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Something’s Gotta Give

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — It’s no surprise that the New England Patriots lead the NFL in scoring. In the past four seasons, they’ve done that twice and finished third twice. But the Detroit Lions allowing the fewest points? Now there’s a surprise. In the past seven seasons, they gave up the most points three times. In their stingiest season in that period, they were in the middle of the pack, allowing …

Manning, Broncos suddenly looking vulnerable

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Miami (6-4) at Denver (7-3) The Broncos suddenly are looking fragile. They need to end their November swoon quickly or even could face the possibility of not playing in January. Peyton Manning and the defending AFC champions played their two worst games in the past three weeks, falling at New England at St. Louis. Today, they take on a Miami team that is …

Swiss Grab 2-1 Lead at Davis Cup Finals

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Associated Press Lille, France — Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka defeated Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup final on Saturday. Federer and Wawrinka did not concede a single break and dominated the key points to withstand their opponent’s charge in the second set. The teams ended the first …

U.S. Ends With Thud

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dublin — The United States’ winless streak stretched to four games Tuesday night with a year-ending 4-1 loss to a second-string Ireland team. Ireland changed all 11 starters from Friday’s 1-0 loss at Scotland in European Championship qualifying …

Alabama New No. 1 in College Grid Playoff Rankings

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, and Mississippi State remains in the top four after losing to the Crimson Tide. Alabama jumped from fifth to first after handing previously undefeated and top-ranked Mississippi State its first loss on Saturday. Oregon was bumped …

Rask, Bruins Get Better of Blues

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Boston — The St. Louis Blues’ streak of six consecutive wins in Boston came to an end Tuesday with a 2-0 loss to the Bruins at TD Garden. Patrice Bergeron and Torey Krug scored for the Bruins, who …

LPGA Schedule Growing

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Naples, Fla. — The LPGA Tour added one new tournament and one big sponsor. Along with releasing another strong schedule for 2015, the LPGA Tour announced Tuesday that All Nippon Airways has signed a five-year deal to be the title sponsor of the first major championship of the …

Lakers Finally Win 2nd

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Atlanta — Kobe Bryant scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Lakers won for only the second time this season, beating the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 Tuesday night. Bryant’s biggest shot came with 1:11 remaining, when he backed in against Thabo Sefolosha and made a fadeaway jumper despite being …

Preds Lay Waste to Leafs

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Toronto — Taylor Beck scored twice as the Nashville Predators routed the Toronto Maple Leafs 9-2 Tuesday night. Filip Forsberg, Calle Jarnkrok, Roman Josi, Eric Nystrom, Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy and Colin Wilson all had goals for Nashville …

Suns Shine Over Celtics

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Boston — Markieff Morris scored a career-high 30 points and Eric Bledsoe had a key steal and breakaway dunk in the closing minute to lift the Phoenix Suns to a 118-114 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday …

Patriots Doing Everything Well

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Need a quarterback to throw for four touchdowns or a running back to rush for four? The New England Patriots have those. How about a defense to dominate the NFL’s highest scoring team? The Patriots …

DEA Probe Into Painkillers In NFL Far From Complete

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The five NFL road teams whose medical staffs were interviewed and subjected to spot checks of their bags by federal agents may turn out to be just the first five in line. Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rusty Payne said that teams were chosen for inspection simply because they …

Stanton to Still Swat for Marlins

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees fans can stop dreaming. Giancarlo Stanton isn’t going anywhere — at least not for the next six years. Owner Jeffrey Loria confirmed Monday that the Miami Marlins and the 25-year-old two-time …