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New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) runs against the Carolina Panthers in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Saints Pull Away From Panthers

Friday, October 31, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — Drew Brees overcame a shaky start and threw for one touchdown and ran for another and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-10 Thursday night to take over first place in the NFC South. The Saints (4-4) piled up 375 yards to snap a seven-game losing streak on the road that dated back to last November. Brees finished 24 of 34 for 297 yards and Mark Ingram turned in another solid performance with 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Brees threw an interception and fumbled in the first quarter before settling down late in the second quarter and leading touchdown …

Brady and Manning Are Constants, Like Death and Taxes

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The football-watching world will focus its attention on Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady yet again Sunday. They will meet for the 16th time as NFL quarterbacks and, as has been the case so many times before, AFC superiority will be at stake. Manning’s Denver Broncos, who have the conference’s best record at 6-1, …

Sox Keep Closer For 2 Years

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Boston — The Boston Red Sox signed closer Koji Uehara for two more years. The All-Star reliever will earn $18 million through 2016. Uehara joined the Red Sox in 2013 and earned the closer’s role midway through the season. He was a key part of the team that won the franchise’s third World Series in 10 years, striking out Matt Carpenter for the …

This Is No Quiz: Broncos Providing Patriots a Major Examination

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — A smiling Jonas Gray stood at the more prominent locker he got after being promoted from the New England Patriots’ practice squad. He showed he belongs by rushing for 86 yards in his second NFL game, a 51-23 rout of the Chicago Bears on Sunday. …

A Sour Stench Will Waft Out Of Philadelphia

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Las Vegas — Before the last NBA season, Jeff Sherman thought the Philadelphia 76ers would be so bad they wouldn’t win 17 games. The 76ers surprised early, beating the Miami Heat and winning a string of games. They returned to form after that, but still managed to eke …

Querrey a Winner in Paris

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Paris — American qualifier Sam Querrey reached the second round of the Paris Masters by beating 2012 runner-up Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4 Monday. Querrey had 17 aces to 12 for Janowicz, a 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist from Poland, and 46 winners to 32. France’s Richard Gasquet, Germany’s …

Jets’ GM: It’s All My Fault

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Florham Park, n.j. — John Idzik blames himself for the mess that has become the New York Jets’ season. No, the general manager isn’t happy with the job he has done. And, no, this isn’t what he envisioned …

Redskins Stun Dallas in OT

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Arlington, Texas — Colt McCoy directed Washington to Kai Forbath’s 40-yard field goal in overtime and Dallas was unable to answer after Tony Romo returned from an apparent injury, sending the Redskins to a 20-17 victory on Monday …

Lovejoy Sidelined With Broken Finger

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Anaheim, Calif. — Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy will be out six to eight weeks after breaking his finger in a fight. The Ducks announced the extent of the Dartmouth College graduate’s injury Monday night. Lovejoy hurt his …

Prospect’s Death Stuns Cards

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mike Matheny needed some time to figure out what to say. Like the rest of the St. Louis Cardinals, the manager was leveled by the sudden death of Oscar Taveras. The Cardinals are grieving the loss of an active player for the third time in 12 years after …

Royals Want to Light Up Giants, Deer

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — A 2-foot-tall image of deer in multicolored neon with a bulls-eye on its tail is affixed to a wall in the Kansas City Royals locker room. It hangs between the stalls of Aaron Crow …

Job Situation No Matter to Cubs’ Boss

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Chicago — Cubs manager Rick Renteria says he’s focusing on his job and not the possibility that he might be replaced by former Tampa Bay skipper Joe Maddon. Renteria acknowledged in a statement released through his agent on Monday that he’s aware of speculation about his job. Renteria …

For K.C., a Real Bummer: Giants a Win From World Series Title

Monday, October 27, 2014

San Francisco — With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats. The long, tall lefty kept slinging away and put the San Francisco Giants just one win from yet another championship, throwing a …