Friday when asked about the trade-deadline …

Patriots apologize after thanking racist tweeter

Friday, November 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The New England Patriots are apologizing after sending out a tweet to thank a “fan” with a racist Twitter handle. The Patriots were holding a promotion to celebrate becoming the first NFL team with 1 million Twitter followers. The team asked fans to retweet a …

Canadiens blow out Bruins, 5-1

Thursday, November 13, 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty had two goals, Dale Weiss scored on a penalty shot, and the Montreal Canadiens downed the rival Boston Bruins 5-1 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win. Lars Eller and Jiri Sekac …

Patriots defense prepping to stop Colts QB Luck

Thursday, November 13, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — New England quarterback Tom Brady this week praised nearly everything about Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck. On Thursday, Pats defenders said they also admire the guy they’re hoping to stop. “He’s a leader, he’s everything you want …

Colts gear up for Patriots QB Tom Brady

Thursday, November 13, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts defense is well aware of the task at hand. The players know exactly what Tom Brady is capable of. “Probably the best quarterback in the NFL right now,” Indianapolis cornerback Greg Toler said. “A …

Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout win MVP awards

Thursday, November 13, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century, coasting an easy victory Thursday. Mike Trout was a unanimous pick for the AL honor after finishing …

Tom Brady backups to battle when Browns face Texans

Thursday, November 13, 2014

BEREA, Ohio — There won’t be a parade and there’s not a sponsor lined up, but Sunday’s Browns-Texans matchup will be a pseudo bowl game — the Tom Brady Backup Bowl. Cleveland quarterback Brian Hoyer and Houston’s Ryan …

Jurgen Klinsmann: Hasn’t spoken with MLS commissioner over dispute

Thursday, November 13, 2014

LONDON — U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann shed no light on Don Garber’s public dispute with him, saying he had not met with the Major League Soccer Commissioner in recent weeks. Garber held a telephone news conference on Oct. …

FIFA under fire after report on Qatar, Russia

Thursday, November 13, 2014

GENEVA — A long-awaited day of judgment on World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar turned into another day of FIFA disarray. Nearly four years after FIFA chose Russia and Qatar to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, …