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NEW ENGLAND (7-2) at SAN FRANCISCO (1-8)Sunday, 4:25 p. http:///...o-gs-green-glow.html .m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE -- Patriots by 14RECORD VS. SPREAD -- New England 7-2, San Francisco 2-7SERIES RECORD -- 49ers lead 8-4LAST MEETING -- 49ers beat Patriots 41-34, Dec. 16, 2012LAST WEEK -- Patriots lost to Seahawks 31-24; 49ers lost to Cardinals 23-20AP PRO32 RANKING -- Patriots No. 3, 49ers No. 31PATRIOTS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (8T), RUSH (13), PASS (8).PATRIOTS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (18), RUSH (14), PASS (19).49ERS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (29), RUSH (7), PASS (30).49ERS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (14).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Patriots only road win vs. 49ers came in 2008 with Matt Cassel at QB. Tom Brady, who grew up in Bay Area, has never played at San Francisco. ... With win, Brady ties Brett Favre for second most for QB with 199. Peyton Manning holds record with 200. ... New England opened season with record 258 straight passes without INT until Brady threw one vs. Seattle last week. Brady missed first four games this season while suspended. ... Win would assure Patriots of 16th straight non-losing season. ... New England RB LeGarrette Blount has 12 TDs on ground, two shy of Curtis Martins franchise record. ... Niners have lost eight straight games, one shy of franchise worst set in 1978. ... San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick threw four TD passes in only meeting vs. Pats in 2012, season 49ers went to Super Bowl. ... 49ers K Phil Dawson needs one FG to become 10th in NFL with 400 for career. ... San Francisco had allowed 100-yard rusher in NFL record seven straight games before holding David Johnson to 55 yards and Arizona to 80 total last week. ... Fantasy Tip: Patriots TE Martellus Bennett coming off third 100-yard game of season and could be in for another big day with Rob Gronkowski nursing injury and listed as out for the game on Fridays injury report.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL http:///...reen-487471-005.html . -- The Sacramento Kings are set to become the first major professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin virtual currency for ticket and merchandise purchases. http:///...ght-grape-black.html . Reassurance came from Paul Tesori, his caddie and close friend whose newborn son is in intensive care in a Florida hospital. "Paul sent me a text this morning, just told me he loved me and wanted to go out and fight as hard as I would any other day," Simpson said Sunday after doing just that. http:///...k-women-s-shoes.html . Robredo, ranked No. 16, bounced back from an upset loss to Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile last week to down Carreno Busta in 1 hour, 25 minutes. On a day filled mostly with qualifying matches, fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain also entered the second with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, while Guido Pella of Argentina defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance. SCITUATE, R.I. -- An investigation into former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schillings failed video game company, 38 Studios, has resulted in no criminal charges, authorities announced Friday.The yearslong investigation found no provable criminal violations of state law, according to a report released by the state police and the state attorney generals office. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and state police Col. Steven G. ODonnell said there was not enough evidence and probable cause to bring charges.At the end of the day, justice is getting the right result under the law, which is not necessarily the popular result, Kilmartin said. Bad politics, bad public policy, bad business decisions simply do not always rise to the level of criminal conduct.ODonnell said there were many ways the 38 Studios deal was problematic, starting with the way lawmakers pushed through the legislation used to finance the deal, which he said was not transparent. He also said those involved in the deal didnt do their due diligence, partly because of the states poor economy and Schillings celebrity status. But he said those factors were not enough to bring charges.The former ballplayers company relocated to Rhode Island from Massachusetts in 2010 in exchange for a $75 million state loan guarantee. The company went bankrupt less than two years later, leaving taxpayers on the hook.Schilling reacted on Twitter, telling WPRI-TV he was disgusted that authorities investigating the failed deal with his video game company were sent on a witch hunt and telling WPRO-AM that company executives didnt do anything wrong but fail at business.Schilling, who also played for the Baltimore Orioles, the Houston Astros, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Arizona Diamondbacks before ending his career with Boston in 2007, has said 38 Studios fully disclosed its financial condition to the state.Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo has no plans to call for an additional investigation and continues to support all efforts to recover as much taxpayer money as possible, a spokeswoman said. http:///...infrared-a06014.html. n attorney representing two former 38 Studios executives, board member Thomas Zaccagnino and chief financial officer Richard Wester, said they fully cooperated with the police investigation.We are not surprised that the state police found no wrongdoing on behalf of my clients ... after what we understood to be a fairly thorough investigation, attorney Michael Connolly said.Two civil actions are pending. One, a lawsuit brought in state court by the states economic development agency, names Schilling and several others involved in the deal. That case has netted nearly $17 million in settlements.In March, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed in federal court a civil complaint that accuses the economic development agency and a bank of defrauding investors.The criminal probe has been going on since 2012 and involved two grand juries, interviews of nearly 150 people and tens of thousands of documents. Kilmartin said prosecutors ultimately determined they did not have enough evidence to ask a grand jury for an indictment.The U.S. attorneys office and the FBI in 2012 ended a federal investigation into the deal after determining there were no violations of federal criminal laws, including bank fraud.Still, Kilmartin said the investigation was not closed and if more evidence is brought forward in the civil lawsuit investigators will consider it.Kilmartin and ODonnell said their findings are not expected to have any bearing on the state economic development agencys lawsuit in the matter, which is scheduled to go to trial in the fall. Max Wistow, who represents the state agency, noted that there is a higher threshold to find probable cause in criminal cases.---Associated Press writers Matt OBrien and Jennifer McDermott contributed to this report from Providence. 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