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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady winds up for a pass during an NFL football training camp practice at Gillette Stadium, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo)

Tom Brady looking to improve in 15th training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Three quarterbacks took turns throwing as the New England Patriots began training camp Thursday. It’s the 15th for Tom Brady, the fourth for Ryan Mallett and the first for Jimmy Garoppolo. All had plenty to learn. “It’s about making improvements and I think it goes from the guy who’s the newest on the team to the guy who’s … 0

Gronk cleared to play at Patriots training camp

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first practice Thursday. “He’s been cleared to play,” coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday. That’s welcome news to … 0

Patriots head to camp with restocked defense

Sunday, July 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won 26-16 and piled up 507 yards, the most New England allowed in Bill Belichick’s 14 years as coach. So … 0

Prosecutors lose bid for ex-NFL star’s phone calls

Friday, February 7, 2014

FALL RIVER — A judge rejected a request Friday by prosecutors in ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez’s murder case for his jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having. Judge Susan Garsh said prosecutors did not make … 0

DA seeks recordings of Aaron Hernandez’s jailhouse calls

Friday, January 31, 2014

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez used “coded messages” to communicate about his murder case in jailhouse phone calls, Massachusetts prosecutors said in a request for access to recordings of his calls. In the calls, Hernandez discussed the … 0

New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio interviews for Dolphins GM post

Friday, January 24, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio became the eighth candidate to interview for the vacant Miami Dolphins general manager position on Friday. Dolphins assistant GM Brian Gaine had a second interview for the job late Friday. Gaine was general manager Jeff Ireland’s … 0

Dante Scarnecchia retires after 30 seasons on Patriots staff

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Dante Scarnecchia is retiring after spending 30 of the past 32 seasons as an assistant coach with the New England Patriots. The 65-year-old Scarnecchia has been their offensive line coach since 1999 and also has served as assistant head coach since Bill Belichick became coach … 0

Highlights and lowlights of Patriots 13-5 season

Monday, January 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — A look at some highlights and lowlights from the Patriots’ 13-5 season: Best Game: The Patriots went to Baltimore where the Ravens were 6-1 and surging toward the playoffs. But New England won 41-7 to stop the Ravens’ four-game winning streak in the next to last … 0

Bill Belichick: Wes Welker tried to ‘take out’ Aqib Talib

Monday, January 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The collision that knocked Aqib Talib out of the AFC championship game reverberated Monday when Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wes Welker tried to “take out” the star cornerback. Belichick took the shot at his former … 0

Overachieving, injured Patriots fall short of goal

Monday, January 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — With too many injuries and too few receivers, the New England Patriots’ season is over two wins shy of a Super Bowl championship. They may have overachieved with rookies and unproven free agents playing key roles, … 0

Patriots falter in run game in loss to Broncos

Sunday, January 19, 2014

DENVER — The New England Patriots finally lost one player too many. When cornerback Aqib Talib went out, Peyton Manning went to work and a New England team that made it to the AFC title game with a banged-up roster and a run-heavy offense simply ran out of … 0

Manning, Broncos overwhelm Brady, Patriots in AFC championship

Sunday, January 19, 2014

DENVER — Peyton Manning had an answer for everyone. What’s new? For Tom Brady. For the New England defense. For anyone who thought he couldn’t win the big one. Manning is taking the Denver Broncos on a trip … 0

Broncos boast firepower, confident Peyton Manning

Saturday, January 18, 2014

DENVER — Maybe it’s because the forecast calls for the mercury to push toward 60 degrees Sunday, when plenty of fans will be tempted to get in a quick nine holes before heading down to the stadium to … 0