Sports: Professional

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:15 AM

Giants ease past Royals 7-1 in Series opener

Win or lose, Jake Peavy is a treat to watch when he pitches.

He scowls, he shouts, he grimaces, he grins. Never hard to tell how things are going for him.

And depending how he does for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night against Kansas City rookie Yordano Ventura, this World Series could quickly shape up as an even match or a mismatch.

Madison Bumgarner, who shows virtually no emotion on the mound, got the Giants off to a terrific start in Game 1. Given an early cushion by Hunter Pence's home run, the man called MadBum by his teammates carried a shutout into the seventh inning and beat the Royals 7-1 Tuesday night.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 11:43 PM

Hornets aspire to take the next step

New name. New uniforms. And, most importantly, newfound confidence.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 11:27 PM

Wozniacki defeats Sharapova at WTA Finals

Caroline Wozniacki credited her training for next month's New York Marathon as a key factor in her victory over Maria Sharapova in a grueling three-set match in the WTA Finals on Tuesday.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

Panthers defense looking to fix errors

Linebacker Thomas Davis takes little solace in the fact the Panthers are still alone in first place in the NFC South.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 10:56 PM

Keselowski's title hopes still intact at Talladega

Brad Keselowski packed a punch on the track, the only place that mattered after a controversial week.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 11:00 PM

Manning breaks Favre's touchdown record

Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's NFL record for touchdown passes with No. 509. He didn't stop there, either.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 08:04 PM

Improbable run to the World Series for Royals, fans

The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 09:24 PM

Percy Harvin traded to New York Jets

The New York Jets announced Saturday they have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional draft pick.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 12:07 AM

Giants return to World Series

Travis Ishikawa hit the first homer to end an NL Championship Series, a three-run shot that sent the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 on Thursday night.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 12:17 AM

Brady, Patriots edge Jets 27-25

Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes to lead the New England Patriots to a 27-25 victory over the New York Jets that came down to the last play.