Thousands cheer for Patriots at Super Bowl sendoff in Boston

By RODRIQUE NGOWIAssociated Press BOSTON (AP) – Brushing aside the controversy over deflated footballs, jubilant New England fans gathered downtown Monday for a spirited send-off as the Patriots headed to Arizona for the Super Bowl. Several thousand fans packed City Hall Plaza in Boston, chanting “Brady! Brady!” and waving signs that read “Finish the Job,” […]

Playoff not interested in moving semis of New Year’s Eve

By RALPH D. RUSSOAP College Football Writer The College Football Playoff is not interested in ESPN’s suggestion to move next season’s semifinals from New Year’s Eve to Saturday, Jan. 2. The Sports Business Journal first reported high-ranking ESPN executives had talked to College Football Playoff officials about switching the dates for the 2016 semifinals. College […]

Rams notify St. Louis they’ll go year-to-year on dome lease

By R.B. FALLSTROMAP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Rams took a step toward lame-duck status in St. Louis and a possible move back to the West Coast, notifying the city’s Convention and Visitors Commission on Monday that they intend to shift to a year-to-year lease agreement for their use of the Edward Jones […]

Closing arguments begin in ex-Vandy players’ rape trial

By SHEILA BURKEAssociated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A prosecutor trying the rape case against two former Vanderbilt football players says the video and photo evidence taken during the alleged crime would be enough to convict the men on most of the charges. Assistant District Attorney Jan Norman told jurors Monday during closing arguments that […]