Sports: Professional

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 09:16 PM

Serena narrowly wins at Wimbledon; Venus next

Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

 

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

MLB: Miami's Fernandez pitches and homers in his first game back

MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez's comeback required a comeback. The precocious right-hander shook off a rocky start in his return from Tommy John surgery


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

Tiger Woods shoots 4-under 66 at Greenbrier Classic

For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 04:14 PM

Nadal stunned by Dustin Brown in 2nd round at Wimbledon

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is making another early exit from Wimbledon, after losing in the second round to a 102nd-ranked qualifier who played the match of his life.

 

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 10:19 AM

MLB: Cleveland's Carrasco gets within a strike of a no-no

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Cleveland Indians' first no-hitter since 1981 on Wednesday night, giving up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis' glove in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

 

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 10:16 AM

At hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus Williams nears Serena showdown

Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

 

Jul. 01, 2015 @ 08:49 AM

MLB: Sale ties starter strikeout record

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chris Sale matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts, and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in 11 innings


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 08:46 AM

Murray plays through heat, reaches 2nd round at Wimbledon

It's not necessarily the heat, and it's not necessarily the humidity.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 11:24 AM

MLB: Rookie hurler rolls for Indians

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Cody Anderson took a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning in his second major league start


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

Serena Williams' Wimbledon starts slow; Venus wins 6-0, 6-0

As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.


Jun. 29, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

Kyle Busch grabs 1st win of season as comeback rolls on

After two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway, Kyle Busch spent an evening icing his surgically repaired left foot.


Jun. 29, 2015 @ 09:39 AM

Maggert wins US Senior Open for 2nd senior major title

Jeff Maggert is moving into an elite class on golf's senior circuit.


Jun. 29, 2015 @ 09:33 AM

Golf: Bubba Watson wins Travelers in a playoff

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson made an 8-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to outlast Paul Casey and win the Travelers Championship for the second time.


Jun. 29, 2015 @ 09:32 AM

MLB: Met pitcher drives in four runs in debut

NEW YORK (AP) — In an astonishing debut, Steven Matz became the only major league pitcher to drive in four runs in his first career game while leading the New York Mets to a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.


Jun. 28, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

No surprise: Connor McDavid goes No. 1 in NHL draft

Connor McDavid's favorite hockey player is Sidney Crosby. His favorite non-skating athlete is LeBron James.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 07:40 PM

Golf: Maggert, Langer lead through three rounds at U.S. Sr. Open

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brian Harman birdied the 18th hole Saturday for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over fellow Georgia left-hander Bubba Watson and Canadian Graham DeLaet in the Travelers Championship.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

Golf: Watson, Maggert, Fowler lead U.S. Senior Open

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson shot a 3-under 67 on Friday to maintain a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Travelers Championship.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

Allmendinger looks to pounce on NASCAR's 1st road course

AJ Allmendinger knows the stakes on Sunday: Win on the road course at Sonoma Raceway and he earns a spot in NASCAR's championship race.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 09:52 AM

MLB: Scherzer dominates for Nats again

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — 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 Friday night.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

McCurry cards G Pro Tour victory

Jonathan McCurry won his first G Pro Tour tournament of the tour's 2015 season on Thursday, needing a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff for the victory, at Forest Oaks Country Club.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 04:55 AM

76ers take Duke's Okafor with 3rd pick in NBA draft

The Philadelphia 76ers were thinking big yet again on draft night, selecting Duke center Jahlil Okafor with the third pick on Thursday night.

 

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 04:53 AM

Hornets take Wisconsin's Kaminsky with 9th pick

Frank Kaminsky grew up in the Chicago area, the walls of his bedroom decorated with posters of Michael Jordan.

 

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:21 PM

MLB: Mets need shutout to end losing skid

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jacob deGrom gave up four hits in eight innings, and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Thursday to stop a seven-game losing streak, their longest since April 2011.


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:20 PM

65-year-old Tom Watson leads U.S. Senior Open

Tom Watson has accomplished more in golf than most players ever will. The 65-year-old nearly pulled off a feat Thursday even he had never done: shoot his age in a major championship.


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:11 PM

Golf: Bubba Watson, Tom Watson gain early leads

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson hit to inches on the final hole for the last his nine birdies in an 8-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the Travelers Championship.