Sports: Professional

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 08:18 PM

Ladies take differing approaches to scouting No. 2

Scouting a golf course usually involves going out and playing practice rounds, trying different shots and putts.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 08:11 PM

Wednesday, day 10 at the U.S. Open


The USGA has taken several precautionary measures in response to expected elevated temperatures throughout the week.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 08:05 PM

Defending champ has regained her stroke

Inbee Park has taken the biggest strength of her game - her putting - back to how it was when she won last year's U.S. Women's Open.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

Tanaka goes to 11-1 as Yanks beat Blue Jays

NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka gave up a home run to Jose Reyes on the first pitch of the game, then earned his major league-high 11th victory as the New York Yankees beat Toronto 3-1 Tuesday night for their 14th straight home win over the Blue Jays.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 10:28 AM

Mexico battles Brazil to scoreless draw

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) — Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made a series of outstanding saves to help Mexico hold Brazil to a thrilling 0-0 draw at the World Cup on Tuesday.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Part of the U.S. Open never sleeps

There are many busy schedules all over Pinehurst for these two weeks of having the golf world set up shop in the Sandhills.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 04:55 AM

Know before you go

- Practice rounds begin at about 6:45 a.m.

- Gates open at 6 a.m.

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

At 24, Wie's excited for this week and beyond

Here’s what you probably already know about Michelle Wie:


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

Free fun for juniors today at Pinehurst

Eleven-year-old Lucy Li will play in the U.S. Women's Open Championship beginning Thursday.

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 06:49 PM

A major champ at 19, Thompson feels set for No. 2

Fresh off her first major victory, 19-year-old Lexi Thompson is extremely confident headed into the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst No. 2 this week.

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 06:47 PM

Li expects to have major "fun"

Lucy Li took her seat at the table in front of the assembled media two days before the U.S. Women's Open, her pony tails resting on either side of her lime green visor, looking almost like any other golfer.

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

Tuesday, day 9 at the U.S. Open


The USGA has taken several precautionary measures in response to expected elevated temperatures throughout the week

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 09:29 AM

U.S. Women's Open tee times

Thursday's and Friday's groupings and start times

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

Red Sox tip Twins, 1-0

BOSTON (AP) — Rubby De La Rosa matched his first career Fenway Park start with another seven impressive innings and A.J. Pierzynski had a sacrifice fly, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 08:31 PM

Dempsey, Brooks give U.S. 2-1 win over Ghana

Clint Dempsey scored in the first minute and rookie substitute John Brooks scored a late game winner as the U.S. defeated Ghana 2-1 Monday in the World Cup opener for both.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 03:58 AM

Sunday notebook at the U.S. Open


"When you lead such a big tournament 

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 03:12 AM

Ultimate inside the ropes access

Pinehurst Resort and Country Club golf pro Kelly Mitchum already owns an incredible list of titles and accolades in the sport.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 02:38 AM

Shared inspiration

Erik Compton received four standing ovations along the 72nd hole of the U.S. Open Championship Sunday evening. Only new champion Martin Kaymer had earned more applause for the golf he'd played throughout the four days at Pinehurst No. 2.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 01:24 AM

The U.S. Open fits with Father's Day

Fran Quinn’s Father’s Day weekend was a pretty good one, by all accounts. He got to play on Sunday at the U.S. Open, a tournament which he led at one point in the first round and got to four under par at one point in the second round.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 01:09 AM

Spurs beat Heat 104-87 in Game 5 to win NBA title

From their low moment in the NBA Finals, back to the top of the league.


Jun. 16, 2014 @ 01:04 AM

Kaymer let his game own the moment

His putter dropped milliseconds before the ball and he leaned forward a bit, appearing a little overwhelmed. Normal reaction from a guy who doesn’t show too much emotion. There didn’t need to be.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 01:34 AM

SUNDAY AT THE U.S. OPEN: Martin Kaymer takes care of historic title

Martin Kaymer's walk through the pines to his first U.S. Open Championship title was never threatened Sunday afternoon as the national championship concluded at Pinehurst No. 2.

Jun. 15, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Village busy and calm on Open weekend

Roars from the tens of thousands in the galleries around Pinehurst No. 2 are the loudest noises at the U.S. Open Championship this weekend.

Jun. 15, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Saturday, day 6 at the U.S. Open

Third round numbers
* Pinehurst No. 2's two par fives played under par Saturday, No. 5 by a substantial amount as there were eight eagles - including by Martin Kaymer and Erik Compton.

Jun. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Starting out on No. 2

On Donald Ross-designed courses all over America, which number over 400, there’s a common theme to the opening hole.