Pro Sports

Just One Recourse Waits for Goodell

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Roger Goodell can restore a sense of loftiness to the NFL commissioner’s office with a simple expedited decision. He should lift the suspension on Tom Brady this week, and turn his disciplinary eye on the vague, sloppily enforced league rules that caused Deflategate in the first place. This is his best way out of this infernal case, which is as damaging to Goodell and the league office as it is …

Want to Join Wimbledon? Win the Tournament

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

London — If you’re thinking of trying to join the All England Club, your best bet is to win the Wimbledon title. Apart from achieving worldwide fame, all singles champions are made honorary members of the private club in southwest London. The tennis club, which organizes the annual Wimbledon Championships, counts the Duchess …

Not Like It’s 2014

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

London — A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis’ up-and-coming stars. Bouchard was only 20, Halep 22. Bouchard won that matchup to reach a Grand Slam final in the sixth major tournament of her career, a month after Halep was the runner-up …

‘It’s Half Terrifying and Half Exciting’

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cambridge, Mass. — Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women’s swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning titles. But Bailar is opting to forgo such honors to join the men’s …

The View From Purgatory

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

For the Boston Celtics to unstick themselves from the NBA’s version of purgatory, all they have to accomplish is something that’s never happened in their storied history. The only roster component the Celtics lack is a superstar. That’s …

England Women Thrilling Nation

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Manchester, England — The movie Bend It Like Beckham first got Kiera Burke interested in soccer. During the 2012 Olympics, she went to Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium to watch the women’s teams from United States and Canada play a thrilling semifinal. Now the 13-year-old is among millions …

FIFA’s Blatter A Noteworthy Absentee

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Associated Press Montreal — FIFA president Sepp Blatter will skip the Women’s World Cup final in Canada, avoiding a visit to North America at a time when United States officials are pursuing a criminal investigation into the game’s ruling body. Blatter’s second-in-command, secretary general Jerome Valcke, will …

U.S. Women Give Germans the World Cup Boot

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Montreal — During its rough start to this World Cup, the U.S. women’s national soccer team promised that brighter days were ahead, that the sputtering attack and grinding style would give away to the beauty and prosperity that …

Bruins Deal Five-Day Goalie to Sharks

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

San Jose, Calif. — Martin Jones was at the top of San Jose’s list as general manager Doug Wilson went into the offseason searching for a starting goaltender. As soon as Jones was dealt from rival Los Angeles …

Man Pleads to Using Golfer’s Credit Cards

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Honolulu — A Hawaii man pleaded guilty Tuesday to using Robert Allenby’s credit cards after the professional golfer said he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu. Allenby recounted a bizarre saga in January that involved having no memory of what happened for 2½ hours after he left a …

What Do You Know? Sox Streaking

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Toronto — Minus injured stars Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia, the Boston Red Sox managed to match their longest winning streak of the season. David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six …

‘Stick’ Meets Destruction

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Crews continue work on the demolition of Candlestick Park on Tuesday in San Francisco. Very little remains of the ballpark which was home to the San Francisco Giants baseball team and San Francisco 49ers NFL football team. Developers …

O’s Rearrange Rangers

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Baltimore — Mitch Moreland hit two home runs for the second straight game, and the Texas Rangers celebrated the return of Josh Hamilton by defeating the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 on Tuesday night. Shin-Soo Choo and Robinson Chirinos also …