Sports: Professional

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 07:33 PM

Royals return to playoffs in dramatic fashion

It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason — nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball’s backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 07:41 PM

Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

Michael Phelps' comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool.

The Olympic champion was arrested for the second time on DUI charges early Tuesday in his hometown of Baltimore, another embarrassment for a swimmer who came out of retirement this year with his sights set on competing at the Rio Games.


Sep. 29, 2014 @ 07:52 PM

Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons

The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday, saying it was time for a new voice after his 13-season tenure concluded with at least 92 losses in each of the last four years.


Sep. 29, 2014 @ 07:29 PM

Stewart never considered retiring after Ward death

Tony Stewart said Monday he never considered retiring from racing following the death of Kevin Ward Jr.

The three-time NASCAR champion talked with reporters Monday at his first news conference since a grand jury decided last week not to charge him in Ward's death. The 20-year-old driver was struck and killed by Stewart's car during a sprint car race in upstate New York on Aug. 9.


Sep. 28, 2014 @ 10:49 PM

Smith leads the way as Ravens beat Panthers 38-10

The most surprising aspect of Steve Smith's performance against the Carolina Panthers was that it didn't include taunts or bluster.

Smith opted to punish the Panthers through his play on the field, and by the end of the afternoon the 35-year-old receiver had made a definitive statement.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

Friday at Ryder Cup: Europe ends day up 5-3

Europe dominated the afternoon foursomes to grab a 5-3 lead after the first day of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

Jeter's farewell in Yankee Stadium memorable

Derek Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, the latest — and perhaps last — storybook moment of his charmed and illustrious career, to give New York a 6-5 victory Thursday night over the Baltimore Orioles.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 01:18 PM

Stewart may be done with sprint cars

In the wake of the death of Kevin Ward Jr., Tony Stewart is unsure if he will ever race a sprint car again.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 01:53 PM

NFL security leader says video unseen before Sept. 8

The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April, a law enforcement official says.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 01:01 PM

Redskins hammed by New York, 45-14

The New York Giants caught 32 passes. Twenty-eight were thrown by Eli Manning, and four came from the arm of Kirk Cousins.