Sports: Professional

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 12:37 PM

Ortiz homer stands and tops Texas

BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz hit a three-run homer high over the Pesky Pole in the eighth inning, helping the Boston Red Sox rally for a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 11:14 PM

Bobcats in 6th after 94-88 OT win over Wizards

Kemba Walker made the only field goal for either team in overtime, and the Charlotte Bobcats won their fifth straight Wednesday night and moved into position for the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 94-88 over the Washington Wizards.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Braun drives in seven in Brewer win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Braun hit three home runs and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over Philadelphia 10-4 Tuesday, spoiling the Phillies' home opener.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 12:58 PM

Rangers score big inning in win at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) — Robinson Chirinos started a five-run third inning with his first homer of the season and the Texas Rangers won 10-7 as the Boston Red Sox hit into five double plays Tuesday night.

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 01:27 PM

Yankees win on Jeter's final home opening day

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter gave Yangervis Solarte some assistance with Yankee Stadium tradition

Apr. 07, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Logano holds on for Sprint Cup win in Texas

Joey Logano had a big lead and was within a half-lap of taking the white flag at Texas.

Apr. 07, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

Orioles tip Tigers in pitching duel

DETROIT (AP) — Chris Tillman outpitched Justin Verlander, allowing one run while working into the ninth and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1 Sunday to avoid getting swept.

Apr. 07, 2014 @ 01:06 PM

Desmond's deep ball gives Nats 2-1 win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ian Desmond led off the seventh inning with a home run — the only run of the game scored on a hit — and the Washington Nationals and their makeshift lineup avoided a sweep Sunday with a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Apr. 07, 2014 @ 01:02 PM

Lexi Thompson wins Kraft Nabisco

Lexi Thompson took a lot of the drama out of the final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. So did Michelle Wie.

Apr. 07, 2014 @ 12:54 PM

Jones' playoff chip-in wins Houston Open

Matt Jones told his caddy he was about to make a 42-yard chip-in on the first playoff hole at the Houston Open.

Apr. 07, 2014 @ 09:35 AM

Rain postpones NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway

On a day when the weather was more suitable for ducks than racing, the Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway became NASCAR's first rainout of the season.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 08:29 PM

Kuchar takes 4-shot lead at Houston Open

Matt Kuchar didn't have the result he had hoped for while playing in the final pairing at last week's Texas Open.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

Chase Elliott grabs 1st career Nationwide victory

When qualifying ended at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott hopped a fence and went on his way without a single fan bothering to stop him for an autograph or picture.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

Bobcats hold off Magic, get back to .500

The Charlotte Bobcats finally have a happy locker room, the result of winning games and contending for a berth in the NBA playoffs.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 01:14 PM

Boston receives Series rings, then falls to Brewers, 6-2

BOSTON (AP) — Lyle Overbay watched the Red Sox receive their championship rings, knowing how close he came to getting one.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 12:56 PM

Replay helps Braves beat Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Benefiting from the decision to overturn Ian Desmond's inside-the-park homer on replay review, the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 2-1 Friday, spoiling the Nationals' home opener and giving rookie manager Matt Williams his first loss.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Is NASCAR ready for a crowded Chase?

Don't you hate it when your best laid plans go awry?

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 01:21 PM

St. Louis outlasts Reds to win series

CINCINNATI (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals overcame another long delay and Todd Frazier's two homers on Thursday, holding on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 and take two of three in their season-opening series.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 01:20 PM

Yankees salvage one win in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Yangervis Solarte had three hits in his first major league start and Derek Jeter drove in a run to give the New York Yankees their first win this season, 4-2 over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.

Apr. 03, 2014 @ 09:56 PM

Liles leads Hurricanes past Stars 4-1

John-Michael Liles had a goal and two assists to lead the Carolina Hurricanes past the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Thursday night.

Apr. 03, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

Harang pitches Braves to 1-0 win


Atlanta pitcher Aaron Harang and the Brewers' Matt Garza had no-hit bids until Chris Johnson homered with two outs in the seventh inning, sending the Braves to a victory.

Apr. 03, 2014 @ 12:23 PM

Red Sox bounce back vs. O's

BALTIMORE (AP) — Mike Napoli homered and drove in four runs, John Lackey allowed three hits in six innings and the Boston Red Sox spoiled the Baltimore debut of Ubaldo Jimenez by beating the Orioles 6-2 Wednesday night.

Apr. 03, 2014 @ 12:19 PM

Jefferson leads Bobcats past 76ers, 123-93

Al Jefferson tried to explain how hitting his jumper forces defenses to change their approach.

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Puig's blast carries Dodgers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yasiel Puig hit a 410-foot drive for a two-run homer and Zack Greinke won his season debut, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-2 victory against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

Astros hit Sabathia, Jeter, beat Yankees 6-2

HOUSTON (AP) — Jesus Guzman and L.J. Hoes homered off CC Sabathia to help the Houston Astros roll to a 6-2 win Tuesday night in the first game of Derek Jeter's farewell tour with the New York Yankees.