Professional Sports

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

Newman makes late charge to win at Phoenix

April 10, 2010 - 10:12pm

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Ryan Newman broke a 77-race Sprint Cup winless streak Saturday night at Phoenix International Raceway, taking the lead after a late caution and holding off Jeff Gordon in a two-lap shootout. ...Read more

Lefty electrifies Masters with eagle-eagle-birdie

April 10, 2010 - 10:07pm

Masters LogoAUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Lee Westwood is the leader going to the final round of the Masters after shooting a 4-under 68. That leaves him one stroke ahead of Phil Mickelson. ...Read more

Woods positioned for weekend charge

April 9, 2010 - 9:56pm

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - "It feels good to be back in contention." That was the reaction of Tiger Woods, who is two shots off the lead at the midway point of the Masters.  With the Augusta National course playing tougher, the four-time champion carded a 2-under 70. ...Read more

Favre welcomes grandchild to family

April 6, 2010 - 8:05pm

Brett Favre in Vikings Uniform MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings may have finally found their quarterback of the future: Brett Favre is now a grandfather.  His 21-year-old daughter, Brittany, has given birth to a boy - Parker Brett. The little gunslinger weighs in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces. ...Read more

Woods' return comes during telecast

April 6, 2010 - 8:00pm

Tiger Woods GenericAUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Tiger Woods' return to golf at the Masters will be in the middle of ESPN's live coverage. Woods tees off Thursday at 1:42 p.m. with K.J. Choi of South Korea and Matt Kuchar, who went to Georgia Tech. ...Read more

AP source: Ryans stays with Texans

March 30, 2010 - 7:47pm

Demeco Ryans with TexasHOUSTON (AP) - A Houston Texans official tells The Associated Press that star middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans has agreed to a six-year contract to remain with the team.  The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has yet to make an official announcement.  Ryans was the 2 ...Read more

Hamlin Surges to Victory at Martinsville

March 29, 2010 - 3:38pm

Nascar Logo (Generic)Denny Hamlin has won the rain-delayed NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway, surging to the front in a wild finish after a blunder.  This was Hamlin's second straight victory and it came on the shortest, oldest track in the Sprint Cup Series. ...Read more

Woods Will Talk

March 25, 2010 - 3:50pm

He will talk before he plays. Tiger Woods says he will hold a news conference a few days before he takes to the course at the Masters. The question-and-answer with reporters is set for Monday, April 5, according to a schedule put out by Augusta National.  It will be his first press conference where he will take questions in nearly five months. ...Read more

Tiger Woods Interview

March 22, 2010 - 1:53pm

tigerTiger Woods admits that the four months of nearly non-stop public ridicule has hurt. But he tells the Golf Channel that he brought it upon himself. He spoke of what he calls his"disgusting behavior" in that five-minuteinterview and another with ESPN. ...Read more

Tiger Woods Returns

March 22, 2010 - 1:17pm

tiger woods golfTiger Woods will return to golf at the Masters next month.  In a statement Tuesday, Woods said he will play at Augusta National after a four-month hiatus because of a sex scandal.  The Masters begins on April 8.  Woods says that while he's returning to competition, he still has a lot of work to do in his personal life. ...Read more

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