Pro Sports

New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) celebrates with Rob Ninkovich (50) after sacking Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the first half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Pats roll past Panthers, 30-7

Friday, August 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady’s offense and the New England Patriots’ defense dominated the Carolina Panthers. Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal and the Patriots shut down Cam Newton and the Panthers 30-7 on Friday night. The third preseason game for both teams was no contest as the Patriots outgained the Panthers 405-271. Brady led the Patriots (2-1) to scores on three of his five series and completed 17 of 21 passes. Newton was 8 for 12 for 88 yards and was sacked three times. All five of his possessions ended in punts. Both quarterbacks left after … 0

Bayern is fast and favored in Travers

Friday, August 22, 2014

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — He already knows Bayern is fast, and now Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is going to give the 3-year-old colt a chance to see how far he can stretch his speed. Impressive in winning the $1 million Haskell Invitational in his most recent start, Bayern will go after … 0

Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

Friday, August 22, 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR’s top series, at least for this season. The veteran driver won the pole position for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night. It’s his series-high fifth top starting spot of the season, and just the … 0

Napoli HR lifts Red Sox over Reds, 5-4

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

CINCINNATI — Mike Napoli had the perfect scenario. He didn’t waste it. Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs to help the Boston Red Sox wrap up their first winning road trip of more than … 0

Pats acquire DL Worthy from Pack

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The New England Patriots have acquired injured lineman Jerel Worthy from the Green Bay Packers in a trade pending a physical for the defensive end. The Packers will get a still-to-be announced draft pick, … 0

Patriots, Eagles work out on wet day

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Philadelphia Eagles have made huge strides since practicing with the New England Patriots a year ago. From a 4-12 record to 10-6 and their first playoff berth in three years. From learning a different system … 0

Cespedes’ bomb lifts Red Sox over Reds, 3-2

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

CINCINNATI — Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. One pitch after ducking away from Jonathan Broxton’s high-and-inside … 0

Tony Stewart entangled in cyberspace rage

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tony Stewart is a murderer and should be in prison. Tony Stewart is a good man and just an innocent bystander in a tragic tale of racing chaos. Please stop. My head hurts. Communication in the cyberspace age requires no entrance exam, logic or basic grammar skills. All … 0

Hernandez cousin pleads guilty to contempt

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

FALL RIVER — A cousin of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was spared jail time only because of her advanced cancer, a judge said Tuesday in sentencing her to two years of probation. Tanya Singleton pleaded guilty … 0

Phoenix star Brittney Griner debuts at Garden

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

NEW YORK — Brittney Griner looked relaxed at shoot-around Tuesday before the Phoenix Mercury’s game against the New York Liberty, running drills, shooting free throws and chatting with teammates while trying half-court shots. There weren’t any dunks at … 0

Maclin torches Revis Island

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Jeremy Maclin ran past Darrelle Revis along the right side and hauled in a long touchdown pass. Not to worry, Patriots fans. It was just part of a joint practice between the Philadelphia Eagles and New … 0

Belichick eager to work vs. Eagles

Monday, August 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is looking forward to this week’s joint practices with the Philadelphia Eagles for the second straight year. “This will be a good opportunity for our team to play against the … 0

Rory won PGA with grit

Monday, August 11, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Anyone could see Rory McIlroy had the gifts to be the next big thing in golf. His victory in the PGA Championship was more about grit. That might be more impressive than some of the … 0