Sports: Professional

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

Golf: Watson, Maggert, Fowler lead U.S. Senior Open

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson shot a 3-under 67 on Friday to maintain a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Travelers Championship.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

Allmendinger looks to pounce on NASCAR's 1st road course

AJ Allmendinger knows the stakes on Sunday: Win on the road course at Sonoma Raceway and he earns a spot in NASCAR's championship race.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 09:52 AM

MLB: Scherzer dominates for Nats again

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Max Scherzer took a perfect game into the sixth inning in his bid to become the second pitcher in major league history to throw two consecutive no-hitters and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 Friday night.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

McCurry cards G Pro Tour victory

Jonathan McCurry won his first G Pro Tour tournament of the tour's 2015 season on Thursday, needing a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff for the victory, at Forest Oaks Country Club.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 04:55 AM

76ers take Duke's Okafor with 3rd pick in NBA draft

The Philadelphia 76ers were thinking big yet again on draft night, selecting Duke center Jahlil Okafor with the third pick on Thursday night.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 04:53 AM

Hornets take Wisconsin's Kaminsky with 9th pick

Frank Kaminsky grew up in the Chicago area, the walls of his bedroom decorated with posters of Michael Jordan.


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:21 PM

MLB: Mets need shutout to end losing skid

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jacob deGrom gave up four hits in eight innings, and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Thursday to stop a seven-game losing streak, their longest since April 2011.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:20 PM

65-year-old Tom Watson leads U.S. Senior Open

Tom Watson has accomplished more in golf than most players ever will. The 65-year-old nearly pulled off a feat Thursday even he had never done: shoot his age in a major championship.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:11 PM

Golf: Bubba Watson, Tom Watson gain early leads

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson hit to inches on the final hole for the last his nine birdies in an 8-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the Travelers Championship.

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

MLB: Heyward keeps powering Cardinals

MIAMI (AP) — Jason Heyward homered for the third consecutive game, Kolten Wong added a two-run shot and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.


Jun. 24, 2015 @ 09:33 AM

MLB: Cardinal pitcher gets by plunking and Stanton HR

MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Carlos Martinez shook off a slow start and a fastball that hit him in the right shoulder to pitch seven innings, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Tuesday.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 10:17 AM

Morgan, Lloyd score in 2-0 US victory over Colombia

Now that Alex Morgan has a goal, she doesn't want to look back on the opportunities she's missed.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 10:16 AM

MLB: Bryant leads Cubs past Kershaw

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant connected twice for his first career multihomer game, and the Chicago Cubs beat Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Monday night.

Jun. 22, 2015 @ 10:24 AM

Spieth wins a stunner at Chambers Bay for U.S. Open title

Jordan Spieth is halfway home to the Grand Slam, a prize only three of the biggest names in modern golf have ever chased.

And he still can't believe how he got there.

Jun. 22, 2015 @ 10:14 AM

Erik Jones earns Xfinity win at Chicagoland

Erik Jones could be driving for Joe Gibbs Racing in a Sprint Cup car at some point in the future.

Jun. 22, 2015 @ 10:11 AM

MLB: Martinez hits three HRs as Tigers win 12-4

NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit three homers and had six RBIs, and the Detroit Tigers routed the New York Yankees 12-4 Sunday to snap a four-game skid.

Jun. 22, 2015 @ 10:10 AM

MLB: Scherzer comes within a strike of a perfect game

WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer lost his bid for a perfect game in startling fashion, plunking a batter with two outs in the ninth inning before finishing off a no-hitter Saturday in the Washington Nationals' 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Jun. 20, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Spieth, Reed share US Open lead at Chambers Bay

Masters champion Jordan Spieth is halfway home from the second leg of the Grand Slam.

Jun. 20, 2015 @ 10:20 AM

MLB: Rodriguez homers for 3,000th hit

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez homered for his 3,000th career hit and smiled all the way around the bases as the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 Friday night

Jun. 20, 2015 @ 10:17 AM

Mexico eliminated from Copa America in 2-1 loss to Ecuador

Mexico was eliminated from the Copa America with a 2-1 loss to Ecuador on Friday in the final Group A match in the Copa America.

Jun. 20, 2015 @ 10:13 AM

Erik Jones wins NASCAR Trucks race in Iowa

No one could beat Erik Jones on restarts in Iowa.

Jun. 20, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Kurt and Kyle Busch facing different Chase prospects

Kyle Busch had just won a NASCAR Xfinity race — his first time back on that series after being injured in a February accident — when he confidently eyed the next day's Sprint Cup event.

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 07:33 PM

Spieth sets the target at Chambers Bay

One major apparently isn't enough to satisfy Masters champion Jordan Spieth.

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

Rivera pleased with QB Newton's development this offseason

Ron Rivera said the Carolina Panthers are well ahead of where they were last season in terms of preparation for the season in large part due to the health of quarterback Cam Newton.

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 10:03 AM

MLB: A-Rod gets to 2,999 hits in Yankee win

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez reached 2,999 hits with a pair of singles, and Carlos Beltran and Brett Gardner each had two-run homers, leading the New York Yankees to a 9-4 victory over the Miami Marlins.