Pro Sports

Dikembe Mutombo of the Denver Nuggets celebrates his teams overtime victory over the Seattle SuperSonics, Saturday, May 7, 1994, Seattle, Wash. Denver beat Seattle, 98-94, to take the best-of-five series 3-2. (AP Photo/Bill Chan)

Beware Those Crazy Eights in NBA Playoffs

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors know all about playoff upsets. After all, the franchise pulled off one of the biggest stunners in NBA history just eight years ago. This time, they’ll be trying to avoid suffering the same fate they once handed out. The Warriors enter the playoffs as the NBA’s top seed after winning a franchise-record 67 …

Orioles Experience a Throwback Schedule

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Baltimore — The Baltimore Orioles’ early-season schedule is a journey into the past, exclusively on East Coast time. Baltimore doesn’t play a game outside of the Eastern time zone until June 1, in Houston. Until then, the Orioles won’t have to reset their watches or buckle up for a lengthy plane trip. The last teams to play all their games in the Eastern …

Peterson Back, but Where Will He Play?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Minneapolis — Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota Vikings star a letter on Thursday advising him of his reinstatement. Peterson missed most of last season while facing child abuse …

Celtics Closing on Surprise Spot in Playoffs

Monday, April 13, 2015

Boston — Celtics coach Brad Stevens didn’t get carried away by Boston’s rout of a Cleveland team that bore little resemblance to the real Cavaliers. LeBron James and J.R. Smith watched from the bench. Kevin Love and Kyrie …

United Boots City, Boosts EPL Hopes

Monday, April 13, 2015

Manchester, England — Manchester United broke its losing streak to crosstown rival Manchester City on Sunday, while Chelsea moved one step closer to the English Premier league title. United’s 4-2 win at Old Trafford ended a run of …

Westbrook Can’t Beat Pacers Single-Handedly

Monday, April 13, 2015

Indianapolis — Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 54 points Sunday night, but the Indiana Pacers fended off his late charge for a critical 116-104 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. C.J. Miles matched his season high with 30 …

Detroit’s Streak at Six

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cleveland — Miguel Cabrera homered twice and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers improved to 6-0 for the first time in 30 years with an 8-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Cabrera hit a …

Cleveland Catcher Lost for Two Months

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cleveland — Yan Gomes could be out of the Indians’ lineup for two months, a major blow to a team expected to contend this season. Gomes, one of the Indians’ best players, sustained a “moderate” sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee on a play …

Yankees Pound Buchholz, Boston

Monday, April 13, 2015

New York — Alex Rodriguez had a three-run double in a seven-run first-inning outburst, and the New York Yankees broke out the bats and avoided their worst start in more than 25 years with a 14-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. Chase Headley and …

No New York Marathon for Sox This Time

Sunday, April 12, 2015

New York — Brock Holt kept waiting and waiting, hoping for a chance to play. The longest game — by time — in Boston Red Sox history came and went, and he sat on the bench the whole …

Sens, Pens In Playoffs

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Philadelphia — Ottawa found its point and the postseason. Needing just one point in the season finale, the Senators wrapped up their sizzling second-half rally with a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday and clinched a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Headed toward a spot …

Reds Suffer First Loss

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cincinnati — Matt Adams delivered his first home run of the season, and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped the Cincinnati Reds’ season-opening winning streak at four with a 4-1 win on Saturday. Kolten Wong had a sacrifice fly, …

Spieth Still in Control at the Masters

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Augusta, Ga. — By the time he made it to the 17th tee Saturday evening, the shadows growing long, the big white clubhouse on the hill about to come into view, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth had withstood for nearly …