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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014, file photo, New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) looks on from the sidelines in the second half of an NFL preseason football in Foxborough, Mass. Shane and Brock Vereen talk frequently about their NFL experiences. On Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, the brothers will have a new one when Shane, the Patriots running back, plays against Brock, the Chicago Bears rookie safety. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Vereen brothers square off when Bears visit Pats

Thursday, October 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Vereen brothers competed hard against each other while growing up in California. Video games. Stickball. Basketball in the backyard. And, of course, football — in the living room. On Sunday, they’ll be on the same field when New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen and Chicago Bears safety Brock Vereen meet in a game that really matters. …

Ex-Boston Patriot John ‘Bull’ Bramlett dies at 73

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — John “Bull” Bramlett, a former professional football and baseball player who was nicknamed the “Meanest Man in Football,” has died. He was 73. Shelby County Mayor’s Office spokesman Steve Shular told The Associated Press that family members say the Memphis native died early Thursday. Shular said Mayor Mark H. Luttrell was close to Bramlett, who had been in declining health. …

Injury to Chandler Jones puts pressure on Patriots defense

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The “next man up” approach will be tested again after another injury to a key defender for the New England Patriots. Maybe this time they’ll do better. With top tackler Jerod Mayo missing his first game with a season-ending right knee injury, the New York Jets ran over and around New …

Patriots’ defense looking to rebound from big loss

Thursday, October 2, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — There weren’t too many bright spots for the New England Patriots’ defense during a 27-point blowout to Kansas City. The fact that it occurred in a Monday night game is one small positive. Kansas City’s 41-14 dismantling of the Patriots in front of a national audience …

Judge orders bullets in Aaron Hernandez case thrown out

Thursday, October 2, 2014

FALL RIVER — Bullets found in an apartment rented by ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and a magazine found in his Hummer were thrown out as evidence in his murder case Thursday by a judge who said …

Patriots president expresses support for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

Thursday, October 2, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots president Jonathan Kraft expressed support Thursday for commissioner Roger Goodell and said the NFL will go forward with him in charge. “Roger’s our commissioner and we are very happy with him,” said …

Bengals looking to drop, stop Tom Brady again

Thursday, October 2, 2014

CINCINNATI — The Bengals gave Tom Brady one of the worst afternoons of his career the last time they got together. They sacked Brady the first time he dropped to pass. They prevented the Patriots from getting into …

Tom Brady tries to keep even keel during slow start

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady tries not to get too high when things are going well or too low when they’re not. Good thing, considering how poorly the season has gone for him and the New England Patriots offense. …

With receiver Marvin Jones on way back, Bengals improving

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CINCINNATI — The Bengals are in position to get a lot better in the one area where they’re lacking on offense. Receiver Marvin Jones is close to rejoining the Bengals (3-0) as they get ready to play at …

Judge weighing Aaron Hernandez bid to toss evidence

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — Lawyers for ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez continued their effort Wednesday to have cellphone evidence thrown out, and a judge began hearing testimony on what the defense claims was an unlawful interrogation of him …

Patriots owner Kraft suffered along with fans in rout of Patriots

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Robert Kraft looked down from his seat high above the field and watched his New England Patriots fall apart. The offense led by Tom Brady struggled to move the ball. The defense that had been stingy …

Judge hearing Aaron Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — A Massachusetts prosecutor in the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez testified Tuesday against his lawyers’ efforts to suppress cellphone evidence, saying they had agreed to turn the phone over to …

Charles sends Chiefs to 41-14 rout of Patriots

Monday, September 29, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady is still stuck in neutral for the New England Patriots. Charles returned from an injury to score three …