Sports: Professional

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

Red Sox, Ortiz blast Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 02:19 PM

McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open

Rory McIlroy knows how quickly a big lead can slip away, so he wasn't satisfied by simply restoring it Saturday in the British Open.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

Yankees start second half edging Reds 4-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer, and David Phelps pitched the Yankees to a fast start in the second half, leading New York to a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

McIlroy shoots another 6-under 66 at British Open

Rory McIlroy cast aside any talk of those second-round doldrums with a performance at Royal Liverpool that threatened to turn this into another major championship runaway.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 03:28 PM

Tour leader Nibali dominates Stage 13 in Alps

Stamping his dominance in the mountains and on the race overall, Vincenzo Nibali won Stage 13 of the Tour de France in the Alps on Friday up the hardest climb so far.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: A little trash helps NASCAR

Don't you just love it when two or more athletes start trash talking?


Jul. 17, 2014 @ 03:01 PM

Tiger returns to majors with a 69 at British Open

Tiger Woods is back at the majors.

Seems like he was never away.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 02:53 PM

AP Source: Hornets land Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson has found a new home.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 02:52 PM

Gallopin wins Tour de France Stage 11

French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday's 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 12:04 PM

English look to golfers to lift sporting gloom

Justin Rose and 18 other Englishmen have a two-fold mission at the British Open: end their country's 22-year wait for a champion and lift the gloom hanging over England's woeful sporting summer.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game

On a sparkling summer night in the Upper Midwest, baseball generations joined up and prepared to pass.


Jul. 15, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Kaymer takes lead from Germany's World Cup success

Sounding proud and patriotic, Martin Kaymer reeled off the list of qualities it took for Germany to win the World Cup in Brazil.


Jul. 13, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Race Team Alliance open for NASCAR owners to join

The Race Team Alliance is not only open for business, the ownership clique is ready for new members.


Jul. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Jazz match Charlotte offer for Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward is staying in Utah after all.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 03:52 PM

World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

Johnson, McGirt on top at John Deere

For the past five years, Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker have had a near-monopoly on the John Deere Classic.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 11:47 AM

Martin takes 3-shot lead at Women's British Open

Mo Martin has a plan for every golf course she plays, and it's working at Royal Birkdale.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

Angels hand Texas its sixth straight loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Garrett Richards allowed five hits over seven innings to extend his personal winning streak to seven decisions as the Los Angeles Angels handed the Texas Rangers their sixth consecutive loss, 3-0 on Friday night.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Durham hosting all-star events; game on Wed. night

Durham and Durham Bulls Athletic Park will host the Triple-A All-Star Game and a full lineup of events beginning today leading up to the all-star game set for Wednesday night.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

White Sox agree to deal with No. 3 pick Rodon

The Chicago White Sox have reached a deal with left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon on a minor league contract that includes a nearly $6.6 million signing bonus.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 12:44 PM

LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers

LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

Recari, Ryu share lead at Royal Birkdale

Beatriz Recari finished with three straight birdies Friday for a 5-under 67, matching the best score at Royal Birkdale to share the lead with So Yeon Ryu during another tough day of scoring at the Ricoh Women's British Open.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

Montgomerie leads after first day of Senior Open

Colin Montgomerie declared Bernhard Langer the favorite heading into the U.S. Senior Open.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

Kershaw fires 3-hitter for Dodger win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ended at 41 innings when he gave up a home run to Chase Headley, but the Los Angeles ace pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts to lead the Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Thursday night.