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

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

Bumgarner, Giants beat KC, 3-2, in Series Game 7

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. With both starters chased early, this became a … 0

Brady focused on Denver D, not Manning

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Fans get another chance to gauge the relative greatness of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning when the quarterbacks meet for the 16th time. Brady will be analyzing something more important. The New England Patriots star will have his eyes on an improved Denver Broncos defense that … 0

Celtics win opener

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo returned from a broken hand and had 13 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds in the season opener Wednesday night to help the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 121-105. Kelly Olynyk had 19 points and Jeff Green added 17 for Boston, which opened … 0

UK NFL franchise would pay

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

LONDON — An NFL franchise in London could generate more than $250 million a year for Britain, according to a study released Wednesday. The study by accountancy firm Deloitte, commissioned by the NFL and a London marketing agency, also casts doubt on the feasibility of a Super Bowl … 0