Professional Sports

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

Atlanta surges past Phils into first in NL

June 1, 2010 - 1:38am

ATLANTA (AP) - Chipper Jones and Troy Glaus homered to back a strong start by Tommy Hanson and help the Atlanta Braves move into first place in the National League East with a 9-3 victory Monday over the slumping Philadelphia Phillies. The Braves, winners of six straight, are one-half game ahead of Philadelphia, which has dropped two straight and nine of 13. I ...Read more

Marlins selling tickets to Halladay's perfect game

June 1, 2010 - 1:36am

Roy Halladay Perfect GameMIAMI (AP) - Here's a chance to buy tickets to a guaranteed perfect game - the one Roy Halladay already threw. ...Read more

Busch wins Coca-Cola 600 to sweep Charlotte races

May 30, 2010 - 11:24pm

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Kurt Busch has won the Coca-Cola 600 to sweep the two weeks of racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch won last weekend's $1 million All-Star race to roll into NASCAR's longest race of the year with a ton of momentum. ...Read more

Dario Franchitti wins the Indy 500

May 30, 2010 - 11:20pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dario Franchitti has won the Indianapolis 500, beating Dan Wheldon to help Chip Ganassi become the first car owner to win at Indy and the Daytona 500 in the same year. Franchitti's victory Sunday was his second at the Indy 500 in four years and denied Helio Castroneves a chance to become the fourth driver to win a record four times at the Brickyard. Castroneves was running in the top 3 until he stalled coming out of a pit stop on the 145th lap. He finished ninth, as none of Roger Penske's drivers came across in the top seven. ...Read more

Zach Johnson adds plaid jacket with Colonial win

May 30, 2010 - 11:17pm

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Zach Johnson now has a plaid jacket to go along with his green one. Johnson shot a closing 6-under 64 Sunday in the final round of the Colonial, winning at Hogan's Alley with a tournament-record score of 21-under 259. The 2007 Masters champion finished three strokes ahead of Brian Davis, who had a closing 68. ...Read more

Tuned In: Flyers, Hawks bring viewers to TV sets

May 30, 2010 - 11:15pm

NEW YORK (AP) - The Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks are already a television hit in the Stanley Cup finals. Chicago's stirring 6-5 victory Saturday night in Game 1 produced the best o vernight rating for a hockey finals opener in 11 years. The game on NBC garnered a 2.8 overnight rating and 6 share, the best numbers since 1999 when Buffalo and Dallas produced a rating of 3.7 on FOX. Saturday night's rating was 12 percent higher than last year's opener between Detroit and Pittsburgh. ...Read more

Baseball Buddies

May 26, 2010 - 8:11pm
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Former Alabama baseball teammates Emeel Salem and Greg Paiml are now both playing professional baseball in the Double-A Southern League.  Salem with the Tampa Bay Rays affilate Montgomery Biscuits and Paiml with the Chicago White Sox Double-A affilate Birmingham Barons. WVUA Sports Correspondent Alex Corddry has more on these baseball buddies who have known each other since they were kids.

Sanchez, Ross help Marlins beat Braves 6-4

May 25, 2010 - 8:21pm

MIAMI (AP) - Anibal Sanchez allowed two runs and five hits while pitching into the seventh inning, Cody Ross hit a two-run double in the eighth and the Florida Marlins extended Kenshin Kawakami's season of woe by beating the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Tuesday night. ...Read more

Brrr! Outdoors Super Bowl coming to NJ in 2014

May 25, 2010 - 8:06pm

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Break out the parkas! The 2014 Super Bowl will be held in New Jersey and it won't be indoors. NFL owners have voted to put the championship game in the new $1.6 billion Meadowlands stadium that's about to become home to the New York Jets and Giants. It does not have a roof and it will be February. ...Read more

Stoudemire's 42 lead Phoenix past Lakers, 118-109

May 24, 2010 - 12:06am

PHOENIX (AP) - Amare Stoudemire answered his critics with an exclamation point, and there will be no sweep in the Western Conference finals. ...Read more

Day wins Nelson, teenager Spieth ties for 16th

May 24, 2010 - 12:01am

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Jason Day nearly dropped out of the Byron Nelson Championship before it began. He wound up winning the tournament - even though most folks likely will remember Jordan
Spieth as the big winner. ...Read more

Hall of Fame induction emotional for France family

May 23, 2010 - 11:40pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Brian France spent years formulating plans to build the NASCAR Hall of Fame and holding its first induction ceremony.
   
It still didn't prepare the NASCAR chairman for the emotions he felt on Sunday. ...Read more

Woods says neck injury not related to crash

May 23, 2010 - 10:42pm

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) - Tiger Woods says there is "no connection" between the neck pain that forced him to withdraw from The Players Championship and his Nov. 27 car accident.
   
Woods says during a news conference Monday that his neck started bothering him in the weeks leading up to the Masters, his first competition in five months. ...Read more

Cardinals beat Braves 5-4

April 27, 2010 - 10:13pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Chris Carpenter won on his 35th birthday and Yadier Molina had the go-ahead hit for the second straight game in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-4 victory over the sagging Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. ...Read more

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