Sports: Professional

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

A's rout Astros, go to 25 games over .500

Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Jeff Samardzija more run support Thursday than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:21 PM

Panthers say Newton, Hardy ready to practice

Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the Carolina Panthers take the field for the start of training camp Friday night.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 12:19 PM

Petrovic, Putnam lead with 64s at Royal Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) — Tim Petrovic and Michael Putnam shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny, breezy afternoon conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Team owners should ask questions

Well, it has happened again! I have been waiting to write about the new union that has been formed in NASCAR

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 12:49 PM

Colon stays perfect into 7th in Met win

SEATTLE (AP) — Bartolo Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game, giving up a single to Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets held off a late rally to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Mavericks' Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case

Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Cam Newton seeks chemistry with new WRs

Cam Newton will have plenty to do when the NFC South champion Panthers report to training camp.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

Blue Jays bounce back vs. Boston

TORONTO (AP) — J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

Red Sox, Ortiz blast Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1.

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 02:19 PM

McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open

Rory McIlroy knows how quickly a big lead can slip away, so he wasn't satisfied by simply restoring it Saturday in the British Open.

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

Yankees start second half edging Reds 4-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer, and David Phelps pitched the Yankees to a fast start in the second half, leading New York to a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

McIlroy shoots another 6-under 66 at British Open

Rory McIlroy cast aside any talk of those second-round doldrums with a performance at Royal Liverpool that threatened to turn this into another major championship runaway.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 03:28 PM

Tour leader Nibali dominates Stage 13 in Alps

Stamping his dominance in the mountains and on the race overall, Vincenzo Nibali won Stage 13 of the Tour de France in the Alps on Friday up the hardest climb so far.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: A little trash helps NASCAR

Don't you just love it when two or more athletes start trash talking?

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 03:01 PM

Tiger returns to majors with a 69 at British Open

Tiger Woods is back at the majors.

Seems like he was never away.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 02:53 PM

AP Source: Hornets land Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson has found a new home.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 02:52 PM

Gallopin wins Tour de France Stage 11

French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday's 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 12:04 PM

English look to golfers to lift sporting gloom

Justin Rose and 18 other Englishmen have a two-fold mission at the British Open: end their country's 22-year wait for a champion and lift the gloom hanging over England's woeful sporting summer.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game

On a sparkling summer night in the Upper Midwest, baseball generations joined up and prepared to pass.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Kaymer takes lead from Germany's World Cup success

Sounding proud and patriotic, Martin Kaymer reeled off the list of qualities it took for Germany to win the World Cup in Brazil.

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Race Team Alliance open for NASCAR owners to join

The Race Team Alliance is not only open for business, the ownership clique is ready for new members.

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Jazz match Charlotte offer for Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward is staying in Utah after all.

Jul. 12, 2014 @ 03:52 PM

World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team.

Jul. 12, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

Johnson, McGirt on top at John Deere

For the past five years, Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker have had a near-monopoly on the John Deere Classic.