SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo is going to summer school before starting training camp with the San Francisco 49ers.
Garoppolo is spending part of his down time between the end...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Entering his 20th year in the NFL, Tom Brady has probably seen everything and tried everything to prepare himself for the rigors of the next season.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jarrett Stidham doesn't have time to listen to the talk about him being a possible successor for a Hall of Fame-bound quarterback.
To stay a cut above the competition, Aaron Donald again trained this offseason by dodging knives.
Fake blades, of course. But the results from the reaction exercises have certainly been...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy hired the attorney who led the National Football League's investigation into New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to represent him in a...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos will induct longtime cornerback and new Hall of Fame member Champ Bailey into the team's Ring of Fame.
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...
Pats take Stidham as possible successor to Brady
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jarrett Stidham now stands where several others have before him — as a possible successor to Tom Brady as quarterback of the New England Patriots.
Patriots find QB prospect among 5 third-day draft picks
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have found the next possible successor to Tom Brady in quarterback Jarrett Stidham of Auburn.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — 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.
UPTON, Mass. (AP) — John Milligan has seen it all when it comes to football.
From winning four consecutive Big Ten championships as a University of Michigan player in the 1980s, to chewing...
Analysis: The best NFL draft picks 1-32 and by round
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?
Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg remembered as gentle giant
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — 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...
Tiger latest notable over-40 champion in sports history
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods won his 15th major championship at age 43 by walking away from Augusta National Sunday with his fifth Masters green jacket. Here are some other notable over-40...
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — 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,...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Chris Hogan from the New England Patriots to a one-year contract.
Patriots re-sign Gostkowski, add TE Seferian-Jenkins
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have re-signed kicker Stephen Gostkowski and added tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
With the Gostkowski signing, New England is bringing back its...
Man charged with shining laser at Tom Brady
Man charged with shining laser at Patriots QB Tom Brady
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — 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...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island general election ballot drew a diverse roster of write-in candidates including pro athletes and animated characters.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — 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...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Don't. Even. Joke.
New England Patriots fans who forgot that Monday is April Fools' Day might have been panicking when quarterback Tom Brady tweeted that he had...
4th-grader builds Tom Brady mosaic out of Rubik’s Cubes
WESTWOOD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts fourth-grader has built a mosaic tribute to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady entirely out of Rubik's Cubes.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The defending champion New England Patriots were looking to a salary cap-friendly veteran addition and their existing depth to address the loss of two starters as the free...
NFL At 100: Free agency has been a boon to NFL
DENVER (AP) — 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...
Free Agency-Patriots Capsule
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UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: K Stephen Gostkowski, P Ryan Allen, WR Cordarrelle Patterson, WR Chris Hogan, WR Phillip Dorsett, LT Trent Brown, RT LaAdrian Waddle, DE...
Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham gets 3-year deal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles and defensive end Brandon Graham have agreed to a three-year contract extension, preventing the team's longest-tenured defensive player from testing...
Chiefs announce overhaul of defensive coaching staff
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid moved swiftly to replace longtime defensive coordinator Bob Sutton after his underperforming group allowed Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to...
Super Bowl MVP Edelman to wave green flag at Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — 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 a presenter at the Grammy Awards.
Former Chiefs defensive coordinator Sutton hired by Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has joined the Atlanta Falcons as a senior assistant.
Sutton was fired by the Chiefs two days after a crushing 37-31 loss in the AFC championship game, when Kansas City failed to stop Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on what turned out to be the only possession of overtime.
Family seeks to find plush toy goat lost at Patriots parade
BOSTON (AP) — A New Hampshire couple is on a mission to find a stuffed toy goat they named Brady that got away from them during the New England Patriots Super Bowl parade in Boston.
Tom Brady gets his playoff beard shaved for charity
BOSTON (AP) — 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 Thursday at Gillette headquarters in Boston.
Gillette donated $35,000 each to the Boys and Girls Club of South Boston, Best Buddies and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
California’s governor serves meals in Tom Brady jersey
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — 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 Baker.
