New England Patriots

Patriots unsure what they will do with Tebow

Tim Tebow has a very brief encounter with reporters. Photos: Reuters

Tim Tebow and Tom Brady took turns, zipping passes over the middle and lofting tosses toward the corner of the end zone. On his first day with the Patriots, the New England newcomer was just a backup quarterback, No. 5 on his helmet and number three on the depth chart.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 5:52am

New England Patriots give Tim Tebow NFL career lifeline after New York Jets

Tim Tebow was a first-round draft pick in 2010 by Denver. Photo: AFP

The New England Patriots announced the signing of the polarising quarterback with the poor throwing motion yesterday, six weeks after he was cut by the New York Jets and just in time for the start of a three-day minicamp.

12 Jun 2013 - 5:24am

Short Sport, February 27, 2013

Formula One ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone said yesterday he would happily sign a contract for Melbourne to host the Grand Prix for 50 years, declaring "everybody loves Australia". 

27 Feb 2013 - 4:56am

Short Sport, February 22, 2013

Sabres coach Lindy Ruff was longest-serving in NHL. Photo: AP

The Los Angeles Lakers won in their first game since their long-time owner Jerry Buss died, beating their mighty rivals the Boston Celtics 113-99 behind 24 points from Dwight Howard.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:17am

New England Patriots take on Baltimore Ravens for place at Super Bowl

Ravens' Ray Lewis

The New England Patriots host Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens with a Super Bowl berth on the line tomorrow - a rematch of last year's American Conference championship game.

19 Jan 2013 - 3:22am

Right Field: The good, bad and ugly of 2012

Right Field: The good, bad and ugly of 2012

The apocalypse came and went and, phew, here we are still in one piece left to both reflect and genuflect, to give thanks for what has gone before and for what awaits. The end of a 5,125-year cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar was on December 21. It was supposed to be curtains for Planet Earth but apparently we dodged a huge bullet, at least temporarily.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:58am 1 comment

Denver and New England in playoffs

The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos clinched American Football Conference division titles with victories over teams from Florida.

The Patriots defeated mistake-prone Miami 23-16 to claim the AFC East, while the Broncos took their winning streak to seven and claimed the NFC South with a 31-23 win over Tampa Bay.

4 Dec 2012 - 1:37am

Short Sport, November 11, 2012

Rookie Charlie Beljan takes a breather during his second round at Disney. Photo: AFP

Rookie ends round, then heads to hospital

11 Nov 2012 - 4:09am