Sports: Professional

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Jefferson, Williams lead Hornets past Lakers 104-103

Al Jefferson was thrilled when the Charlotte Hornets traded for Mo Williams — and not only because they're best friends.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 10:54 AM

Harrington survives a splash and ends a long drought

Even in the midst of a drought so long it looked as though Padraig Harrington's best golf was behind him, he never stopped working.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 10:52 AM

Toews scores 2 to help Blackhawks beat Hurricanes 5-2

After practice the previous day, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said his teammates were capable of stepping up and "filling the void" created by the loss of injured leading scorer Patrick Kane.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

Poulter, Casey share lead at rain-delayed Honda Classic

Ian Poulter didn't realize he had a three-shot lead in the Honda Classic, only that he was playing well enough to feel like he was in control of his game and the tournament.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

McClement scores 2 in Hurricanes' 5-3 win over Islanders

With both teams completing the second half of back-to-back sets, the visiting Carolina Hurricanes got the best of the New York Islanders.

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Daytona winner Logano takes Atlanta pole; 13 cars shut out

Joey Logano is on quite a roll, following up his victory in the Daytona 500 by taking the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 11:53 AM

Khudobin helps Hurricanes blank Capitals 3-0

The Carolina Hurricanes honored one goalie for his career milestone, then helped the other one post his best game of the year.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 11:51 AM

Celtics rally from big deficit to beat Hornets 106-98

The ever-changing Boston Celtics have found a second unit that comes with a lot of offensive firepower.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 11:50 AM

Stolen No. 44 NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta

Police have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 11:47 AM

McIlroy lasts only 2 days in American return

As far as star power goes, the PGA Tour is like a fireworks show in the rain.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

Herman survives windy day; McIlroy stumbles at Honda Classic

Playing in America for the first time this year, Rory McIlroy's first shot was a 2-iron out of play.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

L.A. Kings acquire Sekera from Carolina

With the Los Angeles Kings surging toward the playoffs on an eight-game winning streak, general manager Dean Lombardi decided to go all in on another Stanley Cup run.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Hornets beat Bulls 98-86 with Rose out for Chicago

Joakim Noah's emotions after he heard Derrick Rose will have yet another knee surgery could be summed up in two words.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Hurricanes upend Flyers 4-1

Justin Faulk helped turn Cam Ward's milestone game into a victory for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 12:28 PM

Williams tells TV station Panthers are releasing him

Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams said the team plans to release him after nine seasons.

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 10:59 AM

Ellis leads Mavericks past Hornets, 92-81

Amare Stoudemire showed he can help Dallas in his Mavericks debut.

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 10:56 AM

Hahn wins a playoff at Riviera for 1st PGA Tour title

James Hahn had reason to feel like a nobody at Riviera.

Feb. 22, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

Joey Logano, the driver who has spent seven years trying to live up to impossible expectations, raced to his first career Daytona 500 victory Sunday as he continued to reward Roger Penske for catapulting him into one of NASCAR's top stars.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:31 PM

Kurt Busch appeals to save his NASCAR career

Kurt Busch will miss the Daytona 500, and finds himself once again fighting for his career.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

Eric Staal has goal, assist to lead Hurricanes past Leafs

The Staal brothers helped the Carolina Hurricanes keep up their unlikely dominance of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:27 PM

Reddick wins Truck Series season opener at Daytona

Tyler Reddick checked his phone shortly after leaving victory lane and had 140 new text messages.

"That's unreal," he said.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:24 PM

Goosen takes 1-shot lead into weekend at Riviera

The position is a place Retief Goosen hasn't been in more than four years. The feeling? Probably longer.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Johnson signs with Cape Fear Heroes

Former Lee County High School football standout Tristan Johnson proved hard work and persistence pays off as the four-time semi pro football all-star in the Central Carolina Football League recently signed a contract to play for the Cape Fear Heroes.

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

Clippers, Thunder win as NBA resumes play

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeAndre Jordan had 26 points and 18 rebounds, Jamal Crawford added 26 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat San Antonio 119-115 Thursday night, increasing their lead over the Spurs by 1 ½ games in the West.