Pro Sports

Yanks Turn Into Mustache Gang

Sunday, April 26, 2015

New York — There’s something hairy going on in the New York Yankees clubhouse. Mustaches in various stages of growth have been sprouting on the upper lips of an increasing number of players during the team’s recent run of wins in seven of eight games. Brett Gardner had the idea in Tampa while New York was sweeping the Rays to help turn around a 3-6 start, and he’s been recruiting …

NASCAR in Rain Delay, Will Try Again Today

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Richmond, Va. — Persistent rain forced NASCAR to postpone Saturday night’s race at Richmond International Raceway. It rained all day at the track, and NASCAR made the decision to call the event roughly one hour before the scheduled start. It’s the second consecutive week the Sprint Cup Series has been disrupted by weather. Rain caused nearly a 90-minute delay Sunday at Bristol Motor …

Islanders Force Seventh Game

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Uniondale, n.y. — Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series. Islanders captain John Tavares had a goal and assist, and Nick Leddy had two assists in what could still be …

Cavaliers Put Celtics on the Brink

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Boston — LeBron James scored 31 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved one win away from a sweep in their first playoff series in five years with a 103-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. The …

Rays Beat Sox in Ninth

Thursday, April 23, 2015

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Rene Rivera had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Thursday night. Allan Dykstra opened the ninth with a single off Anthony Varvaro (0-1). Pinch-runner Tim Beckham went to …

Bulls Top Bucks In Double OT

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Milwaukee — Derrick Rose scored 34 points, Jimmy Butler added 24 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-106 in double overtime on Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. Butler got the second overtime off to a rousing start, intercepting …

Judge OK’s Deal Over NFL Concussions

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Philadelphia — A federal judge approved a settlement agreement that is expected to cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits. NFL actuaries estimate 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players to someday …

Hawks Fend Off Nets Again

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Atlanta — Paul Millsap scored 19 points and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks again survived a tougher-than-expected test from the Brooklyn Nets, holding on for a 96-91 victory and a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday …

It Might Be Now or Never for Celtics

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In theory, this is where the first batches of real postseason trouble are supposed to start presenting themselves to Golden State, Cleveland and Chicago. Don’t count on it happening. The first road games of this postseason for the …

Bonds’ Obstruction Conviction Thrown Out

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

San Francisco — Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government’s …

Yankees Pound Tigers

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Detroit — The New York Yankees scored six runs off David Price in the first inning amid swirling snow flurries, and Mark Teixeira added a three-run homer in the seventh to cap a 13-4 rout of the Detroit …

Rangers Prevail in OT

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pittsburgh — Kevin Hayes scored at 3:14 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series. The Rangers lead the …

Down by 4 Runs, Rays Rally Past Red Sox

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Jake Elmore homered, Brandon Guyer had a two-run, pinch-hit single in a four-run sixth and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-5 on Wednesday night. …