Professional Sports

Halladay earns 20th win for Phillies

September 21, 2010 - 10:00pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Roy Halladay became Philadelphia's first 20-game winner in 28 years, Jayson Werth hit a three-run homer and the Phillies increased their lead in the NL East to five games with their ninth straight win, 5-3 over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. ...Read more

Charlotte to build world's largest video board

September 21, 2010 - 9:57pm

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte Motor Speedway plans to install the world's largest HD video board in time for next year's Coca-Cola 600. The screen will be 200 feet wide, 80 feet tall and weigh more than 165,000 pounds. That size will make it larger than the $40 million screen at Cowboys Stadium in Texas, which is currently billed as the world's largest. ...Read more

AP Source: Torrance collapses, hospitalized

August 20, 2010 - 8:39pm

A person familiar with the situation says former Alabama standout point guard Mikhail Torrance collapsed after a workout in Bradenton, Fla. on Friday and is hospitalized in critical condition. ...Read more

Harvick passes Hamlin, holds on to win at Michigan

August 15, 2010 - 10:15pm

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Kevin Harvick passed Denny Hamlin with 11 laps to go, then held on to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Michigan International Speedway. Harvick's No. 29 team gambled by staying on the track instead of making a pit stop during a late caution. It paid off with a momentum-building victory Sunday for the series points leader. ...Read more

Kaymer wins PGA in playoff; Johnson out on penalty

August 15, 2010 - 10:13pm

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Martin Kaymer has won the PGA Championship in a three-hole playoff that did not include Dustin Johnson, who was penalized two strokes for grounding his club in a bunker on the last hole. ...Read more

Francoeur, Mets rally to beat Braves 3-2

August 3, 2010 - 8:29pm

ATLANTA (AP) - Jeff Francoeur hit a go-ahead solo home run in the ninth inning off Braves closer Billy Wagner and the New York Mets snapped a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday night. The Braves have lost three of four and now lead second-place Philadelphia, a 6-1 winner at Florida, by two games in the NL East. ...Read more

Favre tells Vikings he will retire

August 3, 2010 - 8:21pm

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota Vikings player says Brett Favre has texted his teammates and told them he plans to retire. Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe said he learned of the messages by talking to several teammates on Tuesday. He said he had not received any direct messages from Favre. ...Read more

Biffle wins Pocono

August 2, 2010 - 1:52pm

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Greg Biffle has won an often-delayed NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway to snap a 64-race winless streak and take the checkered flag for injured owner Jack Roush. Biffle hadn't won since he took the first two races in the 2008 Chase for the Cup championship. ...Read more

Stewart takes Pocono poles

July 30, 2010 - 10:00pm

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Tony Stewart likes to start up front at Pocono Raceway. Stewart had a lap Friday at 171.393 mph to top of the field for Sunday's Pennsylvania 500. He was awarded the pole in two of his previous three starts at Pocono after rainouts washed out qualifying. This time, Stewart sped his way to the top. ...Read more

Tim Tebow gets head-start on training camp

July 30, 2010 - 9:57pm

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Tim Tebow is working out with the Denverv Broncos for the first time since signing his contract. The two-time national champion from Florida who was selected in the first round of the NFL draft in April is getting in an hour's worth of field work with other rookies before the veterans report Saturday. The first full-squad workout is Sunday. ...Read more

Ravens' Cody flunks conditioning test

July 27, 2010 - 10:56am

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) - Baltimore Ravens second-round draft pick Terrence Cody has failed his conditioning test and was not permitted to participate in the team's first training camp practice. The 360-pound defensive tackle out of Alabama signed a three-year contract Monday and arrived at McDaniel College eager to launch his NFL career. ...Read more

Hot-hitting Diaz leads Braves past Padres, 4-1

July 20, 2010 - 8:38pm

ATLANTA (AP) - Matt Diaz homered in his third straight game, Jair Jurrjens gave up only one run in seven innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 on Tuesday night in a matchup of first-place teams. ...Read more

Cubs manager Piniella retiring after season

July 20, 2010 - 8:36pm

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella is going to retire at the end of the season. Piniella announced his decision Tuesday before a game against the Astros. The 66-year-old manager says he is looking forward to spending more time with his family. ...Read more

Baseball figures remember Steinbrenner as someone driven to win

July 13, 2010 - 7:12pm

NEW YORK (AP) - Even some of the many who clashed with George Steinbrenner over the years say they'll miss the legendary New York Yankees owner. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is one of them. He says Steinbrenner was as much a New York Yankee as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. ...Read more

Yankees owner Steinbrenner is dead

July 13, 2010 - 7:09pm

NEW YORK (AP) - The man who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire -- through a combination of bluster and big bucks -- has died. George Steinbrenner was 80 years old. ...Read more

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