Sports: Professional

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

Bears get early breaks, hold on to beat Jets 27-19

Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears needed to claw back from a big deficit last week.

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 01:48 PM

Royals blank Cleveland for key win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 12:49 PM

Steelers top Panthers 37-19

The Carolina Panthers didn't do much of anything right Sunday night.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

Seattle wins Super Bowl rematch in OT

SEATTLE (AP) — Marshawn Lynch scored on a 6-yard run on the first possession of overtime and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 26-20 on Sunday in a Super Bowl rematch that lived up to expectations.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Logano wins at New Hampshire in 2nd Chase race

Make it 2 for 2 for Team Penske in the Chase.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 12:37 PM

Bucs widen wild card gap with 1-0 win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vance Worley pitched eight sparkling innings, Russell Martin hit a late RBI single and the Pittsburgh Pirates trapped a runner in the ninth to edge Milwaukee 1-0 Sunday, extending their wild-card lead over the Brewers.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

Pro golf capsules

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Mi Jung Hur held off top-ranked Stacy Lewis on Sunday to win the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, finishing with a 6-under 66 for a tournament-record 21-under 267 total.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Banged-up QB Cam Newton ready to take on Steelers

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has spent so much time in the training room he's started handing out nicknames to the staff.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Keselowski aims for another win at New Hampshire

Denny Hamlin once called his shot at New Hampshire, guaranteeing a win with a tweet, then following through with a mighty swing of an invisible baseball bat moments after taking the checkered flag.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Kershaw gets 20th win, Dodgers clinch postseason spot

CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw became the majors' first 20-game winner and A.J. Ellis hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 14-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

A pro and a rookie: Hard at work

Until proven otherwise James Lee Brown Jr. is the reigning Mr. Sanford.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

Hurricanes begin Peters' 1st training camp

It didn't take long during Carolina's first practice of training camp for the Hurricanes to figure out what new coach Bill Peters wants.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 04:09 PM

Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Rangers finish sweep vs. falling A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics fell out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Keselowski wins great playoff opener

One race into the 2014 Sprint Cup title chase and the cream did rise to the top. As predicted by yours truly, the favorites battled for the win while the pretenders were falling by the wayside.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Panthers WR Benjamin has room to grow

While Kelvin Benjamin's NFL debut was a smashing success statistically, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the rookie wide receiver still has plenty of mistakes to correct this Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Horschel takes 2-shot lead at East Lake

Billy Horschel and Rory McIlroy playing in the final group always stirs memories from amateur days long ago.

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

Orioles win twice, have slugger Davis suspended for 25 games

BALTIMORE (AP) — Bud Norris pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees 5-0 Friday night to become the first team since 2006 to sweep a doubleheader from New York.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Flacco, Ravens beat Steelers 26-6 without Rice

The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn't a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens.

Ultimately, it served as inspiration.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Miami's Giancarlo Stanton hit with fastball near eye, likely out for season

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton was hit under the left eye by a fastball and bleeding from the face as he was driven off the field in an ambulance Thursday night in a 4-2 loss to Milwaukee.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Kirk, Horschel race out to a share of the lead

Billy Horschel is playing his sixth straight tournament, a schedule he hasn't kept in three years. His wife is at home in Florida, expecting their first baby in the next two weeks. There was no place he would rather be than the Tour Championship.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: NASCAR's playoff time

It's finally here! All of the hoopla and buildup that has taken place since February is history.

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Ravens eager to play a game, even against Steelers

Four days after opening the season by losing to a division foe at home, the Baltimore Ravens face their most-hated rival in a pivotal game Thursday night.

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

Royals gain 1 game lead in AL Central

DETROIT (AP) — James Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and the Kansas City Royals edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop the AL Central.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

Tigers top K.C. again, Angels win sixth straight

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth, Rajai Davis and J.D. Martinez homered, and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 4-2 on Tuesday night to pull within percentage points of the Royals atop the AL Central.