Sports: Professional

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 10:18 AM

Panthers' Martin contemplates retirement after back injury

Carolina Panthers offense tackle Jonathan Martin, the lineman harassed during the Miami Dolphins' 2013 bullying scandal, is contemplating retirement following a back injury.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 10:17 AM

MLB: Rodriguez turns 40 and homers as Yankees win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday, helping the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Monday night.

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 02:27 PM

Busch stays cool under pressure to get elusive Indy victory

 NASCAR's hottest driver kept his cool on Sunday.

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 02:26 PM

Hamels pitches 1st no-hitter vs Cubs in 50 years

The scouts packed the seats behind home plate, and Cole Hamels put on quite a show. The lanky left-hander was dominant on a picturesque afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 02:25 PM

MLB: Mets snap Greinke's streak and edge Dodgers

NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Greinke's shutout streak ended at 45 2/3 innings when the Mets scored the first of two scratch runs against him, and New York beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Sunday

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 02:24 PM

Golf: Day claims Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Jason Day birdied the final three holes to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, spoiling David Hearn's bid to become the first Canadian winner in 61 years.

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Without new deal, Johnson committed to winning for Hendrick

Jimmie Johnson wants to kneel down and kiss the Indy bricks for a fifth time.

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

NASCAR drivers adjusting to new rules package at Brickyard

A new rules package for Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided visibility issues for drivers. More troubling for NASCAR, though, is that after nearly five hours of practice Friday

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz and Biggio ready to enter Hall

Three dominated on the mound, the other excelled at three positions up the middle. Together, pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and multi-talented Craig Biggio left a remarkable imprint on baseball.


Jul. 25, 2015 @ 10:58 AM

MLB: Kazmir helps Houston right away

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Scott Kazmir pitched seven strong innings in his Houston debut, leading the Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 10:57 AM

Golf: Canadian Open, Sr. British Open and more

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Chad Campbell shot a 9-under 63 on Friday in the Canadian Open to take a two-stroke lead over Brian Harman.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 02:29 PM

Gordon honored at boyhood home before final Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon felt right at home Thursday back in small-town Indiana.


Jul. 24, 2015 @ 10:58 AM

MLB: Another Kershaw gem keeps Dodgers rolling

NEW YORK (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched a three-hitter, retiring the first 18 batters in his second shutout of the season, as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 3-0 on Thursday night.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 10:56 AM

Golf: Grillo's 64 leads Canadian Open after one round

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Argentina's Emiliano Grillo shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Canadian Open.

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 04:38 PM

Bell wins Mud Summer Classic at Eldora

Christopher Bell won the Mud Summer Classic on Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway in his third career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 10:21 AM

Hornets sign Tyler Hansbrough

Tyler Hansbrough hopes to jumpstart his basketball career in the same state where he first emerged on to the national scene.

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 10:20 AM

MLB: Nationals come back to top Mets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Taylor had a tying two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning, Danny Espinosa followed with an RBI double and the Washington Nationals rallied from three runs down to beat the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday.

Jul. 22, 2015 @ 06:14 PM

USGA officially gives 2024 Open to Pinehurst

Prefaced by the president of the U.S. Golf Association, Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., saying, “some say it’s our St. Andrews,” the USGA formally selected Pinehurst Resort and Country Club’s Course No. 2 as the host for the 2024 U.S. Open

Jul. 22, 2015 @ 01:51 PM

Brookline, L.A. and Pinehurst named for 2022, '23, '24 U.S. Opens

The Country Club is getting its first U.S. Open in three decades, and Los Angeles Country Club is set to host its first major championship.

The USGA announced three sites for the U.S. Open on Wednesday, including a return to Pinehurst No. 2.

Jul. 22, 2015 @ 01:50 PM

MLB: Choo hits for cycle in Texas win

DENVER (AP) — Shin-Soo Choo hit for the cycle, Matt Harrison earned his first win in 14 months and the Texas Rangers routed the Colorado Rockies 9-0 on Tuesday night.

Jul. 21, 2015 @ 10:14 AM

MLB: Nats jump on Harvey, Mets for 7-2 win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Clint Robinson's two-run double to deep center was the biggest blow as the Nationals jumped on Mets starter Matt Harvey for five runs in the first three innings Monday night, and NL East-leading Washington beat second-place New York 7-2.

Jul. 20, 2015 @ 05:58 PM

Johnson wins British Open, stops Spieth's bid for Grand Slam

Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 10:03 AM

Spieth in contention going to last round at St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Jordan Spieth was one shot out of the lead and one round away from the third leg of the Grand Slam.

Jul. 20, 2015 @ 09:57 AM

Kyle Busch races to 3rd win of year, moves closer to Chase

Stuck in a hospital, Kyle Busch could only think about a comeback, not championship contention.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 09:44 AM

MLB: Greinke keeps shutout streak rolling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Zack Greinke extended his scoreless streak to 43 2/3 innings, striking out a season-high 11 through the eighth and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Washington Nationals 5-0 on Sunday.