Sports: Professional

Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:52 AM

Newman's late pass dooms Gordon at Phoenix

Kevin Harvick finally has a shot to win his first Sprint Cup championship, while Jeff Gordon was once again denied in his drive for No. 5.


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:50 AM

NFL Capsules: S.F. beats Saints in OT

Colin Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on fourth down to sustain a tying drive, Ahmad Brooks sacked and stripped Drew Brees in overtime, and Phil Dawson kicked a 35-yard field goal


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

Backstrom gives Capitals OT win over Hurricanes

Washington's Nicklas Backstrom and Carolina's Anton Khudobin had a similar opinion of Backstrom's winning goal.


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

Lakers beat Hornets 107-92 for 1st win of season

Purple and gold streamers descended from the ceiling and fans were on their feet applauding at the end. The Los Angeles Lakers finally won a game after five straight losses to open the season.


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:42 AM

Bubba Watson scores stunning win at WGC tournament

SHANGHAI (AP) — Bubba Watson won his first World Golf Championship with a stunning turnaround Sunday when he holed a bunker shot for eagle on the 18th hole to get into a playoff, and made a 20-foot birdie putt to beat Tim Clark in the HSBC Champions.


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Hamlin doesn't want another title to slip away

Denny Hamlin had a championship within his sights before, four years ago when the Sprint Cup title was his to lose.


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Panthers need Newton to bounce back against Eagles

Panthers coach Ron Rivera hopes the return of two starting offensive linemen will give Cam Newton more time to make plays in the passing game.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

Stephenson's 3 lifts Hornets over Hawks in 2OT

With 2.7 seconds left in the second overtime and the game tied, an exhausted Lance Stephenson looked at Steve Clifford and said, "C'mon Coach, draw me up a play."


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

Hurricanes beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in overtime

Elias Lindholm is on a serious roll for the Carolina Hurricanes, and sometimes he doesn't even have to look where he's shooting.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

McDowell leads at HSBC Champions in China

SHANGHAI (AP) — The HSBC Champions has a familiar look to Graeme McDowell, with a few exceptions.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

NASCAR's Kurt Busch facing assault probe

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has been accused of domestic assault by his ex-girlfriend, and police in Delaware said Friday they are investigating.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 12:18 PM

Browns dominate Bengals 24-3, move into 1st place

Cornerback Joe Haden led a line of Browns players jumping to slap hands with joyous fans in the first row. The stadium was filled with the sound of woofing.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: When push came to fight

I am sure we all saw our share of fights when we were in school. I was the little, skinny kid, thus I never got involved in one. I knew to run, and as soon as possible, but I saw a few.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 11:59 AM

Hornets snap 16-game losing streak to Heat, 96-89

The Charlotte Hornets finally figured out a way to beat the Miami Heat: Play them without LeBron James.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

Davis powers Pelicans past Hornets 100-91

Anthony Davis heard the chants of "MVP! MVP!" in the fourth quarter, and it caught him off guard once again.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Ward makes early lead stand for Hurricanes, 4-2

After going winless in their first eight games, the Carolina Hurricanes have found some answers.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

Luck throws for 4 TDs, Indy routs Giants 40-24

The mantra throughout the NFL each week is to look ahead. Considering how ugly the previous week was for Indianapolis, the Colts needed tunnel vision toward Monday night.


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Patriots, Brady romp 43-21 over Denver

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady outdueled Peyton Manning, throwing for four touchdowns, and Julian Edelman returned a punt 84 yards for a score in leading the New England Patriots past the Denver Broncos 43-21 Sunday.


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

Gordon fights with Keselowski in big Texas melee

Brad Keselowski is doing everything he can for a chance at another NASCAR championship. No matter how angry he makes other drivers.


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Pernice wins Champions Championship in playoff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tom Pernice Jr. won the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Sunday, beating Jay Haas with a birdie on the fourth hole of a playoff.


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

Anthony leads Knicks over Hornets 96-93

Before forcing his way to New York, Carmelo Anthony recalled how he marveled at the numbers that Denver Nuggets teammate Allen Iverson had posted in his career.


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 10:58 AM

Lindholm's goal lifts Hurricanes over Kings 3-2

The Carolina Hurricanes have finally figured out how to string some wins together.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 04:55 AM

Rivera says Panthers must figure things out

Carolina head coach Ron Rivera isn't about to give up on the Panthers' chances of a winning season and making the NFL playoffs.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 04:15 AM

Newman, Kenseth in Chase contention with 0 wins

Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth look a bit out of place this late in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with those zeroes under the column for wins.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

Haas charges into lead at Champions championship

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jay Haas birdied four of the last six holes Friday for an 8-under 62 and a four-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.