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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, center, faces reporters as Mass. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, center left, looks on during a visit to a coronavirus testing site in a parking lot at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. The site that opened Sunday, is designated specifically for police officers, firefighters and other first responders who may have been exposed or are showing virus symptoms. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Pats open virus testing site; Boston mayor calls for curfew

Apr. 5, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots’ home stadium has became a coronavirus testing site while a Vermont fairground has transformed into a field hospital. Connecticut is wrestling with unrest at one of its jails and some Maine hospitals are cutting salaries despite the pandemic. A look at those...

Lions agree to deal with CB Darryl Roberts

Apr. 3, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Darryl Roberts. The Lions announced the move Friday. Roberts spent the past four seasons with the New York Jets. Like many of Detroit's recent acquisitions, he also has ties to the New England Patriots. Roberts has...

An Impoverished Indians gives his finger print on a biometric machine after purchasing food ration in Prayagraj, India, Thursday, April 2, 2020. India is adding more resources to tackle its increase in coronavirus cases by announcing that private hospitals may be requisitioned to help treat virus patients, and turning railway cars and a motor racing circuit into makeshift quarantine facilities. The steps were taken after a nationwide lockdown announced last week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led to a mass exodus of migrant workers from cities to their villages, often on foot and without food and water, raising fears that the virus may have reached to the countryside, where health care facilities are limited. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

The Latest: India's PM looks to boost country's morale

Apr. 3, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India's PM urges citizens to light candles Sunday night to...

Palettes of N95 respirator masks are off-loaded from the New England Patriots football team's customized Boeing 767 jet on the tarmac, Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Logan Airport in Boston, after returning from China. The Kraft family deployed the Patriots team plane to China to fetch more than one million masks for use by front-line health care workers to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Patriots plane ferries critical masks from China to US

Apr. 2, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots private team plane returned to Boston from China on Thursday on a rainy afternoon carrying most of an order of 1 million masks critical to health care providers fighting to control the spread of the coronavirus. Standing in front of the plane on the tarmac at Logan...

Palettes of N95 respirator masks are off-loaded from the New England Patriots football team's customized Boeing 767 jet on the tarmac, Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Logan Airport in Boston, after returning from China. The Kraft family deployed the Patriots team plane to China to fetch more than one million masks for use by front-line health care workers to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Patriots use team plane to help Mass., fly N95 in from China

Apr. 2, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker found himself in need of an assist to help the state fight the coronavirus pandemic. He called on the New England Patriots. The team’s private plane landed in Boston from China on Thursday evening carrying more than a million masks critical to health...

Patriots release third-string QB Cody Kessler

Apr. 1, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots have released quarterback Cody Kessler, their latest roster move at the position following the departure of Tom Brady in free agency. Kessler spent time on New England's practice squad last season. He was inactive for 11 regular-season games as the third-string quarterback...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady calls signals at the line of scrimmage against the Miami Dolphins in the first half of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. The Dolphins signed seven potential starters, but none will help their chances of overtaking the New England Patriots in the AFC East as much as Tom Brady did by bolting from Boston for Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

QB quest new for Patriots, but familiar for AFC East foes

Apr. 1, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome to the club, Patriots. You know, that unsettling feeling over not being sure who your starting quarterback will be this season, next year — or beyond. Just ask New England's AFC East rivals about it. Miami, Buffalo and the New York Jets have lived through that frustrating...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady waves to the crowd after an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. The Miami Dolphins signed seven potential starters, but none will help their chances of overtaking the New England Patriots in the AFC East as much as Tom Brady did by bolting from Boston for Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)

Miami, Jets, Bills hope to capitalize on Brady's departure

Apr. 1, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The biggest free agent deal for the Miami Dolphins this offseason has been one they didn't make. The Dolphins spent more than $237 million last month and signed seven potential starters. But none will help their chances of overtaking the Patriots in the AFC East as much as Tom Brady did by...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018 file photo New England Patriots defensive back Nate Ebner (43) warms up before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Playing special teams is usually a stepping stone for young NFL players, a way to get on the field until they break into the offensive or defensive rotations. For Ebner, it's been a way of life as a professional. Eight years with the New England Patriots and now a new start with the New York Giants that is somewhat on a hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Giants signed Ebner to a one-year, $2 million contract on March 19. (AP Photo/Don Wright, file)

Special teams maven Nate Ebner follows Joe Judge to Giants

Apr. 1, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

Playing special teams is usually a stepping stone for young NFL players, a way to get on the field until they break into the offensive or defensive rotations. For Nate Ebner, it's been a way of life as a professional. Eight years with the New England Patriots and now a new start with the New York Giants that is...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense, left, lines up against the Los Angeles Rams' defense during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The NFL's decision to expand the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams this season could have a major impact on the league based on how things have played out in the past.(AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

How paths might have changed under expanded NFL playoffs

Mar. 31, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

Lovie Smith's coaching tenure in Chicago might not have ended had the Bears made the playoffs his final three seasons instead of missing out by one spot his last two years. Playoff droughts in Cleveland and Tampa Bay wouldn't be nearly as long or painful had the Browns and Bucs sneaked their way into the...