Sports: Professional

May. 01, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

NHL: Capitals, Ducks start new rounds with wins

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

May. 01, 2015 @ 10:24 AM

MLB: Strasburg, Nats end Met home winning streak

NEW YORK (AP) — An agitated Stephen Strasburg settled down in a hurry after a rocky start and the Washington Nationals became the first visiting team to win at Citi Field this season, beating the New York Mets 8-2 on Thursday night.

May. 01, 2015 @ 10:22 AM

Fowler wins Thursday to secure spot Saturday in Match Play

Masters champion Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler were making putts from everywhere Thursday in the Match Play Championship.

May. 01, 2015 @ 10:18 AM

Panthers select Washington LB Thompson with 1st round pick

Ron Rivera said the Carolina Panthers wanted to get more creative on defense.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

MLB: Orioles win in empty Camden Yards

BALTIMORE (AP) — In what was believed to be the first major league game played without fans in attendance, Chris Davis hit a three-run homer in a six-run first inning Wednesday and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 8-2.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

Lightning blank Red Wings 2-0 in Game 7

Lucky bounce or not, Petr Mrazek never saw the puck coming.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 11:16 AM

NBA: Memphis ousts Trail Blazers in five games

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Marc Gasol had 26 points and 14 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 99-93 on Wednesday night.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 11:15 AM

Spieth advances on a day of hand-wringing at Match Play

Masters champion Jordan Spieth had to play good golf for an easy time Wednesday in the Match Play Championship. Rory McIlroy made only one birdie and had an even easier time against Jason Dufner.

Apr. 29, 2015 @ 10:50 AM

MLB: Nationals fight back from eight down to beat Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Uggla drove in five runs, three on a homer in the ninth inning, to help the Washington Nationals rally from the franchise's biggest deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 13-12 on Tuesday night and snap a seven-game losing streak.

Apr. 29, 2015 @ 10:47 AM

NBA: Spurs take 3-2 lead vs. L.A. Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Duncan scored 12 of his 21 points in the second half, and DeAndre Jordan was called for basket interference with 4.3 seconds left as the San Antonio Spurs

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 10:05 AM

NBA: Bucks win in Chicago to force game 6

CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Carter-Williams had 22 points and nine assists, Khris Middleton scored 21 points, and Milwaukee avoided elimination again with a 94-88 victory over Chicago on Monday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

NHL: Capitals top Islanders in game 7

WASHINGTON (AP) — The precocious Russian forward drafted in the first round by the Washington Capitals finally delivered a breathtaking, winning goal in a Game 7. No, not Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov.

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 10:02 AM

MLB: Mets score three in 9th to beat Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer with one out in the ninth inning, and the New York Mets snapped the Miami Marlins' five-game winning streak with a 3-1 comeback victory Monday night.

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:52 AM

Kurt Busch leads 291 laps in dominating Richmond victory

Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend.

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:51 AM

Rose finds a new way to win 7th PGA Tour title

It sounds like Justin Rose believes he's had a breakthrough in the Big Easy.

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:50 AM

NHL: Minnesota advances to play Chicago

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zach Parise scored twice, including a short-handed, highlight-reel goal to get Minnesota going in the first period, and the Wild advanced to the Western Conference semifinals

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:48 AM

NBA: Cleveland, Golden State take sweeps

BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a shoulder injury to Kevin Love to complete a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 victory Sunday.

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

MLB: Yankees win Subway Series

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez hit his 659th home run to move within one of Willie Mays for fourth place on the career list, and the New York Yankees took advantage of one mistake after another by the suddenly sloppy New York Mets in a 6-4 victory Sunday night.

Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:44 AM

MLB: Orioles beat Boston in 10

BALTIMORE (AP) — David Lough hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning to cap a two-run rally against Koji Uehara, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Saturday night to end a five-game losing streak.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

NBA: Harden, Howard lead Rockets to 130-128 win, 3-0 lead on Mavs

DALLAS (AP) — James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and Houston beat Dallas

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 10:13 AM

NHL: Rangers win series, eliminate Pittsburgh

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin's overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist to beat Pittsburgh 2-1 on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 10:11 AM

Swafford, Weekley atop Zurich Classic leaderboard

Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

Hamlin dominates to win NASCAR race at Richmond

Denny Hamlin returned from last week's injury-shortened weekend and led almost from start to finish Friday night to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 10:03 AM

NHL: Lightning levels series with Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Tyler Johnson led a stirring Tampa Bay rally late in regulation, then scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, evening their playoff series at 2-2.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 10:02 AM

NBA: Curry goes for 40 in big Golden State comeback win

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 40 points, including a 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation to complete a 20-point, fourth-quarter comeback, and Golden State beat New Orleans 123-119 in overtime