Pro Sports

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.

Williams eager to see his Rams defense play

The Rams will open their season by hosting the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The game represents a comeback of sorts for the 55-year-old Williams. Williams was suspended indefinitely by commissioner Roger Goodell in March 2012 as part of the New Orleans Saints' "Bountygate" scandal after the 2011 season.

Seattle Seahawks start season right, top Green Bay Packers 36-16

Marshawn Lynch rushed for 110 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Percy Harvin had 100 combined yards rushing and receiving, and the Seahawks stymied Aaron Rodgers' up-tempo offense in a 36-16 win over the Green Bay Packers to kick off the regular season.

Roger Federer rallies from two-set deficit to beat Gal Monfils

Frustrated by Gael Monfils' unpredictable style, flummoxed by the swirling wind, and missing shots he normally makes, Roger Federer twice was a single point from losing while down 5-4 in the fourth set. But he got out of that hole, starting a five-game run that put the match in his control for the first time all evening.

Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 to win 6th straight

The Cardinals held off the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Thursday night for their sixth straight win.

Sam Bradford has no date set for surgery on torn ACL

After suffering a season-ending torn left anterior cruciate ligament for the second time in nine months, St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford said Thursday he will be back.

Five former Chiefs back at Arrowhead Stadium with Titans

U.S. wraps up pool play at Basketball World Cup

The Americans got 17 points from James Harden and 14 from Stephen Curry in a 95-71 victory Thursday at the Basketball World Cup.

Gordon's 2-run shot leads Royals over Rangers 4-1

Vargas pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals held on for a 4-1 victory that finished off a three-game sweep.

UPDATED: Michael Sam joins Dallas Cowboys practice team

The Dallas Cowboys announced at a press conference Wednesday morning the addition of Michael Sam to the team's 10-man practice squad.

Chiefs turn undrafted rookies into key players

They starred in college, went through the entire draft without anybody willing to take a shot on them, and then managed to scratch and claw their way into the NFL anyway. They're undrafted free agents. The unwanted who managed to become indispensable.


Cardinals beat Pirates 1-0

St. Louis moved into sole possession of the NL Central lead for the first time Monday and extended its lead to 2 1/2 games with a three-game sweep that dropped the Pirates five games back.

Serena Williams beats Pennetta, into U.S. Open semis

Quickly turning things around and taking complete control, Williams stretched her Flushing Meadows winning streak to 19 matches by eventually overpowering 11th-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday night.

Rams confident offense is still in good hands

Quarterback Shaun Hill is set to replace another high-profile starter, stepping in for Sam Bradford with the St. Louis Rams.