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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants didn’t have to look far to find a replacement for Tom Coughlin. Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo has been promoted to take over the team that has missed the playoffs the past four seasons, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Hue Jackson strolled into the Browns’ facility unafraid, brimming with optimism. He’s well aware of Cleveland’s football misery, the losing, continuous change and dysfunction encasing one of the NFL’s most storied franchises. Jackson doesn’t mind the mess. He’s ready to clean...
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics were on the verge of falling below .500 for the first time since the opening two weeks of the season. That’s when they turned it up on defense. Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points, Jae Crowder matched his career high with 25 and the Celtics snapped a four-game...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford’s minor league baseball team will play at least its first 17 games on the road, because the city’s stadium won’t be ready for opening day. The Double-A Eastern League announced the decision Tuesday as the city decides how to deal with cost overruns and...
BOSTON (AP) — Daily fantasy sports operators raised objections Tuesday to some of the regulations proposed for the online contests in Massachusetts, including a minimum 21-year-old age and restrictions on how much players can spend each month. The rules were drafted by Attorney General Maura...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Rams announced their return to the Los Angeles area Tuesday night after 21 years away, hundreds of their long-faithful fans celebrated in the streets from downtown to Inglewood. Winning over the rest of the Southland’s 18 1/2 million people is going to take a bit...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots defensive lineman Chandler Jones was admitted to a hospital on Sunday and released the same day, the team said in a statement that did not elaborate on the nature of the medical issue. The Boston Herald first reported that Jones was rushed to Norwood...
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick walks on the field during an NFL football practice, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. Belichick has a black eye, and the Patriots coach isn't saying how he got it. When asked about the bruise above his left eye at a news conference Tuesday, he said, "I think I'll live." (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill Belichick has a black eye, and the Patriots coach isn’t saying how he got it. His players don’t know, either. Backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo told reporters they have a better chance of getting an answer than he does. Belichick showed up at his news conference...
New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon (3) watches as Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) goes after the ball after Calderon stripped it from Thomas during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Tuesday. AP Photo/Kathy Willens
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks lost their leading scorer to injury and their rookie sensation to fouls, then won the game. Kristaps Porzingis scored 26 points, Arron Afflalo had 20 of his 24 in the second half, and the Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 120-114 on Tuesday night. Jerian Grant...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jaysean Paige scored 26 points, Devin Williams had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 11 West Virginia beat top-ranked Kansas 74-63 on Tuesday night. West Virginia (15-1, 4-0 Big 12) is off to its best start since 1982, when it started 24-1. Perry Ellis scored 21...

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