Sports: Professional

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Panthers WR Benjamin has room to grow

While Kelvin Benjamin's NFL debut was a smashing success statistically, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the rookie wide receiver still has plenty of mistakes to correct this Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Horschel takes 2-shot lead at East Lake

Billy Horschel and Rory McIlroy playing in the final group always stirs memories from amateur days long ago.

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

Orioles win twice, have slugger Davis suspended for 25 games

BALTIMORE (AP) — Bud Norris pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees 5-0 Friday night to become the first team since 2006 to sweep a doubleheader from New York.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Flacco, Ravens beat Steelers 26-6 without Rice

The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn't a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens.

Ultimately, it served as inspiration.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Miami's Giancarlo Stanton hit with fastball near eye, likely out for season

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton was hit under the left eye by a fastball and bleeding from the face as he was driven off the field in an ambulance Thursday night in a 4-2 loss to Milwaukee.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Kirk, Horschel race out to a share of the lead

Billy Horschel is playing his sixth straight tournament, a schedule he hasn't kept in three years. His wife is at home in Florida, expecting their first baby in the next two weeks. There was no place he would rather be than the Tour Championship.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: NASCAR's playoff time

It's finally here! All of the hoopla and buildup that has taken place since February is history.

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Ravens eager to play a game, even against Steelers

Four days after opening the season by losing to a division foe at home, the Baltimore Ravens face their most-hated rival in a pivotal game Thursday night.

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

Royals gain 1 game lead in AL Central

DETROIT (AP) — James Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and the Kansas City Royals edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop the AL Central.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

Tigers top K.C. again, Angels win sixth straight

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth, Rajai Davis and J.D. Martinez homered, and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 4-2 on Tuesday night to pull within percentage points of the Royals atop the AL Central.

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 08:16 PM

U.S. beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds

James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic.

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 12:13 PM

Lions cruise to 35-14 win vs. Giants

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford improvised brilliantly on two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants 35-14 on Monday night in Jim Caldwell's first game as Lions coach.

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Cilic tops Nishikori at U.S. Open for 1st Slam title

Marin Cilic was barred from last year's U.S. Open during a doping suspension he still says was unjust.

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

Detroit moves within a game of K.C.

DETROIT (AP) — Torii Hunter had two of his three hits in a six-run third inning and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 9-5 on Monday to move within a game of the AL Central-leading Royals.

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Falcons boot New Orleans, 37-34 in OT

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yard field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

Horschel holds on at BMW Championship

Billy Horschel took a beating on social media for finishing second last week. Choker, they called him. A man who couldn't finish the deal.

Didn't bother him at all.

Sep. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Cam Newton practices, questionable for Bucs

The Carolina Panthers are hoping to get off to a fast start this season for a change — with or without Cam Newton.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 11:05 PM

Keselowski routs Richmond field to grab top seed

Brad Keselowski routed the field Saturday night for his fourth win of the season, a victory that gives him the top seed in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

Seattle beats Texas after Washington leaves as Ranger manager

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kendrys Morales hit two of Seattle's four homers and the Mariners beat Texas 7-5 Friday night, handing the Rangers their seventh straight loss only hours after manager Ron Washington resigned unexpectedly.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

Ill Peng stops; Williams-Wozniacki US Open final

Overcome by heat and humidity in the second set of her U.S. Open semifinal, China's Shuai Peng paused between points to clutch at her left thigh and put her weight on her racket as if it were a cane.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Garcia shoots 64, takes lead at BMW

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Sergio Garcia hit great shots that led to eagle, birdie and par Friday. They carried him to a 6-under 64, giving him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the BMW Championship on ever-changing Cherry Hills.

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 12:34 PM

Seahawks dominate Green Bay 36-16 to begin 2014

The ceremony was brief, lasting less than 10 minutes. The Seattle Seahawks celebrated the accomplishment of winning their first Super Bowl title last season

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 12:31 PM

Only 2 Chase spots up for grabs at Richmond

There are only two spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship up for grabs headed into NASCAR's regular-season finale at Richmond, where a first-time winner this season could snag a last-minute berth.

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

Federer saves two match points, reaches U.S. Open semis

This is what ran through Roger Federer's mind as he stood one point from losing to Gael Monfils in the U.S. Open quarterfinals:

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

McIlroy shares first-round lead at BMW Championship

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Rory McIlroy felt anything under par was a good score Thursday at Cherry Hills, even if he had reason to expect much better.