Pro Sports

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning (18) calls a play during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Ugly as it looked, for Manning, it was sweet

Monday, February 8, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A sea of Denver Broncos had just chased a beleaguered Cam Newton around his own end zone one more time, and Carolina coach Ron Rivera had seen enough. With 2:08 left in one of the ugliest Super Bowls you’ll ever see, he threw in the towel. Actually, Rivera ordered a punt on fourth down. No reason … 0

Bradley (25) helps Celts crown Kings

Sunday, February 7, 2016

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along. Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Celtics held off the Kings 128-119 on Sunday for their ninth win in 10 games. “Whenever you get a chance to run up and … 0

Matsuyama beats Fowler in Phoenix Open playoff

Sunday, February 7, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rickie Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole to give Hideki Matsuyama an unexpected victory Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. After blowing a two-shot lead on the 317-yard hole in regulation when he blasted a driver through the green and into the water, … 0

Stabler’s brain damage intrudes on Super Bowl fun

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — For a guy who loved a good party, it’s hard to imagine Ken Stabler ever thought he’d be crashing one this week. Not at this Super Bowl, the 50th anniversary version that has been carefully … 0

Thomas scores 17 as Celtics stave off Pistons’ rally, 102-95

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and seven assists to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Detroit Pistons 102-95 on Wednesday night. Avery Bradley added 15 points for Boston, which has won six straight home games … 0

Practice-squad wideout helped Manning to big game

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jordan Taylor sauntered into the locker room, a spiffy custom-made charcoal suit slung over his right shoulder. “Let me see it,” Peyton Manning asked excitedly. The Denver Broncos’ practice squad receiver unzipped the white … 0

Pro Roundup: Leafs tip B’s in OT, 4-3; Celtics wear down Knicks

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

BOSTON — Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored a power-play goal with 1:54 left in overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs rallied to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday night and end a four-game skid. Leo Komarov and Nazem Kadri … 0

Super Bowl bettors expected to wager $4.2 billion

Monday, February 1, 2016

It’s the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don’t care about football. A … 0

Concussions aren’t No. 1 players’ concern

Monday, February 1, 2016

During a 15-year NFL career that sent him pinballing over the middle of the field too many times to count, absorbing hits as wicked as they come, former Denver Broncos receiver Brandon Stokley endured injuries that literally ran … 0

Djokovic wins sixth Aussie Open title

Sunday, January 31, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia — In five previous Australian Open wins, Novak Djokovic had never felt so much love. After maintaining his perfect record in six finals at Melbourne Park — and extending his old friend Andy Murray’s streak to … 0

Denver, Carolina find their way to San Jose

Sunday, January 31, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — They’re here. The Denver Broncos arrived in the Bay Area on Sunday for Northern California’s first Super Bowl since 1985, followed soon after by the Carolina Panthers. Denver’s flight into San Jose, Calif. , was … 0

Coach Rivera and his Panthers enjoy strong Hispanic following

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Viva Rivera. NFL Coach of the Year contender Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers are expected to have the support of the Hispanic community when they play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 next Sunday. Rivera is … 0

Magic rally past Celtics, 119-114

Monday, February 1, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. — Evan Fournier scored 24 points and Aaron Gordon had 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Orlando Magic snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 119-114 win over the Boston Celtics. Rookie Mario Hezonja scored … 0