Pro Sports

New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) watches as New England Patriots' Vince Wilfork (75) celebrates with teammates after Folk missed a field goal during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Patriots outlast Jets, 17-16; clinch 1st-round playoff bye

Sunday, December 21, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs. The only question left is whether the AFC’s road to the Super Bowl will run through New England. Jonas Gray scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter after New England intercepted Geno Smith, and … 0

Bruins rally for 4-3 overtime win against Sabres

Sunday, December 21, 2014

BOSTON — Loui Eriksson scored 2:14 into overtime, and the Boston Bruins rallied to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Sunday night. Dougie Hamilton scored twice for Boston, including a tying goal with 1:31 left in the third after the Bruins pulled goalie Tuukka Rask. Chris Kelly also scored for Boston, and defenseman … 0

Heat snap 5-game home slide, top Celtics

Sunday, December 21, 2014

MIAMI — Luol Deng scored 23 points, James Ennis scored 10 of his 16 in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat ended a five-game home losing streak with a 100-84 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. Norris Cole scored 15 and Mario Chalmers had 11 points and 10 assists for … 0

Zeller leads Celtics over Lakers, 113-96

Friday, December 5, 2014

BOSTON — Tyler Zeller had season highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds and the Boston Celtics went ahead for good less than two minutes into the game for a 113-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on … 0

It’s Brady & Gronk vs. Rivers & Gates

Friday, December 5, 2014

SAN DIEGO — The New England Patriots spent the week in San Diego, where they got rained on like everyone else for a few days. By the time Tom Brady took his spot in front of a bed … 0

Donovan not looking to future after MLS Cup

Friday, December 5, 2014

CARSON, Calif. — Until last weekend, Landon Donovan’s pending retirement was a nebulous concept obscured by games, goals and a sport-wide outpouring of appreciation from the moment he made his stunning decision this summer. This week, Donovan finally … 0

Spieth leads; Woods loses ground

Friday, December 5, 2014

WINDERMERE, Fla. — The guy in a red shirt put on quite a show Friday in the Hero World Challenge to get into contention. That was Patrick Reed — and Tiger Woods watched it all. Reed, playing alongside … 0

Fewer nail biters doesn’t hurt NFL’s TV ratings much at all

Friday, December 5, 2014

Off-the-field problems haven’t dented the NFL’s popularity and, it turns out, fewer competitive games isn’t turning too many fans away, either. Barely noticed beneath the domestic violence, player health and other troubles plaguing the league this year has … 0

Tim Howard wins U.S. Player of the Year award

Thursday, December 4, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Goalkeeper Tim Howard has won the 2014 Player of the Year award for his work with the U.S. national team. It is the first time Howard has won the prestigious honor given to a U.S. … 0

Judge halts Oklahoma football semifinal pending court ruling

Thursday, December 4, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — There’s still hope for Douglass High School. An Oklahoma judge says a high school football semifinal will not be played Friday so he can consider whether Douglass, which lost to Locust Grove in controversial fashion … 0

Woods stumbles in his return; Speith leads

Thursday, December 4, 2014

WINDERMERE, Fla. — Tiger Woods took on any shot without pain or worry Thursday, a feeling he hasn’t had on the golf course in a long time. As for his short game? He hadn’t seen anything like it … 0

Celtics recover in OT, beat Pistons, 109-102

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

BOSTON — Jeff Green scored 32 points, including a 3-pointer as Boston opened overtime with eight straight points, and the Celtics snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Detroit Pistons 109-102 on Wednesday night. The loss was … 0

Patriots settle in for week

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SAN DIEGO — The New England Patriots settled into their home away from home on Wednesday. The Patriots practiced at the University of San Diego in preparation for Sunday night’s game against the Chargers. After losing to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, the Patriots flew to Southern … 0