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Pro Sports

In Brief: Ex-Big Green Catcher Traded to Braves Organization

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Atlanta — The Braves pulled off another trade in their busy offseason Friday, dealing right-handed pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser to the Colorado Rockies for minor league catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O’Dowd, a former Dartmouth College player. Hale pitched 45 games for the Braves last season, going 4-5 with a 3.30 ERA, and had been expected to compete for a spot in the starting rotation. O’Dowd split the …

Special Teams Could Be Factor

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Phoenix — While Russell Wilson was throwing interceptions in the NFC championship game, punter Jon Ryan kick-started Seattle’s rally with his arm. Could the Seahawks try another fake field goal against New England in the Super Bowl? “This overall arching thought that once a trick play has happened that you can’t do another one, I don’t think that’s the way it is,” Seahawks …

Commentary: Tone-Deaf Goodell Hasn’t Changed

Friday, January 30, 2015

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell behaves like a man who believes, with the wave of his hand and the sound of his dismissive voice, he can create his own convenient reality. He acts like he expects everyone else will see what he wants them to see, even in the face of immediate evidence to …

Murray Set for Aussie Challenge

Monday, January 26, 2015

Melbourne, Australia — After the clock ticked past midnight, Andy Murray became aware that it was officially Australia Day and he already knew from the crowd reaction what to expect in the quarterfinals. Murray, a two-time Grand Slam champion and three-time Australian Open finalist, fended off racket-smashing Grigor …

Warriors Conquer C’s

Monday, January 26, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 31 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 114-111 on Sunday night for their 19th consecutive home win. Andrew Bogut added …

Tavares Runs Rampant In All-Star Goalfest

Monday, January 26, 2015

Columbus, Ohio — John Tavares of the New York Islanders matched a record with four goals, and Team Toews beat Team Foligno 17-12 on Sunday night in the highest-scoring NHL All-Star game. The wild, no-defense exhibition even featured a fake fight to go with goals in bunches. The …

Irvin Squad Wins Pro Bowl

Monday, January 26, 2015

Glendale, Ariz. — Some of the best played football on Sunday, a gentler, friendlier version of the game. The Pro Bowl never has intensity. That will come a week from now, boiling over when Seattle meets New England on the same field in Super Bowl XLIX. Few moved …

Wild and Wacky

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Glendale, Ariz. — The NFL has reached the pinnacle of its season with the Super Bowl just around the corner. Although it’s the most popular sport in the U.S., for many Americans and millions around the world, the …

Blount Glad He’s Back With Patriots

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — A right cross to an opponent’s chin. An arrest on a marijuana possession charge. A decision to walk out on the Pittsburgh Steelers. And now, for LeGarrette Blount, a spot in the Super Bowl in …

Razzle-Dazzle Time

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Trick plays stand out in a Super Bowl a little like clown suits at a cocktail party. In this highest-of-high-stakes contest, the appetite for NFL coaches whose strategies lean more conservative than not is typically low for gadgets …

Ex- Eagles QB Raising Funds Through Auction

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Philadelphia — Randall Cunningham is set for one more turnover he doesn’t mind committing. The former All-Pro quarterback is auctioning off memorabilia from a fantastic NFL career to raise funds for the church he serves in Las Vegas. …

Riley: Heat Can Make Playoffs

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Miami — Pat Riley stood along a wall in what the Miami Heat call “Championship Alley,” the hallway that links the team’s locker room and the court inside AmericanAirlines Arena. The corridor is lined with photos of great …

Seattle’s Silent GM Opens Up

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Renton, Wash. — It was not a simple season for Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider, from the preseason holdout of Marshawn Lynch to the midseason trade of Percy Harvin. Even celebrating the Seahawks’ second straight NFC championship …