Pro Sports

Patriots want to slow Packers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots are one of the NFL’s best teams in the first half. Just not as good as the fast-starting Green Bay Packers when they’re at home. That’s where the Patriots (9-2) will be putting their seven-game winning streak on the line Sunday in their fourth straight game against a division leader. “We’re playing Green Bay in Green Bay,” New England coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday. … 0

Pats taking no prisoners

Monday, November 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots have piled up points and big victory margins against NFL division leaders. Now they’re preparing to face another one and leaving all those routs behind. “Nobody is happier than I am when we win, but right now all that doesn’t really mean anything going into Green Bay,” coach Bill Belichick said Monday. “They’re playing real good football … 0

Red Sox take free-agent route to acquire Sandoval, Ramirez

Monday, November 24, 2014

BOSTON — The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings. The first team in major league history to go from worst to first and back again has agreed to terms third baseman Pablo Sandoval, his agent confirmed Monday night. According to a baseball official with knowledge of the deal, Boston … 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

Prosecutors challenge soft Pistorius sentence

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Prosecutors asked Pretoria’s High Court on Tuesday for leave to appeal the jail sentence handed to South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, saying it was “shockingly light, considering that a life has been lost.” They also asked for permission to appeal his murder acquittal. Pistorius was sentenced last month … 0

Broncos coach Fox says ‘we all stunk’

Monday, November 3, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning admittedly stunk up Gillette Stadium. If that’s the case, he wasn’t alone. “I think we all stunk,” coach John Fox said Monday after the Denver Broncos’ 43-21 loss at New England. “There was some good, there was some bad, not enough good. Really, … 0

Manning: ‘I stunk’ in Broncos’ defeat

Sunday, November 2, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — “I stunk,” Peyton Manning said. That’s how one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history described his performance Sunday. Manning? Stunk? In a game billed as the 16th installment of the Manning-Tom Brady rivalry between the … 0

Patriots crush Denver

Sunday, November 2, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The chant began midway through the fourth quarter with the latest matchup between the all-time great quarterbacks long ago decided: “Brady’s Better.” On this day, Tom Brady and his New England Patriots certainly were the superior … 0

Dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years

Thursday, October 30, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It’s a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager. Mere mention of anything about a dynasty during the World Series made him uncomfortable. He felt equally uneasy when his name got linked to the best skippers of all-time … 0

Bruins slip past Sabres, 3-2, in OT

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Brad Marchand had two goals, including at 1:20 of overtime and the Boston Bruins won their third straight road game with a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Drew Stafford and Tyler … 0