Pro Sports

Judge keeps previous shooting claim off-limits

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Defense attorneys for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez notched a win Wednesday morning when Judge E. Susan Garsh ruled for the second time that information on his alleged involvement in a Florida shooting cannot be presented to the jury in his current murder trial. On Monday, prosecutors renewed their motion to admit the evidence regarding the shooting of Alexander Bradley in Florida. Garsh had denied a previous … 0

Former NFL player Nate Jackson calls for league to allow marijuana

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

DENVER — Former Broncos tight end Nate Jackson says he believes the NFL will have no choice but to remove marijuana from its lists of banned substances in the near future. Speaking at a marijuana business conference, Jackson called on the league to allow medical marijuana as a means to help players deal with the physical and psychological pain and head injuries inherent … 0

Peyton Manning takes pay cut to return for 18th NFL season

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy. Weeks of speculation about the five-time MVP’s future ended Wednesday with word that he’s returning for an 18th season in the NFL and fourth in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Manning will take a $4 million pay … 0

Canadiens swing three deals as the NHL trading-deadline-day headliners

Monday, March 2, 2015

General manager Marc Bergevin added to the Montreal Canadiens without altering his Eastern Conference-leading lineup. In Detroit, GM Ken Holland thought it was important to provide his young Red Wings a nudge by adding two experienced veterans. As … 0

Castillo, Betts trying to impress in CF for Sox

Sunday, March 1, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo each stand shorter than 5-feet-10 and between them have played in only 62 big league games. Along with veteran Jackie Bradley Jr., who has played 164 games over the past two years, they will try … 0

Curry, Warriors trim Celtics

Sunday, March 1, 2015

BOSTON — Stephen Curry scored 37 points, making four straight free throws to clinch it in the final seconds and the Golden State Warriors erased a 26-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 106-101 on Sunday night. Golden State won for the seventh time in nine tries and … 0

Spooner scores 1st NHL goal, B’s win in OT

Friday, February 27, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. — Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead. Daniel Paille and David … 0

Approaching ‘last call’ for GMs to tweak rosters

Friday, February 27, 2015

David Poile made an impressive splash on the NHL trade market earlier this month. The Nashville Predators general manager knows better than to make any assurances he’s done altering his NHL-leading lineup. “I can say to you right … 0

Dude, where’s my car?

Friday, February 27, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. — When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke. “They said there was trouble with the car,” Kvapil said. “I thought we could figure it out … 0

Testimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone

Friday, February 27, 2015

FALL RIVER — Texts and phone records shown to jurors Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez showed that several messages he exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing were deleted from … 0

MLS Commissioner Garber: Hopeful season will start on time

Friday, February 27, 2015

BOSTON — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says he is still hopeful the season will start on time, even as the professional soccer league and its players head into the last week of their offseason without a collective bargaining agreement. “We had hoped that by now this … 0

Judge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In NFL limbo for the last five-plus months, Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings is still in question. The path toward resolution of his status has been cleared, though the clash between league and the union over … 0

Video shows Hernandez dancing near gas pump before Lloyd killing

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FALL RIVER — Ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez ran up a $243 bar tab and smoked marijuana in the hours before the boyfriend of his fiancee’s sister was shot to death, according to testimony Thursday at his … 0