Pro Sports

Brady tries to keep an even keel during slow, troubling start

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady tries not to get too high when things are going well or too low when they’re not. Good thing, considering how poorly the season has gone for him and the New England Patriots offense. The winner of two MVP awards in both the regular season and the Super Bowl is ranked 27th in completion percentage, 29th in passer rating and 33rd in the 32-team NFL in … 0

With receiver Jones on way back, Bengals getting better

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CINCINNATI — The Bengals are in position to get a lot better in the one area where they’re lacking on offense. Receiver Marvin Jones is close to rejoining the Bengals (3-0) as they get ready to play at New England (2-2) on Sunday night. Jones is one of Cincinnati’s best options close to the goal line, one that they’ve missed a lot. Even … 0

Police: Phelps’ eyes, speech affected at DUI stop

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BALTIMORE — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday. The legal limit for intoxication in Maryland is .08. Phelps, 29, was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95 in his … 0

Red Sox blast sloppy Rays 11-3

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BOSTON — Anthony Ranaudo pitched seven strong innings, and Garin Cecchini hit his first major league home run to help the fifth-place Boston Red Sox beat the fourth-place Tampa Bay Rays 11-3 on Wednesday night. The Red Sox twice batted around, scoring five runs in the fourth inning … 0

Jets’ coach says Geno Smith will be the QB

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NEW YORK — Rex Ryan and the New York Jets have plenty of questions they need answered. The status of their starting quarterback is not one of them. At least as far as the coach is concerned. “I think everybody’s behind Geno,” Ryan said Tuesday. “He’s our quarterback … 0

Rays strike late vs. Buchholz in 6-2 victory at Fenway Park

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BOSTON — Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay’s first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings and Matt Joyce added a solo homer … 0

Pats offense still AWOL after 3 games

Monday, September 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots have plenty of time to get their offense rolling. The question is: Do they have the players? The offensive line is struggling to protect quarterback Tom Brady and open holes for running backs. The wide receivers, other than Julian Edelman, have contributed … 0

Sluggish Patriots outlast Raiders, 16-9

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots had trouble getting into the end zone. Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork made sure the Oakland Raiders stayed out of the end zone in the final minute. An interception by the 325-pound Wilfork near his goal line gave the heavily favored Patriots the … 0

Kelly struts stuff in 3-2 Sox win

Sunday, September 21, 2014

BALTIMORE — As this horrid season draws to a merciful conclusion for the last-place Boston Red Sox, every once in a while there is cause for optimism. Boston’s performance Sunday in a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles provided manager John Farrell with no small measure of encouragement. … 0

Goodell still struggling to solve serious NFL issues

Friday, September 19, 2014

Oh, Roger, you still don’t get it. After spending more than a week in seclusion while his NFL was battered by one domestic violence embarrassment after another, Commissioner Roger Goodell finally emerged Friday to hold a worthless news … 0

Revis a success in New England

Thursday, September 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Darrelle Revis didn’t divulge much when asked about his preference for facing a rookie quarterback. New England’s shutdown cornerback officially is a Patriot. “I can’t give you all of that,” the five-time Pro Bowler said with a laugh when questioned about potentially baiting Oakland rookie Derek … 0

Pirates sweep Sox

Thursday, September 18, 2014

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race. The Pirates won their fourth in a row. … 0

Pirates blast Buchholz

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot. Polanco and Walker hit solo shots off Boston starter Clay Buchholz (8-9) … 0