Sports: Professional

Jul. 13, 2015 @ 10:20 AM

South Korea's In Gee Chun wins US Women's Open

In Gee Chun's modest goal for her first U.S. Women's Open was to enjoy every new experience.


Jul. 13, 2015 @ 10:19 AM

Spieth beats Gillis in playoff, wins John Deere Classic

Jordan Spieth made it a lot tougher on himself than it needed to be.

Jul. 13, 2015 @ 10:16 AM

Kyle Busch wins Sprint Cup 400-mile race at Kentucky

Though Kyle Busch remains outside NASCAR's championship playoff looking in, his prospects continue getting stronger.

Jul. 13, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

MLB: Nieuwenhuis hits three HRs in Met win

NEW YORK (AP) — Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered three times to help the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Sunday and complete a three-game sweep.

Jul. 13, 2015 @ 10:13 AM

Djokovic beats Federer for 3rd Wimbledon title, 9th major

A game away from a third Wimbledon championship and ninth Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic sized up a 108 mph serve from none other than Roger Federer and stretched to smack a cross-court forehand return winner.

Jul. 12, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Discs finding the mark in hybrid tourney

The Country Club of Whispering Pines was busy all day Saturday. As expected, there was “ball” golf being played, but only on one of the club’s two courses.

Jul. 12, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Spieth a young man on cusp of history at St. Andrews

Arnold Palmer proposed it. Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods pursued it.


Jul. 11, 2015 @ 02:02 PM

Williams wins Wimbledon to secure another Serena Slam

When her opponent's final shot sailed out, Serena Williams wasn't sure whether the match was over or not. It took a few seconds before the realization sunk in

Jul. 11, 2015 @ 09:44 AM

MLB: Orioles rally with homers over Nats

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonathan Schoop hit a game-winning solo homer with two outs in the ninth inning as the Baltimore Orioles rallied past the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday night.

Jul. 11, 2015 @ 09:41 AM

Amy Yang goes on birdie run, takes lead at U.S. Women's Open

Amy Yang has experienced success at the U.S. Women's Open. Now, she wants the ultimate prize.

Jul. 11, 2015 @ 09:39 AM

Murray plays well, still loses to Federer at Wimbledon

It's not all that often that someone can play so well and still lose in straight sets.

Jul. 11, 2015 @ 09:37 AM

Gordon seeks first Kentucky win in final season

Kentucky Speedway gave Jeff Gordon a parting gift that would make a native of the commonwealth jealous — 24 bottles of its trademark bourbon from each of four master distilleries.


Jul. 11, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

Keselowski wins Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway

Brad Keselowski quickly realized he blew the restart that allowed Erik Jones to take the lead.

Jul. 11, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

McCurry, Lynn playing well on pro tours

Two weeks after his first G Pro Tour victory of 2015, Sanford’s Jonathan McCurry finished third in a G Pro Tour tournament at Carolina Country Club Wednesday and Thursday.


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 10:29 AM

Jane Park moves into 3-way tie for first at U.S. Women's Open

Jane Park made a birdie and four pars Friday morning, moving into a tie for the lead after the first round of the rain-delayed U.S. Women's Open.

Jul. 10, 2015 @ 10:27 AM

MLB: No park like home for Miami's Fernandez

MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez pitched seven innings and tied the modern record for most consecutive home victories by a starter to begin a career, helping the Miami Marlins beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 Thursday.

Jul. 10, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

Williams routs Sharapova, faces Muguruza in Wimbledon final

Her game in high gear, history in the offing, Serena Williams is perfectly content to let everyone else talk about what a victory in the Wimbledon final would mean.

Jul. 10, 2015 @ 10:22 AM

Okafor off to good summer league start with assist from Noel

Former Duke center Jahlil Okafor had a mentor parked next to him during his first two NBA games at the Utah Jazz Summer League — albeit one not much older than he is.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

MLB: All-star deGrom fires Mets over S.F. 4-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All-Star Jacob deGrom allowed two hits over eight innings, Eric Campbell hit a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 Wednesday to win consecutive road series for the first time this season.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 10:29 AM

Federer, Murray in Wimbledon showdown; Djokovic gets Gasquet

Roger Federer and Andy Murray ran into each other Wednesday morning in the champions' locker room at the All England Club, then walked together over to the practice area to prepare — on adjacent courts — for their respective quarterfinals later in the day.


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

AP Source: Free agent Jeremy Lin agrees with Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a contract with free agent Jeremy Lin, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday night.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Moore, Sanford teams play in CPGA Pro-Assistant

The team of Bryce Chaffee and Mike Taylor captured the 2015 Carolinas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship Presented by Ping

Jul. 08, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

MLB: Cubs take two against St. Louis

CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell hit a tying single and scored during a three-run rally in the seventh inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 Tuesday to complete a day-night doubleheader sweep.

Jul. 08, 2015 @ 09:01 AM

Williams gets past Azarenka at Wimbledon; Sharapova next

Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last 13 in yet another comeback, her Wimbledon quarterfinal against Victoria Azarenka never felt like a runaway.

Jul. 08, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Von Canon, Honeycutt go low in CPGA event

Sanford Golf Course’s David Von Canon and Brandon Honeycutt teamed up away from their home course for a fine first round in the Carolinas Professional Golfers’ Association (CPGA) Pro-Assistant Championship