Pro Sports

New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) celebrates with Rob Ninkovich (50) after sacking Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the first half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Pats roll past Panthers, 30-7

Friday, August 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady’s offense and the New England Patriots’ defense dominated the Carolina Panthers. Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal and the Patriots shut down Cam Newton and the Panthers 30-7 on Friday night. The third preseason game for both teams was no contest as the Patriots outgained the Panthers 405-271. Brady led the Patriots (2-1) to scores on three of his five series and completed 17 of 21 passes. Newton was 8 for 12 for 88 yards and was sacked three times. All five of his possessions ended in punts. Both quarterbacks left after … 0

Bayern is fast and favored in Travers

Friday, August 22, 2014

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — He already knows Bayern is fast, and now Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is going to give the 3-year-old colt a chance to see how far he can stretch his speed. Impressive in winning the $1 million Haskell Invitational in his most recent start, Bayern will go after … 0

Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

Friday, August 22, 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR’s top series, at least for this season. The veteran driver won the pole position for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night. It’s his series-high fifth top starting spot of the season, and just the … 0

Brady, Pats beat Eagles

Friday, August 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots’ other two quarterbacks each threw touchdown passes. The Philadelphia Eagles’ trio was plagued by turnovers. Brady’s scoring pass came after he threw an interception that Cory Williams returned 77 … 0

Astros rally for 5-3 win over Red Sox in 10

Friday, August 15, 2014

BOSTON — Jake Marisnick hit a two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning Friday night and Houston rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox, giving the Astros their first win in nine games … 0

Still waiting to hear from Tony Stewart ...

Friday, August 15, 2014

Plenty of people have weighed in on the tragic events last weekend at a short track in New York. A few were there. Many weren’t. But there’s only one person who really knows what happened: Tony Stewart. Until … 0

Gordon sets qualifying mark at Michigan

Friday, August 15, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. — The numbers keep climbing — and this time the rise was anything but gradual. Jeff Gordon set the track qualifying record at Michigan International Speedway on Friday with a speed of 206.558 mph, winning his … 0

Brady, McCoy in Gillette duel tonight

Thursday, August 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Still wearing their uniforms, Tom Brady and LeSean McCoy smiled and chatted with each other after their teams’ joint practice. Two of the busiest and best players at their positions won’t have such relaxing moments when … 0

‘Small-town boy’ praised, laid to rest

Thursday, August 14, 2014

TURIN, N.Y. — They came to grieve and share stories about Kevin Ward Jr., who was born into a racing family and buried with racing flags in his casket. A high school auditorium overflowed with friends, family and … 0

Seattle’s arms aimed toward record season

Thursday, August 14, 2014

SEATTLE — This is how good Felix Hernandez has pitched in making himself the clear leader for a second Cy Young award. The ace of the Seattle Mariners has set the pace for a pitching staff that’s on … 0

Rocket: No regrets, or Cooperstown pull

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BOSTON — Roger Clemens took advantage of his induction into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame to throw batting practice to two of his sons on the field at Fenway Park. Then, it was off to Chicago … 0

NFL seeks all the right answers for pot use

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it. As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana’s possible benefits for concussions and other … 0

Red Sox roar back for 9-4 victory

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia’s two-run double capped a seven-run sixth inning Thursday night that sent the Boston Red Sox to their fourth straight win, 9-4 over the Houston Astros. Pedroia finished with three hits, Daniel Nava had two … 0