Sports: Professional

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 09:50 AM

Nationals hold on for 5-4 win vs. Pittsburgh

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche each drove in two runs, leading the Washington Nationals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

Brady plays, Patriots win 42-35

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass after sitting out the first preseason game and the New England Patriots capitalized on four turnovers to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 42-35 on Friday night.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Villegas hopes to hold on to early lead at Wyndham

First-round leads haven't been kind to Camilo Villegas lately — or to just about any other quick-starter at the Wyndham Championship.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 11:52 AM

Scherzer gives Tigers Cy-like win

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out 14 batters in eight shutout innings, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Prayers overshadow NASCAR action

When I drive through Sanford after dark you will find me driving in the middle lanes of Horner Boulevard.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

Woods pulls out of U.S. Ryder Cup consideration

Tiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

Giants win review, romp past White Sox

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants scored seven runs in the seventh inning after a video review led umpires to overturn an out call at home because Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers illegally blocked Gregor Blanco

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Plenty on the line at Wyndham Championship

There's always plenty on the line at the season-ending Wyndham Championship — in addition to the tournament itself.

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

Haren pitches and hits in Dodger win

ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Haren pitched six solid innings and sparked the go-ahead rally with a single, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to another win over the skidding Atlanta Braves, 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Rivera: Panthers have found answers at WR

The Carolina Panthers have settled some questions at wide receiver.

Coach Ron Rivera said rookie Kelvin Benjamin

Aug. 12, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

Royals move into AL Central lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals won their eighth straight game and took over the AL Central lead Monday night when Yordano Ventura outdueled Sonny Gray during a 3-2 win over Oakland Athletics.

Aug. 09, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

Rory McIlroy in a familiar spot in final major

Rory McIlroy tracked the flight of his drive as long as he could against the rain clouds over Valhalla on Friday, not quite sure where it landed. He turned to his caddie for confirmation and asked, "Was it good?"

Aug. 09, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

Colon wins No. 200, Mets beat Phils 5-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bartolo Colon pitched eight innings for his 200th career victory, Travis d'Arnaud homered, and the New York Mets held on for a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

Aug. 09, 2014 @ 11:23 AM

Benjamin shines in Carolina's 20-18 loss to Bills

The Panthers are hoping rookie Kelvin Benjamin helps fans forget about the departure of veteran receiver Steve Smith.

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 11:59 AM

Dodgers win first Freeway Series since '06

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu yielded two hits over seven dominant innings, Hanley Ramirez had a two-run single and the Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up the Freeway Series with their third straight win, 7-0 over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Westwood, McIlroy ride momentum at PGA

Rory McIlroy showed no sign of letting up. Lee Westwood might just be getting started.

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Panthers unsure if QB Newton will play vs Bills

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is eager to test out his surgically repaired left ankle Friday night against the Buffalo Bills.

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Singing season

So you think you've heard it all? I am going to divulge another secret about myself.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Landon Donovan says he'll retire after season

Landon Donovan says he is retiring from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

Mariners keep Brave west coast skid going

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners handed Atlanta its eighth straight loss, with Dustin Ackley and Logan Morrison hitting home runs in the third inning to beat the Braves 7-3 Wednesday.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Woods ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship

Barely able to tie his shoes three days ago, Tiger Woods is ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

Reds helped out by added ball trick

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Cueto threw his fourth complete game of the season, and the Cincinnati Reds, aided by a bizarre play in which a Cleveland runner was fooled by a second ball on the field, defeated the Indians 9-2 on Tuesday night.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Panthers LB Davis looks to bounce back from snub

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis said it isn't enough that he's coming off the most productive season of his nine-year NFL career after tearing the ACL in his right knee three times.

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Pro soccer - just up the road

Central North Carolina, like most parts of the country, became embroiled in soccer fever this summer during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. That left many residents pining for professional-grade soccer in this area.

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

Club pros couldn't care less about chasing Tiger

Brian Norman can be excused for not getting all worked up over whether Tiger Woods plays in the PGA Championship.