Sports: Professional

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Vickers wins pole in strange Talladega qualifying

NASCAR's new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sunday's race.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 10:28 AM

Putnam, Knox share PGA Tour lead in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew Putnam birdied two of the last three holes Friday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the second-round lead with Russell Knox in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

Rangers keep Canes winless

NEW YORK (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots through overtime, and then all three attempts in a shootout, and Rick Nash scored the only goal in the tiebreaker to lift New York.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 12:23 PM

Brady throws 3 TD passes, Patriots beat Jets 27-25

Chris Jones wasn't going to make the same mistake he did last year when Nick Folk tried another potential winning field goal Thursday night.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 12:21 PM

Ishikawa's 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

After three years away with four different teams, Travis Ishikawa landed himself a second chance with San Francisco right where he so wanted to be.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Pressure points hitting Chase drivers

As I discussed last week, our golf trip was great! Why was it great? I will tell you later, but the competition was as intense has it ever had been.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Giants beat Cardinals 6-4, move 1 win from Series

Buster Posey and the Giants already know how to win in October — even without all this help from the St. Louis Cardinals.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 07:43 PM

Royals hold off Orioles 2-1, finish ALCS sweep

Crown these Royals the American League champions.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

Sabres beat Hurricanes 4-3 in shootout for 1st win

The Buffalo Sabres finished with the NHL's worst record last season by a large margin. At least this time, they won't be the last team to get a win.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 12:35 PM

Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS

Mike Moustakas had his eye on the ball from the moment it left Adam Jones's bat, tracking it against the bright lights of Kauffman Stadium. When it settled into his glove and he tumbled into a dugout suite, a dozen fans were waiting to pick him right back up.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 10:28 PM

Giants beat Cardinals in 10th on Choate wild throw

A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 18-inning marathon.

These playoff-tested Giants keep finding wacky ways to win in another special October.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

49ers throttle Rams 31-17 for 3rd straight win

The 49ers had Austin Davis on the run. San Francisco counterpart Colin Kaepernick had all day.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

Last-second goal gives Colorado 2-1 win over Bruins

BOSTON (AP) — Daniel Briere scored his 300th career goal off a rebound with less than a second left in the third period to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday.


Oct. 13, 2014 @ 08:38 AM

Wong homers in 9th, Cards edge Giants to tie NLCS

Kolten Wong ended Game 2 of the NL Championship Series with a big swing for the St. Louis Cardinals.


Oct. 13, 2014 @ 08:35 AM

Bae Sang-moon wins opening 2014-15 Tour event

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Bae Sang-moon built a big lead and was steady enough on the back nine at Silverado to win the Frys.com Open on Sunday in the first event of the new PGA Tour season.


Oct. 13, 2014 @ 08:31 AM

Cowboys win in Seattle, go to 5-1

SEATTLE (AP) — DeMarco Murray scored on a 15-yard run with 3:16 left and the Dallas Cowboys stunned the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks 30-23 on Sunday.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

Harvick moves into 3rd round with win at Charlotte

It was fight night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where Kevin Harvick advanced into the third round of the championship and two drivers had to be restrained from brawling with Brad Keselowski.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Isles top Canes to open final season at Coliseum

The New York Islanders knew this would be a special day on Long Island when they first saw the schedule months ago.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

Nugent's miss leaves Bengals, Panthers tied 37-all

Cam Newton was a dual-threat quarterback once again, rallying the Panthers to a tie in regulation. Andy Dalton was nearly perfect in overtime, missing only one pass while putting the Bengals in position to win it.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 12:34 PM

Orioles give up 3 HRs, lose 8-6 to Royals in 10

All season, the Baltimore Orioles relied on a simple formula — hit more homers than the other guys and use a deep relief corps to outpitch them in the late innings.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Keselowksi wins Nationwide race at Charlotte

Brad Keselowski thought he was in for a long night when a tire went down and he scraped the wall on lap 55 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 11:41 PM

Nelson, Boychuk help Islanders top Canes 5-3

These New York Islanders didn't look much like the team that finished last year in last place.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Colts hold on for 33-28 win over Texans

When Indianapolis raced to a big lead over the Houston Texans in the first quarter, Colts coach Chuck Pagano was worried they'd let up.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

Crosby scores twice as Penguins open with a win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — NHL MVP Sidney Crosby scored twice and added an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-4 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Tinkering with strokes and the Chase

Well, it's finally here again. My annual golf trip with Howard, Robert and Jerry has arrived and just like the previous 31 trips the anticipation is almost unbearable.