Sports: Professional

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

BRAVES 1, BREWERS 0

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.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 12:19 PM

Hurricanes dominate Penguins 4-1

The Pittsburgh Penguins are heading to the playoffs for an eighth straight year.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters

Tiger Woods chose surgery to heal his ailing back over a quest for another green jacket, announcing Tuesday that he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Stoneybrook races mean spring in the Sandhills

With the thunder of hooves from the country’s fastest race horses mere feet from an estimated 10,000 spectators, the 63rd running of the annual Stoneybrook Steeplechase will be held Saturday at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Braun welcomed back by Brewer crowd

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers star Ryan Braun drew a standing ovation in his return from a drug suspension, then was ruled out in the first call overturned under baseball's expanded replay system as Milwaukee beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Monday in a season opener.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Phillies have their best offensive opening day in 114 years

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jimmy Rollins hit a grand slam and pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. had a two-run double that put the Philadelphia ahead to stay in a wild opening 14-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 09:58 AM

Hemsky's SO goal lifts Senators over Hurricanes

A week ago it was unthinkable that the Ottawa Senators could get back into contention in the crowded Eastern Conference playoff race.


Mar. 31, 2014 @ 09:48 PM

Bobcats battle back to top Wizards 100-94

Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson each had a double-double and the Charlotte Bobcats rallied from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Washington 100-94 Monday night, preventing the Wizards from clinching their first playoff berth since 2008.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 09:17 PM

Crafton wins in truck at Martinsville for 1st time

Matt Crafton grabbed the lead for the first time with 47 laps to go and held on to win the rain-delayed Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday night for his fourth career victory.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 09:12 PM

Kurt Busch bests Johnson to win at Martinsville

Kurt Busch's Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, in some ways, was like his career wrapped into one afternoon.