Pro Sports

Bradford eager to make 2014 debut against Packers

Sam Bradford's first major test on his recovery from knee surgery comes Saturday when St. Louis plays host to Green Bay in both teams' second preseason game.

Players who leave NFL find it hard to return

"When you get out, it's so hard to get back in," said offensive lineman Ryan McKee, one of a handful of players trying to get a second chance in Kansas City.

Pacers believe Paul George will make full recovery

On Tuesday, 11 days after Paul George's gruesome injury in a U.S. national team scrimmage, Larry Bird and Frank Vogel said doctors believe the two-time All-Star can be his old self after a long recovery.

Chiefs finally building up depth at wide receiver

The Chiefs have basically put out "HELP WANTED" signs for pass catchers going back four head coaches. And the call has been answered by a forgettable cast of characters: Terrance Copper, Devard Darling, Will Franklin, Chris Chambers and Steve Breaston, among many others.

Lester leads Athletics past Royals, 11-3

Lester pitched six strong innings and Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Athletics won 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals' eight-game winning streak.

Marlins beat Wainwright and Cardinals, 3-0

That narrow margin loomed large because of the way Jarred Cosart pitched against Adam Wainwright. Cosart went seven innings Tuesday to earn his first victory for the Miami Marlins, who beat Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0.

Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

The team said the sale closed after a Los Angeles court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise to the former Microsoft CEO.

Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

The NASCAR star could be charged with second-degree manslaughter under New York law if prosecutors believe he "recklessly caused the death of another person," with negligent homicide another possibility, according to criminal law professor Corey Rayburn Yung of the Kansas University School of Law.

Chiefs' Charles relishes chance to lay the lumber

Jamaal Charles may be known for his slick moves and world-class speed, but he also relishes a chance to lay the lumber on an unsuspecting defensive back or hard-charging linebacker.

Stanton powers Marlins past Cardinals in 6-5 win

Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs and made a spectacular diving catch in right field to help the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Monday night.

For all his talent, McIlroy wins a major with grit

Anyone could see Rory McIlroy had the gifts to be the next big thing in golf. His victory in the PGA Championship was more about grit.

Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen

A J Allmendinger became a winner in Sprint Cup for the first time on a somber Sunday, outdueling Marcos Ambrose in the final two laps at Watkins Glen International.

Royals in first after eighth straight win

The Royals trailed the Tigers by eight games on July 21, but their 16th win in 19 games wiped away the deficit and gave them the lead at the latest point in a season since 2003.

Kevin Ward Jr. remembered as a 'wheelman'

Ward was the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear. He raced for points, for fun and often for little money.

Watson still considering Woods for Ryder Cup

U.S. captain Tom Watson said he would be foolish not to consider Tiger Woods as one of his three wild-card selections for the Ryder Cup.

Gordon, Perez homer; Royals beat Giants 7-4

Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning during the Kansas City Royals' seventh consecutive victory.

After year of boring majors, a shootout at the PGA

A rain delay of nearly two hours made it unlikely the leaders would be able to finish before nightfall.

Cardinals beat Orioles 8-3, avoiding sweep

After allowing nine home runs in losing the first two games of the series by a collective 22-5 score, the Cardinals amassed a season-high 17 hits — 14 of them singles.

Manziel solid in debut, Browns fall to Lions 13-12

Manziel entered the game as a backup in the middle of the second quarter and went 7 of 11 for 63 yards. He also ran for 27 yards on six carries, including a 16-yard scramble in the third quarter.


Royals win 6th straight, 5-0 over Giants

Kansas City has won nine of 10 to move with 1 1-2 games of AL Central-leading Detroit. The Royals, who have not made the playoffs since beating St. Louis in the 1985 World Series, are in second place in the AL wild card standings.