Pro Sports

A New England Patriots fan holds a sign that refers to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the first half of an NFL football game between the Patriots and the New York Giants Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. Federal Judge Richard M. Berman overturned Goodell's four-game suspension of Brady Thursday morning. The league said it will appeal the ruling. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

NFL Could Learn Lessons From MLB

Friday, September 4, 2015

A U.S. District Court judge from the Southern District of New York hit the commissioner and the owners in his sport with an unexpected haymaker to the mouth. The players union continued a string of legal victories that underlined the fundamental pride, greed and bad faith of owners in dealings with their employees. Millions of fans, loyal for generations, smacked …

Zimbabwe Native Takes Early Lead in Mass.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Norton, Mass. — Brendon de Jonge opened with a 6-under 65 in the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday that allowed the Zimbabwean to wonder if this might be the week he breaks through with his first win. De Jonge had a two-shot lead over nine players, including Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson, Luke Donald, Colt Knost, Kevin Chappell, Ian Poulter, Matt Jones, Harris Englishand …

Altidore Scores Twice as U.S. Rallies

Friday, September 4, 2015

Washington — Jozy Altidore scored a pair of second-half goals in his return to the U.S. national team following an injury filled summer, and the Americans rallied to beat Peru 2-1 in an exhibition Friday night. Preparing for next month’s one-game playoff against Mexico for a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup, the Americans fell behind in the 20th minute. Daniel Chavez’s 20-yard …

No Pharoah Commitment About Future Race Starts

Monday, August 31, 2015

Saratoga Springs, n.y. — They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks. On the morning after a startling upset at the Travers Stakes, a small gathering of fans visited racing’s biggest celebrity. This group on Sunday morning was …

Blue Jays Keep Up Beat

Monday, August 31, 2015

Toronto — Edwin Encarnacion homered for the fourth time in two days, Josh Donaldson also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the struggling Detroit Tigers 9-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Russell Martin and Kevin …

Arrieta Joins No-Hit List

Monday, August 31, 2015

Los Angeles — Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Arrieta (17-6) struck out …

Fan Dies After Fall

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Atlanta (ap) — A fan died after falling from the upper deck at Turner Field during a game between the Braves and New York Yankees, Atlanta police said Saturday night. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed death hours after the fall. Hampton said …

Sweep Success?

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ask Serena Williams what could prevent her from completing tennis’ first true Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century at the U.S. Open, and the response will not include the name of a single possible opponent. “Well,” she …

Commentary: Cubs Appear Poised To Really Break ‘the Curse’

Saturday, August 29, 2015

George Orwell probably had the most sullen assessment of sports. He called it, “War minus the shooting.” In Orwell’s eyes, serious sport has nothing to do with fair play or sportsmanship. “It is bound up with hatred, jealously, …

Commentary: Adrian Peterson’s Remorse Is Merely a Facade

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell attempted to suspend Adrian Peterson without pay for the final six games of the 2014 season. Goodell did this in a letter sent to Peterson on Nov. 18 in which the commissioner stated, “You …

U.S. Open Fans Get Break From Sun, But Not Rain

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New York — U.S. Open spectators must wait out rain delays at Arthur Ashe Stadium for one more year. In the meantime, they’re getting a break from Mother Nature in a very different way: shade from the blazing …

In Brief: One More Gold Medal for Bolt at Worlds

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Beijing — Usain Bolt’s final gold medal at the Bird’s Nest came gift-wrapped. With a red-white-and-blue bow, too. The World’s Fastest Man made it 3 for 3 in Beijing again, leading the Jamaicans to a runaway win Saturday in the 4x100-meter relay that came easy thanks to an …

Scully: ’16 Will Be Final Season

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Los Angeles — Vin Scully said Saturday that 2016 will be his last season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise. The Hall of Fame announcer turns 88 in November. The team …