Pro Sports

Something’s Gotta Give

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — It’s no surprise that the New England Patriots lead the NFL in scoring. In the past four seasons, they’ve done that twice and finished third twice. But the Detroit Lions allowing the fewest points? Now there’s a surprise. In the past seven seasons, they gave up the most points three times. In their stingiest season in that period, they were in the middle of the pack, allowing …

Manning, Broncos suddenly looking vulnerable

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Miami (6-4) at Denver (7-3) The Broncos suddenly are looking fragile. They need to end their November swoon quickly or even could face the possibility of not playing in January. Peyton Manning and the defending AFC champions played their two worst games in the past three weeks, falling at New England at St. Louis. Today, they take on a Miami team that is …

Swiss Grab 2-1 Lead at Davis Cup Finals

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Associated Press Lille, France — Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka defeated Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup final on Saturday. Federer and Wawrinka did not concede a single break and dominated the key points to withstand their opponent’s charge in the second set. The teams ended the first …

NHL Watchdogs Keeping An Eye on Player Safety

Friday, November 21, 2014

By Michael Russo Star Tribune New York — A decade or two ago, the standard line from NHL coaches and general managers after one of their players took a dirty hit was: “We’re sending the tape to the …

Gronk: ‘I Just Love Playing’

Friday, November 21, 2014

By Carlos Monarrez Detroit Free Press Rob Gronkowski was really close Wednesday. But he fell just short of achieving the same level of stonewalling mastery as Arian (“I’m just trying to the best teammate I can be”) Foster, …

Friday, November 21, 2014

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div New England 8 2 0 .800 323 218 5-0-0 3-2-0 6-2-0 2-0-0 2-1-0 Miami 6 4 0 .600 249 180 3-2-0 3-2-0 5-2-0 1-2-0 2-1-0 Buffalo 5 5 0 .500 200 204 2-3-0 3-2-0 2-5-0 3-0-0 2-2-0 N.Y. Jets 2 8 0 .200 174 265 2-4-0 0-4-0 2-5-0 0-3-0 0-2-0 South W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Indianapolis 6 4 0 .600 310 253 3-2-0 3-2-0 5-3-0 1-1-0 3-0-0 Houston 5 5 0 .500 229 204 2-2-0 3-3-0 4-2-0 1-3-0 1-1-0 Tennessee 2 8 0 .200 168 250 1-4-0 1-4-0 2-6-0 0-2-0 1-2-0 Jacksonville 1 9 0 .100 158 282 1-4-0 0-5-0 1-6-0 0-3-0 0-2-0 North W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Cincinnati 6 3 1 .650 224 221 4-1-1 2-2-0 4-3-0 2-0-1 2-1-0 Pittsburgh 7 4 0 .636 288 263 4-1-0 3-3-0 6-3-0 1-1-0 2-2-0 Baltimore 6 4 0 .600 261 181 4-1-0 2-3-0 3-4-0 3-0-0 2-3-0 Cleveland 6 4 0 .600 216 195 4-2-0 2-2-0 4-4-0 2-0-0 2-2-0 West W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Denver 7 3 0 .700 293 224 5-0-0 2-3-0 5-1-0 2-2-0 3-0-0 Kansas City 7 3 0 .700 241 171 4-1-0 3-2-0 5-2-0 2-1-0 1-1-0 San Diego 6 4 0 .600 218 192 4-1-0 2-3-0 5-3-0 1-1-0 2-2-0 Oakland 0 10 0 .000 152 265 0-5-0 0-5-0 0-8-0 0-2-0 0-3-0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div Philadelphia 7 3 0 .700 299 251 5-0-0 2-3-0 4-3-0 3-0-0 2-0-0 Dallas 7 3 0 .700 261 212 3-3-0 4-0-0 4-3-0 3-0-0 1-1-0 N.Y. Giants 3 7 0 .300 205 263 2-3-0 1-4-0 2-6-0 1-1-0 1-2-0 Washington 3 7 0 .300 204 256 2-3-0 1-4-0 1-6-0 2-1-0 1-2-0 South W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div Atlanta 4 6 0 .400 238 255 2-2-0 2-4-0 4-4-0 0-2-0 4-0-0 New Orleans 4 6 0 .400 261 252 3-2-0 1-4-0 4-4-0 0-2-0 2-1-0 Carolina 3 7 1 .318 215 300 2-4-0 1-3-1 3-5-0 0-2-1 1-2-0 Tampa …

Friday, November 21, 2014

•••Sports on TV••• AUTO RACING 8 a.m. Formula One, practice for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, NBCSN 4 a.m. FIA, Formula E, at Putrajaya, Malaysia (delayed tape), FS1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. UTEP at Rice, FS1 9:30 p.m. San Jose St. at Utah St., ESPN2 GOLF 1:30 …

Federer Ready For Davis Cup

Friday, November 21, 2014

Lille, France (ap) — Saying he has recovered from a back injury, Roger Federer has the chance to finally win one of the only notable titles missing from his collection. Federer will play Gael Monfils on Friday in …

Patriots Re-Sign Blount

Friday, November 21, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots have re-signed running back LeGarrette Blount two days after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blount spent last season with the Patriots before signing a two-year contract with the Steelers. …

Wild Win for Minnesota

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Associated Press Philadelphia — Jason Zucker scored with 45.4 seconds left to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Nino Niederreiter had a goal and an assist and Marco Scandella also scored for the Wild, who won their fourth …

Clippers Grab Early Lead, Roll Past Heat, 110-93

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Associated Press Miami — Chris Paul had 26 points and 12 assists, Blake Griffin added 26 points and the Los Angeles Clippers wasted no time in taking control on the way to a 110-93 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday night. DeAndre Jordan scored 12 points …

Bills’ Plan: Redefine ‘Dig Route’ by Sunday

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Buffalo, n.y. — The Buffalo Bills are looking for anyone with a snow shovel and plenty of spare time. With 4 feet of snow having fallen at Ralph Wilson Stadium over the past two days, the Bills are …

Brady Impresses Lions With Mane

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tom Brady has played as well as any quarterback in the NFL during the New England Patriots’ six-game winning streak, but Brady’s former teammate, current Detroit Lions safety James Ihedigbo, said there’s something else about the four-time Super …