Pro Sports

Manning To Return In ’15

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Englewood, Colo. — Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy. Weeks of speculation about the five-time MVP’s future ended Wednesday with word that he’s returning for an 18th season in the NFL and fourth in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Manning will take a $4 million pay cut, from $19 million to $15 million, …

After Losing Lead, C’s Beat Jazz at the Buzzer

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Boston — Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Isaiah Thomas led Boston with 21 points, Jae Crowder had 18 and Avery Bradley added 13 points and seven rebounds to help the …

A-Rod 1-for-2 in Return

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez walked from the batter’s box to home plate in the bottom of the first inning, eye black smeared across his face, and said hello to Philadelphia catcher Tommy Joseph, who was just 1 when A-Rod was taken first in the 1993 amateur draft. Then he turned his head …

In Brief: Daytona Champion Races to Atlanta Pole

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hampton, Ga. — Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after a qualifying session in which 13 drivers didn’t get on the track after failing to pass …

Sox in Search Of an Ace, Want to Prove They Have Many

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — Who’s the ace? It’s a question the Boston Red Sox have been asked to address since Jon Lester was traded last summer and then signed a $155 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs …

Bruins Recover in OT

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Newark, n.j. — Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead. Daniel Paille and David …

Celtics Rally Past Hornets

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Boston — Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points and the Boston Celtics recovered from a 16-point third-quarter deficit to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 106-98 on Friday night. It was the third straight win for the Celtics, who were outscored …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Baseball Teams Talk Domestic Violence

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mesa, Ariz. — Reliever Dan Otero spoke up, as did many others, with a question on the topic of domestic violence that has been at the forefront of professional sports following the NFL’s recent troubles. The Oakland Athletics started Thursday morning in a makeshift clubhouse classroom, among the …

Panthers Add Veteran Scorer

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sunrise, Fla. — Jaromir Jagr hasn’t won the Stanley Cup since 1992. The Florida Panthers have never hoisted hockey’s holiest grail, chasing it since their inception in 1993. And now their paths will surprisingly align, with hope of completing those quests. Chasing a playoff spot in the Eastern …

LeBron: Don’t Scout Kid

Thursday, February 26, 2015

As an Ohio teenage hoops sensation, LeBron James went through the craziness of being recruited by colleges across the country. Now, he’s living it as a dad. And he’s not enjoying it. James said there are already colleges …