Sports: Professional

Oct. 12, 2014 @ 12:42 AM

Bumgarner tames Cardinals, Giants take NLCS lead

Madison Bumgarner once again put the San Francisco Giants on the road to a playoff victory.

Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Giants combined just enough hitting with a couple of defensive flubs by St. Louis to beat the Cardinals 3-0 Saturday night in the NL Championship Series opener.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 07:46 PM

Rivera: Newton will get new contract 'in due time'

Coach Ron Rivera said the Panthers remain committed to Cam Newton as their long-term quarterback, even though they’ve not yet signed the former No. 1 overall draft pick to a long-term contract extension.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

Adrian Peterson is hoping to go to trial as soon as possible. Whether the star running back for the Minnesota Vikings returns to the playing field any time soon is another question entirely.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 09:55 PM

Peterson case prompts dialogue about spanking

Yes, Adrian Peterson said, the allegation that he struck his young son with a branch is true. No, he does not believe he committed a crime.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 09:48 PM

Phelps suspended for 6 months after DUI arrest

Michael Phelps' comeback took a major hit on Monday, with USA Swimming suspending the 18-time Olympic champion for six months and forcing him to withdraw from next year's world championships.


Oct. 06, 2014 @ 09:53 PM

Panthers defense returns to form in win over Bears

The Carolina Panthers' defense rediscovered its swagger on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 07:09 PM

Kemp's HR lifts Dodgers over Cards, NLDS tied at 1

Matt Kemp skipped down the first base line, watching his drive fly while calling out to the ball, trying to coax it to stay fair.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

Belt HR in 18th, Giants beat Nats, lead NLDS 2-0

Brandon Belt, Yusmeiro Petit and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, never give up, and win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes — or how long.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

Fredi Gonzalez staying as Braves manager

Fredi Gonzalez figured it would be a while before he learned his future with the Atlanta Braves.

Instead, the word came quickly — he’ll be the manager next year.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 08:07 PM

Newton: Doctors 'downplayed' length of ankle rehab

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton never expected he’d still be dealing with pain in his left ankle more than six months after surgery.