Sports: Professional

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.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 09:20 PM

Back-to-back 65s put Slocum, Langley on top

Heath Slocum and Scott Langley each shot 5-under 65 for the second straight day Friday to share the lead at 10-under 130.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 09:17 PM

Numbers don't lie; risks are increasing

Risk-taking and counterattacks are the new fashion.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 09:16 PM

Gordon tops 206 mph to win Michigan pole

The numbers keep climbing — and this time the rise was anything but gradual.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

Rose's new beginning starts right at home

For Derrick Rose, it is a new beginning. And it starts on his home court.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 03:47 PM

Villegas opens with 63 to lead Wyndham's low-scoring round

After opening with a 7-under 63 on Thursday, Camilo Villegas hopes to keep it going during the second round of the final event before the PGA Tour playoffs.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

Embattled NASCAR driver skipping race

Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.