Pro Sports

Atlanta Hawks retain Danny Ferry despite calls for resignation

Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin said Tuesday he is sticking with Danny Ferry even though the team's new majority owner wants the general manager to be fired.

Buffalo Sabres owner purchases Bills, keeps team in city

News of Teddy and Kim Pegulas' pending purchase was celebrated across the city. One fan was so emotional that he began crying while discussing what the Pegulas purchase meant to him on Buffalo's WGR-Radio.

Cardinals extend surge, beat Reds 5-0

St. Louis has won 9-of-10, going from two games out to a season-high 4 1/2 games up in the National League Central.

Cilic tops Nishikori at US Open for 1st Slam title

Croatia's Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Japan's Kei Nishikori on Monday, using 17 aces — including four in one game — and the same powerful groundstrokes that helped him eliminate Roger Federer in the semifinals.

Tigers close gap to one game with win over Royals

Torii Hunter had two of his three hits in a six-run third inning and Detroit beat Kansas City 9-5 Monday for the Tigers' 9,000th win in franchise history.

Jeff Fisher quashes rumors he benched Shaun Hill

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Monday that quarterback Shaun Hill remains his starter over untested Austin Davis. 

Derrick Johnson, Mike DeVito to miss rest of Chiefs season

Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson and starting defensive tackle Mike DeVito will miss the remainder of the Kansas City Chiefs' season after MRI exams confirmed that both players ruptured their right Achilles tendons in Sunday's loss to Tennessee.

Serena Williams not yet thinking about 22 Grand Slam titles

Williams won her 18th piece of Grand Slam singles hardware Sunday, matching Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. The Open-era record is 22 titles by Steffi Graf.

Civil rights leaders to meet with Atlanta Hawks officials

Hawks officials agreed Monday to meet with civil rights leaders after a team owner disclosed that he wrote a racially charged email theorizing that black fans kept white fans away.

Ravens cut Ray Rice after release of video

Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.

Locker leads Titans to 26-10 win over Chiefs

Tennessee Titans player Jake Locker picked apart a Kansas City defense that lost Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson and starting defensive tackle Mike DeVito to Achilles injuries.


Royals spoil Jeter's day with 2-0 win over Yankees

Ventura pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the AL Central leaders beat the Yankees 2-0 Sunday on a pair of unearned runs for their second shutout in the three-game series.

UPDATE: Wainwright, Cardinals beat up Brewers 9-1

The Cardinals took three of four in the series at Miller Park to open a five-game lead on Milwaukee.

Serena Williams wins 3rd U.S. Open in row, 18th Slam

Williams earned $4 million, a record in tennis — $3 million for the title, plus a $1 million bonus for having had the best results during the North American summer hard-court circuit.

Patterson shines, Vikings whip Rams 34-6

The Rams handled Adrian Peterson, limiting the All-Pro to 75 yards on 21 carries. They had zero luck with Cordarrelle Patterson, who had three touchdowns rushing as a rookie.

Adams, Taveras help Cardinals beat Brewers 5-3

Matt Adams and Oscar Taveras homered, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Saturday night to open a four-game lead in the NL Central.

Danny Duffy out 1 pitch into Royals' 6-2 loss to Yankees

Duffy became the first starting pitcher in the Royals' 46-season history to leave a game without completing at least one batter. The last Royals starter to exit without recording an out had been Rick Reed on July 22, 1992.

Gennett, Fiers help Brewers beat Cardinals, 6-2

Scooter Gennett drove in three runs and Fiers pitched into the seventh inning to lead Milwaukee past St. Louis 6-2 Friday night, snapping the Brewers' nine-game losing streak and trimming the Cardinals' lead in the NL Central to three games.

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic both lose in US Open semifinals

Instead of Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer for the U.S. Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after a pair of semifinal surprises Saturday

James Shields pitches Royals past Yankees 1-0

Shields took a two-hitter into the ninth inning and Nori Aoki lined a run-scoring single in the third following Chase Headley's two-base error, leading the Royals over the New York Yankees 1-0.