Holiday stops Celtics' last 2 plays, Bucks take 3-2 lead
Bobby Portis made a putback off Giannis Antetokounmpo’s missed free throw with 15 seconds left, Jrue Holiday snuffed Marcus Smart on Boston’s final two possessions and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Celtics 110-107 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 series lead.
Patriots, Bucs among those making biggest waves so far
(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)Bill Belichick never was one to spend wildly in free agency. Whether by trade, free agency or re-signings, the group brings a good mix of offense, defense and special teams. In addition to keeping Von Miller, Justin Simmons and Shelby Harris, Paton filled his biggest defensive pothole by signing free agent cornerbacks Ronald Darby and Kyle Fuller. FUTURE CONSIDERATIONSThe Lions didn’t do much in free agency but nobody in Detroit should be bothered. The Lions are focused on rebuilding through the draft after sending QB Matthew Stafford to the Rams and then letting star wide receiver Kenny Golladay walk in free agency.
Women plead guilty in sex sting involving Patriots owner
Lei Wang, 41, and Shen Mingbi, 60, each pleaded guilty in Palm Beach County circuit court to one count of soliciting another to commit prostitution, records show. Kraft had pleaded not guilty but issued a public apology for his actions. Hua Zhang, 59, pleaded guilty last month to two misdemeanors. Lei Chen, 45, pleaded guilty to eight counts of offering to commit prostitution in February. Police say the recordings show Kraft and other men engaging in sex acts with women and paying them.
Patriots owner Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday after courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex. The recordings, which have not been made public, are the only known evidence the men paid for sex. Prosecutors decided this week not to appeal to the Florida Supreme Court, saying a loss there could have “broader, negative implications” on future law enforcement investigations beyond the Kraft case. Aronberg said that because of a civil lawsuit filed against his office over the case, the recordings are still evidence. Police say the recordings show Kraft and other men engaging in sex acts with women and paying them.
Florida decision likely clears Pats owner of soliciting sex
The state's decision means the charges against Kraft and about 20 other men will likely be dismissed. The recordings, which have not been made public, are the only known potential evidence that the men paid for sex. Police say the recordings show Kraft and other men engaging in sex acts with women and paying them. The 4th District agreed, ruling that planting video cameras in private spaces is an “extreme” measure that should only be used when absolutely necessary. Even if the charges are dropped, Kraft could still face a suspension or other punishment from the National Football League.
Newton runs for 2 TDs, Patriots hold off Dolphins 21-11
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, right, celebrates his second rushing touchdown as he heads to the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. – Cam Newton looked just fine as Tom Brady's replacement, rushing for two touchdowns Sunday, and the New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins 21-11 to open the season. The Patriots were threatening again late in the period, but Jerome Baker kept the Dolphins in the game. Newton carried on the second play of the game and capped an 11-play, 80-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run on the Patriots’ third possession to put them up 7-0. MOVING ON UPEdelman pulled in 6-yard pass early in the second quarter, his 600th career reception.
Racial injustice themes on display in empty NFL stadiums
After about 15 seconds, they rose, trotted off the field, and the game proceeded as normal. So we’ll just stay inside until it’s time to play the game,” Miami players said in the video. Goodell posted a video in June conceding that the league had been late in acknowledging the problem. Since then, the league has taken visible steps like allowing racial justice messages in end zones and on helmets and T-shirts. Some team owners have pledged money toward social justice causes or offered their stadiums as polling places for the November election.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick wins 300th game
Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesBOSTON - The New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is now part of an elite club of coaches. The Patriot's 27-13 win over the Cleveland Browns marked Belichick's 300th win, making him only the third coach in NFL history to accomplish such a feat, according to the league's website. Patriots CEO and chairman Robert Kraft presented Belichick the game ball after the game. "I'm happy that 263 of those 300 has been as coach of the New England Patriots," Kraft said. Belichick's first victory as a head coach was against the Patriots as the Browns' coach on September 8, 1991, Kraft said.
Tom Brady says cameo taken out of context
Tom Brady throws a 34-yard touchdown pass to Josh Gordon for his 500th career touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 4, 2018. (CNN) - Tom Brady is defending his cameo in the Netflix series "Living With Yourself," saying the media is creating a "blame and shame" culture. In the scene, Brady is seen walking out of the "Top Happy Spa," which is located inside a strip mall. Brady insisted that the scene has nothing to do with Kraft and told reporters it was "taken out of context." "Again, it's unfortunate that people would choose to think I would ever do something like that about Mr. Kraft.
Antonio Brown says he 'will not be playing' anymore in the NFL
Justin K. Aller/Getty ImagesAntonio Brown told fans on social media Sunday that his playing days in the NFL are over. Brown also took to social media Sunday to call out former teammate Ben Roethlisberger, former Steelers owner Robert Kraft and TV football analyst Shannon Sharpe. On Friday, Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was confident his client could be signed by another team after Brown was released by the New England Patriots. But Antonio is healthy and is looking forward to his next opportunity in the NFL. He wants to play the game he loves and he hopes to play for another team soon.
New York Times: Patriots unlikely to make visit to White House
According to the New York Times, time is running out for the NFL team to make a customary visit to the White House following their February win. "We would welcome them to the White House in the future should a future date work out," White House spokesman Judd Deere told CNN on Sunday. In March, according to the New York Times, Trump reportedly told aides that he still wanted Kraft to attend a ceremony at the White House despite the charges against him. The Patriots have visited the White House five times after Super Bowl victories. The Boston Red Sox visited the White House in May to celebrate their national championship and the team's attendance broke down along racial and ethnic lines.