Sports: Professional

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 03:12 PM

Keselowski wins for 2nd time at Kentucky Speedway

Brad Keselowski won't soon forget an eventful Saturday night in which the same right hand that held the winner's trophy was soon bloodied and bandaged after he broke a champagne bottle celebrating.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 03:09 PM

Brazil needs PKs, post to reach last eight

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.


Jun. 28, 2014 @ 06:49 AM

Yankees blank Boston, 6-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Vidal Nuno rebounded from two awful starts to pitch two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Kelly Johnson and Brett Gardner hit consecutive homers, and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-0 Friday night in the opener of a series between struggling powers.


Jun. 28, 2014 @ 06:46 AM

US ready to take on Belgium in World Cup

Now that the U.S. has survived the so-called "Group of Death," it's time for sudden death: the knockout phase of the World Cup.


Jun. 28, 2014 @ 06:42 AM

Woods misses cut in Tour return

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Tiger Woods was back. Just not for very long.


Jun. 27, 2014 @ 03:20 PM

Hornets take PF Vonleh; get SG Hairston in trade

The Charlotte Hornets are becoming a pipeline to the NBA for Hoosiers.


Jun. 27, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

U.S. team has made a splash

When the World Cup group stage draw was announced in December, a friend and I texted and agreed that if the United States got four points out of its opening games against Ghana and Portugal, they’d have a pretty solid chance of going through.


Jun. 27, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

IN THE DRAFT: "Great Expectations"

“Great Expectations” is a classic novel written by Charles Dickens. It is considered by many to be his most important work because of its story relating to social and economic issues in the early 19th century


Jun. 26, 2014 @ 06:37 AM

Lincecum no-hits Padres again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner Wednesday and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win.


Jun. 26, 2014 @ 06:35 AM

Messi scores twice in 3-2 Argentina win

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in the last World Cup Group F match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner.


Jun. 26, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

U.S. counting on Tim Howard in goal against Germany

Tim Howard rarely makes it through a game without accepting multiple celebratory embraces from relieved American teammates.


Jun. 25, 2014 @ 10:18 AM

Uruguay bites Italy and advances

NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup, a victory overshadowed by a biting incident involving Luis Suarez.


Jun. 25, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Nationals need 16 to beat Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman's two-run home run in the 16th inning lifted the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 07:41 AM

US-Portugal game scores viewership goal

The United States' 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-watched football game ever in the U.S., an emphatic confirmation of the sport's rising popularity in a country slower to embrace it than the rest of the world.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 07:37 AM

Brazil, Mexico advance to round of 16

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Neymar lived up to the expectations of the World Cup host nation Monday, scoring two goals as Brazil routed Cameroon 4-1 to reach the knockout stage as the top team in Group A.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 07:35 AM

First-place Blue Jays roll by Yanks

TORONTO (AP) — Adam Lind hit a three-run home run in his return to the starting lineup, rookie Marcus Stroman won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat New York 8-3 on Monday night, handing the Yankees their third straight loss.


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 09:40 PM

U.S. Women's Open Scores

Sunday

At Pinehurst No. 2


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 09:38 PM

Sunday, day 14 at the U.S. Open

2015 U.S. OPENS

- The 2015 U.S. Open Championship will be played June 18-21 at Chambers Bay Golf Course, a municipal course, in University Place, Washington. It will be the first U.S. Open played in the Pacific Northwest.


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 09:36 PM

Pinehurst galleries give Inkster a fine finale

Besides the roars for champion Michelle Wie, most specifically for Wie's eagle on No. 10, birdie on No. 17 and of course, approaching and on the final green, the biggest ovations of the day followed two-time U.S. Women's Open champion Juli Inkster around Pinehurst No. 2 Sunday afternoon.


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 09:35 PM

Open trophy sparks, not ends, Wie's quest

Throughout the U.S. Women's Open week, Michelle Wie spoke, not about breaking through in a major tournament, but about the meaning of winning the national championship.


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 07:32 PM

Wie breaks through, wins her first major at Pinehurst

At the birthplace of American golf, in the American national championship, an American won her first major championship.


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

Brendan Gaughan wins at rainy Road America

Tiptoeing at high speed around a rain-slicked track under the pressure of a two-lap overtime, Brendan Gaughan handed away the lead to Chase Elliott. Then he snatched it right back a few corners later.


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

Germany fights back for 2-2 draw with Ghana

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) — Miroslav Klose rescued a point for Germany, and tied the World Cup scoring record in the process.


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 10:46 AM

Orioles go deep four times in the Bronx

NEW YORK (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 23rd home run, J.J. Hardy connected for his first of the season and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 6-1 Saturday after starter Bud Norris left with tightness in his groin.


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Double doubles put Thompson five shots back

Lexi Thompson had the ideal start to her weekend in the final pairing of the U.S. Women's Open Championship.