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President Barack Obama looks over a signed New England Patriots football helmet presented to him by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Wasington, Thursday, April 23, 2015, where the president honored the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots for their Super Bowl XLIX victory. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Patriots need CB help in draft after losing Revis, Browner

Monday, April 27, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — An unheralded cornerback saved the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots. Now they need two starters at that position to help them defend their title. The two they had last season left in free agency — star Darrelle Revis for the New York Jets and hard-hitting Brandon Browner for the New Orleans Saints. With no clear favorites …

Super Bowl champion Patriots honored at White House

Thursday, April 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama honored the New England Patriots for winning the Super Bowl despite a “huge distraction” and “media circus” over underinflated footballs in their conference championship game. Obama recognized the NFL champions Thursday during a White House ceremony on the South Lawn. “That whole story got blown a little out …

Victim’s mom to move ahead with suit against Aaron Hernandez

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOSTON — The mother of a man slain by former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is moving forward with a lawsuit against him, and her lawyer said Wednesday that his first step is to figure out how much money Hernandez has left and where he’s keeping it. Lawyer Douglass Sheff also said …

Patriots knew day of killing cop wanted to talk to Hernandez

Friday, February 13, 2015

FALL RIVER — The New England Patriots were alerted within hours that police wanted to talk to tight end Aaron Hernandez after a body was found not far from his house, a detective testified Friday, elaborating during often …

Aaron Hernandez prosecutor cites OJ Simpson case in judge request

Thursday, February 5, 2015

FALL RIVER — Citing the O.J. Simpson case, a prosecutor in the murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez told a judge Thursday that trophies and religious items had been added to Hernandez’s home since the 2013 …

Northampton native Mike O’Brien talks about ‘surreal’ experience driving ‘duck boat’ in Patriots victory parade

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fresh off his appearance at the Academy of Music opening for comedian Lenny Clarke, Northampton native Mike O’Brien was bestowed with another honor — driving a “duck boat” in the Super Bowl victory parade for the New England …

Patriots draw wild cheers from giddy fans at Boston parade

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

BOSTON — Giddy fans of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots chanted “Brady! Brady!” and clambered atop massive snowbanks for better views as players danced and waved their way through Boston in a Wednesday parade celebrating their …

Brady: ‘I would love to’ give Malcolm Butler MVP truck

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he “would love to” give the truck he got for winning his third Super Bowl MVP to defensive back Malcolm Butler. Butler made the game-saving interception at the goal line …

Boston postpones Super Bowl parade after heavy snow

Monday, February 2, 2015

BOSTON — The Super Bowl celebration for New Englanders and their beloved Patriots will have to wait another day as Boston continues to get battered by heavy snow. Mayor Marty Walsh said the city will postpone a planned victory parade through downtown until Wednesday. He said the city …

It was no serendipitous Super Bowl for Vegas sports books

Monday, February 2, 2015

LAS VEGAS — If being $3.3 million richer after Sunday’s Super Bowl is what Nevada sports books consider a worst case scenario, imagine the riches if a last minute play, second-guessed around the world, had gone a little differently. “I can’t even tell you how many millions of …

Tom Brady, in ‘midst of my career’ at 37, set on more titles

Monday, February 2, 2015

PHOENIX — Tom Brady knows what’s next: more Super Bowl wins. At least he hopes so. The most successful quarterback of his era was still riding the high of his fourth NFL championship on the morning after New …

Julian Edelman cleared to play after concussion test

Monday, February 2, 2015

PHOENIX — Julian Edelman passed a concussion test after a big hit in the Super Bowl appeared to leave him groggy, allowing him to continue and catch the winning touchdown a few minutes later, a person with knowledge …

Seahawks’ decision to pass latest call to create controversy

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks had both the Lombardi Trophy and greatness in their grasp with 36 inches and 26 seconds to go. They watched their coronation as a modern day dynasty slip away with the decision not to put …