Pro Sports

Dalton, Smith in spotlight as Bengals visit Chiefs

Quarterbacks Andy Dalton and Alex Smith will both be in the spotlight Thursday night — for as long as they play — when the Bengals visit the Chiefs in the preseason opener of both teams.

Rams tackle trying to stay patient as he heals

St. Louis Rams left tackle Jake Long has sat around longer than he's wanted. He is going to have to wait a little more before he gets to play in a football game.

Basketball Hall of Fame welcomes Alonzo Mourning

After a career where he averaged 17.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocked shots, Alonzo Mourning will be part of the class enshrined in Springfield, Mass., on Friday.

Jay lifts Cardinals to 3-2 win over Red Sox

Jon Jay hit an RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning to break a tie and lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

Phelps signs with new suit company

Michael Phelps has been linked with Speedo throughout his swimming career, most notably collecting a $1 million bonus after he won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Games. Now, as he comes back from retirement, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history will have a different look.

Special teams take the forefront at Rams practice

More than half of the roster was involved in the first St. Louis Rams special teams-only practice of training camp.

Clinic owner tied to MLB scandal to plead guilty

The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes.

Spurs hire WNBA star Becky Hammon as assistant

The San Antonio Spurs hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach on Tuesday, making her the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff.

Just like that, Mickelson part of the mix at PGA

Phil Mickelson is being mentioned as one of the favorites at the PGA Championship. Can he keep it up? Mickelson has no idea.

Franklin, Phelps, Lochte with something to prove at U.S. nationals

Before she begins her sophomore year at Berkeley, Missy Franklin is competing in her biggest meet of the year starting Wednesday. She is set to swim four events at U.S. nationals in Irvine, California, where berths on the American team for the Pan Pacific Championships later this month and next year's world championships are at stake.

Cardinals' Rosenthal leads majors with 34 saves

The former 21st-round draft pick out of Lee's Summit, Missouri, took charge last September when Edward Mujica faltered. He has been a key piece ever since for the defending National League champions, who were a game back in the Central Division entering Monday after taking two of three from first-place Milwaukee over the weekend.

Chiefs' Charles sets sights on Hall of Fame

At some point this season, likely within the first couple of games, Jamaal Charles will slide past Larry Johnson and breeze past Priest Holmes to become the Chiefs' career rushing leader.

Giants RB Wilson's career over due to neck injury

New York Giants running back David Wilson's NFL career is over after two seasons because of a neck injury.

Packers adding Brett Favre to Hall of Fame in 2015

The quarterback, estranged from the franchise he helped resurrect during his 16-year career, will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and have his number retired next July 18. Favre's No. 4 will be unveiled on the Lambeau Field north end zone facade at halftime of a yet-to-be-determined game during the 2015 season.

The Tiger watch is on for final major of the year

Woods took another turn toward an uncertain future when he withdrew after eight holes and one final shot Sunday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Before leaving Firestone, he said he jarred his back when he hopped into a deep bunker after playing a shot on the par-5 second hole from an awkward lie off the slope above the sand.

Manziel works with Browns starters for first time

The rookie quarterback took snaps with Cleveland's starters for the first time in practice at training camp on Monday, moving ahead of Brian Hoyer for at least one day.

Chase Daniel, Chase Patton find success in and out of football

Six years after Missouri’s Chase Daniel and Chase Patton appeared on the cover of ESPN The Magazine, football is curiously absent from Patton’s life. It’s still a huge part of Daniel’s.

Shields sharp as Royals top A's 4-2

Shields pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in nearly a month, and the Royals beat the Athletics 4-2 on Sunday.

McIlroy wins and goes back to No. 1

Two weeks after his wire-to-wire win at Royal Liverpool, McIlroy took his game from the links of Britain to the parkland of America and made the game look just as easy, winning the Bridgestone Invitational.

Reed brings the emotion, Strahan laughs at Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony

Football stars joined to celebrate the newest inductees into their sports' hall of fame.