Red Sox add some pop while creating a logjam in outfield

Someday soon, the Boston Red Sox will get around to shaking up their gridlocked outfield. For now, though, they keep adding to it, like squeezing another car onto a crowded highway, just in time for the holiday rush.

Bills overcome all their distractions and roll over Jets

After a week of frightening weather and an abbreviated practice schedule, the Buffalo Bills played one of their best games of the season.\n

Pats turn their attention to another division leader: Packers

The New England Patriots have piled up points and big victory margins against NFL division leaders.

He's turned into quite the catch

Odell Beckham Jr.ís mindset was simple before making a one-handed catch quickly heralded as one of the best in NFL history: Just catch the ball.

NFL roundup

Seahawks 19, Cardinals 3 After 10 games, the defending champions needed to ask the difficult questions of each other. Most of all, whether the Seattle Seahawks were willing to put aside egos and get back in the NFC West race. Led by a...


A delicate topic that can't be ignored

Geno Auriemma's brilliance coaching the UConn women for the last 30 years starts here: He doesn't...


Cowboys score late to beat Giants 31-28

Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Dez Bryant, the winner from 13 yards with 1:01 remaining, lifting the Dallas Cowboys to a comeback 31-28 victory over the New York Giants.

Patriots offense will get a test

It’s no surprise that the New England Patriots lead the NFL in scoring. In the past four seasons, they’ve done that twice and finished third twice.

Cowboys’ Romo (injury), Giants Manning (INTs) both need to get well soon

For Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, the concern is about his back. The Giants’ Eli Manning, meanwhile, is looking to rebound after one of the worst starts of his career.

NFL roundup

Adrian Peterson’s hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.


Baseball notes

The Atlanta Braves have dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer.

Kershaw, Trout take home the MVP honors

A day after unanimously taking the NL Cy Young Award, Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers completed a Los Angeles sweep. A little earlier, Angels outfielder Mike Trout was a unanimous pick for the AL MVP.

Baseball notes

Maeda leads Japan over MLB All-Stars in opener


Celtics are all business vs. 76ers

Brandon scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and the Boston Celtics sent the Philadelphia 76ers to their 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 victory Wednesday night.

NBA roundup

Kevin Martin shook off an illness to score 37 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves, missing three starters, beat the New York Knicks 115-99 on Wednesday night.

NBA suspends Hornets' Taylor 24 games

The NBA has suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property last month.


Penguins edge Bruins on Malkin's goal in overtime

Evgeni Malkin scored his second goal of the night 32 seconds into overtime, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday.\n

Price, Canadiens beat Bruins for third time

Boston - Carey Price made 33 saves, Tomas Plekanec had a goal and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 2-0 on Saturday night.


For Pats, another passing grade

The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance. The outcome was the same: a blowout win over a top team.

Federer, Wawrinka give Swiss lead

Lille, France - Roger Federer will have the chance to clinch the last big prize in tennis eluding him. The 17-time Grand Slam champion and Stan Wawrinka swept aside Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the doubles to...

NHL roundup

Alex Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout in his second NHL game, leading the Boston Bruins over the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 Friday night.

Bills back on practice field at Lionsí facility

After days of cabin fever, the Buffalo Bills were finally able to practice.



2 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Purdue vs. Missouri in Maui Invitational from Lahaina, Hawaii.

4:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Pittsburgh-Chaminade loser vs. Brigham Young-San Diego State loser in Maui Invitational from Lahaina, Hawaii.

7 p.m., YES - NCAA men: Loyola (Maryland) at Syracuse.

7:30 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Kansas State vs. Arizona in Maui Invitational from Lahaina, Hawaii.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Virginia Commonwealth vs. Michigan-Oregon loser in Legends Classic consolation from New York.

7:30 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: Arkansas at Southern Methodist.

8 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Eastern Illinois at Creighton.

9:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Maryland vs. Alabama-Iowa State winner in Hall of Fame Classic final from Kansas City, Mo.

10 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Pittsburgh-Chaminade winner vs. Brigham Young-San Diego State winner in Maui Invitational from Lahaina, Hawaii.

10 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Villanova vs. Michigan-Oregon winner in Legends Classic final from New York.


7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA: Ohio at Miami-Ohio.


7 p.m., NESN - NCAA men: Massachusetts at Vermont.

10:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: New Jersey Devils at Vancouver Canucks.


2:30 p.m., FS1 - UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich at Manchester City.