Sports: Professional

Aug. 03, 2015 @ 10:06 AM

Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left.

Aug. 03, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Golf: Merritt wins PGA event, Inbee Park wins Women's British Open

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Troy Merritt won the Quicken Loans National on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over Rickie Fowler.

Aug. 03, 2015 @ 09:58 AM

Pharoah Phestival as Triple Crown winner cruises in Haskell

A slight nudge was all it took for American Pharoah to seize control of the Haskell Invitational. And when Victor Espinoza asked, the majestic colt delivered an encore performance in his first race since winning the Triple Crown.

Aug. 03, 2015 @ 09:57 AM

MLB: Perez pitches Texas past S.F. 2-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton hit a two-run homer and Martin Perez allowed only two hits to earn his first win in his comeback from Tommy John surgery as the Texas Rangers edged the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Sunday.


Aug. 02, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Accident has changed how Cam Newton views life

Cam Newton glances down at the faded yellow hospital bracelet on his left wrist, twirls it around with his fingers and contemplates how much his view of life has changed since an automobile accident last December.

Aug. 02, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Gordon to wave goodbye to winless races in final season

Jeff Gordon's request for a low-key farewell tour has mostly been respected, though the four-time NASCAR champion has been feted with a parade, bourbon, an 18-liter bottle of wine, even a track named in his honor.

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 03:41 PM

Kenny Wallace preps for final NASCAR race

Kenny Wallace has made more starts in NASCAR's second-tier circuit than anyone — and yet he might be known more for his TV work than his racing career.

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

MLB: Flores HR gives Mets win in 12

NEW YORK (AP) — New fan favorite Wilmer Flores hit a leadoff homer in the 12th inning to give the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 10:59 AM

Golf: Ishikawa leads at -11 at National

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to squeeze it onto the front of the green.


Aug. 01, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Former Camel Marksberry promoted to Atlanta

Former Campbell hurler Matt Marksberry was promoted from triple-A Gwinnett to the Atlanta Braves the Brave organization announced Thursday.

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Wilson signs 4-year contract extension with Seahawks

Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks.

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Kyle Busch starts drive for 4th straight win from pole

Kyle Busch will start his drive for his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup victory from the pole.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

MLB: Homer gives Houston sweep vs. Angels

HOUSTON (AP) — Jason Castro hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Houston Astros a 3-0 victory and a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 11:06 AM

Golf: Woods shoots 68 in National first round

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods took a conservative 3-wood off the first hole Thursday at the Quicken Loans National when many players were hitting driver.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Addison says Panthers are Super Bowl bound

The Carolina Panthers arrived at training camp Thursday filled with optimism, perhaps no one more so than fifth-year defensive end Mario Addison.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Crew chief Adam Stevens pushes Busch's comeback along

There was little doubt that Kyle Busch and crew chief Adam Stevens could be successful together. The duo won 19 of their 52 Xfinity Series races, so chemistry clearly wasn't a problem.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

GM looks to take Panthers deeper into playoffs

There were some questions when Panthers owner Jerry Richardson hired Dave Gettleman as the team's new general manager in 2013.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 10:02 AM

Past success lures Rose back to National

Most of the world's top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn't miss it — even if he weren't the defending champion.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 10:01 AM

MLB: Tulowitzki helps Blue Jays right away

TORONTO (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki homered and had three hits in his Blue Jays debut as Toronto beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 on Wednesday night.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Panthers look for NFC South 3-peat, deeper playoff run

The Carolina Panthers have won two straight NFC South championships and have one playoff win to show for it.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 10:28 AM

MLB: Syndergaard leads Mets in 4-0 win

NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard retired his first 18 batters in the rookie's latest overpowering performance

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.