Sports: Professional

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.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 11:47 AM

Martin takes 3-shot lead at Women's British Open

Mo Martin has a plan for every golf course she plays, and it's working at Royal Birkdale.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

Angels hand Texas its sixth straight loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Garrett Richards allowed five hits over seven innings to extend his personal winning streak to seven decisions as the Los Angeles Angels handed the Texas Rangers their sixth consecutive loss, 3-0 on Friday night.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Durham hosting all-star events; game on Wed. night

Durham and Durham Bulls Athletic Park will host the Triple-A All-Star Game and a full lineup of events beginning today leading up to the all-star game set for Wednesday night.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

White Sox agree to deal with No. 3 pick Rodon

The Chicago White Sox have reached a deal with left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon on a minor league contract that includes a nearly $6.6 million signing bonus.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 12:44 PM

LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers

LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

Recari, Ryu share lead at Royal Birkdale

Beatriz Recari finished with three straight birdies Friday for a 5-under 67, matching the best score at Royal Birkdale to share the lead with So Yeon Ryu during another tough day of scoring at the Ricoh Women's British Open.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

Montgomerie leads after first day of Senior Open

Colin Montgomerie declared Bernhard Langer the favorite heading into the U.S. Senior Open.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

Kershaw fires 3-hitter for Dodger win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ended at 41 innings when he gave up a home run to Chase Headley, but the Los Angeles ace pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts to lead the Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Thursday night.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: One win gives Almirola Chase spot

I have been saving this topic. We all have been waiting for this moment to arrive and it finally did at Daytona.


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Greipel wins 6th Tour de France stage in a sprint

Sprint specialist Andre Greipel won a drizzly sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, as crashes again thinned the pack of support riders for rivals hoping to strip Vincenzo Nibali of the yellow jersey.


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

The World Cup's second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show.


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

All-star Scherzer leads Tigers by Dodgers

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched seven impressive innings, outdueling Zack Greinke and helping the short-handed Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday.


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

AP Source: Hornets to sign Hayward to offer sheet

The Charlotte Hornets are going all out to sign restricted free agent Gordon Hayward.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 12:48 PM

MLB-leading A's win sixth straight

Sonny Gray struck out eight to win his third straight decision, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 12:44 PM

Boom wins 5th Tour stage as Froome crashes out

Dutch rider Lars Boom won a chaotic, crash-marred fifth stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday marked by the withdrawal of defending champion Chris Froome after his second fall in two days.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.
Nobody ever expected this.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 02:46 PM

Kittel wins 4th Tour stage as Froome takes a spill

Marcel Kittel sprinted to his third stage victory at the Tour de France on Tuesday, while defending champion Chris Froome had a scare in a crash that scuffed up his left side and wrist before a tough day ahead on cobblestones.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

Baltimore wins with 6 in the 11th

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Davis snapped a lengthy slump with a tiebreaking homer in the 11th inning, part of a six-run uprising that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Washington Nationals 8-2 on Monday night.


Jul. 04, 2014 @ 04:55 AM

Brazil faces upbeat Colombia in World Cup quarters

Brazil and Colombia enter the World Cup quarterfinals with totally different mindsets.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 12:35 PM

Bouchard, 2011 champ Kvitova reach Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open runner-up Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 Thursday to advance to the Wimbledon final against 2011 champion Petra Kvitova.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 11:52 AM

Rays keep streak rolling in the Bronx

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Rodriguez hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning and drove in three runs, helping the streaking Tampa Bay Rays extend their longest winning string this year to five and hand the New York Yankees their season-worst fifth straight loss, 6-3 Wednesday.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Tiger Woods is back, but where is he going?

Tiger Woods back on the golf course is a big deal.


Jul. 02, 2014 @ 11:07 AM

Tigers, Porcello blank Oakland

DETROIT (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched a four-hitter for his second straight shutout, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the Oakland A's on Tuesday night.