Pro Sports

Just One Recourse Waits for Goodell

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Roger Goodell can restore a sense of loftiness to the NFL commissioner’s office with a simple expedited decision. He should lift the suspension on Tom Brady this week, and turn his disciplinary eye on the vague, sloppily enforced league rules that caused Deflategate in the first place. This is his best way out of this infernal case, which is as damaging to Goodell and the league office as it is …

Want to Join Wimbledon? Win the Tournament

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

London — If you’re thinking of trying to join the All England Club, your best bet is to win the Wimbledon title. Apart from achieving worldwide fame, all singles champions are made honorary members of the private club in southwest London. The tennis club, which organizes the annual Wimbledon Championships, counts the Duchess …

Not Like It’s 2014

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

London — A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis’ up-and-coming stars. Bouchard was only 20, Halep 22. Bouchard won that matchup to reach a Grand Slam final in the sixth major tournament of her career, a month after Halep was the runner-up …

Marlins Slugger Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Hand

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Miami — For the second year in a row, Giancarlo Stanton’s chances of winning the major league home run title have been hurt by an injury. The Miami Marlins slugger has a broken left hand, which is expected to sideline him four to six weeks. He was placed …

Rangers Shut Out Jays

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Toronto — Yovani Gallardo extended his scoreless streak to a career-high 23 innings by pitching three-hit ball into the ninth Saturday, and the Texas Rangers snapped a season-worst six-game skid with a 4-0 victory over the Toronto Blue …

Sports World Reacts to Marriage Ruling

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Some reaction in sports on Twitter to the Supreme Court’s decision that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States: “Happy doesn’t even come close to how I feel! Proud of my country today …

Phils Manager Sandberg Resigns

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Philadelphia — An emotional Ryne Sandberg resigned as Phillies manager in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in the major leagues. Sandberg quit Friday with a 119-159 career record over parts of three seasons leading Philadelphia. His only full season was in 2014, when …

In Brief: Watsons Lead Tourneys; Bradley Slips Back

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Cromwell, Conn. — Bubba Watson shot a 3-under 67 on Friday to maintain a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Travelers Championship. After opening with a 62 on Thursday, Watson had three birdies in a bogey-free round to enter weekend play at 11-under par. Watson said …

Big Markets Grab the Headlines at NBA Draft

Saturday, June 27, 2015

New York — From coast to coast, the NBA draft was a big night for the biggest markets. The Los Angeles Lakers tabbed their next potential superstar in D’Angelo Russell. The New York Knicks landed a pair of players in the first round, selecting Kristaps Porzingis and later …

Bruins Hit Reset Button

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Boston — The Boston Bruins’ makeover that began in the front office has reached the front line on offense and the top pairing on defense. The Bruins traded left wing Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings and …

On to the Semis: Revitalized U.S. Knocks Out China

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ottawa, Ontario — Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against Germany at the Women’s World Cup. Hope Solo had her fourth …

No Shock: McDavid No. 1

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sunrise, Fla. — Connor McDavid’s favorite hockey player is Sidney Crosby. His favorite non-skating athlete is LeBron James. He’s now in their club, forever to be known as a No. 1 pick. McDavid’s journey toward widely expected NHL …

Scherzer Rules Again

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Philadelphia — Max Scherzer took a perfect game into the sixth inning in his bid to become the second pitcher in major league history to throw two consecutive no-hitters and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 …