Pro Sports

Injury bug again stings Pats’ D

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The “next man up” approach will be tested again after another injury to a key defender for the New England Patriots. Maybe this time they’ll do better. With top tackler Jerod Mayo missing his first game with a season-ending right knee injury, the New York Jets ran over and around New England last Thursday night. They rushed for a season-high 218 yards even though the Patriots held on … 0

Allen says Bears aren’t missing locker-room leader

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jared Allen has only played six games as a Chicago Bear, not exactly a longstanding presence in the locker room after joining the organization in March. But with the New England Patriots up next at Foxborough Sunday (1 p.m.), the veteran defensive end wants it made perfectly clear that his views on leadership … 0

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, … 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 … 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 … 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