Sports: Professional

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 09:33 PM

Only two 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. 02, 2014 @ 09:28 PM

Bersin follows Richardson's footsteps

Panthers wide receiver Brenton Bersin has something in common with the man writing his paycheck.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

Unbeaten US routs New Zealand 98-71 at worlds

American players paused from their warmups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka, their traditional war dance challenge.

The U.S. response wasn't nearly as interesting. Just pound the ball inside and outmuscle an overmatched opponent.

Anthony Davis had 21 points and nine rebounds, Kenneth Faried added 15 and 11 boards and the U.S. remained unbeaten at the Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

NFL suspends Irsay 6 games, fines him $500,000

The NFL suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season Tuesday and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard just hours after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from an embarrassing March traffic stop.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 12:32 AM

Tar Heels' defense provides spark

An offseason spent pushing the defense to force turnovers paid off in No. 23 North Carolina's season-opening victory.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 12:26 AM

United signs Falcao in another transfer coup

A week after signing Angel Di Maria, Manchester United persuaded striker Radamel Falcao to join the faltering club in European football's most eye-catching switch as the summer transfer window closed.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers combine to no-hit Braves

On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter.

Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined on the season's fourth no-hitter, blanking the Atlanta Braves 7-0 Monday and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate.

It was all the more unusual in that Hamels left the game with his bid intact after six innings. He seemed fine with the decision, too, having already thrown 108 pitches at a hot afternoon at Turner Field.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 01:41 AM

Angels complete sweep of Athletics

Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, rookie Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels finished off a four-game sweep, beating the Oakland Athletics 8-1 Sunday.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 01:32 AM

Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 09:32 PM

Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova in US Open quarters

Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.