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Patriots’ 2017-18 schedule

SEPTEMBER 7 — Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. (NBC) 17 — at New Orleans, 1 p.m. (CBS) 24 — Houston, 1 p.m. (CBS) OCTOBER 1 — Carolina, 1 p.m. (FOX) 5 — at Tampa Bay, 8:25 p.m. (CBS) 15 — at NY Jets, 1 p.m. (CBS) 22 — Atlanta, 8:30 p.m. (NBC) 29 — LA Chargers, 1 p.m. (CBS) NOVEMBER 12 — at Denver, 8:30 p.m. (NBC

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Blue Jays beat up Porcello, Red Sox

BOSTON — The Toronto Blue Jays hit three home runs off reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello to beat the Boston Red Sox 10-4 on Monday night at Fenway Park. Less than a week after Porcello held the Blue Jays to one run over 6 1/3 innings to earn a win at Rogers Centre on Aug. 30, Kendrys Morales

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Former UMaine defensive lineman earns Ravens roster spot

Former University of Maine All-American defensive lineman Pat Ricard’s versatility has helped him land one of the 53 roster spots for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. In addition to playing on the defensive line, the Ravens also used the 6-foot-3 1/2, 304-pound Ricard as a fullback in certain situations

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Cowboys’ Elliott admits to drug use in college

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, facing a six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, admitted to using drugs while at Ohio State. The revelation, first reported by the Dallas Morning News on Friday, came as Elliott, while under oath, was being cross-examined

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No. 13 New Hampshire holds off UMaine in football opener

Quarterback Chris Ferguson passed for 239 yards with three touchdowns in his first career start, but the University of Maine was unable to cash in on some scoring opportunities as No. 13 New Hampshire held off the Black Bears 24-23 on Thursday night at…

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Report: Cavaliers to ask Celtics for more compensation in Kyrie Irving trade

Concerned with the condition of point guard Isaiah Thomas’ hip and the timetable for his return to action, the Cavaliers will ask the Boston Celtics for an additional asset before agreeing to complete their blockbuster trade for Kyrie Irving, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday. The Celtics

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Patriots move forward without injured Edelman

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — A year after the New England Patriots proved they could with the Super Bowl without Rob Gronkowski, they will head into 2017 trying to defend their title without Julian Edelman. The slot receiver went down with a non-contact knee injury in the first quarter of Friday night

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Cavs, Celtics aim to put pieces together following trade

As the dust begins to settle from Tuesday’s blockbuster trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics and Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first-round pick to Cleveland, the larger picture for both teams starts to come into focus. The breakup of the partnership

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44th annual Oxford 250 could be rolling 7’s on Sunday

Six-time Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model North points champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale said the favorites to win the 44th annual Oxford 250 on Sunday night at Oxford Plains Speedway have something in common. “They’ve all got sevens in their numbers,” said Clark, referring to defending champ

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Patriots owner Kraft comes up with the perfect gift for Trump: A Super Bowl LI ring

The New England Patriots and President Donald Trump have long had a special relationship, so it was no surprise that the team brought along a little something extra nice when the team celebrated its Super Bowl LI victory with a White House visit in Apr…

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Is a new chapter near in Brown’s Philadelphia story?

Brett Brown’s first four years as a head coach in the National Basketball Association have been a study in patience and at times an exercise in frustration. The rebuilding effort he inherited when he was named the 24th head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers has been derailed by a succession of injuries

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Roger Goodell on verge of five-year contract extension through 2024

Roger Goodell is close to completing a five-year contract extension to remain in place as NFL commissioner at least through 2024, according to a person familiar with the deliberations. Financial terms of the deal, which was first reported by the Sports Business Journal, were not available. Goodell’

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Bradley Jr. propels Red Sox over Yankees

BOSTON — Here’s the kind of day Jackie Bradley Jr. had Sunday: When a reporter asked him to talk about his big hit, he needed clarification — “Which one?” The reporter was asking about Bradley’s two-out, two-run triple to center-field in the second inning. “Oh, that one,” Bradley said with a

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Kyle Busch reels in win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tennessee — Kyle Busch claimed his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of 2017 on Saturday night at the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. It was Busch’s sixth career win at Bristol — most among active drivers — and completed a sweep of the three NASCAR

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Sabathia comes off DL, pitches Yankees past Red Sox

It was less than two weeks ago when CC Sabathia contemplated retirement after injuring his right knee in Toronto. “I know that he was pretty emotional that night because he thought he was heading for surgery,” New York manager Joe Girardi said after Sabathia came off the disabled list and outpitched

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Patriots fear defensive Rivers is lost for season with knee injury

New England Patriots defensive end Derek Rivers’ rookie season may be over due to a knee injury. The Patriots fear they have lost their top pick (third round, 83rd overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Youngstown State for the entire season, league sources told ESPN on Friday. Rivers, 23, was injured

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