Pro Sports

Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety under spotlight

Monday, July 6, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life. A wreck that began three rows ahead of him sent cars spinning all over the track. When one turned into him, the force of the hit flipped his car up and over … 0

U.S. win draws record audience

Monday, July 6, 2015

NEW YORK — The United States’ win over Japan in the Women’s World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television. The 5-2 victory Sunday, which gave the Americans a record third title, was seen by 26.7 million viewers. Fox said Monday its English-language coverage drew a 12.9 rating was seen by an average of 25.4 million, … 0

Ramirez two-run HR sinks Astros 5-4

Sunday, July 5, 2015

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez handed the Boston Red Sox another well-timed win. Ramirez connected with a one-handed swing for a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning that the Red Sox over the Houston Astros 5-4 Sunday. “I was sitting on a changeup. I was still in front, but put a good follow-through,” he said, adding he’d hit “a couple” of home runs … 0

Porcello struggles mount as Jays clobber Sox, 11-2

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TORONTO — Even by the standards of his current wretched run, Rick Porcello hit a new low Wednesday. Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Porcello and the Red Sox 11-2, ending Boston’s … 0

Own-goal gift sends Japan to final, 2-1

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

EDMONTON, Alberta — Laura Bassett scored into her own net during second-half stoppage time, giving Japan a 2-1 victory over England in a Women’s World Cup semifinal. The decisive goal Wednesday came when Japan’s Nahomi Kawasumi drove up the right side and sent a cross into the middle … 0

B’s ship Smith to Panthers for Hayes

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SUNRISE, Fla. — A few hours into free agency, Florida general manager Dale Tallon essentially sounded resigned to the fact that there would be no big splash to make this year. That doesn’t mean he didn’t try to shake up the Panthers’ roster. The Panthers bought out the … 0

B’s ship goalie Martin Jones to Sharks

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Martin Jones was at the top of San Jose’s list as general manager Doug Wilson went into the offseason searching for a starting goaltender. As soon as Jones was dealt from rival Los Angeles to Boston, Wilson saw his opportunity to get him. Jones … 0

U.S. beats Germany, 2-0, awaits opponent for final

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MONTREAL — Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women’s World Cup. Lloyd’s penalty kick in the 69th minute went into the right side of … 0

Sox edge Jays

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TORONTO — David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six solid innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night for their third straight win. The Red Sox matched their longest winning streak of the season. Rodriguez … 0

U.S.-Germany semi features top goalies

Monday, June 29, 2015

MONTREAL — The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. The two women will be the last line of defense tonight for their teams, with each seeking … 0

Serena Williams’ Wimbledon starts slow; Venus wins 6-0, 6-0

Monday, June 29, 2015

LONDON — As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start. In her first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday, Williams dropped three of the first four games. She slipped and nearly did the splits, tumbling to the turf. She was warned … 0

Buchholz stymies Jays, 3-1

Monday, June 29, 2015

TORONTO — Clay Buchholz pitched eight strong innings to win his third straight start, Xander Bogaerts drove in two runs and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Monday night. Buchholz (6-6) improved to 10-3 with a 2.21 ERA in 15 career starts in … 0

Back, back, back, back

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If there’s a secret to Boston’s success against Chris Archer, the Red Sox aren’t eager to share it. David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval and Alejandro De Aza homered against Tampa Bay’s best pitcher on Sunday, keying a 5-3 victory that clinched a series win over … 0