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The Patriots moved into elite company with their fifth Super Bowl title last season, joining the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers at five Lombardi trophies each. They will begin their season tonight against the Kansas City Chiefs starting at 8:30 p.m. AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File
(AP) — Seven months after completing the largest comeback in Super Bowl history, the Patriots will raise the franchise’s fifth championship banner prior to Thursday night’s season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s what’s come to be a familiar sight ever since Bill Belichick and Tom...
Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts runs on a triple against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning of Wednesday's game at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox won 6-1 and Bogaerts went 1-4 with a triple, RBI and one run. AP Photo/Winslow Townson
BOSTON (AP) — Doug Fister has quickly gone from a pitcher looking for a big league job right into being a key starter for a team chasing a division title. Fister gave up one run over seven innings, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs and the Boston Red Sox beat the...
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas’ two sons had different reactions to his trade from the Celtics to the Cavaliers. His older son, James, is excited that his dad will get to play alongside LeBron James. Thomas’ younger son, Jaiden, had fallen in love with Boston and was afraid that Cleveland won’t...
NEW YORK (AP) — Every NFL football game will be shown live online this season — but that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to watch them. New this year is the ability to watch with an Amazon Prime or a CBS All-Access subscription. Even so, the sports universe is heavily Balkanized online, meaning your...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Hey, did you hear the one about Choking Awareness Day? It’s held on 3-28. Ba dum tsh! Of course, that punch line is a punch to the gut for the Atlanta Falcons, referring to the score late in the third quarter of last season’s Super Bowl when it looked as though...
CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Carrasco was the latest Indians starter to shine with a complete game dismantling of the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night, and the 5-1 victory was Cleveland’s 14th straight win. The streak is MLB’s longest this season and the Indians have a chance to set a franchise...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL and the players’ union have found no evidence of deviation by New England’s medical staff from the league’s concussion protocol regarding Tom Brady last season. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement Wednesday that Brady released his medical records...
NEW YORK (AP) — So much for the first U.S. Open matchup between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Federer failed to live up to his end of the bargain. Hours after Nadal did his part with an easy-as-can-be victory to get to the semifinals at Flushing Meadows, Federer was unable to join him for...
Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez celebrates his single that drove in the winning run in the 19th inning of Tuesday's game, as Toronto Blue Jays' Ryan Goins (17) walks off the field at Fenway Park in Boston. Boston won 3-2. AP Photo/Winslow Townson
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox staged their own impromptu Boston marathon and wearily won it, adding a game to their AL East lead on an eventful day at Fenway Park. Hanley Ramirez hit an RBI single in the 19th inning as Boston outlasted the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 in a game that spanned six hours and...
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, second from right, speaks to Pete Frates, center, who inspired the ice bucket challenge, after Walsh declared Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, as Pete Frates Day during a ceremony at City Hall in Boston. Frates' mother Nancy, left, and wife Julie, second from left, stand at his side. Applauding at right is Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. AP Photo/Bill Sikes
BOSTON (AP) — The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge was honored on Tuesday for helping to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig’s disease research. Sept. 5 was declared Pete Frates Day, Mayor Martin Walsh said, as the former Boston College baseball star was feted by more than 100...

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