Sports: Professional

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 12:33 PM

Kuchar, Simpson, Thomas tied for lead at Sony Open

Webb Simpson was so determined to switch to a conventional putting style that he broke his belly putter over his knee so he could never use it again. He might be the most surprised of anyone to be tied for the lead Friday in the Sony Open.

Jan. 16, 2015 @ 10:36 AM

NBA recaps: James scores 36 as Cavs beat Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night despite Kobe Bryant's 19 points and career-high 17 assists.

Jan. 16, 2015 @ 10:33 AM

Simpson, Casey share Sony Open lead after 62s

HONOLULU (AP) — Webb Simpson made his debut with a conventional putter Thursday at the Sony Open and might have wished he had used one sooner.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 11:54 AM

Ginobili, Spurs snap Hornets' 5-game winning streak

Manu Ginobili said he needed a game like this.

Jan. 14, 2015 @ 11:59 AM

Rask, Lindholm shootout goals lead Hurricanes over Avalanche

Jordan Staal may be just what the Carolina Hurricanes needed to avoid running away with last place in the NHL's Eastern Conference.

Jan. 13, 2015 @ 11:52 AM

Reed starts the year on a high note at Kapalua

No one in the winners-only field at Kapalua has been more successful on Monday than Patrick Reed.

Jan. 12, 2015 @ 10:38 AM

Patriots, Packers and Colts advance to conference finals

Patriots 35, Ravens 31

Jan. 12, 2015 @ 10:36 AM

Matsuyama, Walker tied for lead at Kapalua

Hideki Matsuyama had never seen Kapalua except on television, and even then he was only 7 years old.

Jan. 12, 2015 @ 10:24 AM

Carolina's late-season surge ends in 31-17 loss to Seattle

Over the final month of the season, Carolina took advantage of its opportunities to make a surprising entry into the NFL playoffs.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 12:05 PM

Henley opens the year with a 65 to lead at Kapalua

Russell Henley found Kapalua to be a lot more fun the second time around.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 12:03 PM

Atlanta takes win streak to seven

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Al Horford had 19 points and 16 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks withstood a spirited Detroit rally Friday night, holding on for a 106-103 victory to extend their winning streak to seven games and snap the Pistons' run at seven.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Panthers' Newton looks to end struggles vs. Seahawks

Cam Newton must find a way to beat his biggest nemesis for the Carolina Panthers to advance to the NFC championship game.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Elite 8: All QBs still in playoffs have strong pedigrees

The NFL playoffs don't include any "game managers" or quarterbacks who are still in the hunt solely because they're surrounded by a great defense or running game.

Jan. 09, 2015 @ 12:37 PM

Hurricanes score 4 in 2nd, send Sabres to 6th straight loss

Bill Peters smiled a lot after his Carolina Hurricanes routed the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

Jan. 09, 2015 @ 12:32 PM

Henderson scores 31 points, Hornets beat Raptors 103-95

Kemba Walker made the big shot for the Charlotte Hornets — again.

Jan. 09, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Kuechly, Wagner bring intensity to NFC divisional playoffs

Carolina teammates describe Luke Kuechly as one of the nicest guys you'll meet, an aw-shucks, All-American kid who's polite and still spends part of his offseason living with his parents in Ohio.

Jan. 09, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Kapalua a test unlike any other on the PGA Tour

The reward for winning on the PGA Tour is a trip to the west tip of Maui for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, where the course was built on the side of a mountain, overlooks the ocean and evokes a response from players that is different from other weeks.

Jan. 08, 2015 @ 12:14 PM

Walker's game-winner lifts Hornets over Pelicans 98-94

Kemba Walker knew he was going to take the final shot, no matter what. So did his teammates.

Jan. 07, 2015 @ 11:48 AM

NHL recaps: Canes fall 3-2 at Nashville


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 11:50 AM

Walker scores 33, carries Hornets past Celtics 104-95

Kemba Walker knows there's a lot more riding on him because several key teammates are sidelined with injuries.

Jan. 06, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

ON CAMPUS: Reflecting back on 2014

As 2015 starts its reign and we say good bye to 2014, I’d like to take a moment to reflect back on the headline grabbing stories from this past year.

Jan. 06, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Newton: Panthers must limit mistakes in playoffs

Cam Newton said if the Panthers hope to make a deep playoff run they'll need to cut down on mistakes and make more plays on offense Saturday night at Seattle.

Jan. 05, 2015 @ 12:13 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera, family not injured in house fire

The home of Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera sustained "significant" damage from an early morning blaze spewing heavy smoke and fire two days after his team's playoff victory. No one was injured.

Jan. 05, 2015 @ 11:51 AM

Cowboys, Romo rally to get by Lions

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Terrance Williams, the second for the lead late in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Cowboys rallied for a 24-20 wild-card win over Detroit on Sunday in their first playoff game in five years.

Jan. 03, 2015 @ 08:43 PM

Panthers advance by Arizona with 27-16 win

Cam Newton finally has his first playoff victory — with a big assist from his defense.