Pro Sports

In Brief: Vikings’ Peterson Says He’s ‘Learned a Lot’

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Minneapolis — Donning his purple No. 28 jersey for the first time in nine months, Adrian Peterson said Tuesday he has apologized to the 4-year-old son he struck with a wooden stick and had “learned a lot from my mistake.” Peterson returned to the Vikings and practiced for the first time since September. He then told reporters he has met all the requirements that came from pleading no contest to …

Veteran Blackhawks, Young Lightning Face Off

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — The Chicago Blackhawks headed south this week to secure a dynasty, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are the only obstacle left. Jonathan Toews and his teammates have raised the Stanley Cup twice in the past five seasons, compiling a wealth of big-game accolades in seven years as an elite team. …

Federer Loses to Pal

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Paris — Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay. Hardly the sort of grace and precision the world has come to expect from the 17-time Grand Slam champion. There were other unusual sights in Federer’s 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (4) loss in the French Open quarterfinals Tuesday against his pal …

So, Who’s Next? Plenty of Candidates to Replace Batter

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The shocking decision by Sepp Blatter to surrender power as head of FIFA on Tuesday will thrust the world soccer body into a profound period of uncertainty and introspection. Leading soccer federations in the United States and Europe …

Warriors Look for Ways to Defend LeBron

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — LeBron James believes there’s nobody in the world that can stop him. He’s too strong, too fast, too skilled. A bully with a basketball and beast above the rim. If the Golden State Warriors want …

Warriors All-Star Cleared to Play

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been cleared to return after his concussion and play in the NBA Finals. The Warriors announced after practice on Tuesday that Thompson completed the NBA’s concussion protocol and will be ready to play Game 1 on Thursday night …

Ex-KUA Star Shines in Historic Game

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Havana — The New York Cosmos soccer club defeated Cuba’s national team 4-1 Tuesday in a friendly match that was the first visit to the island by a U.S. professional team since the two countries began their detente …

Red Sox Nip Twins to End Losing Skid

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Boston — Clay Buchholz pitched eight innings and got all the run support he needed on Rusney Castillo’s RBI single in the seventh as the Boston Red Sox ended a three-game skid with a 1-0 victory over the …

Sox Owner ‘Very Disappointed’

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Boston — Red Sox owner John Henry says watching Boston play this year is “painful.” Speaking before Tuesday’s game against Minnesota, Henry said he “felt responsible” for how poorly his club has played. Boston entered last in the AL East and is at 23-29 after Tuesday’s 1-0 win. …

Blue Jays, Nats Split

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Washington — Kevin Pillar hit two home runs off Max Scherzer, and the Toronto Blue Jays snapped a four-game skid with a 7-3 win over the Washington Nationals in the second game of a day-night doubleheader. The Nationals …

Nadal-Djokovic on Deck; Sharapova Ousted, Serena Slow to Start

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Paris — For the third match in a row at the French Open, Serena Williams was oddly out of sorts at the outset and dropped the opening set. And for the third match in a row, almost as …

Belmont Hopefuls Lack Stamina of Yore

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

When American Pharoah seeks to complete a sweep of the Triple Crown at Belmont Park on Saturday, racing fans will hope to see a great race and perhaps a definitive confirmation that the winner has earned a lofty …

Taking The 5th

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

United States defender Christie Rampone has been to four World Cups, including the last time the Americans won in 1999. She’ll head to her fifth this week, joining a group of just four other women internationally who have …