Pro Sports

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning (18) throws to Brock Osweiler before the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Headline Makers

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The NFL’s offseason is at hand. Last offseason, the DeflateGate scandal dominated the conversation and left little room for anything else. It’s not quite gone, even now. But at least others can elbow their way into grabbing a sliver of the spotlight. Here are the players who will be the talk of the offseason this time around: Peyton Manning The …

A Super Lifeline for Hostages in Iran

Sunday, February 14, 2016

He endured beatings, mock firing squads and long periods of solitary confinement. His hands were tied behind his back for 30 days in which he was forbidden to speak. Rocky Sickmann spent 444 days in captivity during the Iran hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were, according to Iranian propaganda, “guests” of the state …

Over and Out: Some MLB Teams Open With Little Playoff Shot

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Spring training is a time for optimism, when players bask under the warm sun of Florida and Arizona while fans dream about their team reaching the bright lights of October. For Atlanta, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Philadelphia, there’s little hope of getting to the 2016 postseason following decisions to jettison veterans and rebuild for …

Leafs, Sens Make 9-Player Trade

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

General manager Lou Lamoriello plans to exhaust the alphabet from A to Z to improve the Toronto Maple Leafs. His latest move was trading the man who has worn the “C” on his chest for the past six …

In Brief: Newton Defends Actions

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Charlotte, n.c. — Cam Newton isn’t apologizing for acting like a “sore loser” after the Super Bowl. The league’s MVP has been widely criticized for walking out of a three-minute press conference after a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday in which he answered questions with …

C’s Comeback Falls Short

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Milwaukee — Khris Middleton made one of two free throws with 0.6 seconds left and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Boston Celtics 112-111 in improbable fashion on Tuesday night. Middleton drew a foul on Avery Bradley to get …

Commentary: Grow Up, Cam

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Face of the NFL was all but hidden under a hoodie after the Super Bowl. Its eyes stared down and its lips didn’t want to move. If looks could kill, everyone within 100 feet would have left …

Broncos Bask In Fans’ Adulation

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Denver — Will Peyton Manning be back? Can Denver keep this top-ranked defense together? Big questions loom over the Super Bowl-champion Broncos. But Tuesday wasn’t the time to think about that. Tuesday was parade day — an opportunity to bask in the spotlight of orange- and blue-clad fans …

Lucic, Kings Crown Bruins in Boston Return

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Boston — Milan Lucic scored in his return to Boston, Drew Doughty had a power-play goal for his 300th career point and the Los Angeles Kings had nine goal scorers in a 9-2 rout of the Bruins on …

Shiffrin Ready to Take Comeback to Snow

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Two months ago, Mikaela Shiffrin was just hoping to be back on skis before the snow melted. A week from now, the Lyme native will return to World Cup racing on a knee that healed much faster than …

Go While Getting Is Still Good: Manning Should Retire

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Santa Clara, Calif. — The football fates gave an NFL legend a sendoff here Sunday befitting his all-time greatness. Now it’s up to Peyton Manning to gratefully accept the gift and not push his luck by continuing to …

Agent: Lynch Is Leaving Football

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Seattle — When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. What he ended up providing was an attitude and style that became the foundation for bringing the first Super Bowl title to the …

Cuba Still Losing Its Stars to U.S. Pros

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic — Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball. The departure …