Pro Sports

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The Buccaneers defeated the Redskins 27-7. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

What’s Next for RGIII?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The instant reaction to quarterback Robert Griffin III being benched for the second time in two seasons by two different Washington Redskins coaches is that Griffin essentially is done in D.C., that his stunningly swift descent from rookie-year NFL star to third-season disappointment is complete, and now it’s time to begin contemplating what the team can recoup during the upcoming …

TV SportsWatch

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

•••Sports on TV••• COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. LSU at Texas A&M, ESPN TCU at Texas, FS1 GOLF 8 p.m. PGA Tour of Australasia, Australian Open, second round, at Sydney, TGC MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon Orlando Classic, first round, Santa Clara vs. Tennessee, at Orlando, Fla., ESPN2 1 p.m. Battle 4 Atlantis, semifinal, at Nassau, Bahamas, ESPN 2 p.m. Orlando Classic, first round, Kansas vs. Rhode Island, at Orlando, …

Legendary Goalie Receives an Invite

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

St. Louis — Martin Brodeur will practice starting Friday with the St. Louis Blues, who have lost goalie Brian Elliott indefinitely with a lower body injury. The 42-year-old Brodeur said earlier this month he’s been working out and hoped to land a job. The team announced the invitation on its website, and general manager Doug Armstrong said in a brief release that Brodeur …

Report: Free Agent LaRoche Signs Deal With White Sox

Friday, November 21, 2014

Chicago — A person familiar with the situation says free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche has agreed to a contract with the Chicago White Sox. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday night on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal. The …

Bruins’ Rookie Prevails in Shootout Win

Friday, November 21, 2014

Columbus, Ohio — Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg figured it had to be great television after Alex Khokhlachev ended the cliffhanger with a dramatic flourish. Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout in his …

Memphis Powers Past Boston

Friday, November 21, 2014

Memphis, Tenn. — Marc Gasol matched his career high with 32 points, Zach Randolph added 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Boston Celtics 117-100 on Friday night. Jon Leuer had a season-high 19 …

Sparano, Raiders Savoring Rare Moment of Success

Friday, November 21, 2014

Alameda, Calif. — Tony Sparano gathered the Oakland Raiders in a victorious locker room and praised them for sticking together through a 16-game losing streak. Left tackle Donald Penn then presented Oakland’s interim coach with a game ball …

NHL Watchdogs Keeping An Eye on Player Safety

Friday, November 21, 2014

By Michael Russo Star Tribune New York — A decade or two ago, the standard line from NHL coaches and general managers after one of their players took a dirty hit was: “We’re sending the tape to the …

Gronk: ‘I Just Love Playing’

Friday, November 21, 2014

By Carlos Monarrez Detroit Free Press Rob Gronkowski was really close Wednesday. But he fell just short of achieving the same level of stonewalling mastery as Arian (“I’m just trying to the best teammate I can be”) Foster, …

Friday, November 21, 2014

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div New England 8 2 0 .800 323 218 5-0-0 3-2-0 6-2-0 2-0-0 2-1-0 Miami 6 4 0 .600 249 180 3-2-0 3-2-0 5-2-0 1-2-0 2-1-0 Buffalo 5 5 0 .500 200 204 2-3-0 3-2-0 2-5-0 3-0-0 2-2-0 N.Y. Jets 2 8 0 .200 174 265 2-4-0 0-4-0 2-5-0 0-3-0 0-2-0 South W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Indianapolis 6 4 0 .600 310 253 3-2-0 3-2-0 5-3-0 1-1-0 3-0-0 Houston 5 5 0 .500 229 204 2-2-0 3-3-0 4-2-0 1-3-0 1-1-0 Tennessee 2 8 0 .200 168 250 1-4-0 1-4-0 2-6-0 0-2-0 1-2-0 Jacksonville 1 9 0 .100 158 282 1-4-0 0-5-0 1-6-0 0-3-0 0-2-0 North W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Cincinnati 6 3 1 .650 224 221 4-1-1 2-2-0 4-3-0 2-0-1 2-1-0 Pittsburgh 7 4 0 .636 288 263 4-1-0 3-3-0 6-3-0 1-1-0 2-2-0 Baltimore 6 4 0 .600 261 181 4-1-0 2-3-0 3-4-0 3-0-0 2-3-0 Cleveland 6 4 0 .600 216 195 4-2-0 2-2-0 4-4-0 2-0-0 2-2-0 West W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Denver 7 3 0 .700 293 224 5-0-0 2-3-0 5-1-0 2-2-0 3-0-0 Kansas City 7 3 0 .700 241 171 4-1-0 3-2-0 5-2-0 2-1-0 1-1-0 San Diego 6 4 0 .600 218 192 4-1-0 2-3-0 5-3-0 1-1-0 2-2-0 Oakland 0 10 0 .000 152 265 0-5-0 0-5-0 0-8-0 0-2-0 0-3-0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div Philadelphia 7 3 0 .700 299 251 5-0-0 2-3-0 4-3-0 3-0-0 2-0-0 Dallas 7 3 0 .700 261 212 3-3-0 4-0-0 4-3-0 3-0-0 1-1-0 N.Y. Giants 3 7 0 .300 205 263 2-3-0 1-4-0 2-6-0 1-1-0 1-2-0 Washington 3 7 0 .300 204 256 2-3-0 1-4-0 1-6-0 2-1-0 1-2-0 South W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div Atlanta 4 6 0 .400 238 255 2-2-0 2-4-0 4-4-0 0-2-0 4-0-0 New Orleans 4 6 0 .400 261 252 3-2-0 1-4-0 4-4-0 0-2-0 2-1-0 Carolina 3 7 1 .318 215 300 2-4-0 1-3-1 3-5-0 0-2-1 1-2-0 Tampa …

Friday, November 21, 2014

•••Sports on TV••• AUTO RACING 8 a.m. Formula One, practice for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, NBCSN 4 a.m. FIA, Formula E, at Putrajaya, Malaysia (delayed tape), FS1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. UTEP at Rice, FS1 9:30 p.m. San Jose St. at Utah St., ESPN2 GOLF 1:30 …

Federer Ready For Davis Cup

Friday, November 21, 2014

Lille, France (ap) — Saying he has recovered from a back injury, Roger Federer has the chance to finally win one of the only notable titles missing from his collection. Federer will play Gael Monfils on Friday in …

Patriots Re-Sign Blount

Friday, November 21, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots have re-signed running back LeGarrette Blount two days after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blount spent last season with the Patriots before signing a two-year contract with the Steelers. …