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Professional Sports

Chase Elliott turns his own passion for racing into wins

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Chase Elliott isn’t really sure what he has accomplished the last two weeks in becoming the youngest Nationwide driver with multiple victories. Elliott acknowledged he was still in shock over his first series win at Texas Motor Speedway when he doubled up at Darlington Raceway, coming from back in the pack the final two laps last Friday … 0

Lot to like about Bruins as Stanley Cup playoffs arrive

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins had the NHL’s best record, allowed the second fewest goals and scored the third most. They have four strong lines, … 0

Hot goalies often make the difference in Cup pursuit

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The NHL playoffs have arrived, which means it’s time for the goalies to get going. As simplistic as the adage can be, predictions of the … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, April 12, 2014

MLS Alston, Bengtson score in Revs’ win over Dynamo FOXBORO, Mass. – Kevin Alston and Jerry Bengtson scored second-half goal to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo yesterday. Alston, a defender … 0

Lackey yields career-high four homers; Yanks top Red Sox

Saturday, April 12, 2014

NEW YORK – With every pitch John Lackey threw, that short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium seemed to move closer and closer. Lackey was tagged for a career-high four home runs yesterday, with Brian McCann connecting twice to … 0

Bruins clinch NHL’s top record, beat Sabres, 4-1

Saturday, April 12, 2014

BOSTON – Cheering fans stood and waved gold and black towels as the Boston Bruins claimed the Presidents’ Trophy for the NHL’s best regular-season record. The celebration will be a lot bigger if the Bruins achieve their ultimate … 0

Nolan goes 4-for-4 as Fisher Cats snap six-game losing streak

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kevin Nolan had four hits, including a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning, and New Hampshire erupted with a 15-hit barrage to beat the Binghamton Mets, 9-4, yesterday, snapping the Fisher Cats’ six-game losing streak. Nolan (4-for-4) added singles in the third, fifth and seventh … 0

Watson, Spieth tied for Masters lead after three rounds

Saturday, April 12, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Give a good listen to Bubba Watson, to what he says and how he says it. Then do the same with Jordan Spieth. Now try to pick out who is the older, more accomplished golfer. … 0

Berube, Monarchs shut out Pirates, 4-0, in penalty-filled game

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Monarchs goalie J.F. Berube stopped all 23 shots that came his way yesterday as Manchester shut out the Portland Pirates, 4-0. Linden Vey scored the first two goals, both on the power play, to put the Monarchs on top 2-0 midway through the second period. Jordan Weal made … 0

Olynyk scores 25 as Celtics roll past Cavaliers, 111-99

Saturday, April 12, 2014

CLEVELAND – Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 111-99, last night. Avery Bradley also scored 25 points for the Celtics, who built a 33-point lead … 0

Harvick wins from the pole in Southern 500

Saturday, April 12, 2014

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory last night, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the longest race in the track’s 65-year NASCAR … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, April 12, 2014

BASEBALL Rays’ Moore will try to throw in a few days to test elbow CINCINNATI – Tampa Bay left-hander Matt Moore plans to play catch in a few days to see how his left elbow is feeling. Moore … 0

Foreign substances on mound nothing new

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Michael Pineda is only the latest in a long line of pitchers suspected of nefarious conduct on the mound. After the New York Yankees’ right-hander kept Boston’s offense in check for six innings Thursday night, postgame talk centered … 0