Sports: Professional

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

L.A. Kings acquire Sekera from Carolina

With the Los Angeles Kings surging toward the playoffs on an eight-game winning streak, general manager Dean Lombardi decided to go all in on another Stanley Cup run.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Hornets beat Bulls 98-86 with Rose out for Chicago

Joakim Noah's emotions after he heard Derrick Rose will have yet another knee surgery could be summed up in two words.


Feb. 25, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Hurricanes upend Flyers 4-1

Justin Faulk helped turn Cam Ward's milestone game into a victory for the Carolina Hurricanes.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 12:28 PM

Williams tells TV station Panthers are releasing him

Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams said the team plans to release him after nine seasons.


Feb. 23, 2015 @ 10:59 AM

Ellis leads Mavericks past Hornets, 92-81

Amare Stoudemire showed he can help Dallas in his Mavericks debut.


Feb. 23, 2015 @ 10:56 AM

Hahn wins a playoff at Riviera for 1st PGA Tour title

James Hahn had reason to feel like a nobody at Riviera.


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

Joey Logano, the driver who has spent seven years trying to live up to impossible expectations, raced to his first career Daytona 500 victory Sunday as he continued to reward Roger Penske for catapulting him into one of NASCAR's top stars.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:31 PM

Kurt Busch appeals to save his NASCAR career

Kurt Busch will miss the Daytona 500, and finds himself once again fighting for his career.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

Eric Staal has goal, assist to lead Hurricanes past Leafs

The Staal brothers helped the Carolina Hurricanes keep up their unlikely dominance of the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:27 PM

Reddick wins Truck Series season opener at Daytona

Tyler Reddick checked his phone shortly after leaving victory lane and had 140 new text messages.

"That's unreal," he said.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:24 PM

Goosen takes 1-shot lead into weekend at Riviera

The position is a place Retief Goosen hasn't been in more than four years. The feeling? Probably longer.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Johnson signs with Cape Fear Heroes

Former Lee County High School football standout Tristan Johnson proved hard work and persistence pays off as the four-time semi pro football all-star in the Central Carolina Football League recently signed a contract to play for the Cape Fear Heroes.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

Clippers, Thunder win as NBA resumes play

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeAndre Jordan had 26 points and 18 rebounds, Jamal Crawford added 26 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat San Antonio 119-115 Thursday night, increasing their lead over the Spurs by 1 ½ games in the West.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 11:17 AM

Singh, Goosen among 6 tied for first-round lead at Riviera

This much can be said about a six-way tie for the lead after the opening round at the Northern Trust Open.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 11:14 AM

Earnhardt Jr. and Johnson win Daytona 500 qualifying races

Danica and Denny provided the dust-up. Hendrick Motorsports delivered another sweep.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 11:29 AM

Keselowski still taking long road toward respect in NASCAR

Brad Keselowski might as well sign up as the next celebrity target at a comedy roast.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 10:34 AM

Backup Johnson makes 37 saves in 4-1 Islanders win

After a downer of a finish the previous night, there was no carry-over for the New York Islanders.


Feb. 17, 2015 @ 10:24 AM

Hurricanes too much for Senators 6-3

Andrej Nestrasil helped the Carolina Hurricanes get a rare road win on Monday night.


Feb. 16, 2015 @ 09:56 AM

Snedeker gets a breakthrough in a familiar place

The fog began to roll in off the coast of Pebble Beach, though it didn't matter. Brandt Snedeker had the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in hand, and he had a clear view of where he was going.


Feb. 15, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

NASCAR Preview: All eyes on Jeff Gordon finale in No. 24

Through driver changes, network shuffles, a new championship format and NASCAR's push to reinvent itself, the one constant for more than two decades has been Jeff Gordon behind the wheel every week of the iconic No. 24.


Feb. 14, 2015 @ 12:21 PM

Snedeker, Jones tied for lead at Pebble Beach

Enjoying the best weather Pebble Beach has to offer is one thing. Brandt Snedeker knew he had to take advantage of it with his golf clubs, too.


Feb. 13, 2015 @ 11:55 AM

Daly has lowest opening round in 10 years at Pebble Beach

Sunshine is always a pleasant surprise at Pebble Beach, and Thursday brought a real stunner: John Daly was near the top of the leaderboard.


Feb. 11, 2015 @ 11:52 AM

Detroit rolls against Hornets, 106-78

PISTONS 106, HORNETS 78


Feb. 09, 2015 @ 10:58 AM

Sekera leads Hurricanes past Sharks

The Carolina Hurricanes have stepped up their play since the start of the year. The San Jose Sharks seem to be going in the opposite direction.


Feb. 09, 2015 @ 10:56 AM

Hill's late layup lifts Pacers past Hornets, 103-102

George Hill was surprised when he was left wide open for the winning shot 3 feet from the basket.