Federer, Wawrinka give Swiss lead

Lille, France - Roger Federer will have the chance to clinch the last big prize in tennis eluding him. The 17-time Grand Slam champion and Stan Wawrinka swept aside Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the doubles to...

Patriots offense will get a test

It’s no surprise that the New England Patriots lead the NFL in scoring. In the past four seasons, they’ve done that twice and finished third twice.

Cowboys’ Romo (injury), Giants Manning (INTs) both need to get well soon

For Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, the concern is about his back. The Giants’ Eli Manning, meanwhile, is looking to rebound after one of the worst starts of his career.

NFL roundup

Adrian Peterson’s hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Bills back on practice field at Lionsí facility

After days of cabin fever, the Buffalo Bills were finally able to practice.


He's back to the Kris Dunn we remember

Mohegan - His last official act in this building before Saturday...


Injury bug plagues 3-7 Giants

In his 19 years as an NFL head coach, Tom Coughlin has had to endure his fair share of injuries to his players

Blount rejoins Pats after being cut by Steelers

LeGarrette Blountís teammates are glad to have him back in a New England Patriots uniform.

Snow day in Buffalo: Bills will meet Jets on Monday in Detroit

Snowed out in Buffalo, the Bills are heading to Detroit to play their “home” game against the New York Jets on Monday night.

NFL notes

The NFL on Wednesday urged a judge to approve an estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion lawsuits despite concerns raised by former players or survivors who feel left out.


Baseball notes

The Atlanta Braves have dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer.

Kershaw, Trout take home the MVP honors

A day after unanimously taking the NL Cy Young Award, Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers completed a Los Angeles sweep. A little earlier, Angels outfielder Mike Trout was a unanimous pick for the AL MVP.

Baseball notes

Maeda leads Japan over MLB All-Stars in opener


Celtics are all business vs. 76ers

Brandon scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and the Boston Celtics sent the Philadelphia 76ers to their 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 victory Wednesday night.

NBA roundup

Kevin Martin shook off an illness to score 37 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves, missing three starters, beat the New York Knicks 115-99 on Wednesday night.

NBA suspends Hornets' Taylor 24 games

The NBA has suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property last month.


Price, Canadiens beat Bruins for third time

Boston - Carey Price made 33 saves, Tomas Plekanec had a goal and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 2-0 on Saturday night.

NHL roundup

Alex Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout in his second NHL game, leading the Boston Bruins over the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 Friday night.


Blount back in Patriots backfield

There was no name over his locker stall and he had yet to officially secure the number he'll wear this Sunday.

France, Switzerland are even after Day 1

Lille, France - Roger Federer's valiant attempt to shake off a back injury backfired spectacularly when the Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion was swept aside by Gael Monfils Friday as France leveled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 on...

Federer to face Monfils in Davis Cup final

Saying he has recovered from a back injury, Roger Federer has the chance to finally win one of the only notable titles missing from his collection. Federer will play Gael Monfils today in the second singles match as Switzerland takes on France in...

Rangers' Talbot shuts out Flyers 2-0 for first win

Cam Talbot made 31 saves for his first win of the season and fourth career NHL shutout, and the New York Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.


Auto Racing

7:30 a.m., NBCSN - Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from United Arab Emirates.


Noon, ESPNU - NCAA men: Florida State vs. Massachusetts from Mohegan Sun.

1 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA women: Creighton at UConn.

2 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: New Mexico vs. Texas A&M in Puerto Rico Tip-Off fifth-place game from San Juan.

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Notre Dame vs. Providence from Mohegan Sun.

4 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: South Florida at North Carolina State.

4 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: North Carolina Central at Creighton.

4:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Boston College vs. Dayton in Puerto Rico Tip-Off third-place game from San Juan.

6 p.m., CSN - NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Boston Celtics.

6 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Massachusetts-Lowell at Fordham.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: South Carolina vs. Akron in Charleston (S.C.) Classic third-place game.

7 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA men: UConn vs. West Virginia in Puerto Rico Tip-Off final from San Juan.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Miami (Fla.) vs. Charlotte in Charleston (S.C.) Classic final.


11 a.m., ESPNU - NCAA: FCS Championship Selection Show from Charlotte, N.C.

1 p.m., Ch. 3 - NFL: Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles.

1 p.m., Ch. 61, WMOS (102.3-FM) - NFL: Detroit Lions at New England Patriots.

1 p.m., ESPN - CFL playoffs: Montreal Alouettes at Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

4:25 p.m., Ch. 3 - NFL: Miami Dolphins at Denver Broncos.

8:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30, WFAN (660-AM), WTIC (1080-AM) - NFL: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants.

3:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 - NCAA: Louisville at Notre Dame.


1:30 p.m., Golf Channel - LPGA Tour Championship from Naples, Fla.


7 p.m., NESN - NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins.

10:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: New Jersey Devils at Calgary Flames.


10:55 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Tottenham at Hull City.

1:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 - MLS playoffs: New England Revolution at New York Red Bulls.

5 p.m., ESPN - MLS playoffs: Seattle Sounders at Los Angeles Galaxy.


7 a.m., Tennis Channel - Davis Cup: France vs. Switzerland in final from Lille, France.