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NEW YORK (AP) — Major league teams were given homework this weekend by Shohei Ohtani. The agent for the star pitcher and outfielder asked for written explanations in English and Japanese on how Ohtani would fit into each organization intending to bid and what makes the team attractive, according...
BOSTON (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers headed home trying to build on a big victory. Ryan Strome broke a tie early in the third period and Cam Talbot made 23 saves in the Oilers’ 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Sunday night. “I don’t know why we make life so hard on ourselves,” Strome said. “...
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis, right, runs past Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones (20) during the second half of Sunday's game in Foxborough, Mass. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski was upset that he didn’t get to sample any of the biscuits Tom Brady made for Thanksgiving. They worked it out on Sunday. Brady tossed four TD passes — including two to Gronkowski — and the New England Patriots pushed through injuries and a mistake-...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marvin Bagley III had a simple explanation for No. 1 Duke’s incredible late rally against No. 7 Florida. “We just have heart,” the 6-foot-11 freshman sensation said. “That’s pretty much all it is.” Bagley had 30 points and 15 rebounds, and the Blue Devils came back from a...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The company behind internet gambling website PlaySugarHouse.com became the first in the U.S. to let gamblers bet real money online on the outcome of virtual sports events. Chicago-based Rush Street Interactive recently received approval from New Jersey regulators to...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have rarely shown signs of vulnerability during Bill Belichick’s tenure. So, when New England began the season 2-2 with a pair of home losses, questions crept up about the stability of a team trying to defend its latest Super Bowl title. But despite a...
New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) warms up with teammates during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins Sunday at 1 p.m. AP Photo/Steven Senne
(AP)—Suppose you were told the New Orleans Saints could run the ball and play defense, and Drew Brees was still their quarterback. And you were informed that the Los Angeles Rams had a dynamic offense to go with a physical defense. What you would have is a terrific matchup of division leaders. It...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The 49ers are planning to give rookie C.J. Beathard his fifth consecutive start Sunday against the Seahawks, Kyle Shanahan said. That means Jimmy Garoppolo will likely be the backup for at least another week after being acquired in a trade with the Patriots at the Oct...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Philip Rivers was more than comfortable on the Thanksgiving stage for the first time in his 14 NFL seasons. Same with Keenan Allen, who didn’t have to wait nearly that long. Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns, Allen had a career-high 172 yards in his second...
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — In one particularly embarrassing fourth-quarter sequence that drew boos from the home crowd, Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins went from planning to punt on fourth-and-1 to calling timeout and deciding to go for it, to drawing a delay-of-game penalty and, in the end,...

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