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Lack of competition for Patriots likely means more AB

Ho-hum. We're two weeks into the NFL season, and the New England Patriots are badly in need of some competition – somewhere. The lack of that means the games continue to be secondary as the Antonio Brown saga contines. Sports Illustrated reported some more details on Antonio Brown's ...

Yaz I, Yaz II enjoy get-together at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) – For the first time in more than three decades, there was a “Yaz” patrolling left field in a big-league game at Fenway Park. San Francisco’s Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of Red Sox legend and Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, trotted out there when the Giants faced the Boston ...

Antonio Brown’s status back to TBD

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown’s availability is again in limbo this week with the NFL preparing to meet with the former trainer that has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the star receiver of rape and sexual assault. On Monday, the NFL declined to ...

Patriots hammer Miami Dolphins

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – When Antonio Brown celebrated his first touchdown with the New England Patriots by vaulting into a first-row luxury box, he didn’t linger. The Patriots had a job to finish. Determined to play to the final gun after allowing a miracle comeback at Miami last ...

Vazquez homers lead Red Sox over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A little lunchtime wisdom served Christian Vázquez well. Vázquez homered twice, including his first career grand slam, and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Red Sox catcher had ...

NFL won’t prevent Brown from playing Sunday

The NFL, according to multiple reports, will not stop controversial New England Patriots wideout Antonio Brown from playing on Sunday. And it doesn't appear the Patriot will, either. Brown has practiced fully with the team since Wednesday, which is a strong indication he will play Sunday in ...

Patriots will eventually have to decide on Brown’s future

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick's brief press conference was the perfect mirrror image to Antonio Brown's time as a Patriot without controversey. In other words, not long. Not long at all. But what will the fallout of this latest Brown fiasco be? The possible – but we think ...

Brown saga takes stunning turn in sexual assault lawsuit

After an incredible week, newly signed Antonio Brown may not even see game action in a New England Patriots uniform anytime soon thanks to a bombshell report that he is being sued for sexual assault in Florida federal court. Brown, according to documents obtained by TMZ Sports and a report in ...

Patriots surprisingly trade Thomas…to the Jets

New New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown may be known for causing friction, but his sudden presence on the roster actually helped the Patriots do business with a bitter rival. New England on Tuesday – before reports surfaced later last night about Brown being sued for sexual ...

Blue Jays hammer reeling Red Sox

TORONTO (AP) – Trent Thornton and three others combined on a two-hitter, Teoscar Hernández and Rowdy Tellez homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 Wednesday night. The slumping Red Sox have lost five straight. They had just four baserunners, and none advanced past ...

Bruins extend Cassidy’s coaching contract

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Bruins signed coach Bruce Cassidy to a multiyear contract extension Wednesday, a reward for leading the team to the Stanley Cup Final in just his second full season on the bench. “I think it’s a good marriage,” Cassidy said at the team’s training facility ...

Blue Jays outslug Red Sox to end losing streak

TORONTO (AP) – Rowdy Tellez hit a two-run home run, Cavan Biggio and Reese McGuire added solo shots and the Toronto Blue Jays snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Biggio walked twice and scored twice, and McGuire had two hits. Mookie ...

Patriots certainly look unbeatable after Sunday night

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Time to go back in time, but not vs. time. Twelve years ago, the New England Patriots had vastly upgraded their offense, were solid on defense, and had blown out the New York Jets on the road in their season opener. A reported a couple of days later asked New England ...

Patriots once again dominate Steelers at Gillette, 33-3

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. --- The New England Patriots certainly didn't need Antonio Brown to beat his former team on Sunday night. No, they did just fine while waiting for the former Steeler and Raider to sign his contract today, as they cruised past Pittsburgh in the season opener at Gillette ...

With Brown arriving, Dorsett gives Patriots yet another deep threat

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – How impressive was Phillip Dorsett's four catch, two TD performance in New England's 33-3 bashing of the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night? Pretty impressive when you consider he had been worried all week about his family living in the Bahamas, which were ravaged by ...

David Ortiz stops in at Fenway Park

BOSTON (AP) – Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz had a chance to thank his adoring fans at Fenway Park exactly three months after he was shot in the back while in his native Dominican Republic. In his first public appearance since June 9, when he was seriously injured in a Santo Domingo ...

Yankees glide past punchless Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) – The New York Yankees officially ended Boston’s three-year reign as AL East champs, blanking the Red Sox 5-0 Monday night behind another big effort by James Paxton. Hours after the Red Sox parted ways with team president Dave Dombrowski, and right after former star David ...

Patriots sign controversial receiver Antonio Brown

The Patriots pounced. Perhaps to the surprise of some, the New England Patriots took only a few hours after the Oakland Raiders released controversial wide receiver Antonio Brown to reportedly agree with him on a one-year deal. According to ESPN, Brown's deal is worth up to $15 million, ...

Patriots’ Gordon says he’s looking ahead, not behind

Troubled veteran wide receiver Josh Gordon finally broke his silence on Friday since returning to the New England Patriots last month. Gordon, on his Twitter account, issued as statement whose main parts included him taking the blame for his multiple suspensions, including the one that ended ...

Red Sox take down Yankees to open weekend series

BOSTON (AP) – Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer and seven pitchers combined on a three-hitter to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night. Xander Bogaerts added a two-run double and Moreland two singles for the Red Sox, who won for the 13th time ...