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New England running back Jonas Gray (35) celebrates a first-half score against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The rookie rushed for 199 and four touchdowns in the Patriots' 42-20 victory.

Rookie Gray sets TD rushing mark, powers Patriots past Colts

By Conrad Brunner, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 17, 2014, at 12:07 a.m.
INDIANAPOLIS — The unlikeliest of heroes emerged for New England on Sunday night, giving the Patriots a firm grasp on the top spot in the AFC. Rookie running back Jonas Gray set a franchise record with four rushing touchdowns and more than doubled his career totals with 38 carries for …

Bruins edge Hurricanes, end two-game slide

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 16, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
BOSTON — The Boston Bruins, rebounding from a dreadful two-game trip to Canada, pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday at TD Garden. The Bruins, outscored by a combined 11-2 in Toronto and Montreal on Wednesday and Thursday nights, got first-period goals from rookie right winger …
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James dunks the ball against the Boston Celtics during the first half at TD Garden in Boston Friday night.

Cavs’ James scores 41 in win over Celtics

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 14, 2014, at 10:39 p.m.
BOSTON — LeBron James did it to the Boston Celtics again on Friday night. James, who came in averaging 30.1 points per game against Boston, his highest average against any team, scored eight of his season-high 41 points in the final 2:02 and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from 19 points …
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (center) attempts to pass during the first half of the game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in this November 2014 file photo.

Offensive slugfest expected between Colts’ Luck, Pats’ Brady

By SportsDirect on Nov. 14, 2014, at 5:36 p.m.
Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck is on the fast track to greatness but he will get a close-up view of what it looks like when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots visit the Colts on Sunday night. Luck leads the league in passing yards and has guided the AFC South-leading …
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) throws a pass against the Buffalo Bills  in Miami Thursday night. Miami defeated Buffalo 22-9.

QB Tannehill guides Dolphins by Bills

By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 14, 2014, at 12:43 a.m.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Ryan Tannehill threw two second-half touchdown passes to help the Miami Dolphins defeat the Buffalo Bills 22-9 Thursday night at Sun Life Stadium. Buffalo, which leads the NFL in sacks, got to Tannehill five times but failed to rattle the Miami quarterback. Bills defensive end Mario …
Montreal Canadiens forward Dale Weise scores a goal against Boston Bruins goaltender Nyklas Svedberg on a penalty shot during the second period at the Bell Centre in Montreal Thursday night.

Pacioretty, Price propel Canadiens by Bruins

By Heather Engel, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 13, 2014, at 10:23 p.m.
MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens just seem to have the Boston Bruins’ number. Left winger Max Pacioretty scored twice to lead the Canadiens to their fourth consecutive win with a 5-1 romp over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night at the Bell Centre. “I think our whole team just kind …

Trout, Kershaw land MVP awards in an LA sweep

By Reuters on Nov. 13, 2014, at 8 p.m.
Angels outfielder Mike Trout was a unanimous winner of the American League Most Valuable Player award, and Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw claimed National League honors in a sweep for the Los Angeles teams on Thursday. The 23-year-old Trout broke through after back-to-back years as runner-up to Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel …

TV Radio schedule for November 14, 2014

on Nov. 13, 2014, at 6:51 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Ford EcoBoost 300, Practice, 11:30 a.m., FS1-TV; 12:30 p.m., Practice, 4 p.m., Final Practice, FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Ford EcoBoost 400, Qualifying, 6 p.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Homestead, Qualifying, 2:30 p.m., Race, 8 p.m., FS1-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio …
Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) shoots the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka during the first half of Wednesday night's game at TD Garden in Boston. The Thunder won 109-94.

Jackson, Morrow carry Thunder past Celtics

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 12, 2014, at 10:03 p.m.
BOSTON — The Oklahoma City Thunder had every reason to pack it up and head for home during the first quarter of their game against the Boston Celtics. Playing their second road games in as many nights, the injury ravaged Thunder, playing without stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook plus …

Brady maybe a little envious of Colts’ Luck

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 12, 2014, at 6:17 p.m.
New England Patriots veteran Tom Brady faces another marquee quarterback in prime time on Sunday night and he’s envious of what Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts can do. “He’s a great player, in his third year, and he’s had a lot of success,” Brady said Wednesday of the Colts’ …
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) gets a pass off as he is pressured by New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka (94) at MetLife Stadium. Indianapolis Colts defeat the New York Giants 40-24.

