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New England Patriots: Ranking Remaining Offseason Priorities

With the 2014 NFL draft over, the New England Patriots have essentially finished the roster construction portion of the offseason. Though personnel alterations will still occur before the regular season, the fundamental framework is already in place.<p>Nevertheless, that does not mean the Patriots can …

NFL

Patriots offer jersey guarantee

The New England Patriots will become the first NFL franchise to offer rebates to anyone who buys a jersey of a player who is no longer under contract …

8 Biggest Surprises from NFL Rookie Camps

Rookie minicamps generally begin immediately following the NFL draft and are designed for teams to have a quick first look at their incoming rookies as they begin to plan for training camp. For undrafted players, it’s a fight to stay relevant. For draftees, it’s a get-to-know-you event, with teams …

Football (U.S.)

Projecting Patriots' Most Heated Roster Battles This Offseason

This July and August, the New England Patriots' training camp will bear witness to some of the fiercest roster battles in the entire NFL. Much of the talent jettisoned in the latter stages of roster building will likely find their way into other uniforms by season's end.<p>With the current collective …

NFL

4 Draft-Day Moves That Will Shift Balance of Power in the NFL

With the 2014 NFL draft now over, all 32 teams are looking towards finalizing their rosters via training camp, as well as getting prepared for the upcoming season.<p>For some teams, however, the players who were drafted in May aren't just to help make the team better this year. There are some …

Football (U.S.)

Johnny Manziel has 'positive' 1st step

CLEVELAND -- Johnny Manziel spent his first weekend in the NFL hanging around other rookies and unsigned free agents.<p>He's about to take the field …

Ten Rookies to Watch in NFL Offseason Workouts

One of the advantages of holding the NFL draft a few weeks later is that we get to see the rookies in action almost immediately after the draft.<p>The incoming rookie class barely got a chance to celebrate before rookie camps started rolling around. As we go from rookie camps to offseason workouts in …

Football (U.S.)

Miami Heat Standing on Verge of Impressive NBA Playoffs Accomplishment

INDIANAPOLIS — At first, Chris Bosh insisted that he felt no particular emotion after hitting his first couple of shots on Monday night. But then he relented, admitting that something did come over him as the ball kept going over the front rim and out the bottom of the basket.<p>"If you see one go in, …

Basketball

Russell Westbrook scores 40 as Thunder knot up series with Spurs

OKLAHOMA CITY -- While accepting the award for himself, Kevin Durant called Russell Westbrook an MVP-caliber player.<p>And on Tuesday, Westbrook …

OKC Thunder's NBA Title Dreams Suddenly Within Realm of Believability

OKLAHOMA CITY — After this powerful series-squaring stand Tuesday night, right when the San Antonio Spurs’ proven champions fully believed they would just do what they do, it’s fair to imagine:<p>What would that iconic moment be like for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook as they win their first …

Russell Westbrook

Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 NBA Playoffs

In Game 3, Serge Ibaka limped through pain to inspire his teammates. Then down went Reggie Jackson. With two-fifths of their starting lineup gimping their way through Game 4, it'd be hard to blame the Oklahoma City Thunder for thinking this wasn't their year.<p>Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook would …

Scott Brooks

Aaron Hernandez to be arraigned

BOSTON -- Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is due in court Wednesday to be arraigned on murder charges alleging he ambushed and …

After drones, Google and Facebook eye satellites to expand internet access

Google and Facebook already compete on PCs, mobile devices and recently their rivalry has moved to the skies, but a new report from <i>The Information</i> suggests it could move even further from land. Over the last year or so, both looked at drone maker Titan Aerospace before Google acquired it, adding to …

A 3D Printer for the Rest of Us: New Matter Builds $199 Device

MakerBot arguably put 3D printing on the map, but it could be New Matter that ultimately puts it average people’s hands.<p>Backed by Idealab, the …

Google Reveals Its Self-Driving Cars

Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin announced at the Code Conference today that the company has built a number of prototype self-driving cars from scratch.<p>Google’s prototype cars don’t need a human to intervene at all — which means there isn’t a steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal. …