Sports: Professional

Jun. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Know before you go

- The second round of the championship begins at 6:45 a.m.

- Gates open at 6 a.m.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 08:45 PM

Teachers bring STEM lessons to the golf galleries

Fun, hands-on activities often trump sitting at a desk or reading a thick textbook when it comes to learning. The same applies to teachers as students. The same even applies at the U.S. Open.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 08:44 PM

The men’s Open may be more popular, but women’s event is more accessible

On Thursday morning, just like I did on Thursday of last week, I made the right turn off Plank Road in the southwestern corner of Lee County to drive to Pinehurst and watch a few holes of the U.S. Open. 

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP: World No. 1 leads after long day for most

It was a pretty day on Thursday at Pinehurst No. 2. The sun was shining. There wasn't much cloud cover. It was a nice, hot North Carolina summer day.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 08:40 PM

Defending champ struggles in opening round

Donald Ross, designer of Pinehurst No. 2, said a true championship golf course should "present competitors with a variety of problems that will test every type of shot which a golfer of championship ability should be qualified to play."

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

Chile boots Spain from World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Defending champion Spain, the dominant global football power for the past six years, was eliminated from World Cup contention Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to Chile.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 09:42 AM

Kershaw fires no-hitter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday night, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Know before you go

- The first round of the championship begins at 6:45 a.m.

- Gates open at 6 a.m.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Inkster says 35th US Women's Open will be her last

Juli Inkster made the cut in her first U.S. Women's Open when she was an 18-year-old amateur. She finished 10 shots behind Hollis Stacy. JoAnne Carner was a runner-up. That was in 1978, back when Willie McCovey was still playing first base for the San Francisco Giants.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 08:19 PM

USGA says No. 2 is set for week two

In the months, even years, leading up to Pinehurst No. 2 welcoming both U.S. Opens on consecutive weeks, the survival and playability of the course for the second week - the U.S. Women's Open - has been a constant topic and concern.

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.