Professional Sports

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

Bryant, Fisher lead Lakers to victory in Game 3

June 8, 2010 - 10:01pm

BOSTON (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 29 points and Derek Fisher added 16 to lead Los Angeles to a 91-84 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night and give the Lakers a 2-1 lead in the NBA finals. Bryant had 25 points after three but did not score for the first 10 minutes of the fourth quarter. ...Read more

Allen, Rondo lead Celtics past Lakers, even finals

June 6, 2010 - 9:52pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ray Allen scored 27 of his 32 points in the first half with a record-setting 3-point shooting display, Rajon Rondo completed a triple-double down the stretch and the Boston Celtics evened the NBA finals with a 103-94 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 Sunday night. Allen hit a finals-record eight 3-pointers in a dazzling effort for t ...Read more

Woods hits 3 fans, 72 shots in final round

June 6, 2010 - 9:45pm

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Every time Tiger Woods hits a spectator with a ball, he tries to make it up to them by giving them an autographed golf glove. He was running low on gloves Sunday at the Memorial Tournament. Woods hit fans at the first, second and 15th holes - the first two far left of the fairway, the third to the right. ...Read more

Rose rallies to win the Memorial

June 6, 2010 - 9:42pm

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Justin Rose has won the Memorial by rallying from a four-shot deficit with a flawless final round for his first victory in seven years playing the PGA Tour. It was the second straight year the Memorial winner rallied from four shots behind. ...Read more

Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden dies

June 5, 2010 - 3:51pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden has died. The Wizard of Westwood was 99. The university said Wooden died Friday night of natural causes at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized since May 26. In the history of college basketball, no coach or school has come close to Wooden's 10 NCAA championships. ...Read more

Dodgers end Braves' 9-game winning streak

June 5, 2010 - 3:49pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Loney hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped the Atlanta Braves' nine-game winning streak with a 5-4 victory on Friday night. ...Read more

Johnson ready to get back on track at Pocono

June 5, 2010 - 3:46pm

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson isn't ready to panic despite a recent swoon. The four-time defending NASCAR champion enters Sunday's race at Pocono seventh in the points standings and coming off a crash-filled 37th-place finish in Charlotte last weekend. ...Read more

Divers get a glimpse of safer Watkins Glen circuit

June 1, 2010 - 9:45pm

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Jeff Gordon, Jeff Burton, and Marcos Ambrose have completed the first half of a two-day tire test at Watkins Glen International, which has been altered to improve safety. ...Read more

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