Sports: Professional

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.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Hamlin eager to get back on track at Martinsville

Being told he couldn't race last weekend because of an eye and vision problem will not make Denny Hamlin less likely to seek the help of medical staffs available at NASCAR tracks every weekend, he said Friday.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

Trucks rained out at Martinsville; twinbill Sunday

The NASCAR Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway was rained out Saturday and will be made up as part of a rare doubleheader at the track Sunday.


Mar. 29, 2014 @ 10:16 PM

Blue Jackets top Hurricanes 3-2 in OT

Ryan Johansen scored a power-play goal at 2:40 of overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night.


Mar. 28, 2014 @ 10:07 PM

Magic edge Bobcats 110-105 in OT

Nikola Vucevic scored 24 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, and Jameer Nelson had five points in overtime as the Orlando Magic edged the Charlotte Bobcats 110-105 on Friday night.


Mar. 28, 2014 @ 10:03 PM

Kyle Busch wins pole at Martinsville Speedway

Kyle Busch has seen it time and again at Martinsville Speedway.


Mar. 28, 2014 @ 11:52 AM

Tlusty's 2 goals lead Hurricanes past Panthers 3-0

The Carolina Hurricanes took advantage of solid goaltending on their end and an unexpected change in the other net.


Mar. 28, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Humans are part of the game

One of my past ministers, Rev. Thomas Simpson, stated more than once that we live by technology and we die by technology.


Mar. 27, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

Jefferson, Bobcats power past Nets in OT, 116-111

Al Jefferson and the Charlotte Bobcats can't help but sneak a peek at the Eastern Conference standings every now and again.


Mar. 26, 2014 @ 12:44 PM

Islanders hang on for 5-4 win over Hurricanes

Even as the lead quickly grew to four goals, Matt Martin and the New York Islanders never felt comfortable.


Mar. 25, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty dies

Lynda Petty, the wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, has died after battling cancer. She was 72.


Mar. 24, 2014 @ 09:37 PM

Harden scores 31, Rockets top Bobcats 100-89

James Harden scored 31 points, Dwight Howard had a double-double in his return to the court and the Houston Rockets defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 100-89 Monday night for their fourth straight win.


Mar. 24, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Larson dazzles in drive to the front at Fontana

Kyle Larson was ninth on the final restart at California, with four rows of traffic to navigate in two laps in a frantic bid for the best finish possible. With Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart at the front, Larson wasn't even thinking about victory.