Sports: Professional

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 12:54 PM

Ryu pitches Dodgers to 2-1 win at S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 12:52 PM

Kinsler's bat lifts Tigers over Tribe

DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 12:45 PM

Blues gain 1-0 lead on Chicago with 3-OT win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

Cueto's shutout carries Cincy

CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

Yankees blank Cubs twice

NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0, 2-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs in a chilly day-night-doubleheader Wednesday.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 12:34 PM

Ducks, Pens, Habs take series openers

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 01:15 PM

Rangers get homers and pitching to top Seattle

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 01:11 PM

Reds, Bucs split on Tuesday

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

The new, old Pinehurst is ready

Pinehurst Resort's famous No. 2 course has hosted two outstanding U.S. Opens in the last 15 years, including one which provided a conclusion as fresh in the minds of fans of the game as if it happened yesterday.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 01:31 PM

Douglas-Roberts lifts Bobcats past Hawks 95-93

One team was motivated by the goal of dodging the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs. The other team's goal was resting its starters.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

St. Louis stops Brewer winning streak

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' nine-game winning streak was snapped Monday night when Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings and Jon Jay hit a three-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 victory.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Haas plans to field Formula 1 team in next 2 years

NASCAR team owner Gene Haas is out to prove that an American-based team can succeed in the Formula One racing series.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Bubba goes green for the 2nd time at Augusta

Bubba Watson scooped up his son, hugged his wife and took off down the ropes along the 18th green, high-fiving the patrons at Augusta National.

Watson seized the lead from Jordan Spieth with a dramatic two-hole swing before the turn. The last real uneasy moment came at the 13th, where the left-hander launched a slicing tee shot around the trees — nicking a limb or two along the way — to set up an easy two-putt birdie that essentially clinched his victory.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 08:06 PM

Spieth, Watson tied for lead at the Masters

Young and old. Even without Tiger Woods, this Masters has a little bit of everything.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

Young Elliott wins 2nd straight Nationwide race

Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

Bradley scores 22 as Celtics top Bobcats 106-103

Phil Pressey had a career-high 13 assists, dove for loose balls and tipped a missed shot to a teammate with three seconds left.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 01:10 PM

Sizemore homers Red Sox over Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) — Grady Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox finally gave Jon Lester enough run support for his first win of the year, 4-2 over the New York Yankees on Friday night.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 01:06 PM

Brewers take win streak to seven

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer that backed Wily Peralta, and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to seven with a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:36 PM

Couples leads AARP charge into Masters weekend

Fred Couples won't have to worry about squeezing in a few extra practice rounds for the upcoming Greater Gwinnett Championship on the Champions Tour. He'll be honing his game this weekend at a much tougher venue.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:35 PM

Bubba keeps it simple and builds a 3-shot lead

Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 01:31 PM

Yankee pitcher gets win, controversy

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Pineda won while pitching with some substance smudged on his hand as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Thursday night.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 01:29 PM

Pirates rally by Cubs with two homers

CHICAGO (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

IN THE DRAFT: A tick in the engine

Although I am somewhat tired of those Allstate commercials where the motto is "life comes at you fast," I have learned in the last three weeks that nothing could be more truthful.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 09:22 PM

Haas leads, with a pair of Masters champs 1 back

No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

Reds avoid sweep in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Billy Hamilton had three hits and his first two steals, and scored easily after tagging up on a shallow outfield pop fly to support a strong outing from Mike Leake in the Cincinnati Reds' 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.