FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and the New England Patriots toyed with the Atlanta Falcons _ sound familiar? _ 23-7 in a fog-filled Super Bowl rematch that wasn't particularly super. While Atlanta looked tentative, if not intimidated, Brady and his offense clinically tore apart the Falcons.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - One thing became crystal clear on a foggy night in Foxborough. The Atlanta Falcons have fallen victim to the dreaded Super Bowl losers' malaise. They can deny it all they want. But the evidence is mounting after a 23-7 throttling by New England.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The Patriots beat Atlanta 23-7 in their Super Bowl rematch. Playing in a thick New England fog, the Patriots picked up where they left off in the Super Bowl and scored 23 unanswered points. It was a reminder from the team's 32nd-ranked defense that they can still shut teams down.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have hired Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora as manager. Cora replaces John Farrell, who was fired despite winning back-to-back AL East titles. Cora played 14 years in the major leagues, including parts of four seasons in Boston.
BOSTON (AP) - Julian Edelman may be out of the New England Patriots lineup with a season-ending knee injury, but fans can still get their fill of the star receiver when his new book goes on sale. His memoir "Relentless" co-written by Boston sportswriter Tom Curran is available starting Tuesday. The book chronicles Edelman's football life culminating in his miracle diving catch of a tipped ball that kept the Patriots slim hopes alive in Super Bowl 51.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA has fined Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving $25,000 for responding to a fan with inappropriate language. Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA' executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the fine. Irving spoke to a fan at halftime of Boston's 102-92 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. The NBA also fined Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins $25,000 for language he used toward a fan in a season-opening loss in Memphis.
MONTREAL (AP) - Kelyn Rowe scored in stoppage time to give the New England Revolution a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Impact in their regular-season finale.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Providence College men's basketball team will play the University of Connecticut in an exhibition game to benefit hurricane victims. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. Providence College says all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to benefit hurricane victims.
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