News archive from 24 September 2016, page 8

Jacoby Brissett suffers thumb injury in Patriots win

Palms up and thumbs down: This is the story of the Patriots’ quarterback carousel in 2016. The only team in the league with three victories might be pressed into starting a third quarterback in as many games when they welcome the Bills to Gillette...

 

Silverman: Thinking ahead to the Red Sox’ playoff roster

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Maybe it’s because the Red Sox are within one white-knuckle drive down Interstate 75 to Fort Myers, but these waning days of the regular season spent in southwestern Florida bear a deja-vu-like resemblance to the final days of...

 

Patriots OL kept J.J. Watt on turf

What do J.J. Watt and the Patriots’ logo have in common? Both were regularly seen on the Gillette Stadium turf Thursday night. The Patriots kicked Watt’s tail during their 27-0 whitewashing of the Texans, and that one-sided matchup was the epitome of...

 

Robby Scott passes test in ’pen

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Red Sox bullpen delivered another ridiculously efficient effort (four scoreless innings) last night in what has been a ridiculous month (0.77 ERA through 581⁄3 innings). The most eye-opening performance came from southpaw...

 
Duffy chased in 4th, Royals lose 8-3 to Tigers

Duffy chased in 4th, Royals lose 8-3 to Tigers

DETROIT — Danny Duffy's season has taken quite a turn for the worse over the past month. Duffy allowed six runs and was chased in the fourth inning Friday night, and the Kansas City Royals lost 8-3 to the Detroit Tigers. Detroit remained a half-game...

 
Liriano delivers strong start, Blue Jays beat Yankees 9-0

Liriano delivers strong start, Blue Jays beat Yankees 9-0

TORONTO — Solid starting pitching has helped the Blue Jays stop a September swoon, and Francisco Liriano became the latest to provide an impressive performance. Liriano and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, Troy Tulowitzki had four RBIs and...

 
Ramirez has big night; Indians move closer to Central title

Ramirez has big night; Indians move closer to Central title

CLEVELAND — The anticipation of their first division championship since 2007 is building for the Cleveland Indians. Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer and drove in four runs and the Indians dropped their magic number for clinching an AL Central title to...

 
Dodgers beat Rockies 5-2 on emotional night for Scully

Dodgers beat Rockies 5-2 on emotional night for Scully

LOS ANGELES — Scott Kazmir is running short on time to prove he belongs on the Dodgers' postseason roster. Fresh off the disabled list, the veteran pitcher was dealt another blow when spasms cut short his start. Ross Stripling picked up the slack with...

 

Patriots notebook: On Jacoby Brissett’s touchdown, it’s a case of walk before run

The play that will stick out from Jacoby Brissett’s first NFL start Thursday night was the rookie quarterback’s 27-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter that gave the Patriots a 10-0 lead. After initially faking a give to LeGarrette Blount...

 
FANTASY PLAYS: Managing Week 3 with no byes, but injuries

FANTASY PLAYS: Managing Week 3 with no byes, but injuries

It's been a busy week on the fantasy football waiver wire — especially at running back — as many notable players went down with injuries and owners scrambled for their replacements. Some fantasy players may feel quite undermanned heading into Week 3,...

 

Knicks not concerned about possible Rose rape trial

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Derrick Rose apparently isn't worried about a potential rape trial, and neither are the New York Knicks. President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson said Friday that the Knicks don't expect Rose's season to be affected, but...

 
Kevin Garnett says 'farewell' after 21 seasons in the NBA

Kevin Garnett says 'farewell' after 21 seasons in the NBA

MINNEAPOLIS — No fire burned hotter, no mouth was fouler, no opponent was in for a longer night than Kevin Garnett's. In more than two decades in the NBA, Garnett opened the door for a new wave of young talent to enter the league, was partly...

 

Heat forward Chris Bosh fails physical, future in doubt

MIAMI — Chris Bosh's plan to resume playing is now in jeopardy, after medical examinations performed in recent days convinced the Miami Heat that he is not healthy enough to return to the court. And Bosh may have provided a clue why. The Heat...

 
Bruins notebook: Peter Mueller seeks a ‘new beginning’

Bruins notebook: Peter Mueller seeks a ‘new beginning’

It’s been a while since Peter Mueller played in the NHL, but he has one familiar face in Bruins training camp. Assistant Joe Sacco was the coach of the Colorado Avalanche when Mueller, now on a tryout with the B’s, played in Denver from 2010-12....

 

Healthy Brian Ferlin takes aim at job with Bruins

Brian Ferlin said all the right things at this time last year. After getting a taste of the NHL in 2014-15 for seven games, the Jacksonville, Fla., native was eager for last season’s Bruins training camp to prove that he belonged full-time. The...

 

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