Sports: Professional

Jun. 07, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Loss to Wawrinka in French final denies Djokovic career Slam

Moments before his third French Open final in four years, Novak Djokovic jogged in a stadium hallway near a poster of the Coupe des Mousquetaires


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 06:57 PM

MLB: Red Sox double up Oakland 4-2

BOSTON (AP) — Joe Kelly pitched six solid innings to earn his first win since his initial start of the season, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Saturday.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 07:52 PM

American Pharoah becomes 1st Triple Crown winner in 37 years

At long last, the Triple Crown drought is over.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Barcelona beats Juventus 3-1 in Champions League final

Barcelona won the Champions League for the fourth time in a decade on Saturday, with Luis Suarez grabbing the crucial goal in a 3-1 victory over Juventus


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Williams beats Safarova in 3 sets at French for 20th major

What started out as a stroll became quite a struggle for Serena Williams.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Kurt Busch wins pole in abbreviated Pocono qualifying

Kurt Busch survived NASCAR's version of bump day to beat the clock and the rest of the field.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 10:56 AM

Djokovic tops Murray in 5 sets to reach French Open final

Novak Djokovic squeezed his eyes shut and raised both arms, a rather reserved celebration at the conclusion of his up-and-down, two-day, five-set French Open semifinal victory over Andy Murray.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 10:54 AM

MLB: Life-threatening injury to fan at Fenway Park

BOSTON (AP) — Oakland's Pat Venditte became the first pitcher in 20 years to throw with both arms in the same game, but the Boston Red Sox beat the Athletics 4-2 Friday on a night a fan sustained life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a broken bat.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 10:52 AM

Golf: Lingmerth's 65 takes lead at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — David Lingmerth took a step toward turning his game around with a 7-under 65 at the Memorial on Friday. It gave the Swede a one-shot lead going into a weekend that includes Tiger Woods.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Earnhardt aiming for 3rd straight Pocono Raceway victory

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Steve Letarte were as much a comedy team around the garage as they were championship contenders last season.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Distance, rivals challenge American Pharoah

All that separates American Pharoah from ending the longest drought in horse racing history — 37 years without a Triple Crown winner — is 11⁄2 miles and seven rivals determined to make him earn a victory in the Belmont Stakes.


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

Watch, learn and play

The Country Club of Whispering Pines will welcome disc golf again as the 3rd annual Sandhills Hybrid Invitational disc golf tournament presented by SpikeHyzer, Innova Champions Discs and Moore County Disc Golf will be played July 9-12.


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

Warriors hold off James, Cavs for 108-100 OT win in Game 1

After an eight-day break, the NBA's top teams and biggest stars put on quite a show.


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 11:16 AM

MLB: A's finish sweep of Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Jesse Hahn allowed one run in seven innings and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of Detroit on Thursday, winning 7-5 and handing the Tigers their seventh straight loss.


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 11:14 AM

Golf: Van Pelt, Matsuyama share lead at the Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama was bracing for a rough day at the Memorial and wound up with a share of the lead Thursday.


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 11:11 AM

Ill Williams comes back again at French Open to reach final

At changeovers in her French Open semifinal, an ill Serena Williams walked ever so slowly to the sideline, where even lowering herself to sit seemed difficult.


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Triple Crown contender American Pharoah has his quirks

Like a lot of athletes, American Pharoah has his quirks.

The brown colt is easy to pick out on the racetrack: he's the one with the shortest tail.


Jun. 04, 2015 @ 10:49 AM

Blackhawks rally to stun Tampa Bay 2-1 in Final opener

Although Teuvo Teravainen has been with the Chicago Blackhawks for just a few months, the 20-year-old Finn already fits in perfectly on a veteran club with a knack for big-game greatness.


Jun. 04, 2015 @ 10:47 AM

MLB: Buehrle shuts out Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Buehrle threw a six-hitter for his 11th career shutout and the Toronto Blue Jays


Jun. 04, 2015 @ 10:45 AM

Djokovic beats 9-time French Open champ Nadal in quarters

There was no trophy, and no title, on offer for Novak Djokovic at Court Philippe Chatrier.


Jun. 03, 2015 @ 10:53 AM

MLB: Blue Jays, Nationals split twinbill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin Pillar hit two home runs off Max Scherzer, including a go-ahead three-run drive, as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Washington Nationals 7-3 Tuesday night to earn a split of a day-night doubleheader.


Jun. 03, 2015 @ 10:50 AM

Serena Williams eases into French Open semifinals

In stark contrast to her previous three matches, top-ranked Serena Williams overpowered Sara Errani on Wednesday to reach the French Open semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win.


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 10:22 AM

MLB: Houston rallies over O's

HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis drove in two runs in a four-run seventh inning and the Houston Astros continued their late-inning magic as they rallied for a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 10:19 AM

Williams tops Stephens; Sharapova out; Djokovic-Nadal on tap

For the third match in a row at the French Open, Serena Williams was oddly out of sorts at the outset and dropped the opening set.


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

McGowan cards fine finish in Honduras Open

Former O'Neal and North Carolina golfer Michael McGowan carded his first career PGA Tour Latinoamerica top-10 finish, finishing 16-under par and tied for seventh, in the Honduras Open presented by Indura Beach and Golf Resort Sunday in Tela, Honduras.