Pro Sports

NFL: No Ruling Yet

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — The NFL said Friday it has interviewed dozens of people and collected physical evidence, but has no conclusions yet on how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in their last game, offering no timetable for resolving the cheating accusations with the Super Bowl nine days away. The league said evidence shows the Patriots used underinflated footballs during the first half of the AFC championship game Sunday …

In Brief: Dartmouth’s Weibrecht Places Fifth in Austria

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Kitzbuehel, Austria — Italian skier Dominik Paris won his first career World Cup super-G, and Alexis Pinturault of France dominated the combined event for his eighth victory on Friday. Two years after his victory in the classic Hahnenkamm downhill on the same course, Paris finished the Streif in 1 minute, 9.99 seconds to beat Austrians Matthias Mayer by 0.06 seconds and Georg Streitberger …

Ali-Liston Gloves Going to Auction

Saturday, January 24, 2015

New York — Just months before the 50th anniversary of the heavyweight rematch between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston, boxing fans are getting a chance to own a piece of one of the most hotly debated title fights of all time. Both pairs of gloves from the May 25, 1965, bout in Lewiston, …

NFL Investigating Patriots for Charge of Underinflated Pigskins

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts. “We are looking into it,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy wrote in an email to …

L.A. Trip Is No Holiday for Celtics

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Los Angeles — Blake Griffin scored 22 points, DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Boston Celtics 102-93 Monday after losing most of a 23-point lead. J.J. Redick and …

Wilfork Aids in Accident

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady earned his latest Super Bowl berth, then left Gillette Stadium with his supermodel wife. Patriots coach Bill Belichick probably went straight to the film room. And it’s best not to ask too many …

Wawrinka Opens Australian Open Title Defense

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Melbourne, Australia — Stan Wawrinka began the defense of his Australian Open title with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win over Turkey’s Marsel Ilhan today. Wawrinka was barely tested against the No. 100-ranked Ilhan, striking 34 winners and saving the only two break points he faced. The Swiss player …

Arsenal Turns Table on City

Monday, January 19, 2015

London — Arsenal dealt Manchester City’s Premier League title defense a blow on Sunday, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lit up Spain with multi-goal scoring performances. City’s 2-0 home loss to Arsenal left it flagging five points …

Allenby Bruised, Stunned Over Hawaii Robbery

Monday, January 19, 2015

Honolulu — His left eye bruised and swollen shut, Australian golfer Robert Allenby is still shaking over a beating and robbery that left him unable to remember anything except being dumped in a gutter near a park of …

Walker Wins Sony Walkover

Monday, January 19, 2015

Honolulu — At least Jimmy Walker is leaving Hawaii with one trophy. Six days after losing a tournament on Maui he felt he should have won, Walker turned in a commanding performance Sunday on Oahu. He blew away the field with a 7-under 63 to win the Sony …

Seattle Survives Selves, Pack

Monday, January 19, 2015

Seattle — In the annals of Seattle Seahawks history, this game should have its own chapter. Because, simply put, no other team has done something quite like it. After playing perhaps their worst half of football for coach …

Patriots Rip Colts, Reach Super Bowl

Monday, January 19, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — With a trip to the Super Bowl at stake, Bill Belichick and his coaching staff emptied their bag of tricks Sunday night. The Patriots unleashed their running game against the overmatched Indianapolis Colts. They set …

Wings Surprise Sabres

Monday, January 19, 2015

Detroit — Henrik Zetterberg scored three goals in the third period to cap an impressive Detroit comeback, lifting the Red Wings to a 6-4 victory over Buffalo on Sunday night — the Sabres’ 11th consecutive loss. It was …