Sports: Professional

Jun. 02, 2015 @ 10:22 AM

MLB: Houston rallies over O's

HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis drove in two runs in a four-run seventh inning and the Houston Astros continued their late-inning magic as they rallied for a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.

Jun. 02, 2015 @ 10:19 AM

Williams tops Stephens; Sharapova out; Djokovic-Nadal on tap

For the third match in a row at the French Open, Serena Williams was oddly out of sorts at the outset and dropped the opening set.

Jun. 02, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

McGowan cards fine finish in Honduras Open

Former O'Neal and North Carolina golfer Michael McGowan carded his first career PGA Tour Latinoamerica top-10 finish, finishing 16-under par and tied for seventh, in the Honduras Open presented by Indura Beach and Golf Resort Sunday in Tela, Honduras.

Jun. 01, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

Johnson makes history with 10th win at Dover

Jimmie Johnson took the congratulatory call from his boss, then flipped the phone for a selfie.

Jun. 01, 2015 @ 09:56 AM

Twice in Texas: Bowditch wins Nelson for 2nd career victory

Steven Bowditch certainly has a Texas trend going in his career. The Australian will stop short of calling it a Tour trend.

Jun. 01, 2015 @ 09:54 AM

Sharapova loses to Safarova at French Open; Federer wins

Defending champion Maria Sharapova's bid for a third French Open title in four years is over.

Jun. 01, 2015 @ 09:52 AM

MLB: Cardinals win after tribute to Oscar Taveras

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Martinez wiped away tears during a pregame tribute to late teammate Oscar Taveras, then pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Sunday.

Jun. 01, 2015 @ 09:50 AM

Ohio homeboys: Superstars LeBron, Curry both born in Akron

Welcome to the Rubber Capital, where car tires first rolled, the Goodyear Blimp took flight and two bouncing baby basketball prodigies were born less than four years apart in the 1980s.

Jun. 01, 2015 @ 09:47 AM

Blackhawks roll into Cup Finals, beating Ducks 5-3 in Game 7

Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks dealt with Game 7 pressure in the same way they've handled just about everything during their incredible seven-year playoff run.

May. 31, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

McGowan stays close to lead in Honduras

Southern Pines native Michael McGowan remained in contention near the top of the leaderboard in the PGA Tour Latinoamerica's Honduras Open in the third round Saturday.

May. 31, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Truex inching closer to breakthrough 1st win of season

Martin Truex Jr. is keeping the car that has led more laps than any other in the series each of the last two races. He'd just like the No. 78 to lead the last one that really counts.

May. 31, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Reddick takes charge late to win Truck Series race at Dover

Tyler Reddick took the lead with seven laps left and held on to win the Camping World Truck Series race Friday night at Dover International Speedway.

May. 30, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

MLB: Colorado gets near no-no, three HRs against Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chad Bettis retired the first 18 batters and took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, Troy Tulowitzki hit two solo homers and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Friday night.

May. 30, 2015 @ 09:58 AM

Pro golf: Walker, Bowditch and Curran share lead at soaked Byron Nelson tournament

NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) — Top-ranked Rory McIlroy missed the cut in his home Irish Open for the third straight year, following his opening 9-over 80 with a 71 at Royal County Down.

May. 30, 2015 @ 09:56 AM

Lightning strike: Tampa Bay beats Rangers, will play for Cup

The only history the Tampa Bay Lightning were interested in was what they would create.

May. 30, 2015 @ 11:39 AM

Hamlin wins the pole at Dover International Speedway

Denny Hamlin was in the clear, in his head and on the track.

May. 29, 2015 @ 11:01 AM

Golf: McIlroy struggles in opening round of Irish Open

NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) — Rory McIlroy shot a season-worst 9-over 80 on Thursday in the Irish Open to fall 13 strokes behind the first-round leaders.

May. 29, 2015 @ 10:58 AM

MLB: Red Sox win in Hamilton's Ranger return

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eduardo Rodriguez threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings to become the youngest Red Sox starter to win in his major league debut on the road since 1967

May. 28, 2015 @ 10:54 AM

Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again.

May. 28, 2015 @ 10:51 AM

MLB: A-Rod tops Gehrig as Yankees beat K.C.

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig's American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.

May. 28, 2015 @ 10:46 AM

Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in West finals

It is really hard to wear out Duncan Keith. He just keeps going and going and going.


May. 28, 2015 @ 10:44 AM

Williams avoids early upset, Nadal advances with ease

Top-ranked Serena Williams avoided an early upset when she rallied from one set down to beat unheralded German Anna-Lena Friedsam 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the second round of the French Open on Thursday.

May. 27, 2015 @ 02:32 PM

Brassard, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Lightning 7-3

Henrik Lundqvist had lots of help in another season-saving performance for the New York Rangers.

May. 27, 2015 @ 11:06 AM

Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks

LeBron James knew what he left behind when he bolted to Miami five years ago.

May. 27, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

MLB: Teixeira knocks in four in 5-1 Yankee win

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira homered and drove in four runs, Adam Warren pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1