Pro Sports

Pistorius handed five-year sentence

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows. Wearing a dark suit, the double-amputee athlete was subdued when Judge Thokozile Masipa announced the punishment in a Pretoria courtroom, ending a televised trial that was closely … 0

Patriots snag Titans LB Ayers

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee has traded linebacker Akeem Ayers to the New England Patriots in what coach Ken Whisenhunt says gives the linebacker a fresh start. “A situation that was probably the best for both parties,” Whisenhunt said Tuesday night on his weekly radio show. “Somebody that was interested and we got something out of it. It’s good for us, it’s good for … 0

Cutler slouch in City of Big Shoulders

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CHICAGO — There’s no truth to the rumor Jay Cutler is about to be charged with starting the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. But everything else that’s gone wrong here the last five years? Feel free to pin it on the Bears’ perpetually grumpy QB. Nearly everyone in town does — and has since Cutler slouched into the city of big shoulders in … 0

Bruins roar back, hold off Sharks’ power play to win 5-3

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BOSTON — Gregory Campbell scored the game winner with less than 10 minutes remaining and the Boston Bruins had to fend off a late four-minute power play to earn a wild 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. Brad Marchand and Torey Krug scored power-play … 0

Belichick, Brady salute Manning mark

Monday, October 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and star quarterback Tom Brady both paid tribute to rival Peyton Manning on Monday, a day after Manning broke Brett Favre’s record for career touchdown passes. “He’d probably be waiting a lot longer to pass that record if he hadn’t … 0

Bumgarner/Shields in Game 1

Monday, October 20, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A six-pack won’t be enough for Madison Bumgarner if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series. The Giants ace chugged four beers after beating Pittsburgh in the NL wild-card game, upped the count … 0

Pats take weekend off after 3 wins in 12 days

Friday, October 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Julian Edelman may spend Sunday afternoon nibbling appetizers and watching NFL games. Chris Jones plans to see some college football today. After a busy 12 days in which they won three games, the New England Patriots … 0

Seasoned Giants ready to face well-rested Royals in World Series

Friday, October 17, 2014

Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Plus, they recently flattened Buster Posey and his Giants. So how come this bunch that’s rapidly become a fan favorite … 0

Pro Roundup: Habs beat B’s in home opener, 6-4

Thursday, October 16, 2014

MONTREAL — Brendan Gallagher and P.A. Parenteau each had two goals and the Montreal Canadiens won their home opener, 6-4 over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Max Pacioretty had a goal and two assists, while Jiri Sekac got his first NHL goal for Montreal. Zdeno Chara, Carl … 0

Vision of Royals’ architect, Moore, comes to fruition

Thursday, October 16, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The memories come back in bits and pieces, and for that he can be forgiven. After all, 29 years have passed since he was standing on the hillside, watching everything unfold. It was a … 0

Steenkamp relative testifies at Pistorius hearing

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — Reeva Steenkamp’s cousin sobbed while testifying Wednesday how she first heard on a car radio that Oscar Pistorius had killed his girlfriend. Kim Martin said she had “hoped to God” that Pistorius was cheating on her cousin and that the young woman he had … 0

Jets try to turn season around by upsetting Pats

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots turned their season around in plenty of time. It’s probably too late for the New York Jets, especially if they drop their sixth straight game when they visit the heavily favored Patriots … 0

Krejci, Smith lead Bruins past Red Wings in SO

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DETROIT — David Krejci and Reilly Smith both scored in regulation and again in the shootout as the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 Wednesday night. The Bruins outshot Detroit 35-18 in regulation, and Jimmy Howard made three key saves in overtime — the last to … 0