Pro Sports

New England Patriots' Logan Ryan, left, breaks up a pass intended for New York Giants' Preston Parker during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Giants edge Pats in preseason finale

Thursday, August 28, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — No one wanted overtime in the preseason finale. Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds to play and the New York Giants capped their first undefeated preseason since 2006 with a 16-13 victory over the New England Patriots on Thursday night. The win was a gift from Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who went for a first down with a fourth-and-1 from his 39 with less than three minutes to play and the score tied. Patriots Rookie Jimmy Garoppolo threw his pass between two receivers and the Giants (5-0) ran off six plays to set up Brown’s third field … 0

Williams overcomes struggles to advance

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open. And, yes, even a 17-time major champion such as Williams can lose in the early going … 0

One good week can change everything in FedEx Cup race

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NORTON — Stuart Appleby knows how one week can change everything during the FedEx Cup playoffs. Geoff Ogilvy can only hope he’s next. Ogilvy was the 100th and final player to get into the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second of four playoff events. He’s a long shot to get to the next tournament, … 0

Red Sox outlast Toronto

Monday, August 25, 2014

TORONTO — Yoenis Cespedes singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox survived a ninth-inning collapse to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Monday night, snapping their losing streak at eight … 0

Patriots rookie QB, Garoppolo, gets start in finale

Monday, August 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will get his first NFL start when the New England Patriots visit the New York Giants for Thursday night’s preseason finale. “It’s a good opportunity to get out there and get some … 0

Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz

Monday, August 25, 2014

Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly, sometimes in one week, … 0

Mariners complete sweep of Sox

Sunday, August 24, 2014

BOSTON — Dustin Ackley sure loved facing the Red Sox pitching. Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston 8-6 on Sunday for the … 0

Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea to LLWS crown

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate. “I want to go to the Blue House — the White … 0

V. E. Day tops Wicked Strong in 145th Travers

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Hidden in the shadow of his more heralded stablemate, V. E. Day burst into the spotlight with a thrilling nose victory over Wicked Strong in the Grade 1 $1.25 million Travers Saturday at Saratoga … 0

Mahan comes up with timely win at The Barclays

Sunday, August 24, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. — About the only thing that went wrong for Hunter Mahan at The Barclays was when the trophy broke. All he had to show for perhaps the biggest win of his career was a large wreath … 0

Chance for players other than Big 4 at Open

Sunday, August 24, 2014

NEW YORK — Two 23-year-olds, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, broke through to their first major semifinals at Wimbledon. Perhaps this year’s U.S. Open will be the tipping point for the rise of a new generation. But recent … 0

Keselowski: Don’t count out Gibbs guys just yet

Sunday, August 24, 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski is part brash racer, and part pragmatist. He was both after following Penske Racing teammate Joey Logano to the checkered flag at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night, giving the team a 1-2 … 0

Mike Schmidt: Time to answer the Rose question

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I received numerous phone requests over the last few days to comment on the 25th anniversary of Pete Rose’s banishment from baseball. Seems like only yesterday, rather than 15 years ago, when I met Pete in Milwaukee for … 0