Pro Sports

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady  answers a reporter's question after an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Angels sweep Red Sox, 2-0, on 1-hitter

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON — Rookie Matt Shoemaker didn’t allow a hit through 6 2/ 3 innings and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, completing a four-game sweep at Fenway Park. Shoemaker (12-4) struck out nine and held the Red Sox to one hit over 7 2/ 3 innings before a two-out walk to Mookie Betts in the eighth ended his night. It was the only walk of the night for Shoemaker, who struck out nine. Jason Grilli pitched the ninth for his 12th save of the season and first with the Angels since coming to Los … 0

Panthers, Pats take different approach

Thursday, August 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Carolina Panthers already have played their big preseason game. Now the New England Patriots will play theirs. The third exhibition game usually is the one in which game-planning for the opponent and playing time for regulars increase. But the Panthers had only four days to prepare between last Sunday night’s … 0

Carolina hogs rounding into shape for Pats

Thursday, August 21, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While he’s not quite ready to name starters, Panthers coach Ron Rivera is pleased with how his offensive line has progressed following an offseason of change. The Panthers lost four offensive linemen from last year’s roster to retirement, including longtime left tackle Jordan Gross. “That’s a bummer,” Rivera said following … 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

DA won’t seek prison time for Hernandez cousin

Monday, August 11, 2014

FALL RIVER — Prosecutors are recommending probation and home confinement instead of prison for a cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez who is charged with contempt. Prosecutors said in a Friday filing they are seeking two … 0

Cespedes’ HR lifts Sox past Angels, 3-1

Sunday, August 10, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yoenis Cespedes and the Boston Red Sox rebounded from an exhausting 19-inning loss with an energizing victory. Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, Rubby De La Rosa pitched five-hit ball into the … 0

McIlroy captures PGA in thrilling show played on soggy turf

Sunday, August 10, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship. On a back nine filled with clutch shots and as much tension as a major can … 0