Pro Sports

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) passes from under the basket as Miami Heat guard Gerald Green (14) defends in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

Celtics snap road slide, beat Miami

Monday, November 30, 2015

MIAMI — Whenever Boston’s lead looked shaky in the final minutes, Avery Bradley had an answer. And just like that, the Celtics’ three-game road slide is over. Bradley scored 25 points and forced a big turnover when he knocked away a pass by Dwyane Wade with a minute remaining, Jared Sullinger scored 17 points and the Celtics put all five … 0

Patriots look to clinch AFC East title

Monday, November 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — At least New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t have to answer — or, more precisely, not answer — questions about an undefeated season anymore. The Patriots’ quest for a second perfect regular season came to an end Sunday night with a 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos. What’s worse, … 0

Broncos’ Ward suggests full-time officials as a fix

Monday, November 30, 2015

DENVER — Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward, one of the most-flagged and heavily fined players in the NFL this season, recently ripped the officials, suggesting the way to fix the league’s spotty officiating is to give the men in stripes full-time jobs. “I mean, how would you feel if you came to watch … 0

Big Papi retiring after 2016 season

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BOSTON — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston’s beloved “Big Papi” who helped the cursed franchise end its dynasty of disappointment and cursed out the bombers who attacked his adopted city, said on Wednesday he will play one … 0

QB Rodgers limited by shoulder woes

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The physical toll of facing more pressure in the pocket has caught up with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The player that the sluggish Packers can least afford to lose was listed as … 0

Edelman tough to replace , but Amendola will try

Thursday, November 19, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Julian Edelman’s shoes will be tough to fill, but the New England Patriots have a capable candidate in Danny Amendola. Edelman broke his left foot during the first quarter of New England’s last-second win over the … 0

Bills view Patriots as barometer

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills are not ready to concede the AFC East title to the New England Patriots. The Bills (5-4) are four games back of the Patriots (9-0) in the division and play Monday … 0

Unbeaten Patriots, Panthers are 1-2

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

NEW YORK — A last-second field goal kept the New England Patriots unbeaten, but they’re no longer a unanimous No. 1 in the AP Pro 32 power rankings. Cam Newton has his Carolina Panthers perfect, too, and they … 0

Sharks dump B’s, 5-4

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

BOSTON — Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton scored 25 seconds apart in the second period to put the San Jose Sharks ahead for good and they held on to beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 on Tuesday night. Joe … 0

Rain-shortened race was quintessential NASCAR

Monday, November 16, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In this topsy-turvy second season of NASCAR’s new championship format, it was only fitting that the race to set the final four ended in an empty, unsatisfying way. A rain delay of nearly seven hours … 0

Brady: It’s tough to replace ‘great player’ like WR Edelman

Monday, November 16, 2015

The New England Patriots are celebrating another victory and lamenting the loss of another key contributor. The Patriots (9-0) remained unbeaten with a last-minute, 27-26 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, but it came at the cost of receiver Julian Edelman. The 5-foot-10 former college quarterback … 0

Broncos resting Manning vs. Bears

Monday, November 16, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning won’t suit up against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak is going with backup Brock Osweiler as he tries to get his 39-year-old quarterback healthy. “I’m disappointed that I’m injured,” … 0

Thomas, Celt s ground Rockets

Monday, November 16, 2015

HOUSTON — Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics used a 32-point third quarter to pull away and cruise to a 111-95 win over the slumping Houston Rockets on Monday night. It is the third straight … 0