Pro Sports

Expert: Homicide shots fired from same type of gun

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors have accused former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez of having a .45 caliber Glock in his possession the night of Odin Lloyd’s 2013 slaying, and though they have not produced the gun, they used testimony from a state police ballistics expert Wednesday to establish that Lloyd was killed with the same type of weapon. Lloyd, a 28-year-old amateur football player, was shot five times … 0

Lions cut versatile RB Bush

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush on Wednesday, halfway through the four-year deal he signed as a free agent before the 2013 season. Bush started 23 games for the Lions. He rushed for 1,006 yards in 2013, but this past season he had only 76 carries for 297 yards while slowed by injuries. Bush, the No. 2 … 0

Moncada arrives at Sox facility

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Yoan Moncada arrived Wednesday at the spring training headquarters of the Boston Red Sox, another step toward completion of a hefty contract for the 19-year-old Cuban. The Red Sox and Moncada’s agent reached an agreement earlier this week on a deal with a $31.5 million signing bonus, a record for an under-23 international amateur player. Moncada had physical exams … 0

Lowly Knicks no match for Celtics in 115-94 rout

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BOSTON — Evan Turner had his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Boston pulled away with 20 unanswered points in the second half and extended New York’s losing streak to eight with a 115-94 win on Wednesday night. Isaiah Thomas scored 19 … 0

Big Papi claims his belly hasn’t grown like Panda’s

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Big Papi arrived at spring training with a weighty quip about new teammate Pablo Sandoval. “My belly hasn’t grown like Panda,” David Ortiz said Tuesday, joking about new Boston Red Sox teammate Sandoval. Ortiz, … 0

Video shows Hernandez fiancee removing box from residence

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday played video surveillance that showed his fiancee removing a trash bag from the home and putting it in a car the day after the victim was killed. Hernandez is charged … 0

Aggressive Red Sox land Moncada plumb

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox are all in on Cuba, with their pursuit of acclaimed prospect Yoan Moncada the latest example. Moncada’s representative, David Hastings, said Tuesday he is hopeful the contract with a $31.5 million signing bonus will be finalized by the end of … 0

Lack stops 40 for Canucks in win at Boston

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

BOSTON — Zack Kassian broke a 1-1 tie with a goal early in the third period and Eddie Lack preserved the lead with 13 of his 40 saves in the final period for the Vancouver Canucks in a 2-1 win over the struggling Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. … 0

UConn CB Byron Jones big hit at NFL combine

Monday, February 23, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Byron Jones might have made one giant leap up the NFL draft boards Monday. Actually, make it two big leaps. On the last day of workouts at the NFL’s annual scouting combine, the Connecticut cornerback soared … 0

Slugger Napoli happy offseason finally over

Monday, February 23, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Like many Bostonians that make the trip south in February, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is glad spring training is finally here. Sure he’s relieved to leave behind over five feet of snow … 0

The A-Rod circus lands in Florida

Monday, February 23, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension. But on his first day back with the team since September 2013, he never said why he resumed the use of … 0

Joey Logano becomes another Penske Daytona 500 winner

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Joey Logano, the driver who has spent seven years trying to live up to impossible expectations, raced to his first career Daytona 500 victory Sunday as he continued to reward Roger Penske for catapulting … 0

NFL prospects attempt to move past forgettable moments

Sunday, February 22, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Utah receiver Kaelin Clay has moved on from the most embarrassing play of his college career. First, he fessed up to making the mistake of celebrating before scoring against Oregon. Then he poked fun at himself by tweeting out a Valentine’s Day photo of the ball … 0