Professional Sports

Harvick and Keselowski win at Talladega, Miss America overcome

April 27, 2010 - 9:31pm

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has snapped a 115-race winless streak by nipping Jamie McMurray at the finish line at Talladega Superspeedway. It's Harvick's first win since the 2007 season-opening Daytona 500.  McMurray, the winner of this year's Daytona 500, finished second. ...Read more

Patriots choose DL Deaderick from Alabama

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have taken defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick in the seventh round of the NFL draft.

Deaderick was chosen with the 247th overall pick on Saturday.

The Patriots grabbed him with the 40th choice of the round, a compensatory pick, after he made just 23 tackles as a senior. ...Read more

Rams draft Alabama cornerback in 7th round

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Rams have selected Alabama cornerback Marquis Johnson with the first of three seventh-round picks.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Johnson started 10 games for the national champions and had one interception. Johnson was the sixth player Alabama player to be selected. ...Read more

Falcons draft Alabama OG Mike Johnson

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have made first-team All-America offensive guard Mike Johnson of Alabama the last pick of the third round.

Johnson (6-5, 312) completed his career at Alabama by making 41 consecutive starts. He was the last compensatory pick of the third round. ...Read more

Ravens take Alabama DT Cody with 57th overall pick

Terrence Cody Bama ActionOWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens have drafted Alabama defensive tackle Terrence Cody with the 57th overall pick in the NFL draft. ...Read more

With 2nd pick in 2nd round, Chiefs take CB Arenas

Arenas Alabama ActionKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - With their second pick in the secon round of the NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs have taken cornerback Javier Arenas of Alabama. ...Read more

Jackson ready to start for Texans

Kareem Jackson Alabama ActionHOUSTON (AP) - A confident Kareem Jackson sees no reason why he won't be ready to start for the Texans this season. ...Read more

Tebow may still watch NFL draft with family

April 20, 2010 - 7:58pm

Tim Tebow At FloridaNEW YORK (AP) - Tim Tebow doesn't know yet where he plans to watch the NFL draft.

The former Florida quarterback says he is still considering the NFL's offer to be on hand at Radio City Music Hall for the first round Thursday night, but also wants to share the moment with his family. ...Read more

NASCAR doubleheader at Texas postponed by rain

April 18, 2010 - 11:40pm

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Rain has forced NASCAR to postpone its scheduled Sprint Cup and Nationwide doubleheader at Texas Motor Speedway until Monday. ...Read more

Heyward lifts Braves past Rockies, 4-3 in ninth

April 18, 2010 - 11:35pm

ATLANTA (AP) - Rookie Jason Heyward drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 comeback win over the Colorado Rockies on

The Braves rallied in the ninth off Rockies fill-in closer Franklin Morales (0-1), who loaded the bases by giving up a single and two walks. ...Read more

Venable, Blanks lead Padres' 17-2 rout vs. Braves

April 12, 2010 - 9:59pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Will Venable's two-run homer highlighted a 10-run fourth inning and Kyle Blanks homered, doubled and drove in a career-high five runs as the San Diego Padres routed the Atlanta Braves 17-2 in their home opener on Monday. ...Read more

Mickelson wins 3rd green jacket after trying year

April 11, 2010 - 10:13pm

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Phil Mickelson has won his third Masters title, shooting a 5-under 67 to pull away for a three-stroke win over Lee Westwood. ...Read more

Lincecum strikes out 10 as Giants beat Braves 6-3

April 11, 2010 - 10:11pm

Braves LogoSAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum struck out 10 and overcame an early home run, Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run shot and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Sunday night in a game that finally started after a rain delay of 4 hours, 9 minutes. ...Read more

Castroneves wins Indy Grand Prix

April 11, 2010 - 10:08pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Helio Castroneves held off Scott Dixon to win the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on Sunday, coasting to the finish line after coming off caution with two laps to go.

The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner took over in the stretch run when Marco Andretti headed to pit road with seven laps to go. He treated the new IndyCar venue to his trademark "Spiderman" move, climbing a chain link fence in front of the grandstands and pumping his fists to the fans. ...Read more

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