Pro Sports

Adrian Peterson to plead not guilty to child abuse charge

Peterson has said he never intended to harm his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a tree branch earlier this year. If convicted, Peterson faces up to two years in prison.

Lackey, long balls lift Cards over Dodgers 3-1

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five National League Division Series.

Rams special teams struggle against Eagles

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said that for the first time he was disappointed in the Rams special teams production. The Rams lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 34-28 on Sunday.

Hard-hitting Cruz happily carries Orioles to ALCS

The slugger's career year has been a key factor in the Orioles' best season in 17 years.


Royals Brandon Finnegan among rookies making mark on playoffs

Royals pitcher Brandon Finnegan could be a poster child for rousing rookies taking the baseball playoffs by storm this year.


Phelps suspended for 6 months after DUI arrest

Phelps will lose training funding from USA Swimming while he is suspended.

Chiefs enter off week after San Francisco sinker

Questionable decisions by coach Andy Reid led to a loss to the 49ers on Sunday, sending the Chiefs into the bye week with a sour taste in their mouths.


Doug Fister keeps Nationals' postseason hopes alive

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister pitched seven shutout innings and staved off elimination in the National League Division Series with a 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

Is Goodyear to blame for Kansas tire problems?

It sure sounded like Goodyear thought it was off the hook on Sunday after a tire problem caused Dale Earnhardt Jr. to hit the wall while leading at Kansas Speedway. Then Brad Keselowski suffered a similar fate, and Kasey Kahne also thought an issue with his tires sent him into the wall.

Rams special teams struggle against Eagles

The sloppy special teams play overshadowed a solid late-game rally by the Rams. Quarterback Austin Davis led a second-half comeback with 21 answered points.


Rookies, newcomers making mark on postseason

The 21-year-old first-round pick Brandon Finnegan could be a poster child for rousing rookies taking the baseball playoffs by storm this year.

Royals beat Angels 8-3 to finish off ALDS sweep

Back in the playoffs for the first time since 1985, the wild-card Royals will face the Orioles in the AL Championship Series beginning Friday night in Baltimore.

Rally falls short, Rams lose to Eagles

The Rams trailed 34-7 late in the third quarter, but quarterback Austin Davis brought them back with three straight scores.

Fake punt helps 49ers beat Chiefs 22-17

The 49ers held off former franchise quarterback Alex Smith and the Chiefs (2-3) twice in the closing moments. Smith threw for 175 yards and two touchdowns, but Perrish Cox intercepted his overthrown pass to end any chance Kansas City had to rally.

Kemp home run lifts Dodgers over Cardinals, 3-2

Matt Kemp hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday night and evening their NL Division Series at a game apiece.

Run-run-run Royals could knock out mighty Angels

After a wild win over Oakland in its first playoff game in nearly three decades, the Kansas City Royals are just one game away from sweeping the power-hitting Los Angeles Angels. They're doing it with an old-school approach that values speed and fundamentals over power.


Royals beat Angels 4-1 in 11, lead ALDS 2-0

In its first postseason appearance since 1985, Kansas City's playoff roll just can't be slowed by the majors' best regular-season team. Hosmer had three hits and scored two runs as the Royals moved to the brink of the AL Championship Series.

Belt HR in 18th, Giants beat Nats, lead NLDS 2-0

The Giants and Nationals played 18 innings before San Francisco finally secured a 2-0 victory that puts it ahead 2-0 in the series.

Alex Smith returns to Bay Area to face old team

After his tumultuous tenure with the San Francisco 49ers, Alex Smith is unsure of how old fans will react when he returns to play against his old team with the Kansas City Chiefs.

After Philly, Fisher's career took upward swing

After leaving the Philadelphia Eagles, Jeff Fisher had stints with the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco before he was head coach for the Houston Oilers. He is now looking for his first winning season with the St. Louis Rams.