Pro Sports

Yanks Turn Into Mustache Gang

Sunday, April 26, 2015

New York — There’s something hairy going on in the New York Yankees clubhouse. Mustaches in various stages of growth have been sprouting on the upper lips of an increasing number of players during the team’s recent run of wins in seven of eight games. Brett Gardner had the idea in Tampa while New York was sweeping the Rays to help turn around a 3-6 start, and he’s been recruiting …

NASCAR in Rain Delay, Will Try Again Today

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Richmond, Va. — Persistent rain forced NASCAR to postpone Saturday night’s race at Richmond International Raceway. It rained all day at the track, and NASCAR made the decision to call the event roughly one hour before the scheduled start. It’s the second consecutive week the Sprint Cup Series has been disrupted by weather. Rain caused nearly a 90-minute delay Sunday at Bristol Motor …

Islanders Force Seventh Game

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Uniondale, n.y. — Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series. Islanders captain John Tavares had a goal and assist, and Nick Leddy had two assists in what could still be …

Rockets Outlast Mavs

Friday, April 24, 2015

Dallas — James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-128 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round …

Rangers Working on Hamilton Deal

Friday, April 24, 2015

Anaheim, Calif. — Two sources have confirmed that the Texas Rangers are working on a trade with the Los Angeles Angels that would bring Josh Hamilton back to Arlington. The deal isn’t complete and might not be until later this weekend. He could be introduced as soon as …

Yankees Pound Mets

Friday, April 24, 2015

New York — Mark Teixeira hit a pair of two-run homers and Michael Pineda pitched impressively into the eighth inning to help the New York Yankees end the crosstown Mets’ 11-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Friday …

Holt’s Blast Sends Red Sox Past O’s

Friday, April 24, 2015

Baltimore — Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Darren O’Day in the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore 7-5 Friday night to extend the Orioles’ losing streak to five games. David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez also connected for the Red Sox, who have …

ABC News Keeps Tight Lid on Bruce Jenner Interview

Friday, April 24, 2015

New York — The first on-air promo for tonight’s broadcast interview with Bruce Jenner didn’t even show his face, an illustration of the line ABC News is walking in trying to drum up interest for the program while …

Capitals Are Loud and Proud

Friday, April 24, 2015

Washington — With the crowd’s raucous chants of “We are louder!” ringing throughout a lopsided third period, a group of unheralded scorers put the Washington Capitals on the verge of a playoff series victory. Dominating despite zero points …

In Brief: Champion Patriots Honored at White House

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Washington — President Obama honored the New England Patriots for winning the Super Bowl despite a “huge distraction and media circus” over underinflated footballs in their conference championship game. Obama recognized the NFL champions Thursday during a White …

Rose Gets OK for All-Star Game

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New York — Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer’s All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati. Rose, baseball’s career hits leader and a former Reds star player and …

Revived A-Rod Leading Yanks’ Resurgence

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Detroit — The New York Yankees missed the playoffs the last two years while saying goodbye to a pair of greats. Mediocrity — or, worse yet, irrelevance — was a very real possibility heading into 2015. Of all …

Mets Match Record

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New York — Daniel Murphy drove in four runs and the New York Mets matched a franchise record with their 11th straight victory Thursday, walking their way to a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves behind Bartolo Colon. …