Colts’ Luck hopes healthy offseason leads to better results
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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 take a rare and well-deserved break from football.
What a (familiar) feeling: Boston fetes Super Bowl winners
BOSTON (AP) — With cheers of "We want seven!" and "Next year, right here!" hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans jammed downtown Boston on Tuesday for a parade celebrating the New England Patriots' sixth Super Bowl title.
A party atmosphere enveloped the city on the unseasonably mild day. Red, white and blue confetti rained down and music blared as fans packed along sidewalks hoping to catch a glimpse of quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick and the rest of the beloved team.
McCourty twins nix White House visit but mum on retirement
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty said Monday he won't go to the White House if the Super Bowl champions are invited by President Donald Trump, and teammate and twin brother Jason said he highly doubts he would make the trip.
A day after the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams for their sixth NFL title, Devin McCourty said flatly that he would not join the team for a White House visit.
With surgical precision, Patriots cause a whole lot of pain
ATLANTA (AP) — 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 for New England, 201 for the opposition.
Pats’ defense stifles Goff, Rams’ offense in Super Bowl win
ATLANTA (AP) — In a Super Bowl short on scoring, it was the New England Patriots' defense that set the tone.
For most of the season the Patriots have stuck to their principles on defense, making just enough plays to win.
They were much more than that Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams.
The Patriots battered and bewildered quarterback Jared Goff and the Rams, stifling the NFL's second-ranked scoring en route to a 13-3 Super Bowl victory.
Chiefs fan banned over claims he pointed laser at Brady
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have instituted a lifetime ban against a fan accused of flashing a laser at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during last month's AFC championship game.
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. BLACKFACE SCANDAL UNDERLINES "FESTERING WOUND" OF RACISM
The crisis engulfing involving Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam came on the first day of Black History Month and as Virginians prepared to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to the settlement of Jamestown.
Throwback night: Pats win Super Bowl the old-fashioned way
ATLANTA (AP) — Graying but still gritty, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots came to the Super Bowl intending to stave off, for at least one more game, the inevitable onslaught of the NFL's future.
Job well done.
Pro football never looked flatter, older and more stuck in the days of the VCR than it did Sunday.
Rams defense plays tough but can’t overcome only lapse
ATLANTA (AP) — 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 wasn't good enough.
For the sixth time in his career, Brady found a way to win the Super Bowl. The Rams defense had done enough to win most games, but the Los Angeles offense didn't do its part.
Still no slowing down the Patriots’ dynasty
ATLANTA (AP) — 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.
Brady merely average, but good enough for championship No. 6
ATLANTA (AP) — If Tom Brady rated his performance, nothing more, it was ho-hum at best.
In fact, going strictly by the numbers, it was the worst Super Bowl showing of his brilliant career.
Patriots QB Tom Brady: ‘it feels great to win’
The Latest: Patriots set Super Bowl records with 6th title
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Super Bowl (all times EST):
The New England Patriots added even more luster to the franchise's rich championship history on Sunday.
Their victory over the Los Angeles Rams put a stamp on a season that started 1-2, but ended with New England becoming the first team since the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins to win the Super Bowl after losing it the previous season.
5 plays, 69 yards _ and the Patriots get their winning TD
ATLANTA (AP) — For five plays, and for 2 minutes, 49 seconds, Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady and the Patriots offense looked like the one that cruised up and down the field for most of the season.
Turns out, that's all they needed.
On a day that knocked two of the NFL's highest-flying scoring machines back into the 1970s — or '50s — Brady mustered one good drive when it mattered.
Reliable as ever, Patriots’ Edelman wins Super Bowl MVP
ATLANTA (AP) — Julian Edelman was forced to watch only as a spectator as his disappointed New England Patriots teammates trudged off the field a year ago as Super Bowl losers.
Catch after catch in this one, Tom Brady's favorite wide receiver helped make them winners again.
"It's pretty surreal," Edelman said, shaking his head. "Tough times don't last, tough people do. I preach that, and, I guess you have to live to it."