Professional Sports

Konerko HR lifts White Sox over Braves

June 24, 2010 - 10:54pm

CHICAGO (AP) - Paul Konerko homered with two outs in the eighth inning Thursday, lifting the Chicago White Sox to their ninth straight victory, 2-0 over the Atlanta Braves. Gavin Floyd, J.J. Putz and Bobby Jenks combined on a two-hitter for the White Sox, who have their longest winning streak since 2006 and have won 13 of their last 14 games. ...Read more

US moves on to 2nd round

June 23, 2010 - 10:33pm
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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Landon Donovan scored in the first minute of stoppage time off a rebound, advancing the United States to the second round at the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Algeria. With the U.S. perhaps three minutes from elimination, Jozy Altidore was stopped on a breakaway by goalkeeper Rais Bolihi. Donovan hustled in and kicked in the rebound to win Group C Wednesday.

Quentin, Buehrle lead White Sox to 8th straight

June 23, 2010 - 10:30pm

CHICAGO (AP) - Carlos Quentin homered twice off Tim Hudson, and Mark Buehrle pitched out of numerous jams Wednesday night as the Chicago White Sox extended their winning streak to eight games with a 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves. The White Sox have won 12 of 13 to move within 3½ games of AL Central-leading Minnesota. Just two weeks ago, they were 9½ games back. Despite allowing nine hits in six innings, Buehrle earned his major league-record 23rd interleague victory. Buehrle (6-6) is 9-0 with a 1.73 ERA in his last 12 starts against NL teams. ...Read more

Marathon Wimbledon match suspended at 59-59 in 5th

June 23, 2010 - 10:29pm

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - The longest match in tennis history has been suspended for darkness at 59-59 in the fifth set at Wimbledon.  The first-round match between 23rd-seeded John Isner of Tampa, Fla., and qualifier Nicolas Mahut of France was halted at dusk Wednesday. ...Read more

Strasburg: 9 Ks, no support as Royals top Nats 1-0

June 23, 2010 - 10:26pm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stephen Strasburg showed off his high heat in the high humidity of a sweaty summer afternoon, setting yet another strikeout record. He also suffered his first major league defeat. ...Read more

White Sox rout Atlanta's Hanson

June 22, 2010 - 9:53pm

CHICAGO (AP) - John Danks settled down after a shaky start to outpitch a Tommy Hanson as the Chicago White Sox won their seventh straight game, 9-6 over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. In snapping Atlanta's five-game winning streak, the White Sox won for the 11th time in 12 games. ...Read more

Federer roars back to win

June 21, 2010 - 10:26pm

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Six-time champion Roger Federer escaped a monumental first-round upset at Wimbledon, overcoming a two-set deficit to beat Alejandro Falla 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-0. Federer, who has reached the tournament final each of the past seven years, barely survived the ceremonial opening match on Centre Court as defending champion. ...Read more

NASCAR to offer July 3 race at Daytona in 3-D

June 21, 2010 - 10:21pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR is teaming up with TNT and DirecTV to give fans a new perspective during the circuit's July visit to Daytona. The 400-mile Cup race at the massive 2.5-mile oval on July 3 will be the first-ever broadcast in 3-D. ...Read more

Johnson wins at Sonoma after Ambrose's late gaffe

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson has grabbed his first career road course victory after Marcos Ambrose made a late mistake to lose the race at Infineon Raceway. Ambrose had his first Sprint Cup Series victory in sight Sunday when a caution with nine laps remaining delayed what seemed to be an inevitable win. ...Read more

McDowell holds on, wins US Open

June 20, 2010 - 9:47pm

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland has won the U.S. Open, holding off France's Gregory Havret to become the first European to win America's national championship since 1970. McDowell shot a 3-over 74 on a difficult Sunday at Pebble Beach to finish at even-par 284 for the tournament and win by one. ...Read more

Hinske's 2-run double leads Braves over Royals 8-5

June 20, 2010 - 9:44pm

ATLANTA (AP) - Eric Hinske's two-run double broke an eighth-inning tie and Chipper Jones had three RBIs to help the Atlanta Braves win their fifth straight game, 8-5 over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Melky Cabrera added an RBI single in the eighth off Blake Wood (0-1) for the Braves, who improved to 24-7 at home. ...Read more

Kahne takes pole at Sonoma

June 18, 2010 - 9:53pm

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Kasey Kahne has won the pole at Infineon Raceway by knocking four-time series champion Jimmie Johnson from the top spot. Kahne will be attempting to defend last year's victory in Sunday's race on the road course. He turned a lap of 93.893 mph around the 10-turn winding course. ...Read more

Mickelson figures out Pebble, moves into 2nd place

June 18, 2010 - 9:51pm

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Phil Mickelson has finished a round of 5-under-par 66 at Pebble Beach to climb within two shots of the lead at the halfway point of the U.S. Open. In search of the second leg of the Grand Slam, Mickelson birdied five holes on the front nine Friday and finished the day at 1-under 141 - two shots behind leader Graeme McDowell. ...Read more

Lowe has 2 RBIs, wins 3rd straight home start

June 18, 2010 - 9:48pm

ATLANTA (AP) - Chipper Jones and pitcher Derek Lowe each drove in two runs and Lowe won his third straight start at home in the Atlanta Braves' 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. The Braves, winners of three straight and five of six overall, improved to 22-7 at Turner Field. Atlanta has won 12 of its last 13 at home. ...Read more

Nelson and Rutledge Highlight UA's Draft Picks

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Junior right-handed pitcher Jimmy Nelson and junior shortstop Josh Rutledge highlighted Alabama's 2010 Major League Draft picks in day two of the first-year player draft on Tuesday.  ...Read more

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