Pro Sports

Judge Orders Goodell, Brady to Court in Aug.

Friday, July 31, 2015

New York — The federal judge handling Tom Brady’s attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman told the sides Friday he had scheduled conferences Aug. 12 and 19 “with your principles (including, without limitation, Mr. Goodell and Mr. Brady).” He also requested the parties “engage in comprehensive, good-faith …

Red-Hot Kyle Busch Bags Pole in Pennsylvania

Friday, July 31, 2015

Long Pond, Pa. — Kyle Busch will start his drive for his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup victory from a familiar spot, out front and in first. Busch turned a lap of 178.416 mph Friday at Pocono Raceway to win the pole for the first time during his sensational streak. He also made it three straight Cup poles for Joe Gibbs Racing following …

Mets Land Slugging Outfielder at Deadline

Friday, July 31, 2015

New York — Yoenis Cespedes put on a scintillating show at Citi Field while winning the 2013 Home Run Derby. Now he has two months to power the New York Mets into the playoffs. Eagerly chasing offense as the clock ticked down on Friday’s trade deadline, the Mets landed the big right-handed bat they desperately needed by acquiring Cespedes from Detroit for two …

Pats Try to Shield the Noise

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling “Free Tom Brady” T-shirts. Then, when they arrived for the New England Patriots’ first training camp practice on Thursday, they let the star quarterback know how …

Padres Overcome Mets, Storms

Thursday, July 30, 2015

New York — Justin Upton hit a three-run homer through a driving rain with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres stunned the New York Mets 8-7 Thursday as they overcame a six-run deficit during a game delayed nearly four hours by two storms. …

Red Sox Take Finale

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Boston — Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz each had three hits, and the Boston Red Sox beat Chris Sale and the White Sox 8-2 on Thursday night, snapping Chicago’s seven-game winning streak. Knuckleballer Steven Wright (4-4) pitched seven …

Patriots Face Tough Task Thwarting Goodell

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The New England Patriots assailed the NFL on Wednesday, a day after Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the four-game DeflateGate suspension of quarterback Tom Brady. Beginning with a Facebook post by Brady and followed by scathing remarks from Patriots owner Robert Kraft at a morning press conference, the team …

Rangers Land Coveted Phillies Ace in Multi-Player Deal

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers on Wednesday night got their man. The Rangers agreed to a multi-player deal with Philadelphia that will bring left-handed ace Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman and cash relief in exchange for a package of mostly prospects, major league sources confirmed. The deal is …

Winter Classic Brings Bruins, Habs to Home of Pats

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the Original Six rivals would …

‘Miracle on Ice’ Goalie to Auction Memorabilia

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New York — The American flag that goalie Jim Craig wrapped around his shoulders after the U.S. Miracle on Ice victory at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics is on the auction block. The flag is one of 19 items in “The Jim Craig ‘Miracle on Ice’ Collection,” …

Brady to Battle NFL; Kraft Wishes He Had

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to …

‘Tulo’ Homers in Jays Debut

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Toronto — Troy Tulowitzki homered and had three hits in his Blue Jays debut as Toronto beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 on Wednesday night. The five-time All-Star, who was acquired in a trade with the Colorado Rockies, went 3 for 5 with two doubles and three RBIs. He …

Boston’s Woes Drag On

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Boston — Adam Eaton opened the game with a home run, Jose Quintana pitched 6 1⁄ 3 solid innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 9-2 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win. …