Sports: Professional

Mar. 08, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Brian Vickers back to racing after offseason heart surgery

Brian Vickers missed the first two races of the season as he recovered from heart surgery. As he neared his return, he wondered if maybe he was getting back into a car a little too soon.

Mar. 07, 2015 @ 10:27 AM

Williams, Hornets top Raptors 103-94 in tech-filled game

Mo Williams is playing so well that Hornets coach Steve Clifford has no plans to sit the 12-year NBA veteran even when Kemba Walker returns from a knee injury next week.

Mar. 07, 2015 @ 10:26 AM

Wild beat Hurricanes 3-1, 5th straight win

The Minnesota Wild are on such a roll that just hanging close in games might be enough for them to accomplish their mission.

Mar. 07, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

Holmes maintains lead, McIlroy tosses club at Doral

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes kept his lead. Rory McIlroy lost his cool.

Mar. 06, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

Holmes ties a record and builds a 4-shot lead at Doral

J.B. Holmes said one thing. His score said another.

Mar. 06, 2015 @ 11:01 AM

Panthers give Olsen 3-year, $22.5M contract extension

Greg Olsen is staying in Carolina.

The Panthers announced they have signed Pro Bowl tight end to a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2018 season.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 11:45 AM

Prosecutors: No charges for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

Delaware prosecutors said Thursday that they will not file criminal charges against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch following allegations of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 11:43 AM

Hornets rout Nets 115-91 in key game in East race

The Charlotte Hornets didn't try to hide it: This was an important game.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Jefferson, Williams lead Hornets past Lakers 104-103

Al Jefferson was thrilled when the Charlotte Hornets traded for Mo Williams — and not only because they're best friends.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 10:54 AM

Harrington survives a splash and ends a long drought

Even in the midst of a drought so long it looked as though Padraig Harrington's best golf was behind him, he never stopped working.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 10:52 AM

Toews scores 2 to help Blackhawks beat Hurricanes 5-2

After practice the previous day, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said his teammates were capable of stepping up and "filling the void" created by the loss of injured leading scorer Patrick Kane.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

Poulter, Casey share lead at rain-delayed Honda Classic

Ian Poulter didn't realize he had a three-shot lead in the Honda Classic, only that he was playing well enough to feel like he was in control of his game and the tournament.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

McClement scores 2 in Hurricanes' 5-3 win over Islanders

With both teams completing the second half of back-to-back sets, the visiting Carolina Hurricanes got the best of the New York Islanders.

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Daytona winner Logano takes Atlanta pole; 13 cars shut out

Joey Logano is on quite a roll, following up his victory in the Daytona 500 by taking the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 11:53 AM

Khudobin helps Hurricanes blank Capitals 3-0

The Carolina Hurricanes honored one goalie for his career milestone, then helped the other one post his best game of the year.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 11:51 AM

Celtics rally from big deficit to beat Hornets 106-98

The ever-changing Boston Celtics have found a second unit that comes with a lot of offensive firepower.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 11:50 AM

Stolen No. 44 NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta

Police have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 11:47 AM

McIlroy lasts only 2 days in American return

As far as star power goes, the PGA Tour is like a fireworks show in the rain.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

Herman survives windy day; McIlroy stumbles at Honda Classic

Playing in America for the first time this year, Rory McIlroy's first shot was a 2-iron out of play.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

L.A. Kings acquire Sekera from Carolina

With the Los Angeles Kings surging toward the playoffs on an eight-game winning streak, general manager Dean Lombardi decided to go all in on another Stanley Cup run.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Hornets beat Bulls 98-86 with Rose out for Chicago

Joakim Noah's emotions after he heard Derrick Rose will have yet another knee surgery could be summed up in two words.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Hurricanes upend Flyers 4-1

Justin Faulk helped turn Cam Ward's milestone game into a victory for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 12:28 PM

Williams tells TV station Panthers are releasing him

Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams said the team plans to release him after nine seasons.

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 10:59 AM

Ellis leads Mavericks past Hornets, 92-81

Amare Stoudemire showed he can help Dallas in his Mavericks debut.