Sports: Professional

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 04:38 PM

Djokovic cruises into Aussie Open semis

It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 04:53 PM

Kraft defends team, aspires for NFL apology

The New England Patriots came out swinging upon their arrival at the Super Bowl.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83

Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope.

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

Federer upset in third round at Aussie Open

Roger Federer is out of the Australian Open, his chances of reaching a 12th consecutive semifinal at Melbourne Park erased in a shocking third-round loss to Andreas Seppi on Friday.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

Djokovic, Williams roll in first round at Melbourne

As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 02:02 PM

Colts' McNary placed on commissioner's exempt list

The Indianapolis Colts put Josh McNary on the commissioner's exempt list Thursday, less than 24 hours after prosecutors charged the backup linebacker with rape, criminal confinement with bodily injury and battery resulting in bodily injury.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 01:28 PM

Ginobili, Spurs put an end to Hornets' 5-game win streak

Manu Ginobili said he needed a game like this.

Jan. 13, 2015 @ 05:08 PM

Musician: Busch's ex-girlfriend seeked revenge

A friend who counseled NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend amid the couple's breakup last year testified Tuesday that Patricia Driscoll initially was brokenhearted but later set out for revenge.

Jan. 13, 2015 @ 04:57 PM

Gettleman reflects on season; states Panthers are emerging from salary cap troubles

General manager Dave Gettleman said the Carolina Panthers are finally emerging from two years of being strapped under the NFL salary cap, and could be bigger players in free agency this offseason.

Jan. 09, 2015 @ 04:04 PM

Finalists named for Pro Football Hall of Fame

First-year candidates Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Orlando Pace are among 18 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.