Pro Sports

Fans send off Pats in style

Monday, January 26, 2015

BOSTON — Brushing aside the controversy over deflated footballs, jubilant New England fans gathered downtown Monday for a spirited send-off as the Patriots headed to Arizona for the Super Bowl. Several thousand fans packed City Hall Plaza in Boston, chanting “Brady! Brady!” and waving signs that read “Finish the Job,” “In Tom We Trust” and “Keep Calm and Go Long.” Brady told the crowd his team will be relying on … 0

Manning has lots to consider as he ponders future

Monday, January 26, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — As Peyton Manning considers whether to take the gold watch or make one more run at the silver trophy, there are many factors he’s weighing: age, desire, vitality, security, relationships. General manager John Elway said “the bottom line is we want him back.” So, he asked Manning not to make up his mind until next month after he’s had time … 0

Super Bowl host city still reeling over sports deals

Monday, January 26, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The entire world will be watching Glendale on Sunday as it hosts the Super Bowl and the legions of fans who are shelling out big bucks to see the big game. What may be not visible amid all the hoopla is a sobering reality about the Super Bowl host city: Glendale is suffering deep financial issues over its troubled effort … 0

Patriots brush off chatter about deflated footballs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots are brushing off and even finding humor in questions about whether they used under-inflated footballs in the game that put them in the Super Bowl. The NFL hasn’t indicated how long its investigation will last into whether the team improperly let air … 0

Jury selection continues in Aaron Hernandez case

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

FALL RIVER — Jury selection continued Tuesday in the murder trial of former New England Patriot on Aaron Hernandez. Tuesday marked the second day in which dozens of prospective jurors were brought into court for individual questioning, and either advanced to the next phase of the selection process … 0

Brady proves draft, NFL hit or miss propositions

Monday, January 19, 2015

The news that the NFL is investigating the New England Patriots organization concerning whether some footballs were intentionally deflated during the AFC championship game on Sunday is interesting, but only in a what-will-Belichick-think-of-next kind of way. It’s easy to believe, given their history, that the Pats would be … 0

Clippers hang on to beat Celtics, 102-93

Monday, January 19, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The Clippers blew most of a 23-point lead and they got away with it against the struggling Boston Celtics. Blake Griffin scored 22 points and DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and 12 rebounds in a 102-93 victory Monday. J.J. Redick and reserve Jamal Crawford added … 0

Seattle’s miracle comeback still hard for most to fathom

Monday, January 19, 2015

RENTON, Wash. — A day later, it was still hard to fathom how the Seattle Seahawks are headed for their second straight Super Bowl. Even for those directly involved in Seattle’s stunning comeback to win the NFC title. “A little bit,” said wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, who caught … 0

Seahawks rise from dead for 28-22 OT win

Sunday, January 18, 2015

SEATTLE — The loudest stadium in America was silent. A return trip to the Super Bowl was slipping away. Time for the Seattle Seahawks to show why they are champions. “You have the belief these guys have in … 0

Domination!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — With a trip to the Super Bowl at stake, Bill Belichick and his coaching staff emptied their bag of tricks Sunday night. The Patriots unleashed their running game against the overmatched Indianapolis Colts. They set the … 0

Can Luck take next step vs. Patriots?

Friday, January 16, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks. In each of his three seasons, he and the Indianapolis Colts got one game closer to the Super Bowl. Now he can … 0

Take a break from the hate to appreciate the Pats

Friday, January 16, 2015

The hoodie. The skirting of the rules. The dashing quarterback with the model wife. Oh, and all that winning. There’s no getting around it, the New England Patriots sure are annoying. The team everyone loves to hate just … 0

Rask, Bruins hand Rangers 2nd straight shutout loss, 3-0

Thursday, January 15, 2015

BOSTON — Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots for his second shutout, Patrice Bergeron scored a first-period goal, and the Boston Bruins won their fifth straight by beating the New York Rangers 3-0 on Thursday night. The Rangers have … 0