Pro Sports

Brady tries to keep an even keel during slow, troubling start

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady tries not to get too high when things are going well or too low when they’re not. Good thing, considering how poorly the season has gone for him and the New England Patriots offense. The winner of two MVP awards in both the regular season and the Super Bowl is ranked 27th in completion percentage, 29th in passer rating and 33rd in the 32-team NFL in … 0

With receiver Jones on way back, Bengals getting better

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CINCINNATI — The Bengals are in position to get a lot better in the one area where they’re lacking on offense. Receiver Marvin Jones is close to rejoining the Bengals (3-0) as they get ready to play at New England (2-2) on Sunday night. Jones is one of Cincinnati’s best options close to the goal line, one that they’ve missed a lot. Even … 0

Police: Phelps’ eyes, speech affected at DUI stop

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BALTIMORE — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday. The legal limit for intoxication in Maryland is .08. Phelps, 29, was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95 in his … 0

Brady favorites carry the bulk of pass offense

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady is very comfortable throwing to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. The other Patriots he sends out on pass patterns? Not so much. Of Brady’s 44 completions this season, 20 have gone to Edelman and Gronkowski. Of his 78 passes, 32 were aimed at them. … 0

Surging Pirates blank Sox, 4-0

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Charlie Morton came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-0 Tuesday night for their ninth win in 11 games. Sidelined since Aug. 16 because of right hip inflammation and a sports … 0

Pats’ defense faces unknown QB Carr

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots’ defense is preparing for a bit of the unknown in Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr this Sunday. Carr has played two games in the NFL, so there’s not a whole lot of video on him. New England coaches have watched plays from … 0

Pats offense a work in progress

Monday, September 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots host the Oakland Raiders this week hoping to rediscover their normally potent offense. The Patriots moved to 1-1 with Sunday’s 30-7 win at Minnesota. But after the game, which saw the defense pick off four of Matt Cassel’s passes and turn a … 0

Pistorius free to compete, SA Olympic body says

Monday, September 15, 2014

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge. Pistorius, who is to be sentenced next month after being found guilty in the negligent killing of his girlfriend, could compete … 0

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

Monday, September 15, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law. The … 0

Timeout fiasco latest in Jets’ great gaffes

Monday, September 15, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The trending topics on Twitter in New York were a clear sign that something went epically wrong for the Jets. Moments after New York’s 34-21 loss to Green Bay on Sunday, social media was buzzing about the Jets’ timeout call that wiped out a … 0

Nava clouts grand slam as Sox rally past skidding Royals, 8-4

Sunday, September 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have not been to the playoffs in 29 years and are skidding towards a 30th straight season. Daniel Nava hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts added a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the Royals 8-4 on … 0

Pats bury Vikes

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence, though he might not have made much of a difference. Six sacks, four interceptions from Matt Cassel and a blocked field goal for a touchdown doomed the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, as the Patriots breezed to … 0

Gronk ready for Game 2

Thursday, September 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski looks to be in midseason form, at least when he’s spiking the ball after a touchdown. The rest of his game might take a while to get there. The New England Patriots star tight … 0