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Dec 10

Dolphins’ Gase seeks breakthrough win against Patriots

MIAMI — Adam Gase has yet to overtake the New England Patriots because he has yet to beat them. Or even come close. The Miami Dolphins’ second-year coach is 0-3 against the Patriots and faces them again Monday night. Gase has trailed 24-3, 20-7 and 21-10 at halftime against New England, including

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Dec 10

Aldridge, Ginobili rescue Spurs against Celtics

SAN ANTONIO — The Boston Celtics are flush with young talent, but those youthful legs were done in by a 40-year-old Spurs veteran fresh from a “killer nap.” Manu Ginobili, who has teetered on the brink of retirement the past two offseasons, hit a high-…

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Dec 08

No talking trash, but Suh wants to make Brady mad

DAVIE, Fla. — Ndamukong Suh says he doesn’t know Tom Brady and doesn’t anticipate they’ll chat when the Miami Dolphins play New England on Monday night. They play each other twice a season, with Suh always trying to sack Brady. What does the five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle say when he

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Dec 08

Bills’ White calls Gronkowski a ‘dirty player’ for blindside hit

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White shook nervously in anger at his locker Thursday while accusing Patriots Rob Gronkowski of being a dirty player for blindsiding him in the back of the head. As for the NFL issuing Gronkowski a one-game suspension for the hit last

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Dec 08

Even without Gronkowski, Pats are big favorites versus Miami

MIAMI— Good news for the Miami Dolphins: They won’t face New England tight end Rob Gronkowski on Monday night. It may not matter, however, given the disparity between the teams in the lopsided rivalry. The Patriots’ three-time All-Pro tight end will sit out in serving one-game suspension for

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Dec 07

Bills’ White calls Gronkowski a ‘dirty player’ for blindside hit

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White shook nervously in anger at his locker Thursday while accusing Patriots Rob Gronkowski of being a dirty player for blindsiding him in the back of the head. As for the NFL issuing Gronkowski a one-game suspension for the hit last

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Dec 07

Former UMaine star changes positions to earn NFL playing time

Pat Ricard was a two-time, first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association defensive lineman at the University of Maine. But when the Baltimore Ravens moved the undrafted free agent to fullback-tight end during training camp, he embraced it. Ravens Pro Bo…

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Dec 06

Pedro Martinez to headline Sea Dogs hot stove dinner

PORTLAND, Maine — Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and Baseball Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez will be the featured guest at the 2018 Portland Sea Dogs Hot Stove Dinner and Silent Auction, which benefits the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. The event will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at 5:30

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Dec 05

Thornburg, Red Sox agree to $2.05M, 1-year deal

BOSTON — Right-hander Tyler Thornburg and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a $2.05 million, one-year contract that avoided arbitration and matched his 2017 salary. The 29-year-old missed last season with a right shoulder impingement after the Red Sox acqui…

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Dec 04

Former UMaine defensive star scores NFL touchdown for Ravens

During his stellar career at the University of Maine, Patrick Ricard’s job was to keep opposing players out of the end zone. On Sunday afternoon, he enjoyed the ultimate reward for a player on the other side of the ball — playing at the game’s highest level. Ricard, who is being utilized as a

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Dec 03

Irving scores 19 points as Celtics top Suns

BOSTON — With Boston in danger of blowing a big fourth-quarter lead, Kyrie Irving stepped up again for the Celtics. Irving had a kBy KEN POWTAK, Associated Press ey 3-pointer and a driving basket in the closing two minutes, helping Boston hold off the …

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Nov 30

Pats’ Guy honors Vegas shooting victims, lost baby on cleats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots defensive end Lawrence Guy is familiar with trials on the football field. During his seven-year NFL career, the 27-year-old bounced around four other teams before landing in New England as a free agent this offs…

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Nov 28

Bills plug leaks on defense with Brady, Patriots up next

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — One moment, Leslie Frazier expressed relief at how the Buffalo Bills were finally able to plug various holes on a leaky defense. “I’m really proud of the way our guys competed,” the defensive coordinator said Monday, referring to Buffalo’s 16-10 win at Kansas City a day earlier

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Nov 23

Celtics to battle Magic on Friday night

The Boston Celtics hope to begin another winning streak when they return home to take on the struggling Orlando Magic on Friday night. The Celtics saw their 16-game run — tied for the fourth-longest in franchise history — come to an end Wednesday night…

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Nov 23

Patriots looking like themselves after slow start to season

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — 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 preseason injury

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Nov 23

Heat top Celtics, snap Boston’s 16-game win streak

MIAMI — Dion Waiters watched his 3-point try bounce off the rim, ricochet off the top of the backboard, then hit the rim again and somehow drop through the net. It was a huge shot in the final moments, and a lucky one. That’s what it took to end Boston’s 16-game winning streak. Goran Dragic scored

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