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New England Patriots strong safety Patrick Chung (23) breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria (80) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Detroit Put in A Cage

Monday, November 24, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance. The outcome was the same: a blowout win over a top team. Throw in a defense that held the Detroit Lions without a touchdown and two outstanding special teams plays, and the team with the AFC’s best record rolled over the team with the NFL’s stingiest defense, 34-9 on Sunday, for their seventh straight win. “Everyone is linked together,” quarterback Tom Brady said, “so we all feed off each other — offense, defense, special teams.” Brady threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns exactly 14 years …

Pacquiao-Mayweather May Only Be a Matter of Timing

Monday, November 24, 2014

Macau — Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn’t care. At long last he has Floyd Mayweather Jr. right where he wants him. And this time he’s not about to let him slip away without a fight. “I think it’s time to say something,” Pacquiao said Sunday after dispatching Chris Algieri in convincing fashion in this Chinese …

Revolution Gets Early Edge in MLS Eastern Finals

Monday, November 24, 2014

Harrison, n.j. — If the New England Revolution are going to shed their mantle as the team that can’t quite seal the deal, maybe it’ll be the midseason addition of Jermaine Jones that helped them finally get over the hill. Jones, who played for the United States at this past summer’s World Cup, …

Friday, November 21, 2014

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div New England 8 2 0 .800 323 218 5-0-0 3-2-0 6-2-0 2-0-0 2-1-0 Miami 6 4 0 .600 249 180 3-2-0 3-2-0 5-2-0 1-2-0 2-1-0 Buffalo 5 5 0 .500 200 204 2-3-0 3-2-0 2-5-0 3-0-0 2-2-0 N.Y. Jets 2 8 0 .200 174 265 2-4-0 0-4-0 2-5-0 0-3-0 0-2-0 South W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Indianapolis 6 4 0 .600 310 253 3-2-0 3-2-0 5-3-0 1-1-0 3-0-0 Houston 5 5 0 .500 229 204 2-2-0 3-3-0 4-2-0 1-3-0 1-1-0 Tennessee 2 8 0 .200 168 250 1-4-0 1-4-0 2-6-0 0-2-0 1-2-0 Jacksonville 1 9 0 .100 158 282 1-4-0 0-5-0 1-6-0 0-3-0 0-2-0 North W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Cincinnati 6 3 1 .650 224 221 4-1-1 2-2-0 4-3-0 2-0-1 2-1-0 Pittsburgh 7 4 0 .636 288 263 4-1-0 3-3-0 6-3-0 1-1-0 2-2-0 Baltimore 6 4 0 .600 261 181 4-1-0 2-3-0 3-4-0 3-0-0 2-3-0 Cleveland 6 4 0 .600 216 195 4-2-0 2-2-0 4-4-0 2-0-0 2-2-0 West W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Denver 7 3 0 .700 293 224 5-0-0 2-3-0 5-1-0 2-2-0 3-0-0 Kansas City 7 3 0 .700 241 171 4-1-0 3-2-0 5-2-0 2-1-0 1-1-0 San Diego 6 4 0 .600 218 192 4-1-0 2-3-0 5-3-0 1-1-0 2-2-0 Oakland 0 10 0 .000 152 265 0-5-0 0-5-0 0-8-0 0-2-0 0-3-0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div Philadelphia 7 3 0 .700 299 251 5-0-0 2-3-0 4-3-0 3-0-0 2-0-0 Dallas 7 3 0 .700 261 212 3-3-0 4-0-0 4-3-0 3-0-0 1-1-0 N.Y. Giants 3 7 0 .300 205 263 2-3-0 1-4-0 2-6-0 1-1-0 1-2-0 Washington 3 7 0 .300 204 256 2-3-0 1-4-0 1-6-0 2-1-0 1-2-0 South W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div Atlanta 4 6 0 .400 238 255 2-2-0 2-4-0 4-4-0 0-2-0 4-0-0 New Orleans 4 6 0 .400 261 252 3-2-0 1-4-0 4-4-0 0-2-0 2-1-0 Carolina 3 7 1 .318 215 300 2-4-0 1-3-1 3-5-0 0-2-1 1-2-0 Tampa …

Friday, November 21, 2014

•••Sports on TV••• AUTO RACING 8 a.m. Formula One, practice for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, NBCSN 4 a.m. FIA, Formula E, at Putrajaya, Malaysia (delayed tape), FS1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. UTEP at Rice, FS1 9:30 p.m. San Jose St. at Utah St., ESPN2 GOLF 1:30 …

Federer Ready For Davis Cup

Friday, November 21, 2014

Lille, France (ap) — Saying he has recovered from a back injury, Roger Federer has the chance to finally win one of the only notable titles missing from his collection. Federer will play Gael Monfils on Friday in …

Patriots Re-Sign Blount

Friday, November 21, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots have re-signed running back LeGarrette Blount two days after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blount spent last season with the Patriots before signing a two-year contract with the Steelers. …

Wild Win for Minnesota

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Associated Press Philadelphia — Jason Zucker scored with 45.4 seconds left to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Nino Niederreiter had a goal and an assist and Marco Scandella also scored for the Wild, who won their fourth …

Clippers Grab Early Lead, Roll Past Heat, 110-93

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Associated Press Miami — Chris Paul had 26 points and 12 assists, Blake Griffin added 26 points and the Los Angeles Clippers wasted no time in taking control on the way to a 110-93 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday night. DeAndre Jordan scored 12 points …

Bills’ Plan: Redefine ‘Dig Route’ by Sunday

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Buffalo, n.y. — The Buffalo Bills are looking for anyone with a snow shovel and plenty of spare time. With 4 feet of snow having fallen at Ralph Wilson Stadium over the past two days, the Bills are …

Brady Impresses Lions With Mane

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tom Brady has played as well as any quarterback in the NFL during the New England Patriots’ six-game winning streak, but Brady’s former teammate, current Detroit Lions safety James Ihedigbo, said there’s something else about the four-time Super …

Worthy Of the Weight?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

How much does $325 million weigh? That unfathomable money was as light as the few sheets of paper that comprised the contract Giancarlo Stanton ceremoniously signed at a full-house news conference Wednesday at Marlins Park. Now we find out the actual weight, though, because now the heavy lifting …

World Cup Bid Critic Concerned

Thursday, November 20, 2014

London — A whistleblower in the World Cup bidding controversy fears her treatment by FIFA will prevent people from coming forward with allegations of corruption and says she was approached three years ago by the FBI, which was worried about her safety. Former Qatar bid worker Phaedra Almajid …