Sports: Professional

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 01:31 PM

Douglas-Roberts lifts Bobcats past Hawks 95-93

One team was motivated by the goal of dodging the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs. The other team's goal was resting its starters.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

St. Louis stops Brewer winning streak

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' nine-game winning streak was snapped Monday night when Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings and Jon Jay hit a three-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 victory.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Haas plans to field Formula 1 team in next 2 years

NASCAR team owner Gene Haas is out to prove that an American-based team can succeed in the Formula One racing series.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Bubba goes green for the 2nd time at Augusta

Bubba Watson scooped up his son, hugged his wife and took off down the ropes along the 18th green, high-fiving the patrons at Augusta National.

Watson seized the lead from Jordan Spieth with a dramatic two-hole swing before the turn. The last real uneasy moment came at the 13th, where the left-hander launched a slicing tee shot around the trees — nicking a limb or two along the way — to set up an easy two-putt birdie that essentially clinched his victory.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 08:06 PM

Spieth, Watson tied for lead at the Masters

Young and old. Even without Tiger Woods, this Masters has a little bit of everything.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

Young Elliott wins 2nd straight Nationwide race

Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

Bradley scores 22 as Celtics top Bobcats 106-103

Phil Pressey had a career-high 13 assists, dove for loose balls and tipped a missed shot to a teammate with three seconds left.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 01:10 PM

Sizemore homers Red Sox over Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) — Grady Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox finally gave Jon Lester enough run support for his first win of the year, 4-2 over the New York Yankees on Friday night.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 01:06 PM

Brewers take win streak to seven

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer that backed Wily Peralta, and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to seven with a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:36 PM

Couples leads AARP charge into Masters weekend

Fred Couples won't have to worry about squeezing in a few extra practice rounds for the upcoming Greater Gwinnett Championship on the Champions Tour. He'll be honing his game this weekend at a much tougher venue.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:35 PM

Bubba keeps it simple and builds a 3-shot lead

Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 01:31 PM

Yankee pitcher gets win, controversy

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Pineda won while pitching with some substance smudged on his hand as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Thursday night.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 01:29 PM

Pirates rally by Cubs with two homers

CHICAGO (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

IN THE DRAFT: A tick in the engine

Although I am somewhat tired of those Allstate commercials where the motto is "life comes at you fast," I have learned in the last three weeks that nothing could be more truthful.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 09:22 PM

Haas leads, with a pair of Masters champs 1 back

No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

Reds avoid sweep in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Billy Hamilton had three hits and his first two steals, and scored easily after tagging up on a shallow outfield pop fly to support a strong outing from Mike Leake in the Cincinnati Reds' 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

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.