Pro Sports

Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli, center, celebrates his two-run home run that also drove in David Ortiz, left, as Tampa Bay Rays' Curt Casali, right, looks on during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Boston, Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Napoli home run helps Red Sox beat Rays 7-5

Friday, July 31, 2015

BOSTON — The Red Sox held onto Mike Napoli at the trading deadline, and he responded a few hours later with a two-run homer off the top of the Green Monster that led Boston over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Friday night. The Red Sox had already blown two leads when David Ortiz drew a two-out walk in the … 0

Pat s circle wagons in camp, focus on football

Friday, July 31, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots say they have more to worry about during training camp than the status of their star quarterback’s lawsuit against the NFL and the team’s image around the league. The defending Super Bowl champions are trying to replace Vince Wilfork on the defensive line and Darrelle Revis and … 0

Pharoah poised for more racing history in Haskell

Friday, July 31, 2015

From a beauty salon in Beverly Hills to an intersection in Zurich people are talking about American Pharoah. Derek Jeter. Carrie Underwood. Drew Brees. Even Cheech and Chong. All have chatted up either the owner, trainer or jockey of American Pharoah in the weeks after the horse became the first Triple Crown winner … 0

Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome fight

Friday, July 24, 2015

LA TOUSSUIRE, France — Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn’t expect that would happen when he was stopped by the side of the … 0

USOC asks Baker for stance on Boston 2024

Friday, July 24, 2015

BOSTON — The U.S. Olympic Committee wants to know where the governor of Massachusetts stands on the Boston Olympics. His answer: Still crunching the numbers. Gov. Charlie Baker refused to take a position on the city’s troubled bid … 0

Union offered NFL Brady deal

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The players’ union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension last week that was “met with silence” by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the NFL Players Association’s offer was confidential. There … 0

Star power

Thursday, July 23, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The possibility of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah running in the Travers Stakes has raised the level of excitement heading into today’s opening of the 147th summer of thoroughbred racing at historic Saratoga Race Course. Owner Ahmed Zayat and Hall of Fame trainer Bob … 0

After stunning defeat, US looking for positive spin

Thursday, July 23, 2015

ATLANTA — Jurgen Klinsmann strolled into the room in the basement of the Georgia Dome, not looking overly concerned about the biggest upset loss in U.S. men’s soccer history. Sure, the coach was disappointed that his team won’t be heading to the Gold Cup final Sunday, having been … 0

Jamaicans jolt US, 2-1, in Gold Cup semifinals

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ATLANTA — Jamaica stunned the United States with a pair of first-half goals, one off a blunder by goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and held on for a 2-1 victory in the Gold Cup semifinals Wednesday night that dealt the Americans their biggest upset defeat. Darren Mattocks, who plays for … 0

Blatter Russia bound, first foreign trip since crisis

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due in Russia today for his first overseas trip since the arrests of fellow soccer executives in May left him unwilling to leave the safety of Switzerland. Saturday’s qualifying draw in St. Petersburg for the 2018 World Cup will … 0

Important not to let Armstrong ruin Tour again

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

LES BLAYES, France — In his biography, Chris Froome recounts how his two elder brothers used to amuse themselves by locking him in a dog kennel with an angry, scratching turkey. “Only when I was in absolute floods of tears would they open the cage up and let … 0

NHL receives expansion bids from Las Vegas, Quebec City

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bill Foley has put his money down on an NHL expansion team in Las Vegas. And Quebec City is getting a second chance at being a pro hockey market. The two cities moved one step closer to joining the NHL as expansion teams after the league announced Tuesday … 0

No guarantees Spieth will again be so close to a Grand Slam opportunity

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The odds of a Grand Slam already were long simply because no one had ever swept the four professional majors in one year. If that’s the best measure, this sobering piece of history might make Jordan Spieth feel even worse. No one ever got … 0