Sports: Professional

Apr. 07, 2014 @ 01:08 AM

Rain postpones NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway

On a day when the weather was more suitable for ducks than racing, the Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway became NASCAR's first rainout of the season.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 12:59 AM

Dempsey hat trick helps Sounders salvage draw in Portland

Clint Dempsey scored a hat trick, including two goals in the final five minutes as the Seattle Sounders staged a furious late rally to draw 4-4 with the rival Portland Timbers on Saturday.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 12:44 AM

Braves rally past Strasburg and Nats for 6-2 win

Julio Teheran allowed two runs in seven solid innings and had two hits, and Atlanta knocked out Stephen Strasburg in the fifth inning, as the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Saturday night.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 12:33 AM

Bobcats clinch second playoff berth in franchise history

No one will fault the Charlotte Bobcats for taking a moment to savor their second postseason appearance in franchise history.


Apr. 05, 2014 @ 12:37 AM

Chris Johnson done in Tennessee

The CJ2K era is over in Tennessee, just the latest step by the Titans in their franchise makeover.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 11:12 PM

Braves, Nationals renew NL East rivalry

Bryce Harper’s Washington Nationals and Jason Heyward’s Atlanta Braves won the past two NL East titles, and they’ll get the division race started early this season.Half of each team’s first 12 games come against the other, beginning Friday with Washington’s home opener.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 03:22 AM

Green makes U.S. debut in 2-2 draw with Mexico

Mexico rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit to earn a 2-2 draw with the United States in an exhibition match Wednesday night.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 11:05 PM

Bayern-Man United, Barcelona-Atletico both 1-1

After an entertaining 1-1 tie at home against defending champion Bayern Munich, Manchester United believes it can reach the Champions League semifinals.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 03:33 PM

AP Source: Ex-Eagles WR Jackson to visit Redskins

A person familiar with the situation says three-time Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson planned to visit the Washington Redskins on Monday night and Tuesday.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 12:28 AM

Opening Day Roundup: Smashing debut for Cruz

Nelson Cruz celebrated his Baltimore debut by hitting a tiebreaking homer in the seventh off Jon Lester (0-1), sending World Series champion Boston to an opening loss.