Sports: Professional

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Banged-up QB Cam Newton ready to take on Steelers

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has spent so much time in the training room he's started handing out nicknames to the staff.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Keselowski aims for another win at New Hampshire

Denny Hamlin once called his shot at New Hampshire, guaranteeing a win with a tweet, then following through with a mighty swing of an invisible baseball bat moments after taking the checkered flag.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Kershaw gets 20th win, Dodgers clinch postseason spot

CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw became the majors' first 20-game winner and A.J. Ellis hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 14-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

A pro and a rookie: Hard at work

Until proven otherwise James Lee Brown Jr. is the reigning Mr. Sanford.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

Hurricanes begin Peters' 1st training camp

It didn't take long during Carolina's first practice of training camp for the Hurricanes to figure out what new coach Bill Peters wants.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 04:09 PM

Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Rangers finish sweep vs. falling A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics fell out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Keselowski wins great playoff opener

One race into the 2014 Sprint Cup title chase and the cream did rise to the top. As predicted by yours truly, the favorites battled for the win while the pretenders were falling by the wayside.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Panthers WR Benjamin has room to grow

While Kelvin Benjamin's NFL debut was a smashing success statistically, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the rookie wide receiver still has plenty of mistakes to correct this Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Horschel takes 2-shot lead at East Lake

Billy Horschel and Rory McIlroy playing in the final group always stirs memories from amateur days long ago.

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

Orioles win twice, have slugger Davis suspended for 25 games

BALTIMORE (AP) — Bud Norris pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees 5-0 Friday night to become the first team since 2006 to sweep a doubleheader from New York.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Flacco, Ravens beat Steelers 26-6 without Rice

The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn't a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens.

Ultimately, it served as inspiration.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Miami's Giancarlo Stanton hit with fastball near eye, likely out for season

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton was hit under the left eye by a fastball and bleeding from the face as he was driven off the field in an ambulance Thursday night in a 4-2 loss to Milwaukee.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Kirk, Horschel race out to a share of the lead

Billy Horschel is playing his sixth straight tournament, a schedule he hasn't kept in three years. His wife is at home in Florida, expecting their first baby in the next two weeks. There was no place he would rather be than the Tour Championship.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: NASCAR's playoff time

It's finally here! All of the hoopla and buildup that has taken place since February is history.

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Ravens eager to play a game, even against Steelers

Four days after opening the season by losing to a division foe at home, the Baltimore Ravens face their most-hated rival in a pivotal game Thursday night.

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

Royals gain 1 game lead in AL Central

DETROIT (AP) — James Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and the Kansas City Royals edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop the AL Central.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

Tigers top K.C. again, Angels win sixth straight

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth, Rajai Davis and J.D. Martinez homered, and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 4-2 on Tuesday night to pull within percentage points of the Royals atop the AL Central.

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 08:16 PM

U.S. beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds

James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic.

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 12:13 PM

Lions cruise to 35-14 win vs. Giants

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford improvised brilliantly on two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants 35-14 on Monday night in Jim Caldwell's first game as Lions coach.

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Cilic tops Nishikori at U.S. Open for 1st Slam title

Marin Cilic was barred from last year's U.S. Open during a doping suspension he still says was unjust.

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

Detroit moves within a game of K.C.

DETROIT (AP) — Torii Hunter had two of his three hits in a six-run third inning and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 9-5 on Monday to move within a game of the AL Central-leading Royals.

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Falcons boot New Orleans, 37-34 in OT

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yard field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

Horschel holds on at BMW Championship

Billy Horschel took a beating on social media for finishing second last week. Choker, they called him. A man who couldn't finish the deal.

Didn't bother him at all.

Sep. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Cam Newton practices, questionable for Bucs

The Carolina Panthers are hoping to get off to a fast start this season for a change — with or without Cam Newton.