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Patriots to open against Steelers

Apr 22, 2015

Patriots to open against Steelers

Among the Patriots’ rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener. The opposition this year is another team with championship pedigree: the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England and Pittsburgh will begin the NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 10, with a game ...

Apr 22, 2015

Bayless to ref Mayweather-Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr. got his license to fight Manny Pacquiao, along with a question about domestic abuse. Veteran referee Kenny Bayless got a spot in boxing’s richest fight ever. Meanwhile, all anyone looking for a ticket to the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight got on Tuesday was ...

Apr 22, 2015

England on top again in second test

A patient 94 not out from Marlon Samuels helped West Indies recover against England to end the first day of the second test on 188 for five in Grenada on Tuesday. While the tourists will be frustrated at not having made more inroads in ...

Apr 22, 2015

Australia to allow overseas Wallabies

The Australian Rugby Union reacted to the flood of top players heading abroad on Wednesday with a groundbreaking policy shift which will allow experienced Wallabies playing at foreign clubs to be selected for test matches. Effective immediately, players with 60 caps who have played ...

Apr 21, 2015

Stoll accused of drug possession

Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll is accused of having cocaine and Ecstasy with him when he was arrested on a felony drug charge at a Las Vegas Strip resort swimming pool, police said. The 32-year-old Stoll was arrested Friday afternoon after security guards ...

Apr 21, 2015

Bettman impressed with Jets brass

What the True North ownership group has done since getting the Winnipeg Jets from Atlanta could be an example for Las Vegas if the group led by Bill Foley is awarded an expansion franchise. “I think in terms of introducing a team to a ...

Apr 21, 2015

Ex-49ers tackle St. Clair dies at 84

Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair, a five-time Pro Bowler with a big personality who played all 11 of his seasons with his hometown San Francisco 49ers, died Monday. He was 84. The Pro Football Hall of Fame, the 49ers and the ...

Apr 21, 2015

Former Bear Buffone passes away

Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone, whose reputation for being a passionate football player carried over into his career as a sports broadcaster, was found dead Monday in his home, according to police. Paramedics and police were summoned to Buffone’s home on Chicago’s West ...

McLellan done after seven seasons with Sharks

Apr 21, 2015

McLellan done after seven seasons with Sharks

After seven years of great regular-season success and playoff disappointments, coach Todd McLellan and the San Jose Sharks decided it was time for a change. The Sharks announced Monday that they had agreed to part ways with the winningest coach in franchise history after ...

Desisa, Rotich steam to victories in Boston Marathon

Apr 21, 2015

Desisa, Rotich steam to victories in Boston Marathon

Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013. He didn’t have much time to celebrate. A few hours after Desisa broke the tape on Boylston Street on Patriots’ Day, two bombs near the finish line turned what should be the pinnacle of any ...

Hamilton dominates Bahrain GP

Apr 20, 2015

Hamilton dominates Bahrain GP

Lewis Hamilton’s bid for a third Formula One title is gathering momentum after another convincing win in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, while his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg’s status as his main challenger is under threat from a resurgent Ferrari team. Hamilton won the race ...