Pro Sports

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda reacts as Texas Rangers' Mitch Moreland runs the bases after hitting a home run during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 22, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Rangers Edge Yankees

Saturday, May 23, 2015

New York — Prince Fielder launched two long homers, drove in four runs and helped the Texas Rangers hold off the New York Yankees 10-9 on Friday for their third straight win. Quickly down 7-0 and still trailing 10-5, New York rallied in the eighth inning on pinch-hitter Garrett Jones’ three-run homer. Journeyman Ross Ohlendorf took over to begin the …

Sports Notes: Windsor’s Gilbert Part of National TV Card

Friday, May 22, 2015

For years, Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert has admired the exploits of Framingham, Mass., fighter Danny O’Connor. Today, he’ll have the opportunity to square up with him in the ring for the first time. Gilbert, 13-1, will be a major underdog at Boston University’s Agganis Arena when he takes on the 25-2 O’Connor in a welterweight bout that’s part of NBC’s Premier Boxing Champions …

IndyCar Exec Survives a Rough Week

Friday, May 22, 2015

Indianapolis — As Derrick Walker strolled through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garages one day this week, he was stopped by an old friend. Roger Penske, like everybody else, wanted an update on IndyCar’s investigation into the safety of the cars. The topic isn’t going away anytime soon for Walker, who has been enduring …

Reign Day: American Pharoah Romps

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Baltimore — American Pharoah has Bob Baffert back in the Triple Crown groove. With thunder rumbling and rain pouring down, Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah cruised to the lead early and easily won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. …

McIlroy Shoots 61, Grabs Third-Round Lead in N. Carolina

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Charlotte, n.c. — When Rory McIlroy rolled in an 8-foot birdie putt on the 13th hole, he started thinking about shooting 59. He didn’t quite get there Saturday, settling for an 11-under 61 to break the Quail Hollow record and take a four-shot lead in the Wells Fargo …

Hamilton Tired to Speak to Angels Boss

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Frisco, Texas — Josh Hamilton says he was rejected several times when he tried to speak to Angels owner Arte Moreno during the slugger’s disappointing two-year stint in Los Angeles. The 2010 American League MVP who returned to the Rangers in a trade last month said Saturday he …

Jury Opts For Death In Bombing

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Boston — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a “kid” who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother. Tsarnaev, 21, stood with …

In Brief: Biffle, Bowyer Qualify for All-Star Race

Friday, May 15, 2015

Concord, n.c. — Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer raced their way into the $1 million NASCAR Sprint All-Star event, and Danica Patrick won the fan vote to complete the field for tonight’s race. Biffle won the first 20-lap segment in Friday night’s Sprint Showdown. The race was for …

Brady, Union Upset With NFL

Friday, May 15, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady’s lawyers demanded that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from the Super Bowl MVP’s “Deflategate” appeal and threatened to go to court unless the four-game suspension is overturned. Laying out the grounds for …

Goaltender Bishop a Key to Tampa Bay’s Deep Playoff Run

Friday, May 15, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning have a pretty good idea of where they’d likely be without Ben Bishop, and it’s not in the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals. The league’s tallest goaltender is making a name for …

Pierce Can’t Beat Buzzer, Hawks Advance

Friday, May 15, 2015

Washington — Avoiding overtime in Game 6 when Paul Pierce’s potential tying 3-pointer was released after the clock expired, the Atlanta Hawks made it to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time by beating the Washington Wizards …

Giants Smoke Out Reds

Friday, May 15, 2015

Cincinnati — Brandon Belt hit a three-run homer, and Buster Posey added a two-run shot off Jason Marquis on Friday night, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 10-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in a game played …

Commentary: After Riots, Baltimore Could Use a Smooth Preakness

Friday, May 15, 2015

Baltimore — For the first time in 140 years of the Preakness Stakes, the needs of this city trump the needs of horse racing. It was 20 days ago that the pictures went around the world. Freddie Gray died. Soon, fires burned. Police sirens screamed. Looters carried armfuls …