Pro Sports

Judge Orders Goodell, Brady to Court in Aug.

Friday, July 31, 2015

New York — The federal judge handling Tom Brady’s attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman told the sides Friday he had scheduled conferences Aug. 12 and 19 “with your principles (including, without limitation, Mr. Goodell and Mr. Brady).” He also requested the parties “engage in comprehensive, good-faith …

Red-Hot Kyle Busch Bags Pole in Pennsylvania

Friday, July 31, 2015

Long Pond, Pa. — Kyle Busch will start his drive for his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup victory from a familiar spot, out front and in first. Busch turned a lap of 178.416 mph Friday at Pocono Raceway to win the pole for the first time during his sensational streak. He also made it three straight Cup poles for Joe Gibbs Racing following …

Mets Land Slugging Outfielder at Deadline

Friday, July 31, 2015

New York — Yoenis Cespedes put on a scintillating show at Citi Field while winning the 2013 Home Run Derby. Now he has two months to power the New York Mets into the playoffs. Eagerly chasing offense as the clock ticked down on Friday’s trade deadline, the Mets landed the big right-handed bat they desperately needed by acquiring Cespedes from Detroit for two …

Mets Foil Nats’ Hope for Clippard Reunion

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New York — The active New York Mets acquired first-rate reliever Tyler Clippard from Oakland for a minor league pitcher Monday, completing their second trade in four days and sending another signal they’re serious about contending this year. …

Sources: NFL Nearing New Football Air Rules

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs. Two people familiar with the league’s plans tell The Associated Press on Monday that proper inflation of the footballs …

Dear NASCAR: Try Again

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Indianapolis — Run, NASCAR, don’t walk, back to the drawing board to figure out how to liven up racing. The rules package used for the Brickyard 400 was a failure no matter how the race is dissected. The …

Drogba Coming to Montreal

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Montreal — The Montreal Impact added an established scoring presence when they traded for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on Monday. Drogba moves to North America following his second spell at Chelsea, where he won the English Premier League title last season. The 37-year-old Ivory Coast forward signed …

Pale Hose Blitz Red Sox

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Boston — Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. It was the fifth straight win for the …

Steelers Rooting For a Brady Win

Monday, July 27, 2015

As crazy as it may sound, the Steelers want Tom Brady to win the appeal of his four-game suspension so they can play against him in the NFL’s opening game on Sept. 10 in New England. “Yes, of course,” said defensive end Cam Heyward, almost surprised by the …

Pointed in the Right Direction

Monday, July 27, 2015

With the yellow jersey of Great Britain’s Chris Froome joining the pack, surviving cyclists pass the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday during the final stage of the Tour de France. The race, which began with nearly 200 …

Busch Continues His Revival

Monday, July 27, 2015

Indianapolis — Kyle Busch’s incredible comeback rolled through Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday for a weekend sweep at the historic track. Busch missed the first 11 races of the season with a …

Papi, Sox Get Message

Monday, July 27, 2015

Boston — David Ortiz homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night. Ortiz, who had two three-run homers and an …

Kansas City Adds Cueto

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Associated Press Kansas City, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for a legitimate ace for the front of their beleaguered rotation. …