Staying sharp: Sack artist Donald fueled by Super Bowl loss

Sports 05/24/19, 01:34

To stay a cut above the competition, Aaron Donald once again trained this offseason by dodging knives.Fake blades, of course. But the results from the reaction exercises have certainly been real.The two-time reigning AP defensive player of the year for the Los Angeles Rams is always searching for out-of-the-box ways ...

Only four players in 100 years have won six NFL titles

Sports 05/17/19, 18:03

Tom Brady will soon slip on his sixth Super Bowl ring, and Herb Adderley is the only other player on the planet who can relate to that level of success in the National Football League, which celebrates its 100th season this year."It's going to be a long time, another 100 ...

Pats take Stidham as possible successor to Brady

Football 04/27/19, 18:35

Jarrett Stidham now stands where several others have before him — as a possible successor to Tom Brady as quarterback of the New England Patriots.But like nine other drafted signal-callers before him, Stidham knows it's best to concentrate solely upon making the football team first and worry later about what ...

Patriots select N’Keal Harry, add youth to receiving group

Football 04/25/19, 23:31

The Patriots spent their lone pick of the first round of the NFL draft getting Tom Brady a fresh pair of hands to throw to.New England used the 32nd pick of Thursday's opening round to select receiver N'Keal Harry out of Arizona State.He is the first receiver selected by the ...

Analysis: The best NFL draft picks 1-32 and by round

Sports 04/23/19, 15:48

Mention the NFL draft, and the debate begins immediately. Who's the best player ever taken at No. 1 overall or the top player ever taken in a late round?Well, that actually might be retired, thanks to Tom Brady.Now the NFL is celebrating its 100th season, and with the league's latest ...

Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg remembered as gentle giant

Football 04/17/19, 18:54

Forrest Gregg was remembered Wednesday as a gentle giant who was as comfortable playing Barbie dolls with his daughter as he was playing football for Vince Lombardi.Gregg died Friday at age 85 after a long fight with Parkinson's, a disease his neurologist and family believe might have been triggered by ...

Twitter buzz: The world reacts to Woods’ fifth Masters win

Sports 04/14/19, 17:10

Tiger Woods won the Masters and nearly stopped the Twitterverse in its tracks. There were shout-outs from two presidents who have played with the five-time champion, congrats from a cavalcade of actors and musicians and most fitting, perhaps, were the celebratory toasts from a parade of A-list athletes including Tom Brady, ...

Man charged with shining laser at Patriots QB Tom Brady

Sports 04/10/19, 12:39

A citation has been issued against a Missouri man accused of flashing a laser at New England quarterback Tom Brady during the Patriots' AFC championship game victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.Prosecutors said Tuesday that 64-year-old Dwyan Morgan, of Lee's Summit, faces a single count of disturbing the peace, a ...

: Most states’ sports betting revenue misses estimates

Sports 04/02/19, 12:29

When the Patriots won the Super Bowl again — and covered the spread, too — all of New England was delirious, with the possible exception of Rhode Island's tax collectors.The state's sportsbooks lost $2.35 million because, come on, really, who's going to bet against Tom Brady in New England? That, ...

Tom Brady saves 1st tweet for April Fools’ Day: I’m retiring

Sports 04/01/19, 12:05

Don't. Even. Joke.New England Patriots fans who forgot that it's April Fools' Day might been panicking when quarterback Tom Brady tweeted on Monday that he had decided to retire.The six-time Super Bowl champion has joined Twitter and his first post said simply, "I'm retiring. In my spare time, I'll be ...

NFL At 100: Free agency has been a boon to NFL

Football 03/12/19, 16:41

The National Football League's annual free agency frenzy officially begins Wednesday, just 39 days after Tom Brady won another Super Bowl and 44 days before Commissioner Roger Goodell takes the stage in Nashville to announce the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft.Le'Veon Bell, Nick Foles, C.J. Mosley and ...

Super Bowl MVP Edelman to wave green flag at Daytona 500

Football 02/14/19, 15:01

New England Patriots receiver and Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman has been named the honorary starter for Sunday's Daytona 500.The honor caps a whirlwind two weeks for Edelman, who since winning his third Super Bowl on Feb. 3 has visited Disney World with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and served as ...

Tom Brady’s playoff beard shaved off for charity

Football 02/07/19, 14:40

After a close shave at the Super Bowl, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got another close shave, this time for charity.The six-time Super Bowl champion got his playoff stubble shaved off at Gillette headquarters in Boston on Thursday.Gillette donated $35,000 each to the Boys and Girls Club of South ...

California’s governor serves meals in Tom Brady jersey

Football 02/06/19, 19:43

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been spotted in a Tom Brady jersey.But his choice of attire was for charity.Newsom served lunch Wednesday at a Sacramento food kitchen in the jersey of the New England Patriots quarterback. It was the result of his losing Super Bowl wager against Massachusetts Gov. Charlie ...

Colts’ Luck hopes healthy offseason leads to better results

Football 02/06/19, 14:59

Andrew Luck spent three offseasons fighting his way back from injuries. Now he can reap the reward.After returning to the field, making it back to the playoffs, regaining his Pro Bowl form and collecting The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award, a healthy Luck now intends to ...

Update: Brady, Patriots take victory lap through Boston

Sports 02/05/19, 11:18

The Latest on a parade in Boston to celebrate the New England Patriots' sixth Super Bowl title (all times local):11:15 a.m.Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are taking a victory lap through downtown Boston.Hundreds of thousands of fans are lining the streets, cheering wildly as the city's World War ...

Patriots to celebrate 6th Super Bowl win with Boston parade

Football 02/05/19, 01:04

The New England Patriots are being feted in Boston after defeating the Los Angeles Rams to claim their sixth Super Bowl title.The parade kicks off Tuesday morning at the Hynes Convention Center. It will rumble roughly 2 miles (3 kilometers) past the Boston Common and other landmarks before ending at ...

With surgical precision, Patriots cause a whole lot of pain

Football 02/04/19, 15:21

There's something surgical about the Patriots' dynasty that has made the rest of the NFL reel for nearly two decades.They are 6-3 in Super Bowls in Bill Belichick's reign and with Tom Brady doing the clutch work. Yet the overall points for those games, dating to 2002, stand at 215 ...

Rams defense plays tough but can’t overcome only lapse

Football 02/04/19, 03:07

After keeping Tom Brady out of the end zone for three and a half quarters, the Los Angeles Rams' defense finally blinked.In this Super Bowl, that one brief lapse was too much to overcome. Even holding the New England Patriots to one field goal until midway through the fourth quarter ...

Still no slowing down the Patriots’ dynasty

Sports 02/04/19, 03:06

Tom Brady quickly made it clear that winning a record sixth Super Bowl title won't change his mind about playing at least another year.As long as No. 12 is still going, New England's dynasty won't crumble."Doesn't change anything," Brady said moments after the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 ...

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