Pro Sports

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, advances down the field during an NFL football training camp practice at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

James White off to impressive start at Pats camp

Thursday, July 31, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady has been impressed by rookie running back James White. “He’s done a great job since he got here,” the New England quarterback said of White, the Patriots’ fourth-round draft pick out of Wisconsin. “He’s got a real maturity for someone who is just getting out of college. He’s made a lot of really great plays out here.” White was thought of as being a third down back in New England passing game. However a few weeks ago, coach Bill Belichick called the rookie “a very interesting and versatile player” and hinted at more than just one down per series. White had … 0

Lester, Lackey, Miller, Gomes, Drew out

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BOSTON — The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power. Now they can use some name tags to stick on the jerseys of the newcomers. Nine months after winning the World Series, the Red Sox unloaded five key members of that championship team Thursday, bringing to seven the number shipped out in … 0

Ravens’ Rice call his actions ‘totally inexcusable’

Thursday, July 31, 2014

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called “the biggest mistake of his life.” His arrest for domestic violence against his then-fiancee last February is something Rice figures will haunt him long after his NFL career has ended. … 0

Navarro, Reyes go deep as Jays beat Red Sox, 7-3

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TORONTO — J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night. Reyes and Navarro … 0

Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings; Pats sitting at No. 4

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW YORK — The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. In balloting by 12 media members who regularly cover the NFL, the top three teams in the AP Pro32 were the … 0

Pats headed to camp with restocked defense

Monday, July 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won 26-16 and piled up 507 … 0

Hernandez protests airing of court chats

Monday, July 21, 2014

BOSTON — Lawyers for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez are protesting the broadcasting of chats Hernandez had with his defense team during courtroom hearings. Attorney James Sultan filed a motion Monday in Bristol Superior Court, where Hernandez is charged in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football … 0

Rolling Red Sox bury Toronto

Monday, July 21, 2014

TORONTO — David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, … 0

Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder, sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt. Staked to a six-shot lead going into … 0

Lester sharp again as Red Sox blank Royals

Sunday, July 20, 2014

BOSTON — Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later. Red Sox fans showed appreciation for his latest brilliant outing with loud applause … 0

You bet! McIlroys have double success at British Open

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy was not the only winner at the British Open on Sunday. The BBC said McIlroy’s father, Gerry, and three of Gerry’s friends placed a combined bet of 400 pounds (now $680) in 2004 … 0

The 2 secret words for McIlroy: Process, spot

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy looked out at a room packed with reporters and knew he was going to disappoint them. All week, he had talked about two secret words he used as his trigger for the shots … 0

Norway’s Kristoff wins stage; Nibali leads

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NIMES, France — Alexander Kristoff of Norway captured his second stage win of this year’s Tour de France by leading a pack that dramatically overtook two breakaway riders with only about 50 meters left in Stage 15 on … 0