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Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  (AP)  — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor. The front row is the youngest in Daytona 500 history and it will be … Continue reading Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel

Super Bowl reaches 100.7 million people, down from 2018

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The New England Patriots’ competitive but action-starved Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams was seen by 100.7 million people on television and streaming services, the smallest audience for football’s annual spectacle in a decade. A boycott by disgruntled New Orleans Saints fans, a campaign by fans of quarterback Colin … Continue reading Super Bowl reaches 100.7 million people, down from 2018

ATLANTA | Gronkowski makes 2 key catches in what could be last game

ATLANTA (AP) — Rob Gronkowski rumbled down the field, got past two defenders and hauled in the football to set up New England’s go-ahead touchdown. If this was the farewell performance for the Patriots tight end, he went out in playmaking style. Was it his biggest catch ever? “You tell me,” Gronkowski said after New … Continue reading ATLANTA | Gronkowski makes 2 key catches in what could be last game

Super Bowl 53: The Latest: Patriots’ Gostkowski misses FG attempt

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Super Bowl 53 (all times EST): 7 p.m. Stephen Gostkowski was wide left on a 46-yard field goal attempt that would have given New England the early lead in the Super Bowl against the Los Angeles Rams. It also marked the first missed kick by any NFL kicker … Continue reading Super Bowl 53: The Latest: Patriots’ Gostkowski misses FG attempt

Boston Area’s Liberty Homes Adds Award-Winning Interior Designer to Team

  BOSTON/ OCTOBER 11, 2018 (STL.News) Ian Moore, the owner of Liberty Homes, is a third-generation homebuilder. He and his sizable team of designers, project managers, remodelers, makers and artisans specialize in custom home design construction and historic remodels throughout New England. Now offering the design services of an award-winning interior designer, clients get a … Continue reading Boston Area’s Liberty Homes Adds Award-Winning Interior Designer to Team

Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts

There’s a bumper crop of squirrels in New England, and the frenetic critters are frustrating farmers by chomping their way through apple orchards, pumpkin patches and corn fields. The varmints are fattening themselves for winter while destroying the crops with bite marks. Robert Randall, who has a 60-acre orchard in Standish, Maine, said he’s never … Continue reading Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts

PHILADELPHIA | ‘Deflategate’ sequel? Nope, NFL says just a defective ball

PHILADELPHIA — No investigation or federal case needed this time. The NFL says a bad football used in a preseason game Thursday night was simply defective. The league said in a statement Friday that a ball was removed from play during the third quarter of the Steelers-Eagles game in Philadelphia and will be sent back … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | ‘Deflategate’ sequel? Nope, NFL says just a defective ball

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. | Brady, Smith sit as Patriots beat Redskins 26-17

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.  — New England might have found a running back in undrafted free agent Ralph Webb. Washington may have lost one with a knee injury to second-round pick Derrius Guice. Webb ran for two touchdowns and also scored on a pair of 2-point conversions on Thursday night as the defending AFC champions rallied from … Continue reading FOXBOROUGH, Mass. | Brady, Smith sit as Patriots beat Redskins 26-17