Patriots safety coy on return


BOSTON (AP) – Patriots safety Rodney Harrison remained coy about a possible return for Sunday’s AFC title game against the Indianapolis Colts after missing New England’s first two playoff games with a knee injury.

“We’ll see,” Harrison said Tuesday night after watching Boston College’s beat Miami 82-63 in basketball. “Day-to-day.”

Harrison sprained his right knee in the Patriots’ last regular-season game and did not play in the first round against the New York Jets or on Sunday in the 24-21 victory over his former team, the San Diego Chargers. He has not been available for comment since the injury.

Last season, Harrison missed the last 13 regular-season games and both playoff games after he tore three ligaments in his left knee. This season, he missed six games with a broken right shoulder blade, then played one full game before getting hurt against Tennessee.

NFL to hold game in England

LONDON – London will hold the NFL’s first regular-season game outside North America this year, the start of a campaign to take American football to a global audience.

“There’s great history of NFL football in London, and British fans have been great fans of football over the years,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday. “We’re confident that this game is going be a great success in London and will be a great foundation to play more games there going forward.”

The opponents have yet to be announced.

but the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants are believed to be front-runners for the game. The Dolphins, but not the Giants, are one of six NFL teams the league identified as potential home teams; they would give up a home game in Miami to host the contest in London.

“They are two of the teams that have expressed an interest and we’ll narrow it down to which two teams will generate the most enthusiasm for the fans in London and the broader U.K.,” Goodell said.