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08/12/2012 - 8:08pm
Mankins returns: 'My job is to play football'

FOXBORO -- Sporting a heavy black brace on his surgically repaired right knee, Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins returned to Patriots practice on Sunday afternoon for a workout in shorts and shells. Mankins played with a torn left ACL in the Super Bowl loss to the Giants. 

"I knew I needed to be here as one of the older guys on the line, just to help out the younger guys, lead by example, stuff like that," Mankins said. "My job is to play football, so I'm going to do everything possible to get back on the field as soon as possible."

Mankins was cleared by the Patriots medical staff early Sunday and he was subsequently taken off the PUP list, allowing him to return. Mankins said he didn't realize he had a torn ACL until an MRI after the Super Bowl. 

"If I could still run, I figured I could still play," Mankins said Sunday. "I actually hurt my left knee playing left tackle [vs. the Dolphins on...

08/12/2012 - 4:25pm
Gonzalez, Lester lead Sox in rout of Indians

The Red Sox earned a split of their four-game series with the Indians at Progressive Field Sunday in a rout, pounding out 16 hits and scoring eight runs in the fifth inning of a 14-1 win.

Adrian Gonzalez homered in the first inning, doubled and drove in four runs, Carl Crawford had three doubles, three RBIs and a pair of runs scored, and Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia combined to score five runs to headline the offense in its second-most prolific output of the season. 

The first four hitters in the lineup -- Ellsbury, Crawford, Pedroia and Gonzalez -- had nine hits in 15 at-bats, scoring nine runs and producing 10 RBIs for the 57-59 Sox.

Jon Lester picked up his first win since June 16, setting a season high with 12 strikeouts (one shy of his career best) and allowing just a single run on three hits in six innings.

The Sox have an off day Monday before their 10-game road trip continues at Baltimore on Tuesday.

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08/12/2012 - 12:06pm
USA basketball survives Spain to win gold

In a tight, often contentious game Sunday, the U.S. men's basketball team outlasted Spain, 107-100, to win the gold medal at the London Olympics. Kevin Durant scored 30 points to go with nine rebounds, and Chris Paul and LeBron James made huge shots down the stretch to pull off the victory.

The U.S. led by one one point at the half, and the margin stayed that way going into the fourth quarter as Spain's Pau Gasol scored 24 points to go with eight rebounds and seven assists. Durant's hot shooting kept the U.S. in front, but when Spain went to a box-and-one defense on Durant, America's other stars took over.

James (19 points, seven rebounds, four assists) drove the lane for a huge dunk and then buried a deep 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down. The gold medal caps off a breakthrough year for James that included his third MVP award and first NBA championship.

This is Mike Krzyzewski's final Olympics as Team USA coach. Early speculation...

08/12/2012 - 11:39am
Report: Plax to work out for Patriots

The Patriots will work out Plaxico Burress on Sunday, per a report from ESPN. Last year with the Jets, the 35-year-old wide receiver caught 45 passes for 612 yards in his first season since serving 22 months in jail for a 2008 gun charge. The 6-foot-2, 226-pounder has also played for the Steelers and Giants, and is perhaps best known around New England as the guy who caught the game-winning touchdown pass in Super Bowl XLII to help the Giants knock off the Patriots.

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08/11/2012 - 9:54pm
Chad Johnson arrested in domestic dispute

Police say former Patriots and current Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was arrested Saturday night on a domestic violence charge after allegedly head-butting his wife, Evelyn Lozada, whom the wideout recently married.

According to Davie, Fla., police captain Dale Engle, Lozada confronted Johnson about a receipt she had found for a box of condoms and an argument ensued. When authorities arrived at the scene, Lozada reportedly had lacerations on her forehead. 

The Sun Sentinel newspaper reports that Johnson hadn't been arrested since entering the NFL in 2001, but he had been charged in a domestic dispute while in college.

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