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Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck, right, celebrates with teammate Matt Hasselbeck (8) after they defeated the Houston Texans in an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Houston. Indianapolis won 27-20.(AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

As usual, Patriots playing down any intrigue in next game

Monday, October 12, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Nobody in the Patriots locker room is feeding into the hype of Sunday night’s AFC championship game rematch against the Indianapolis Colts. There’s plenty of potential for distraction after the “Deflategate” scandal when the Patriots were accused of deflating footballs in last January’s 45-7 conference title game rout of the Colts. New England was fined $1 million, lost …

Colts QB Andrew Luck a full participant at practice for Patriots

Monday, October 12, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was a full participant in Monday’s practice for the first time in two weeks, though his availability for this weekend’s showdown with New England remains unknown. Luck is still day-to-day with a sore right shoulder and had been limited in practice since leading Indianapolis to a 35-33 …

Brady, Patriots pull away from Romo-less Cowboys 30-6

Sunday, October 11, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Chants of “Bra-dy” arose several times from a large New England contingent in Tom Brady’s first visit to the $1.2 billion showplace of the Dallas Cowboys. First after a 1-yard plunge for his first rushing touchdown in almost three years, again after a long touchdown pass to Julian Edelman that …

Tom Brady, perfect Patriots visit Cowboys sans Tony Romo, Dez Bryant

Saturday, October 10, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tom Brady called it a “bummer” that New England was catching the Dallas Cowboys when they were missing Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. The star quarterback for the Patriots didn’t say it was a letdown, …

Greg Hardy admonished by Cowboys for comments about Tom Brady’s wife

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Finally, there has been push back from the Cowboys regarding defensive end Greg Hardy’s controversial comments about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s wife. Coach Jason Garrett said the situation was addressed with Hardy immediately following his interview on Tuesday when he made the comments. “Well we just …

Patriots will try to stop Greg Hardy in lineman’s Dallas debut

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Greg Hardy’s mouth is preceding his production. The Dallas Cowboys defensive end will return to the field on Sunday after serving a four-game suspension for roughing up his former girlfriend. His first opponent: The defending NFL …

Patriots’ perfect start helps shut ‘Gate’

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

There had been a real possibility that Tom Brady would serve a four-game suspension to open this season in the fallout from “Deflategate.” That’s what Commissioner Roger Goodell wanted and it would have let the Dallas Cowboys avoid facing Brady this week. However, the courts overturned that suspension …

Greg Hardy returns from 4-game suspension, says focus on football, Patriots

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

IRVING, Texas — Greg Hardy chose to talk about football just about every time he was asked about the domestic violence case that led to the Dallas defensive end’s four-game suspension. Meeting with reporters Tuesday now that the …

Aaron Hernandez lawyers ask for search warrant to be tossed

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

BOSTON — Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked a judge Tuesday to invalidate a search warrant that led police to seize a vehicle that prosecutors say Hernandez was driving when he fatally shot two …

Akiem Hicks’ long journey lands him with Patriots

Monday, October 5, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Akiem Hicks’ long and winding road has brought him to the undefeated New England Patriots. “I’ve got a little bit of a past,” said the 25-year-old Hicks, acquired from the Saints during New England’s bye week. “I went from school in Louisiana to school in …

Fast Patriots start has fans thinking of another 16-0 season

Saturday, October 3, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — This is not 2007. Sure, the NFL has found the New England Patriots guilty of cheating and punished them — again. And, true, they are off to a quick start, opening this season with three consecutive …

Ex-New England Patriots WR Irving Fryar sentenced to 5 years in prison

Friday, October 2, 2015

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Former NFL star Irving Fryar was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his role in a mortgage scam. His mother, Allene McGhee, was sentenced to three years’ probation in the same case. Both were convicted in August of applying for multiple …

Ageless Adam Vinatieri still getting kick out of milestones

Thursday, October 1, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Colts players consider Adam Vinatieri a true treasure. At age 42, he might actually fit the description. He owns four Super Bowl rings, has made six AFC title game appearances, and has been involved in some …