Sports: Professional

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 11:47 AM

Coach K vs. Coach K with Duke and Utah in Sweet 16

Coach K vs. Coach K.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 11:32 AM

Eric Staal's goal, 2 assists lift Canes over Penguins, 5-2

Cam Ward stood tall in his return from a bout with a virus, and his Carolina Hurricanes teammates gave the goalie plenty of offensive help.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

Charley Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open

Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 07:36 AM

NASCAR fans are buzzing over debris cautions

There's no way to dance around the fact cautions for debris at Auto Club Speedway twice changed the outcome of the race.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 02:36 PM

Brad Keselowski holds off Harvick late, wins at Fontana

While Kevin Harvick chased Kurt Busch down the stretch in a battle of the best cars in the Fontana field, Brad Keselowski was buried in 17th place — until the yellow flags started flying.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 02:33 PM

Matt Every wins Bay Hill for 2nd straight year

Matt Every had a tongue-in-cheek response when he heard Tiger Woods was not ready to play the Arnold Palmer Invitational this year. He said he told Woods, "Don't worry, man, I'll hold it down for you until you get back."

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 02:32 PM

Hornets upend Timberwolves 109-98

Mo Williams didn't spend enough time in a Timberwolves uniform to make Sunday night's game at Target Center feel like a big Minnesota homecoming.

Mar. 22, 2015 @ 07:42 AM

Stenson leads by two at Arnold Palmer

Henrik Stenson has shown a remarkable finishing kick at Bay Hill.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Cowboys agree to deal with Hardy

The Dallas Cowboys made their big play in free agency with defensive end Greg Hardy. Now they wait to see how soon the former Carolina player will boost their mediocre pass rush.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 11:37 AM

Redick, Clippers take 22-point lead, hold off Hornets

A game that appeared to be a laugher in the third quarter for the Los Angeles Clippers suddenly turned serious down the stretch.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 11:36 AM

Hammond stingy again in Senators' 2-1 OT win over Hurricanes

A dozen or so games into an already impressive career, Andrew Hammond is beginning to figure things out.

Mar. 16, 2015 @ 10:38 AM

Spieth goes overtime to win another PGA Tour event

Jordan Spieth's short game was as exquisite as ever. It only figures he would win the Valspar Championship with a long putt.

Mar. 16, 2015 @ 10:35 AM

Harvick makes it 4 straight wins at Phoenix with a rout

There have been dominant drivers in NASCAR before, seasons where Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson would reel off win after win to break the spirits of the rest of the garage.

Mar. 16, 2015 @ 10:32 AM

NBA capsules: Westbrook goes for 36 as Thunder beats Bulls

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Chicago Bulls 109-100 on Sunday.

Mar. 16, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

Hurricanes beat Blue Jackets 3-2 to end 3-game skid

The Carolina Hurricanes got another shot at Columbus and made the most of it.

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 11:15 AM

Hornets battle back from 19 down to beat Bulls 101-91

Gerald Henderson said there was no magic formula for the Charlotte Hornets' second-half turnaround Friday night.

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 11:13 AM

A wide-open weekend at the Valspar Championship

Jordan Spieth finished his opening round at the Valspar Championship and figured he had dug a hole.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 11:23 AM

Brian Davis takes early lead at Innisbrook with 6-under 65

Brian Davis is living out his golf career exactly how he wanted, except for a PGA Tour victory that so far has eluded him.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 11:19 AM

Irving's 57 leads Cavs over San Antonio in OT win


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 11:02 AM

Cousins, Kings beat Hornets 113-106, snap 4-game skid

DeMarcus Cousins opened the door to the standup cooler in the locker room and tried to stuff as much of his 6-foot-11, 270-pound body as he could inside to cool down.

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 06:47 PM

Panthers cut DeAngelo Williams, bring back Dickson, Edwards

The Panthers spent the first day of free agency making sure their own players didn't leave town — with one notable exception.

Mar. 10, 2015 @ 12:38 PM

Column: Too early to tell if NASCAR set for better racing

Two races is just too early to form a definitive opinion about NASCAR's new rules package, which was tweaked as part of a concerted effort to improve the racing.

Mar. 08, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Brian Vickers back to racing after offseason heart surgery

Brian Vickers missed the first two races of the season as he recovered from heart surgery. As he neared his return, he wondered if maybe he was getting back into a car a little too soon.

Mar. 07, 2015 @ 10:27 AM

Williams, Hornets top Raptors 103-94 in tech-filled game

Mo Williams is playing so well that Hornets coach Steve Clifford has no plans to sit the 12-year NBA veteran even when Kemba Walker returns from a knee injury next week.

Mar. 07, 2015 @ 10:26 AM

Wild beat Hurricanes 3-1, 5th straight win

The Minnesota Wild are on such a roll that just hanging close in games might be enough for them to accomplish their mission.