Pro Sports

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) passes from under the basket as Miami Heat guard Gerald Green (14) defends in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

Celtics snap road slide, beat Miami

Monday, November 30, 2015

MIAMI — Whenever Boston’s lead looked shaky in the final minutes, Avery Bradley had an answer. And just like that, the Celtics’ three-game road slide is over. Bradley scored 25 points and forced a big turnover when he knocked away a pass by Dwyane Wade with a minute remaining, Jared Sullinger scored 17 points and the Celtics put all five … 0

Patriots look to clinch AFC East title

Monday, November 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — At least New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t have to answer — or, more precisely, not answer — questions about an undefeated season anymore. The Patriots’ quest for a second perfect regular season came to an end Sunday night with a 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos. What’s worse, … 0

Broncos’ Ward suggests full-time officials as a fix

Monday, November 30, 2015

DENVER — Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward, one of the most-flagged and heavily fined players in the NFL this season, recently ripped the officials, suggesting the way to fix the league’s spotty officiating is to give the men in stripes full-time jobs. “I mean, how would you feel if you came to watch … 0

Rex is vexed by unbeaten Patriots

Sunday, November 22, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — It’s over. So says Buffalo coach Rex Ryan, who conceded the AFC East to the undefeated New England Patriots this week even though the Bills — and everyone else in the division — still have a mathematical chance to catch the Super Bowl champions. “They are … 0

Nets trim Celts, 111-101

Sunday, November 22, 2015

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Jarrett Jack scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 111-101 on Sunday for a split of … 0

Kyle Busch wins first Cup title

Monday, November 23, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kyle Busch opened the season in a hospital bed and ended it in victory lane with the championship trophy. Busch completed the ultimate comeback Sunday night by winning his first career Sprint Cup title just … 0

Bradley, Thomas lead Celtics to 120-95 win

Friday, November 20, 2015

BOSTON — Avery Bradley scored 21 points and Isaiah Thomas added 18 points and nine assists to power the Boston Celtics over the Brooklyn Nets 120-95 on Friday night at TD Garden. The Celtics (7-5) shot 62 percent … 0

Patriots’ Gronkowski not about to alter his style to avoid flags

Thursday, November 19, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Don’t expect a few yellow flags to change the way New England’s Rob Gronkowski plays football. Despite compiling a team-high seven penalties this season, the Patriots’ tight end balked at the suggestion of altering his game … 0

Truex emerges as unlikely chase contender

Thursday, November 19, 2015

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Martin Truex waited at the dais as the three drivers he will race for a championship had achievements read that made them all seem fit to wear NASCAR’s crown. Kevin Harvick, the defending Sprint Cup … 0

Bruins beat Wild

Thursday, November 19, 2015

BOSTON — Loui Eriksson scored three goals and the Boston Bruins beat the slumping Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night. Eriksson wrapped up his third career hat trick when he converted a perfect give-and-go from David Krejci early … 0

Harper, Donaldson baseball’s MVPs

Friday, November 20, 2015

NEW YORK — Bryce Harper became the youngest unanimous MVP winner in baseball history Thursday, capturing the NL award despite his Washington Nationals missing the playoffs. Josh Donaldson took the AL MVP, earning the honor after helping boost … 0

McHale fired by Houston Rockets after 4-7 start

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

HOUSTON — Six months ago, Kevin McHale coached the Houston Rockets to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years. There are high expectations for the team again this season behind James Harden and Dwight … 0

NFL time of possession has become a meaningless stat

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Control the ball, own the clock, win the game. That old-school philosophy is no longer the recipe for success in the NFL. Time of possession has turned into a meaningless stat. “Time of possession is how … 0