Sports: Professional

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Landon Donovan says he'll retire after season

Landon Donovan says he is retiring from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

Mariners keep Brave west coast skid going

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners handed Atlanta its eighth straight loss, with Dustin Ackley and Logan Morrison hitting home runs in the third inning to beat the Braves 7-3 Wednesday.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Woods ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship

Barely able to tie his shoes three days ago, Tiger Woods is ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

Reds helped out by added ball trick

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Cueto threw his fourth complete game of the season, and the Cincinnati Reds, aided by a bizarre play in which a Cleveland runner was fooled by a second ball on the field, defeated the Indians 9-2 on Tuesday night.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Panthers LB Davis looks to bounce back from snub

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis said it isn't enough that he's coming off the most productive season of his nine-year NFL career after tearing the ACL in his right knee three times.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Pro soccer - just up the road

Central North Carolina, like most parts of the country, became embroiled in soccer fever this summer during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. That left many residents pining for professional-grade soccer in this area.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

Club pros couldn't care less about chasing Tiger

Brian Norman can be excused for not getting all worked up over whether Tiger Woods plays in the PGA Championship.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 12:23 PM

Orioles rally to win in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caleb Joseph homered and drove in three runs, J.J. Hardy had four hits and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Monday night in a duel between neighboring first-place teams.


Aug. 03, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Gordon shows he's contender in title chase

Jeff Gordon turned a nostalgic weekend at the Brickyard into a powerful reminder that he can still win NASCAR's biggest races.


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 07:59 PM

Panthers WR Benjamin returns to practice

Rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was back at practice Saturday morning making big plays for the Carolina Panthers.


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 12:17 PM

AL East-leading O's edge Mariners

BALTIMORE (AP) — Wei-Yin Chen won his fifth consecutive start and had a season-high eight strikeouts to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

Garcia rolls in a 61 at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Sergio Garcia doesn't know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career.


Aug. 01, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Woods opens WGC Bridgestone under par

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.


Aug. 01, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

White Sox win, Tigers make big deal

DETROIT (AP) — Moises Sierra had four hits, and Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton added three apiece to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.


Aug. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Jeff Gordon Day proved telling

I was going to use "ironic" or irony in my opening paragraph but it seems as though I am not sure what it really means.


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 01:42 PM

Dodgers stay hot with win in 10

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 13 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night for their season-best fifth straight victory.


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Rory McIlroy ready to get back to work

The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

Machado homers for O's win in 12

BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado homered off Cory Rasmus leading off the 12th inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Panthers FB Tolbert fighting to stay on top

Mike Tolbert is always ready for a good fight — even during the NFL offseason.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

Yu takes care of Yankees

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for his 10th victory and J.P. Arencibia had a tiebreaking two-run single for the Texas Rangers in a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Thomas, Glavine and Maddux enter Cooperstown

Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Torre, Cox and La Russa manage their way into Hall

Joe Torre still needs a pinch or two, just to make sure.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 08:16 AM

Rays run win streak to eight

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double and the Tampa Bay Rays earned their eighth straight victory, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Friday night.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 08:15 AM

Newton practices, not 100 percent yet

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said that while his surgically repaired ankle is getting better, it's not completely healed.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 08:12 AM

Furyk cards 63, shares lead in Canadian Open

Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.