Pro Sports

In Brief: Mexico Coach Fired After Claim He Punched Reporter

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mexico City — Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a television reporter’s claim that man known as “El Piojo” punched him. The ouster came just two days after Herrera led Mexico to victory in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. But Decio de Maria, who on Saturday becomes president of the Mexican Soccer Federation, said the incident with the journalist was not in keeping with “the spirit of …

Trade of Star Shortstops Highlights a Day of Big Dealing

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Denver — The Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays swapped star shortstops. The teams confirmed the blockbuster trade Tuesday that sent Jose Reyes and right-handed pitchers Miguel Castro, Jeff Hoffman and Jesus Tinoco to the Rockies for Troy Tulowitzki and right-handed reliever LaTroy Hawkins. Both shortstops have remarkably similar career statistics but also a history of injuries. Tulowitzki is a five-time All-Star and …

Denied: Brady’s Suspension Upheld by Goodell

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New York — Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday, with Goodell saying that the New England quarterback told an assistant to destroy Brady’s cellphone on or just before March …

Drogba Coming to Montreal

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Montreal — The Montreal Impact added an established scoring presence when they traded for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on Monday. Drogba moves to North America following his second spell at Chelsea, where he won the English Premier League title last season. The 37-year-old Ivory Coast forward signed …

Pale Hose Blitz Red Sox

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Boston — Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. It was the fifth straight win for the …

Steelers Rooting For a Brady Win

Monday, July 27, 2015

As crazy as it may sound, the Steelers want Tom Brady to win the appeal of his four-game suspension so they can play against him in the NFL’s opening game on Sept. 10 in New England. “Yes, of course,” said defensive end Cam Heyward, almost surprised by the …

Pointed in the Right Direction

Monday, July 27, 2015

With the yellow jersey of Great Britain’s Chris Froome joining the pack, surviving cyclists pass the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday during the final stage of the Tour de France. The race, which began with nearly 200 …

Busch Continues His Revival

Monday, July 27, 2015

Indianapolis — Kyle Busch’s incredible comeback rolled through Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday for a weekend sweep at the historic track. Busch missed the first 11 races of the season with a …

Papi, Sox Get Message

Monday, July 27, 2015

Boston — David Ortiz homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night. Ortiz, who had two three-run homers and an …

Kansas City Adds Cueto

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Associated Press Kansas City, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for a legitimate ace for the front of their beleaguered rotation. …

Froome Rides Into Paris, Caps a Trying Tour

Monday, July 27, 2015

Paris — All for one, one for all, and all bathed in yellow. Arms over each other’s shoulders, linked together in a long line of happiness, Tour de France winner Chris Froome and his teammates pedaled slowly over …

‘A Sign of Hope’: Martinez Saves Best, Last Delivery for Hall Speech

Monday, July 27, 2015

Cooperstown, n.y. — Three hours into a long Sunday afternoon walk into baseball immortality, Pedro Martinez decided he was going to break protocol. He called Juan Marichal forward from among the 49 seated Hall of Famers. Sunday was …

Mexico Wins Gold Cup

Monday, July 27, 2015

Philadelphia — Andres Guardado scored his fourth goal of the knockout rounds, not needing a penalty kick this time, and Mexico won its seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title Sunday with a 3-1 victory over upstart Jamaica. Jesus Corona and Oribe Peralta added goals as El Tri scored twice …