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  • Belichick looks to Jets, Brady to the future

    December 26, 2018 8:44 PM 79

    (Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is thinking long-term. His coach, Bill Belichick, is thinking short-term, as usual. Belichick responded on Wednesday to a radio interview Brady did earlier this week, when he recommitted to playing as long as possible. The five-time Super Bowl champion, who on Sunday led the Patriots to their 10th straight

  • Pats thank 'St. Nick' Foles for playoff positioning help

    December 24, 2018 3:58 PM 76

    After clinching their 10th straight AFC East title and climbing to the No. 2 playoff seed, the New England Patriots expressed their gratitude to the quarterback who helped make it possible. No, not Tom Brady, although he obviously did his part with Sunday’s 24-12 victory against Buffalo. It was Philadelphia’s Nick Foles who earned their thanks — the same man whose

  • NFL roundup: Saints hold off Steelers, clinch home field

    December 24, 2018 5:35 AM 110

    Taking advantage of a special teams stop on a fake punt, Drew Brees threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas with 1:25 left to lift the host New Orleans Saints to a 31-28 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Pittsburgh (8-6-1) led 28-24 with little more than four minutes

  • Seahawks clinch NFC playoff spot with win over Chiefs

    December 24, 2018 5:18 AM 106

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes under pressure from Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston, left, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Seattle. (Associated Press) Count the NFC West's Seattle Seahawks among this year's NFL postseason participants. Thanks to quarterback Russell

  • NFL: Patriots and Cowboys claim division titles, playoff spots

    December 23, 2018 10:11 PM 77

    (Reuters) - The New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys are headed to the NFL playoffs after victories in early games on the penultimate Sunday of the regular season. The five-time Super Bowl champion Patriots (10-5) wrapped up their 10th consecutive American Football Conference (AFC) East title with a 24-12 win over the Buffalo Bills. The Cowboys (9-6) claimed

  • Five weightlifters suspended after London 2012 retests

    December 23, 2018 4:43 PM 92

    (Reuters) - Five weightlifters, including two Olympic champions, have been provisionally suspended after retests of their samples from the 2012 London Olympics came back positive for doping, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said. Ukraine’s Oleksiy Torokhtiy could now be stripped of the Olympic title he won in the 105-kg category in London

  • ‘Hail Mary’ pass helps Texas high school football team win state title

    December 23, 2018 10:29 AM 76

    Players and fans of Galena Park North Shore High School broke out into a wild celebration Saturday night when the school’s football team won a Texas state championship game on a 45-yard Haily Mary pass on the last play of the game. FOX Sports Southwest tweeted video of the amazing play from the state’s Class 6A Division I championship game, which was played

  • Buffalo Sabres broadcaster leaves arena on stretcher during game against Anaheim Ducks: report

    December 23, 2018 3:28 AM 90

    Hockey fans may be accustomed to seeing an injured player removed on a stretcher from time to time. But at Saturday night’s Buffalo Sabres game, it was the team’s longtime play-by-play broadcaster who had to leave the game for a medical reason. Rick Jeanneret, 76, reportedly started feeling lightheaded during the Sabres’ game against the Anaheim Ducks

  • Report: A's bring back RHP Fiers on 2-year deal

    December 23, 2018 2:21 AM 98

    The Oakland Athletics and free agent right-hander Mike Fiers have agreed to terms on a two-year contract, according to a report from MLB.com on Saturday. Fiers will receive between $14 million and $15 million on the deal, according to the report. Fiers, who joined the Athletics after an August waiver trade with Detroit, went 5-2 with a 3.74 ERA in 10 games

  • Report: Mets, d'Arnaud avoid arbitration

    December 23, 2018 1:51 AM 101

    The New York Mets avoided arbitration with catcher Travis d’Arnaud by agreeing to a one-year, $3.515 million deal, according to published reports. The 29-year-old has spent each of his first six seasons with New York. He is a .245 lifetime hitter with 47 home runs and 162 RBIs in 397 career games. Last season, d’Arnaud hit .200 with one homer and three