Pro Sports

Switzerland's Roger Federer clenches his fist after scoring a point  as he plays Bosnia and Herzegovina's Damir Dzumhur during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 29, 2015 in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Federer: So Far, So Good

Friday, May 29, 2015

Paris — One of Roger Federer’s 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. The other was glued to a mobile phone. Shame, really, that they didn’t look up, because the tennis their father wove on the French Open center court verged on art. The canvas for Federer’s strokes, the backhand as smooth as a cat’s paw and the forehand with crackle and pop, was Damir Dzumhur. The 23-year-old, the first Bosnian man to play at a major tournament, idolizes the 17-time Grand Slam champion. He had to pinch himself as they warmed up in a chilly breeze for their third-round match …

Warriors Guard Has Concussion

Friday, May 29, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not practice until he is symptom free. The Warriors announced the diagnosis Friday after Thompson went through neurological tests earlier in the day. The All-Star guard took a knee to the head from Houston’s Trevor Ariza …

Pats Coach Mum on Footballs

Friday, May 29, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Coach Bill Belichick shed little light Friday in his first public remarks since the report was issued on the Patriots’ use of deflated footballs. He avoided direct answers to most of the 10 questions he was asked about Tom Brady, backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and how the team was handling …

LeBron, Cavaliers Hobbling Their Way to Finals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Independence, Ohio — LeBron James hurts everywhere, the King of Pain. One win from taking the Cleveland Cavaliers back to the NBA finals, and one step closer to a title he covets more than any other, James leaned against a padded wall on Monday and hardly resembled basketball’s …

Yankee Bats Throttle Guthrie, Royals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New York — Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered during an eight-run first inning and the New York Yankees quickly erased the memory of a lost weekend, romping past the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 14-1 Monday. Stephen Drew added another three-run homer off a favorite …

Cardinals Prevail in 10

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

St. Louis — Jhonny Peralta hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Peralta’s leadoff drive to left on a 1-2 pitch from …

Juan, For the Ages: Montoya Wins Indy 15 Years After First

Monday, May 25, 2015

Indianapolis — His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons …

The Ups … and the Downs

Monday, May 25, 2015

Above: Chelsea’s Didier Drogba dons the crown from the top of the English Premier League championship trophy following Sunday’s 3-1 win over Sunderland in London on the final day of the EPL season. Chelsea officially got to celebrate …

Lapse Has Federer Fuming

Monday, May 25, 2015

Paris — Roger Federer was not amused. As Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion right there on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos — a …

The Last Word on ‘DeflateGate’ Sent In Woman’s Obit

Monday, May 25, 2015

Boston — A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the “Deflategate” scandal. Boston.com reported that Patricia M. Shong, of Auburn, Mass., died on Monday, surrounded by family. Her obituary said the 72-year-old enjoyed scrapbooking, weekly card night and …

Upton, Padres Pound L.A.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Los Angeles — Justin Upton hit a grand slam and drove in six runs and the San Diego Padres broke loose Sunday, backing unbeaten James Shields in an 11-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres had …

Napoli Takes Another Star Turn

Monday, May 25, 2015

Boston — Mike Napoli might want to find that child that autographed his bat a couple of days ago and have him sign a few more. Napoli hit his fourth homer of the series — all with a …

Edwards Takes Longest Race

Monday, May 25, 2015

Concord, n.c. — Carl Edwards cruised to victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 Sunday night. Edwards took the lead with 21 laps to go when a group led by Denny Hamlin went to the pits. By the time it all settled out, Edwards was in first, …