Sports: Professional

May. 26, 2015 @ 11:45 PM

'Humbled that swimming got me this far’

Having competed at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Charlotte just last week, 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte was in Raleigh on Saturday for a meet-and-greet with fans as part of a SPEEDO USA promotion at Flip Flop Shops inside Crabtree Valley Mall.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:07 PM

Bulls anticipate Derrick Rose to return this season following knee surgery

The Chicago Bulls can breathe a little easier. They expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 01:27 PM

Florida Panthers acquire Jagr leading into playoff run

Jaromir Jagr hasn't won the Stanley Cup since 1992. The Florida Panthers have never hoisted hockey's holiest grail, chasing it since their inception in 1993.

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.