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Pro Sports

Prosecutor: Tipster wrote sexual letters to Hernandez

Monday, August 3, 2015

FALL RIVER — An anonymous tipster who raised questions about a juror in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had a sexually explicit relationship with him, a prosecutor said in a filing released Monday. Prosecutor William McCauley said an attempt by Hernandez’s lawyer to question the woman under oath is an “unwarranted fishing expedition.” The woman’s identity has been redacted in court documents. James Sultan, … 0

So, what’s next for American Pharoah after Haskell win?

Monday, August 3, 2015

OCEANPORT, N.J. — When the music played about 10 minutes before the start of the Haskell Invitational, there was no way American Pharoah could lose. As the Triple Crown winner stepped onto the track for first race since sweeping the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, Monmouth Park’s Haskell anthem was blasting away over the sound system, and many in the record crowd … 0

Honey Badger’s ‘adventure’ enters third NFL campaign

Monday, August 3, 2015

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Honey Badger is entering his third NFL season. Talking to the ever-approachable Tyrann Mathieu and watching him injury-free scrambling all over the field in practice, it’s easy to forget how many teams considered him too high a risk to draft until the Arizona Cardinals selected him in the third round in 2013. A Heisman Trophy finalist as an LSU … 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

Goodell: NFL ‘being very thorough’ in considering Brady appeal

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

While Tom Brady and the New England Patriots await the outcome of an appeal of his four-game suspension following Deflategate, the man making the decision, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, was in Canonsburg, Pa., to speak at a fundraiser for the Washington YWCA. Goodell spoke with the media before … 0

No conviction as Feds conclude Bonds steroids prosecution

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — After a nearly decade-long steroids prosecution, Barry Bonds emerged victorious Tuesday when federal prosecutors dropped what was left of their criminal case against the career home runs leader. The government’s pursuit of Bonds ended quietly with a one-paragraph motion by the U.S. Department of Justice … 0

Johnson’s British Open playoff win stops Spieth’s chance for Grand Slam

Monday, July 20, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers. Spieth was right where he wanted to be in his spirited bid for the Grand Slam — tied for the lead with two holes to go … 0

Spieth is no loser despite falling short

Monday, July 20, 2015

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — When it was over, Jordan Spieth stood off the 18th green and applauded the fans who had spent much of their day applauding him. They came by the thousands on a wet and chilly day, lured by cheap tickets and the chance to see … 0

Pujols, Angels open twin bill with 11-1 rout of Sox

Monday, July 20, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The first rainout at Angel Stadium in 20 years did nothing to slow the Los Angeles Angels’ monthlong surge. If anything, the Angels picked up speed. Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols homered during Los Angeles’ seven-run second inning, and the Angels opened their first home … 0