Sports: Professional

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

Finnegan passes test, Royals stop Giants in Game 3

Summoned in a tough spot, Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan trotted in from the bullpen, threw his warmup pitches and then did something curious.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Oilers drop Carolina to 0-5-2 start

Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist in Edmonton's third consecutive victory.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 01:17 PM

Compton among early leaders at Sea Island

Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 01:15 PM

Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers, 35-21

With this much speed and acceleration, it's no surprise Emmanuel Sanders is so adept at catching up.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Chase sporting dramatic finish, even without a few stars

Cue the theme music! It's time for another episode of our favorite NASCAR-themed soap opera, "As the World Turns for the Young and Restless or the Bold and Beautiful we Must Account for the Days of our Lives."


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:33 AM

Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

Winnipeg stops skid vs. Hurricanes

JETS 3, HURRICANES 1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Adam Lowry's first NHL goal helped the Jets snap a four-game losing streak.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Panthers defense still searching for answers

Linebacker Thomas Davis takes little solace in the fact the Carolina Panthers are still alone in first place in the NFC South.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 11:33 AM

Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23

The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Rodgers rolls, Packers rout Panthers 38-17

The milestones keep piling up during what is turning into a special first half of the season for Aaron Rodgers.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Peyton Manning sets new NFL TD pass record

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:06 PM

Eagle putt gives Martin his 1st PGA Tour win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole that sent him to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:03 PM

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down — not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.


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.