Pro Sports

Brady passes Pats over Lions

Sunday, November 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance. The outcome was the same: a blowout win over a top team. Throw in a defense that held the Detroit Lions without a touchdown and two outstanding special teams plays, and the team with the AFC’s best record rolled over the team with the NFL’s stingiest defense, 34-9 on Sunday, for their … 0

Federer’s Switzerland wins Davis Cup

Sunday, November 23, 2014

LILLE, France — Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead. The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland its first title in the team competition and added the only big trophy in tennis missing from his collection. The 33-year-old Federer and … 0

Blazers beat Celtics, extend win streak to 7

Sunday, November 23, 2014

BOSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 94-88 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. Damian Lillard added 12 points and five assists for Portland, which began a brief East swing. Nicolas Batum also had 12 points. Jeff Green … 0

Union supporting Peterson vs. NFL

Monday, November 10, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The NFL Players Association has filed an expedited grievance with the NFL to reinstate Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The NFLPA cited Monday “explicit language in a signed agreement” from Sept. 18, when Peterson was placed on a special commissioner’s exempt list following … 0

Pistorius appeal hearing set for Dec. 9

Monday, November 10, 2014

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa — Prosecutors said Monday their application to appeal against Oscar Pistorius’ manslaughter conviction and five-year prison sentence will be heard in a Pretoria court on Dec. 9. It wasn’t yet decided if the Olympic runner … 0

Griffith goal leads Bruins to 4-2 win over Devils

Monday, November 10, 2014

BOSTON — Seth Griffith scored a highlight-reel goal to break a second-period tie, and Reilly Smith added another just 80 seconds later on Monday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils. It was the fifth straight victory for the Bruins. … 0

B’s surge past Oilers, 5-2

Thursday, November 6, 2014

BOSTON — Dougie Hamilton had a goal and two assists during a third-period flurry that sent the streaking Boston Bruins to a 5-2 win over the skidding Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. The Bruins scored three times in a span of 2:34 to erase a 2-1 deficit on … 0

Lowry scores 35 as Raptors beat Celtics

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

BOSTON — Kyle Lowry scored 35 points and had a key steal in the closing minute to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 110-107 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. DeMar DeRozan had 23 points and Patrick Patterson added 14 for Raptors. Rajon Rondo led Boston … 0

Hendrick crew members get fined $185K

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hendrick Motorsports will pay the $185,000 in fines levied against six crew members for their role in a post-race fight at Texas between Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski. NASCAR fined and suspended four Hendrick team members, while the crew chiefs for Gordon and Kasey Kahne … 0

Prosecutors: A-Rod paid hush money

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

MIAMI — The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez gave his cousin nearly $1 million last year to keep secret Rodriguez’s use of performance enhancing drugs. In court documents filed last week in Miami, federal prosecutors said Rodriguez made four wire payments totaling $900,000 between … 0

Hamlin says most drivers have no respect for Keselowski

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Denny Hamlin thinks most drivers don’t respect Brad Keselowski, and the contempt stems from the 2012 NASCAR champion’s refusal to show any remorse for his aggressive driving. Hamlin spoke during a national conference call on Tuesday, two days after a brawl between Keselowski and Jeff … 0

Marchand carries Bruins past Panthers, 2-1, in OT

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

BOSTON — Brad Marchand scored 3:27 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to their ninth straight win over the Florida Panthers, 2-1 on Tuesday night. Marchand, who also set up Patrice Bergeron’s second-period goal, shifted around defenseman Dylan Olsen and lifted a wrist shot over goaltender Roberto … 0

Brady, Patriots top AP Pro32 rankings

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

NEW YORK — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are back where they have been for so much of the Bill Belichick era. On top of the NFL. The Patriots dominated Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-21 on Sunday in the much-anticipated matchup between two of … 0