Sports: Professional

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Nadal withdraws from US Open

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 11:57 PM

Newton, Stewart lead Panthers past Chiefs, 28-16

Cam Newton made a successful return following ankle surgery, Jonathan Stewart ran for two touchdowns and the Carolina Panthers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 28-16 on Sunday night.

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 11:54 PM

Lucroy powers Brewers over Dodgers 7-2

Jonathan Lucroy tied a season high with five RBIs, including his first home run in more than three weeks, and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 7-2 victory on Sunday.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 01:11 PM

Gordon races to first win at Michigan since 2001

It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan — which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.

One of those droughts is finally over. Can the 43-year-old driver end the other as well?

"Certainly things are going well — there's no doubt about that," Gordon said. "I'm as shocked as anybody else."

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 10:04 PM

Villegas claims 1-stroke win at Wyndham

When Camilo Villegas finished his final round in the Wyndham Championship, he was hoping to get into a playoff.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 11:58 PM

Giants rally late to get past Colts 27-26

Ryan Nassib led the New York Giants to two touchdowns in the final four minutes, completing a huge fourth-quarter comeback with a 27-26 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 11:51 PM

Rose hears cheers as US beats Brazil 95-78

Derrick Rose heard the cheers and showed some of his old explosiveness, fellow Chicago product Anthony Davis scored 20 points, and the U.S. beat Brazil 95-78 on Saturday night in a tuneup for the World Cup of Basketball.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 11:45 PM

Nick Watney takes 1-stroke lead at Wyndham

Not many players birdied the tricky final hole at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 06:46 PM

Chris Buescher wins Nationwide race at Mid-Ohio

Chris Buescher took the lead on the 68th of 90 laps and held off Regan Smith and Brian Scott to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 07:30 AM

Once 18 under .500, Tampa Bay climbs even at 61-61

Now that they're back at the break-even point, the Tampa Bay Rays want to keep going and going.

Alex Cobb pitched neatly into the eighth inning and the Rays became just the fourth team in major league history to reach .500 after falling 18 games under in the same season, beating the New York Yankees 5-0 Friday night.

The Rays won their third in a row and sent New York to its fifth straight loss.

Tampa Bay also accomplished the comeback feat in 2004 when known as the Devil Rays. The 1899 Louisville Colonels and 2006 Florida Marlins have also gotten back . 500 after dropping 18 under.

The Rays, now 61-61, were 24-42 on June 10. They are trying to become the first club to finish with a winning record after being so far under.

Cobb (8-6) gave up six hits, striking out eight and walking one. He improved 4-0 in six career home starts against the Yankees.