Pro Sports

Manning To Return In ’15

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Englewood, Colo. — Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy. Weeks of speculation about the five-time MVP’s future ended Wednesday with word that he’s returning for an 18th season in the NFL and fourth in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Manning will take a $4 million pay cut, from $19 million to $15 million, …

After Losing Lead, C’s Beat Jazz at the Buzzer

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Boston — Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Isaiah Thomas led Boston with 21 points, Jae Crowder had 18 and Avery Bradley added 13 points and seven rebounds to help the …

A-Rod 1-for-2 in Return

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez walked from the batter’s box to home plate in the bottom of the first inning, eye black smeared across his face, and said hello to Philadelphia catcher Tommy Joseph, who was just 1 when A-Rod was taken first in the 1993 amateur draft. Then he turned his head …

Striving to Preserve: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Revived at 25

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Kansas City, Mo. — It’s easy “to fall in love with the romanticism” of the Negro Leagues, Bob Kendrick said. And the vibrant cast and vivid tales have been not merely preserved, but animated, by the efforts of …

Former NFL Players Put Trust in ‘The Trust’

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New York — Approaching the end of his dozen seasons as an NFL quarterback, Charlie Batch felt comfortable about moving on to another career. He’s a rarity. Batch, other players, their union and the league itself recognized the …

White Sox Ace Out 3 Weeks

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Glendale, Ariz. — Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is out for at least three weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in what the team described as an accident at home. Sale was unloading the back of his truck, general manager Rick Hahn explained Saturday. …

B’s Scare Off Coyotes

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Boston — Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand each had a goal and an assist, helping the Boston Bruins send the Arizona Coyotes to their ninth straight loss, 4-1 on Saturday night. Zdeno Chara added a power-play goal …

Stolen Race Car Found in Suburban Atlanta

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hampton, Ga. — The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot. While the discovery didn’t occur in …

Ex-Knick Anthony Mason Dies

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New York — Anthony Mason’s game was grit over glitz, more force than flash. That may not fit some New York stereotypes, but it was the perfect style for the Knicks of the 1990s, and made the rugged …

‘Native Diver’ Jockey Jerry Lambert Dead at 74

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Los Angeles — Jerry Lambert, one of the top jockeys in California during the 1960s and ’70s and the rider of Hall of Fame horse Native Diver, was found dead Feb. 23 at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif., where he lived. He was 74. His death was …

Heat’s Bosh Released From Hospital

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Miami — Chris Bosh’s first step toward recovery is complete. He’s home. The Miami Heat forward has been discharged from a South Florida hospital where he was treated for blood clots on one of his lungs. Bosh was hospitalized for just over a week and will still be …

Racing Might Return to N.E. Thoroughbred Track

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Boston — New England’s last remaining thoroughbred horse racing track might continue to hold live races after all. Months after its owners said they would stop hosting races after the 2014 season, Suffolk Downs and the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association announced Friday that they’ve reached …

National Basketball Association

Saturday, February 28, 2015

standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB d-Atlanta 46 12 .793 — d-Toronto 37 21 .638 9 d-Chicago 37 22 .627 9½ Cleveland 37 23 .617 10 Milwaukee 32 25 .561 13½ Washington 33 26 .559 13½ Miami 25 32 .439 20½ Indiana 24 34 .414 22 Charlotte 23 33 .411 22 Boston 23 33 .411 22 Brooklyn 23 33 .411 22 Detroit 23 35 .397 23 Orlando 19 41 .317 28 Philadelphia 13 45 .224 33 New York 11 46 .193 34½ WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB d-Golden State 45 11 .804 — d-Memphis 41 16 .719 4½ Houston 40 18 .690 6 d-Portland 37 19 .661 8 Dallas 39 21 .650 8 L.A. Clippers 38 21 .644 8½ San Antonio 34 23 .596 11½ Oklahoma City 32 26 .552 14 New Orleans 31 27 .534 15 Phoenix 31 28 .525 15½ Utah 22 35 .386 23½ Sacramento 20 35 .364 24½ Denver 20 38 .345 26 L.A. Lakers 15 41 .268 30 Minnesota 13 44 .228 32½ d-division leader Thursday’s Games …