Pro Sports

NFL and Major League Baseball team logos are found on RAMP skis, snowboards and longboards. (Marty Basch photograph)

Fish-Tagging Program Saving Sport data, engage anglers

Sunday, December 21, 2014

By Sue Cocking Miami Herald With more and more fisheries being closed or restricted worldwide in the name of conservation, Bill Dobbelaer, general manager of Gray Taxidermy in Pompano Beach, Fla., saw a negative impact on his business and on the charter boats that sell his company’s fish mounts to their customers. “When you keep releasing fish, the customers don’t …

Get the Younger Generation Outdoors, Along With Parents

Sunday, December 21, 2014

By Dennis Anderson Star Tribune Challenges facing outdoors enthusiasts in many cases are the same challenges, on a grander scale, the world faces. Example: North American hunters and anglers have led the charge over the past century and a half to conserve the continent’s water, habitat and wildlife. Some of this has occurred for selfish reasons: Sportsmen and women want ample supplies of …

Jets Try To Play Grinch On Pats

Sunday, December 21, 2014

East Rutherford, n.j. — Rex Ryan still isn’t backing down. Sure, his future with the New York Jets appears dim. But the coach is conceding nothing, and that means he has every intention of beating the New England Patriots today. And, no, he wouldn’t take back his statement shortly after he was hired …

Another Savior? Batter Up

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chicago — Jon Lester insisted there’s no reason the Chicago Cubs can’t contend next year and even capture their first World Series title since 1908, around the time the Model T was rolling off the assembly line. “I’m …

Patriots Target Larger Goals

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The souvenirs from Darrelle Revis’ first division title in his brilliant eight-year career were safely stowed in his bag. For long-time New England players, the T-shirt with the message “Patriots Run the East” and the championship hat are just the latest in a huge collection …

Union Sues NFL Over Peterson Decision

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Minneapolis — The NFL Players Association has filed a federal lawsuit for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitrator’s decision to uphold the NFL’s punishment of the star running back. The petition was filed Monday in …

Nats, Harper Come to Terms on Two-Year Deal

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Washington — A person familiar with the agreement says Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals have come to terms on a $7.5 million, two-year contract, avoiding a grievance hearing. Harper gets a $2.5 million salary in 2015, and $5 million in 2016. The person spoke to The Associated …

Kings Fire Coach

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sacramento, Calif. — The Sacramento Kings fired coach Michael Malone just 24 games into his second season over philosophical differences over the team’s style of play. General manager Pete D’Alessandro said Monday that he decided to make the …

Voynov Will Face Felony Charges

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Los Angeles — A judge says Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov should stand trial on a felony domestic violence charge. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hector M. Guzman ruled there was enough evidence again Voynov to allow the case to proceed. Guzman issued his ruling Monday after …

Celts Extend 76ers’ Misery

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Philadelphia — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens might talk to Kelly Olynyk about playing hard before every game. Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points after a pep talk from his coach, leading the Celtics to a 105-87 victory …

Hats, T-Shirts for Everybody

Monday, December 15, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady was upset that his New England Patriots hardly looked like a division champion in the first half. So upset that the slow-footed quarterback made a rare scramble for a first down that sparked …

Packers Legend Thurston Dies; Won Six Titles

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Associated Press Green Bay, Wis. — Former Packers guard Fuzzy Thurston, a member of the great Green Bay teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 80. The team confirmed Sunday that Thurston died after several years of health issues. Born Fred Thurston, he was best known …

‘Johnny Football’ Flops in Debut

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cleveland — Johnny Manziel spent his first NFL start being chased and taunted by Cincinnati defenders as the Bengals rudely welcomed the hyped rookie quarterback to the league with a 30-0 demolition of the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. …