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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) leaves the field at the end of an NFL football game, Sunday, in Miami Gardens, Fla. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky
The bye week will come in handy for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who could use the rest after Miami defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh landed on his right ankle in Sunday’s game. Brady threw only 21 passes for a season-low 134 yards in the 20-10 loss to the Dolphins — the Patriots’...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams filed for relocation to the Los Angeles area on Monday night, trying not to be left out in the race to return the NFL to the nation’s second-largest market after a 21-year absence. The Chargers want to partner with the...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With the New York Giants facing a difficult decision on his coaching future after four straight years out of the playoffs, Tom Coughlin walked away gracefully, doing what was best for him. The Giants gave him 12 years to run one of the NFL’s flagship organizations....
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Pagano won over the Colts’ locker room with a personal touch. He won over the fans by fiercely battling leukemia in the public eye. He used that same fighting spirit Monday night to convince owner Jim Irsay he deserved a new contract. Irsay did better than that....
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, right, passes against the San Diego Chargers during the second half in an NFL football game, Sunday, in Denver. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey
DENVER (AP) — Tom Brady handing off like he was Tim Tebow. The Panthers playing like they had nothing wrapped up. The Browns looking for an AWOL Johnny Manziel. Week 17 was full of big calls, none more so than Gary Kubiak’s decision to bench Brock Osweiler for Peyton Manning. “I don’t think...
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he is “very optimistic” All-American Shaq Lawson will play in the national title game against Alabama after the defensive end missed most of the Tigers’ semifinal victory with a knee injury. Lawson leads the Tigers (14-0) with 10 1/2 sacks and is tops in the...
Lopsided games and having the College Football Playoff semifinals on New Year’s Eve led to a 13 percent drop in TV ratings for the New Year’s Six Bowls from last year. The Rose Bowl on Friday drew its lowest rating (7.9) since it became part of the BCS in 1999. The overnight ratings for the...
Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) drives away from a Brooklyn Nets defender in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, in New York. The Celtics defeated the Nets 103-94. Crowder scored a career-high 25 points with a strong start and a clutch finish. AP Photo/Kathy Willens
NEW YORK (AP) — Jae Crowder could tell right from the tip that the Boston Celtics were focused. They were also winners again, thanks to his big finish. Crowder scored a career-high 25 points with a strong start and clutch plays down the stretch, and the Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 103-94 on...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jaysean Paige scored seven of his 20 points in the late game-clinching run for foul-plagued No. 17 West Virginia, which beat TCU 95-87 on Monday night for its sixth straight victory. Paige led six players scoring in double figures for the Mountaineers (13-1, 2-0 Big 12...
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Zach LeDay scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half and blocked London Perrantes’ attempt to tie the game in the final seconds and Virginia Tech stunned No. 4 Virginia 70-68 on Monday night. The Hokies (10-5, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) got 16 points from Justin...

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