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Pro Sports

Newly signed Montreal Alouettes defensive end Michael Sam smiles at a press conference in Montreal on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Sam Ready to Make Tackles, Not Waves, in CFL

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Montreal — Michael Sam says his priority is helping the Montreal Alouettes win, not making history as the first openly gay player in the Canadian Football League. Sam signed a two-year deal with the Alouettes last week. “I’m not trying to really do anything historic here by being with Montreal; I’m just trying to help the team win some games …

Imagine That: An American Who Loves Clay

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Paris — Ah, the French Open, the time of year when a certain question is asked repeatedly by American tennis fans: Why can’t the country’s players, particularly the men, find success on red clay? Now comes along Jack Sock, a 22-year-old born in Nebraska and currently residing in Florida, who unabashedly calls the …

Don’t Get a Grip

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A couple of pitchers around baseball were recently suspended using illegal substances while pitching to doctor the ball, and it has brought a long-debated topic back into the forefront. Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith and Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz were each suspended eight games in the past week for having a substance on their non-throwing arm and applying it to the baseball. …

In Brief: All Alone, Na Leads in Texas

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fort Worth, Texas — Kevin Na regained sole possession of the lead with a late birdie Saturday at Colonial, taking a one-stroke advantage over Ian Poulter into the final round. Na shot a 1-under 69 to reach 11-under 199 at a very damp Hogan’s Alley. Poulter had a …

Mets Shut Down Third Baseman

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pittsburgh — Mets third baseman David Wright has been shut down for a week after experiencing lower back tightness, the team announced before Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh. This is the second time this month Wright has been shut down. Assistant general manager John Ricco also revealed Wright has …

Hawks Standout Done for Playoffs

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Atlanta — Already facing a daunting task after losing the first two games at home in the Eastern Conference final, the Atlanta Hawks were dealt another major blow Saturday when 3-point specialist Kyle Korver was ruled out for …

Rangers Pound Yanks

Sunday, May 24, 2015

New York — Shin-Soo Choo hit a go-ahead single and a three-run homer in a 10-run third inning that chased CC Sabathia from his shortest start in six years, and Texas routed the reeling Yankees 15-4. New York …

Napoli Leads Boston’s Big Bat Attack

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Boston — Mike Napoli hit two homers and drove in three runs, Steven Wright pitched six-plus solid innings and the Boston Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with an 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on …

Goalie On the Spot

Sunday, May 24, 2015

New York — Take the spotlight off goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals and put it on Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning. If it sounds fickle, that’s the way …

Rangers Edge Yankees

Saturday, May 23, 2015

New York — Prince Fielder launched two long homers, drove in four runs and helped the Texas Rangers hold off the New York Yankees 10-9 on Friday for their third straight win. Quickly down 7-0 and still trailing …

Sports Notes: Windsor’s Gilbert Part of National TV Card

Friday, May 22, 2015

For years, Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert has admired the exploits of Framingham, Mass., fighter Danny O’Connor. Today, he’ll have the opportunity to square up with him in the ring for the first time. Gilbert, 13-1, will be a major underdog at Boston University’s Agganis Arena when he takes …

IndyCar Exec Survives a Rough Week

Friday, May 22, 2015

Indianapolis — As Derrick Walker strolled through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garages one day this week, he was stopped by an old friend. Roger Penske, like everybody else, wanted an update on IndyCar’s investigation into the safety of …

In Brief: Marques Haynes, Hoop Great, Dies at 89

Friday, May 22, 2015

Phoenix — Marques Haynes’ dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world. Haynes, often called the greatest dribbler …