Pro Sports

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 adamantly declared that Brady was innocent of the charges leveled by the NFL and criticized the league’s handling of the matter from …

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 still contingent upon medical review. The Rangers will send left-hander Matt Harrison, Double-A outfielder Nick …

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 meet at Gillette Stadium on New Year’s Day. The Bruins will be the first team …

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 …

Pedro’s Day Is Here: Martinez Part of Star-Studded Hall Class

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pedro Martinez received word of his future on Nov. 18, 1997. As he expected, the Montreal Expos were trading him. What he didn’t expect was that his destination was Boston. Performing for the last-place Expos in the anonymity …

Edwards Beats Hometown Favorite for Indy Pole

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Indianapolis — Carl Edwards will be on the pole for the Brickyard 400, where passing could be at a premium today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Edwards turned a lap at 183.484 mph Saturday to move to the top …

‘1,000 Deaths’ Later, Froome All But Victorious

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Alpe D’huez, France — Feeling like he was “dying a thousand deaths,” Chris Froome started to think that a second Tour de France victory might be melting away like the patches of snow on surrounding Alpine peaks. Up …