Patriots ready for Colts after bye

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 12, 2014, at 5:23 a.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Before the bye week, the New England Patriots got a chance to prove their mettle as a home underdog against Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos. The 43-21 dismissal of Denver sent coach Bill Belichick’s team (7-2) into the off week with a five-game winning streak and the unofficial …
Boston Bruins center Seth Griffith (53) is congratulated at the bench after scoring against the New Jersey Devils during the second period at TD Garden in Boston Monday night.

Bruins roll to fifth straight win behind Griffith, Bergeron

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 10, 2014, at 9:53 p.m.
BOSTON — The Boston Bruins roared to their fifth straight victory as rookie right winger Seth Griffith scored a spectacular goal and center Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists in a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Bergeron, who has six points during a …
Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller shoots over Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson (22) during the second half of their game at the United Center in Chicago Saturday night.

Turner helps Celtics hold off Bulls

By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 08, 2014, at 11:42 p.m.
CHICAGO — Evan Turner had 19 points and six assists as the Boston Celtics held on for a 106-101 win over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. Seven players scored in double figures for the Celtics (3-3), who shot 51.9 percent from the field and outrebounded Chicago 45-38 to pick …
Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger (7) shoots the ball against Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) during the first half at TD Garden in Boston Friday night.

Sullinger, Green propel Celtics past Pacers

By SportsDirect on Nov. 07, 2014, at 10:14 p.m.
BOSTON — Jared Sullinger scored 11 of his 17 points in the final 10 1/2 minutes and Jeff Green hit two crucial free throws as the Boston Celtics snapped their losing streak with a 101-98 victory Friday night over the Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden. Green added 15 points …
ASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (41) before the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway this week.

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch investigated for domestic assault

By Steve Ginsburg, Reuters on Nov. 07, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.
Police in Dover, Delaware, said on Friday they are investigating an allegation of domestic assault made against star NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, but his lawyer called the accusation a “complete fabrication.” Busch, 36, becomes the latest U.S. sports figure accused of domestic violence. He won the NASCAR championship in 2004 …

NFL to review Adrian Peterson case for ‘potential discipline’

By Steve Ginsburg, Reuters on Nov. 07, 2014, at 6:40 a.m.
The NFL said on Thursday it would review for “potential discipline” Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, following his plea agreement on child abuse charges. While it studies the case under its Personal Conduct Policy, the NFL said Peterson would remain on its Exempt List, meaning he will not play …
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati Thursday night.

Browns run over Bengals in Cincinnati

By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 07, 2014, at 1:23 a.m.
CINCINNATI — Since an injury to starting center Alex Mack, the Cleveland Browns rushing attack had sputtered, producing just 52 yards per game the past two weeks. But, even with a short week of preparation ahead of Thursday night’s game, the Browns felt like they could run against the Cincinnati …

TV, radio schedule for November 7, 2014

on Nov. 06, 2014, at 4:42 p.m.
AUTO RACING Formula One, Brasil Grand Prix – Practice 2, 11 a.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Phoenix, Practice, noon, Final Practice, 3 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500, Practice, 1:30 p.m., FS1-TV; Qualifying, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Phoenix, Qualifying, 4:30 p.m., …
Marcus Smart (36) of the Boston Celtics drives toward Toronto's James Johnson (3) during Wednesday night's NBA game at TD Garden in Boston. The Raptors defeated the Celtics 110-107.

Raptors overcome 16-point deficit to beat Celtics

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 05, 2014, at 10:17 p.m.
BOSTON — The short-handed Toronto Raptors were pleased to get out of TD Garden with a win on Wednesday night. What the Raptors, winners of four of their first five games, weren’t necessarily thrilled with was the way they got their 110-107 victory over the Boston Celtics. “We’re happy with …

Yankees’ Rodriguez reportedly admits PED use to feds

By Reuters on Nov. 05, 2014, at 5:58 p.m.
MIAMI — New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview with federal agents investigating a Florida anti-aging clinic at the center of baseball’s doping scandal, the Miami Herald reported on Wednesday. Rodriguez publicly has denied the use of banned substances from the Miami-area Biogenesis …
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