Pro Sports

New England Patriots strong safety Patrick Chung (23) breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria (80) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Detroit Put in A Cage

Monday, November 24, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance. The outcome was the same: a blowout win over a top team. Throw in a defense that held the Detroit Lions without a touchdown and two outstanding special teams plays, and the team with the AFC’s best record rolled over the team with the NFL’s stingiest defense, 34-9 on Sunday, for their seventh straight win. “Everyone is linked together,” quarterback Tom Brady said, “so we all feed off each other — offense, defense, special teams.” Brady threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns exactly 14 years …

Pacquiao-Mayweather May Only Be a Matter of Timing

Monday, November 24, 2014

Macau — Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn’t care. At long last he has Floyd Mayweather Jr. right where he wants him. And this time he’s not about to let him slip away without a fight. “I think it’s time to say something,” Pacquiao said Sunday after dispatching Chris Algieri in convincing fashion in this Chinese …

Revolution Gets Early Edge in MLS Eastern Finals

Monday, November 24, 2014

Harrison, n.j. — If the New England Revolution are going to shed their mantle as the team that can’t quite seal the deal, maybe it’ll be the midseason addition of Jermaine Jones that helped them finally get over the hill. Jones, who played for the United States at this past summer’s World Cup, …

Rask, Bruins Get Better of Blues

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Boston — The St. Louis Blues’ streak of six consecutive wins in Boston came to an end Tuesday with a 2-0 loss to the Bruins at TD Garden. Patrice Bergeron and Torey Krug scored for the Bruins, who …

LPGA Schedule Growing

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Naples, Fla. — The LPGA Tour added one new tournament and one big sponsor. Along with releasing another strong schedule for 2015, the LPGA Tour announced Tuesday that All Nippon Airways has signed a five-year deal to be the title sponsor of the first major championship of the …

Lakers Finally Win 2nd

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Atlanta — Kobe Bryant scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Lakers won for only the second time this season, beating the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 Tuesday night. Bryant’s biggest shot came with 1:11 remaining, when he backed in against Thabo Sefolosha and made a fadeaway jumper despite being …

Preds Lay Waste to Leafs

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Toronto — Taylor Beck scored twice as the Nashville Predators routed the Toronto Maple Leafs 9-2 Tuesday night. Filip Forsberg, Calle Jarnkrok, Roman Josi, Eric Nystrom, Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy and Colin Wilson all had goals for Nashville …

Suns Shine Over Celtics

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Boston — Markieff Morris scored a career-high 30 points and Eric Bledsoe had a key steal and breakaway dunk in the closing minute to lift the Phoenix Suns to a 118-114 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday …

Patriots Doing Everything Well

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Need a quarterback to throw for four touchdowns or a running back to rush for four? The New England Patriots have those. How about a defense to dominate the NFL’s highest scoring team? The Patriots …

DEA Probe Into Painkillers In NFL Far From Complete

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The five NFL road teams whose medical staffs were interviewed and subjected to spot checks of their bags by federal agents may turn out to be just the first five in line. Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rusty Payne said that teams were chosen for inspection simply because they …

Stanton to Still Swat for Marlins

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees fans can stop dreaming. Giancarlo Stanton isn’t going anywhere — at least not for the next six years. Owner Jeffrey Loria confirmed Monday that the Miami Marlins and the 25-year-old two-time …

Klinsmann Returns MLS Trio For Playoffs

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dublin — United States national men’s soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has released four players before today’s exhibition game at Ireland, including three whose teams are preparing for Major League Soccer semifinals. New England Revolution midfielders Jermaine Jones and Lee Nguyen were allowed to return to the U.S. …

St. Louis Fills Outfield Void With Heyward

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Atlanta — Jason Heyward stirred up enormous expectations when he joined the Atlanta Braves at age 20. He homered in his first big league at-bat. He was voted to the All-Star Game as a rookie. He was hailed …