Sports: Professional

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 08:13 PM

Kevin Harvick close to capturing first NASCAR championship

Long after the checkered flag fell at Phoenix last weekend, where Kevin Harvick's win earned him his first real shot at a NASCAR championship, he found a surprise visitor waiting in his motorhome.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 11:21 PM

Rivera states Newton is fine

Panthers coach Ron Rivera walked into his news conference Tuesday and, before taking any questions, looked directly at reporters and said "No, he's not injured."

Nov. 11, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

DA not filing charges against 49ers' Ray McDonald

Ray McDonald can continue playing for the San Francisco 49ers without the burden of a domestic violence case that has followed him all season.

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 10:19 PM

Stephenson's buzzer-beater 3 carries Hornets past Hawks in 2OT

With 2.7 seconds left in the second overtime and the game tied, an exhausted Lance Stephenson looked at Steve Clifford and said, "C'mon Coach, draw me up a play."

Nov. 06, 2014 @ 11:01 PM

Panthers need Newton to rebound versus Eagles

Panthers coach Ron Rivera hopes the return of two starting offensive linemen will give Cam Newton more time to make plays in the passing game.

Nov. 05, 2014 @ 09:41 PM

Griner OK following knife attack in China

WNBA star Brittney Griner felt fortunate to be OK after getting cut on the elbow in a knife attack in China.

Nov. 05, 2014 @ 09:02 PM

Rodriguez acknowledged steroids use to DEA

A lawyer for the University of Miami's former pitching coach said Wednesday that Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal investigators he used steroids supplied by the owner of a now-closed South Florida clinic.

Nov. 05, 2014 @ 08:56 PM

Hendrick set to pay crew members fines

Hendrick Motorsports will pay the $185,000 in fines levied against six crew members for their role in a post-race fight at Texas between Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski.

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Vikings' Peterson reaches plea agreement, avoids jail

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson avoided jail Tuesday by reaching a deal with Texas prosecutors to resolve a child abuse case that revived a national debate about corporal punishment.

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Rodriguez paid cousin to be silent

The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez gave his cousin nearly $1 million last year to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs.