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Porcello, Red Sox can't overcome KC homers

There is no stopping the blistering-hot Royals these days. Kansas City rolled into Fenway Park and knocked the Red Sox out of first place, riding a strong performance by Jason Vargas and a three-run homer by Mike Moustakas to a 4-2 victory in Friday night’s opener of a three-game series. …read more

Wright's rocky return too tall a hurdle for Sox

The defending World Series-champion Royals look like a team that doesn’t want to miss the thrill of another October. Inconsistent for much of the season, Kansas City has played terrific baseball of late, continuing with Friday night’s 6-3 victory over the Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park. …read more

Red Sox's next callup unlikely to be Swihart

For the better part of the last few weeks, the Red Sox have held the unusual roster alignment of 13 pitchers and 12 position players. Manager John Farrell said that will change by Monday, when the club opens a three-game series in Kansas City. However, one candidate you can probably cross off is Blake Swihart. …read more

Top of order catalyst in offensive eruption

Whatever happened to the Red Sox’s offense this weekend, the fans in Boston certainly have to be happy. Boston — which was last in the league in runs scored and RBIs in May — scored 23 runs in three games in Kansas City, reaching a season high in runs in Sunday’s 13-2 rubber-game victory over …

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Swihart's path paved by dad's instincts

Arlan Swihart will be in the stands at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City with roughly 200 friends and family members, experiencing a Father’s Day weekend like no other. For probably two of the three games against the Royals, Arlan will look behind the plate when the Red Sox are on defense, and his son will …

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Patriots send video to season-ticket holders that re-lives magical ride

The New England Patriots sent their weekly email to season-ticket holders on Friday and it included a special treat — this video that captures the team’s magical 2014 ride. The video begins with the low point of the season, a blowout loss at Kansas City on Sept. 29. The words of radio analyst Scott Zolak …

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Bill Belichick cites halftime of loss to Chiefs as a turning point in season

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — In a rare moment of in-season reflection, new england patriots coach Bill Belichick looked back on the team’s season and picked an interesting moment as the turning point. “I kind of thought that halftime of the Kansas City game was a little bit of a turning point for us in the season,” …

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QB snapshot: Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo

A few quick observations of quarterbacks Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo and how they played in the New England Patriots’ 17-9 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 17: Splitting up the snaps. Brady played the first half (32), while Garoppolo got the second half (35). It was Garoppolo’s most extended work of the season, …

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Rapid Reaction: Union 2, Revolution 1

PHILADELPHIA — Striker Jack McInerney grabbed the game-winner in the 90th minute to give the Philadelphia Union a 2-1 comeback victory over the Revolution on Sunday at PPL Park. McInerney’s late goal, along with Freddy Adu’s 59th-minute penalty strike, helped the Union overcome a 12th-minute strike from Revolution striker Saer Sene and extended …

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New England Patriots News – The slow starts continue to vex the Patriots’ offense

While the Patriots finished strong, for the sixth consecutive game they had a bit of a sluggish start offensively. On Monday against the Chiefs, they managed just 10 points over the first two quarters and going punt-punt-fumble-punt over its first four possessions. Overall, the Patriots didn’t even get into Chiefs’ territory until Kansas City botched …

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New England Patriots News – Setting the scene: Patriots-Chiefs

patriots patriots Is BenJarvus Green-Ellis in for a big night after getting cover status for tonight’s Patriots-Chiefs Gameday program. (Mike Petraglia, WEEI.com) FOXBORO — Clear skies and temperatures in the low-to-mid 30s are expected for kickoff tonight (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) as the patriots look to take a stranglehold on the AFC East against the …

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New England Patriots News – Check out a preview of Friday’s edition of ‘Patriots All Access’

Patriots All Access airs Friday on WBZ-TV at 7 p.m. and immediately following on Patriots.com. Here are some of the highlights of this week’s show: ·Exclusive footage from behind the bench and inside the victorious locker room from the Sunday night win over the Jets. ·A rare visit with Offensive Line Coach Dante Scarnecchia, along …

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