Sports: Professional

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

Finding his shot

Akeem Richmond is working hard on and off the court to pick up the pace as a rookie in professional basketball.

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

Blake Adams shoots 64 in return from hip replacement surgery

Blake Adams figured he was already way ahead of the game when he teed off in first round of the Humana Challenge. A high spot on the leaderboard was a bonus.

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

4-time NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon makes 2015 season his last

Jeff Gordon, the charismatic four-time NASCAR champion who became the face of the stock car racing as the sport exploded in popularity a generation ago, will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

Hornets beat Heat 78-76 for 8th win in 9 games

The Charlotte Hornets were held without a field goal for the last seven minutes. And they still earned another victory.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Gold, Wagner each seek another U.S. figure skating title

Gracie Gold practiced making eye contact with the audience. She "did so many spins it drove me nuts."

Jan. 21, 2015 @ 11:35 AM

NHL recaps: Flyers beat Penguins in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux scored 3:57 into overtime, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in a fight-filled game Tuesday night.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 11:07 AM

Hornets beat Timberwolves 105-80 in Jefferson's return

It's been a long time since Al Jefferson has come off the bench in an NBA game.

The big man didn't seem to mind Monday, however.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Staal, Khudobin lead Hurricanes to 4-1 win over Maple Leafs

The Carolina Hurricanes took advantage of the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs and kept up their strong play this month.

Jan. 19, 2015 @ 11:19 AM

Walker wins in a runaway at Sony Open

Jimmy Walker got the message.

Jan. 19, 2015 @ 11:17 AM

Gerbe, Faulk lead Hurricanes to 3-2 win over Senators

Anton Khudobin is finally starting to feel some relief after a long struggle to start his season.

Jan. 19, 2015 @ 11:16 AM

Stephenson, Hornets beat Pacers 80-71 in OT

Lance Stephenson was back at his trash-talking best — this time against his old team.

Jan. 19, 2015 @ 11:11 AM

Patriots punch ticket to Super Bowl with knockout of Colts

No doubt about it.

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are the dominant coach-quarterback pair in the NFL.

Jan. 19, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

Seahawks stun Packers with late rally for 28-22 win in OT

After the chaos subsided, Earl Thomas sat in his locker quietly searching for a description.

Jan. 18, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Seattle and Green Bay meet for NFC championship

Eventually, the paths of Green Bay and Seattle were going to cross again.

Jan. 18, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Luck would take another big step if Colts beat Patriots

Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 12:35 PM

Miller's 2nd straight shutout helps Canucks beat Canes 3-0

Ryan Miller didn't really need his Vancouver Canucks teammates to score all those goals in the second period.

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.