Pro Sports

New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) watches as New England Patriots' Vince Wilfork (75) celebrates with teammates after Folk missed a field goal during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Patriots outlast Jets, 17-16; clinch 1st-round playoff bye

Sunday, December 21, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs. The only question left is whether the AFC’s road to the Super Bowl will run through New England. Jonas Gray scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter after New England intercepted Geno Smith, and … 0

Bruins rally for 4-3 overtime win against Sabres

Sunday, December 21, 2014

BOSTON — Loui Eriksson scored 2:14 into overtime, and the Boston Bruins rallied to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Sunday night. Dougie Hamilton scored twice for Boston, including a tying goal with 1:31 left in the third after the Bruins pulled goalie Tuukka Rask. Chris Kelly also scored for Boston, and defenseman … 0

Heat snap 5-game home slide, top Celtics

Sunday, December 21, 2014

MIAMI — Luol Deng scored 23 points, James Ennis scored 10 of his 16 in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat ended a five-game home losing streak with a 100-84 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. Norris Cole scored 15 and Mario Chalmers had 11 points and 10 assists for … 0

Patriots defense getting healthier, stingier

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Chandler Jones is tackling the quarterback again, Vince Wilfork is stuffing the middle and Darrelle Revis is smothering receivers. The New England Patriots defense is getting stingier and healthier as the playoffs approach. Tom Brady and … 0

Back as Redskins starter, RG3 takes low-key approach

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ASHBURN, Va. — Robert Griffin III isn’t saying much these days, even though he is again the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins. His coach continues to speak volumes. Griffin used to be good for at least one … 0

Olynyk scores 30 in Celtics’ 105-87 win over 76ers

Monday, December 15, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points, leading the Boston Celtics to a 105-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Avery Bradley had 15 points, and Brandon Bass and Jeff Green added 14 apiece … 0

Patriots chase bigger goals after clinching division

Monday, December 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The souvenirs from Darrelle Revis’ first division title in his brilliant eight-year career were safely stowed in his bag. For long-time New England players, the T-shirt with the message “PATRIOTS RUN THE EAST” and the championship … 0

A cautious approach to bringing the NHL to Las Vegas

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bill Foley is trying to bring an NHL expansion team to Las Vegas, and so far he’s marching in step with Commissioner Gary Bettman. “I’m an ex-Army guy. I follow orders,” Foley told The Canadian Press by phone over the weekend from his home in Northern California. “We’ve … 0

ICYMI: INTs for Rodgers, Manziel; Christie’s ’Boys

Monday, December 15, 2014

Aaron Rodgers’ worst NFL regular-season game — two interceptions, a fumble that became an outcome-sealing safety, zero touchdown passes, only 17 completions on 42 attempts — slowed his Green Bay Packers’ trot to a playoff spot. Might have … 0

Pats clinch AFC East with 41-13 win over Dolphins

Sunday, December 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady was upset that his New England Patriots hardly looked like a division champion in the first half. So upset that the slow-footed quarterback made a rare scramble for a first down that sparked them … 0

Knicks halt 10-game skid by beating Celtics, 101-95

Friday, December 12, 2014

BOSTON — Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points, Amare Stoudemire had 20 and the New York Knicks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 101-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. Tim Hardaway Jr. added 16 points … 0

Much has changed since Patriots-Dolphins opener

Friday, December 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — When the Miami Dolphins played the New England Patriots in the season opener, Knowshon Moreno ran for 134 yards and Tom Brady was sacked four times. Since then, Moreno gained just 14 yards on the ground … 0

Blackhawks lose Toews, hang on to beat Bruins, 3-2

Thursday, December 11, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins got their captain back on the ice for the first time in seven weeks. The Chicago Blackhawks lost theirs, and they hope he won’t be gone much at all. The Blackhawks beat the … 0