Sports: Professional

Feb. 02, 2015 @ 10:51 AM

Back home, Brooks Koepka makes his mark, wins Phoenix Open

Brooks Koepka remembers the disappointment like it was yesterday instead of more than two years ago.

Feb. 02, 2015 @ 10:47 AM

Cody Zeller scores 21, Hornets rout Nuggets 104-86

Cody Zeller fueled the fast start that Charlotte used to finish off the struggling Denver Nuggets.

Feb. 02, 2015 @ 10:20 AM

Super finish: Patriots edge Seahawks 28-24 for NFL title

The final 125 seconds included a perfect possession by Tom Brady for the go-ahead points, a juggling catch that could have been the play of the year, and a victory-clinching, end-zone interception on a pass — not run — from the 1.

Feb. 01, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Seahawks a win away from 1st Super Bowl repeat in 10 years

A year ago, Pete Carroll stood at a podium in a New York City hotel, less than 12 hours after his Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. He spoke about what would happen next.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

Elliott headlines 5 drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame class

Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 12:20 PM

Laird leads as Tiger shoots 82 and misses the cut

Rain wasn't the only thing that put a damper on the Phoenix Open on Friday.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 12:15 PM

Shattenkirk's shootout goal lifts Blues past Hurricanes 3-2

Shootouts have become Shattenkirk time for the St. Louis Blues.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 12:13 PM

Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title

Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 10:56 PM

Yellow Jackets present Todd Hendley with jersey

Lee County welcomed back one of its basketball greats as the Yellow Jackets hosted Union Pines Friday night.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 12:03 PM

Woods stumbles with chipping in return to golf

Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 11:16 AM

Parker scores 17 to lift Spurs past Hornets 95-86

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich did not want anyone to acknowledge it was his 66th birthday, let alone celebrate it.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 11:39 AM

Staal, Faulk lead Hurricanes to 4-2 win over Lightning

Eric Staal and Nathan Gerbe got the Carolina Hurricanes off on the right foot Tuesday night, ending their struggles against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 11:33 AM

Hornets beat Melo-less Knicks 76-71 for 9th win in 11 games

Brian Roberts believes the Charlotte Hornets are in good hands if Kemba Walker is out for any length of time.

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 11:31 AM

Bill Haas escapes trouble to win Humana Challenge

Bill Haas had a bad feeling.

"It felt like a train wreck all coming together," Haas said.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 12:19 PM

James scores 25 as Cavaliers rout Hornets 129-90

The Cavaliers are back on their game.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 12:17 PM

NBA recaps: Hawks run win streak to 15

ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Jeff Teague added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks eclipsed the franchise record with their 15th straight victory, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-93 on Friday night.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 12:15 PM

Ryan Palmer misses chance for 59 in Humana Challenge

Ryan Palmer shot the lowest round in his PGA Tour career. He matched the tour record for the longest eagle-birdie streak. He moved into contention in the Humana Challenge.

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

Finding his shot

Akeem Richmond is working hard on and off the court to pick up the pace as a rookie in professional basketball.

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

Blake Adams shoots 64 in return from hip replacement surgery

Blake Adams figured he was already way ahead of the game when he teed off in first round of the Humana Challenge. A high spot on the leaderboard was a bonus.

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

4-time NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon makes 2015 season his last

Jeff Gordon, the charismatic four-time NASCAR champion who became the face of the stock car racing as the sport exploded in popularity a generation ago, will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

Hornets beat Heat 78-76 for 8th win in 9 games

The Charlotte Hornets were held without a field goal for the last seven minutes. And they still earned another victory.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Gold, Wagner each seek another U.S. figure skating title

Gracie Gold practiced making eye contact with the audience. She "did so many spins it drove me nuts."

Jan. 21, 2015 @ 11:35 AM

NHL recaps: Flyers beat Penguins in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux scored 3:57 into overtime, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in a fight-filled game Tuesday night.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 11:07 AM

Hornets beat Timberwolves 105-80 in Jefferson's return

It's been a long time since Al Jefferson has come off the bench in an NBA game.

The big man didn't seem to mind Monday, however.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Staal, Khudobin lead Hurricanes to 4-1 win over Maple Leafs

The Carolina Hurricanes took advantage of the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs and kept up their strong play this month.