Pro Sports

In Brief: Herman Grabs First-Round Lead in Florida

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — Playing in America for the first time this year, Rory McIlroy hit a 2-iron out of play on his opening hole and made a double bogey. A wind with gusts that approached 35 mph provided a rude welcome to just about everyone Thursday at the Honda Classic, except for Jim Herman, who somehow made it around PGA National without a bogey for a 5-under 65 …

Angels Await Decision Regarding Hamilton

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto, manager Mike Scioscia and players declined to discuss specifics of Josh Hamilton’s situation Thursday, but voiced concern and support for the veteran outfielder, who met with Major League Baseball officials the day before about a disciplinary issue. Multiple media reports on Wednesday said Hamilton had admitted …

Star’s Ban Ends: Judge Rules for Peterson After Hearing

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Adrian Peterson’s suspension has been overturned, but his immediate career future remains cloudy. A federal judge sided with the NFL Players Association on Thursday, saying the league’s arbitrator improperly applied a new disciplinary policy retroactively to the Minnesota Vikings’ star running back. U.S. District Court Judge David Doty’s 16-page order found arbitrator Harold …

Pens Win Easily

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pittsburgh — Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 34 shots, Patric Hornqvist and Evgeni Malkin each picked up two goals and an assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 on Sunday night. Paul Martin scored his third goal of the season for Pittsburgh, which won for the second …

Party Time: Logano Earns Redemption With Daytona Triumph

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory. “I don’t how to party,” the 24-year-old said with a sheepish …

Hamlin Finishes Fourth After Wild Week

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Denny Hamlin nearly pulled off quite a coup Sunday: the chance to win the granddaddy of races after a falling-out with the GoDaddy girl. Hamlin’s week was dominated by his bumper-car controversy with Danica …

Networks Ready to Wave the Green Flag

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Daytona Beach, Fla. — The loudest cheers for the Daytona 500 this weekend may not come from the speedway grandstands. NBC executives swear they’re pulling for Fox during today’s race for an unlikely reason. “We would love to …

Think You Know NASCAR?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Racing fans who tune in today for the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s biggest event of the year, will witness a race that has evolved tremendously since William Henry Getty France gathered a motley mixture of moonshiners and scoundrels in …

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Red Sox Extend Farrell

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox hoped to work out a new deal for manager John Farrell before they opened camp. They nearly got it done. So while Boston pitchers and catchers held their first official workout Saturday, the team announced that Farrell’s contract had been …

Fenninger Wins GS to Extend Title Push

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Maribor, Slovenia — Giant slalom world champion Anna Fenninger used her 10th career World Cup victory to give the fight for the overall title new impetus. The defending champion from Austria held on to her first-run lead to …

Busch Fails on Appeal

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Kurt Busch lost his first appeal Saturday to have his NASCAR suspension lifted in time to be reinstated for the season-opening Daytona 500. A three-judge panel upheld NASCAR’s suspension, but attorney Rusty Hardin said …

Battle Over Cigarettes Continues

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Washington — Tobacco companies will battle the Obama administration on Monday, as a key court considers what they can be compelled to say about their cigarettes. In a long-running conflict pitting free speech against public health, R.J. Reynolds …