Pro Sports

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.

Lackey wins debut, Cardinals nip Brewers 3-2

John Lackey was as advertised, and the St. Louis Cardinals rewarded their new pitcher with a late rally.

Cardinals beat Brewers as Wong bounces back

Kolten Wong homered and had three RBIs and Justin Masterson won his St. Louis debut as the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-7 on Saturday night.

Vargas returns, but Royals get rolled

Jason Vargas came off the disabled list to make his first start since undergoing an appendectomy July 9, but was knocked out in that decisive fifth inning of an 8-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.

Manchester United beats Real Madrid 3-1 in front of huge Ann Arbor crowd


Ashley Young scored twice in the first half, and United beat Madrid 3-1 on Saturday in front of 109,318 fans at Michigan Stadium. It was the largest crowd to see a soccer game in the United States, breaking the mark of 101,799 set at the Rose Bowl for the 1984 Olympic final.

Loss of Paul George puts Team USA, Pacers in trouble

The U.S. men's national team, too emotional to finish the exhibition game it was playing when George suffered the gruesome injury Friday night, had to shift its focus away from the World Cup of Basketball to thinking about an injured teammate.

The Indiana Pacers, a round short of the NBA Finals the last two years, were left pondering a season without their best player.

Royals trump Twins 6-3, but lose Hosmer

Kansas City put together a four-run seventh inning to secure the win.

Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable'

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life."

Cardinals top Padres 6-2 on trade deadline day

Pitcher Shelby Miller teared up after the game when talking about teammate Joe Kelly, who was traded to Boston earlier in the day.

Manziel battling playbook, Hoyer in first NFL camp

Less than a week into his first NFL training camp with the Cleveland Browns, Johnny Manziel is going through the typical growing pains of any rookie quarterback.