Sports: Professional

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 02:54 PM

A timely win for Mahan at The Barclays

Hunter Mahan knew he was on the verge of something special, even with a record that looked ordinary by his standards.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

Tom Brady, Patriots dominate Panthers 30-7

Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes. Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal. The New England Patriots didn't allow a point for more than 58 minutes.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

Scott, Tringale tied for the lead at Barclays

Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year — a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 11:33 AM

Rosol to play Janowicz in Winston-Salem final

Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic and Jerzy Janowicz of Poland advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final with three-set victories on Friday.

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 12:31 PM

Good start for Van Pelt in playoff opener

Bo Van Pelt began the FedEx Cup playoffs by going fishing for stripers, which is not unusual for a guy living in Oklahoma.

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

Injured Isner withdraws from Winston-Salem Open

John Isner's preparations for the U.S. Open hit a setback Thursday when a sprained ankle forced him to withdraw from the Winston-Salem Open hours before his quarterfinal.

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


Well, I am sitting here in the sunroom and had just about decided to not write a column this week but then I remembered how many people rely on my wit and wisdom on a Friday morning so I changed my mind and here I am! So I am now awake and ready to write.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 11:47 AM

Isner cruises in 3rd-round match

American John Isner made short work of his third-round match Wednesday in the Winston-Salem Open, beating Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1, 7-6 (7-3).

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

Rangers win pitcher's Miami homecoming

MIAMI (AP) — Nick Martinez allowed two runs in six innings in his homecoming, Alex Rios drove in two runs, and the Texas Rangers roughed up Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi on the way to a 5-4 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Panthers look to make history, repeat in NFC South

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will need to rewrite history if they hope to repeat as NFC South champions this season.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Astros outslug Yankees in the 9th

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer, extending his second-half power surge and sending the Houston Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Isner wins in straight sets at Winston-Salem Open

John Isner admits that he usually has a rough time in his first tournament match.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Lynn shoots low on eGolf Tour

Lillington's Chip Lynn shot three rounds in the 60s and finished 14 under par to come in tied for sixth at the Sapona Ridge Classic on the eGolf Professional Tour last Wednesday-Saturday.

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 11:36 AM

Nats win in 11 to keep streak going

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam LaRoche hit a game-winning solo home run with two outs in the 11th inning to help the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Monday night for their seventh straight win.

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 11:33 AM

Querrey beats Riba in 1st round of Winston-Salem

Sam Querrey didn't play his best tennis Monday — except when it counted.

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Panthers QB Newton ready for return to field

Cam Newton will see his first game action since undergoing ankle surgery in March when the Carolina Panthers host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

Slocum, Langley tied for Wyndham Championship lead

Halfway through the Wyndham Championship, there is quite a crowd near the top of the leaderboard.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 09:50 AM

Nationals hold on for 5-4 win vs. Pittsburgh

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche each drove in two runs, leading the Washington Nationals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

Brady plays, Patriots win 42-35

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass after sitting out the first preseason game and the New England Patriots capitalized on four turnovers to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 42-35 on Friday night.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Villegas hopes to hold on to early lead at Wyndham

First-round leads haven't been kind to Camilo Villegas lately — or to just about any other quick-starter at the Wyndham Championship.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 11:52 AM

Scherzer gives Tigers Cy-like win

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out 14 batters in eight shutout innings, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Prayers overshadow NASCAR action

When I drive through Sanford after dark you will find me driving in the middle lanes of Horner Boulevard.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

Woods pulls out of U.S. Ryder Cup consideration

Tiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

Giants win review, romp past White Sox

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants scored seven runs in the seventh inning after a video review led umpires to overturn an out call at home because Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers illegally blocked Gregor Blanco

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Plenty on the line at Wyndham Championship

There's always plenty on the line at the season-ending Wyndham Championship — in addition to the tournament itself.