Pro Sports

Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. He missed the final 15 weeks of the NASCAR season with the injury.

Gonzalez gets key hit, Dodgers beat Cardinals 4-3

Adrian Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal and the Los Angeles Dodgers salvaged the finale of a three-game series with a 4-3 victory on Sunday night.

Royals shut down by Lester, Red Sox in 6-0 loss

The Royals have scored one run or none in four of their past six games.


Rory McIlroy wins British Open for third major

The 25-year-old Northern Irishman won by two shots over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler. He's now listed behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the youngest to get three-quarters of a career Grand Slam.

Joe Kelly's strong start leads Cardinals to win over Dodgers

Joe Kelly bounced back with seven strong innings and Matt Adams homered in a four-run first as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 Saturday.

Rory McIlroy takes commanding lead entering British Open's final day

Rory McIlroy went from being tied for the lead to six shots ahead of Rickie Fowler in just over an hour.

Royals lose close contest to Red Sox

The Royals lost for the eighth time in 11 games and fell to 10-20 in one-run games after leading the AL with 31 victories last season.

Olympic TV channel, bid adjustments and sports on IOC's docket

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach convened a summit of 16 key IOC and sports officials in Lausanne, Switzerland, to press ahead with Olympic Agenda 2020, his strategic blueprint for the future.

Tour de France field remains steady after Stage 14

Stages 13 and 14 were expected to shake up the standings, but Vincenzo Nibali was not only still wearing the yellow jersey, he was farther out front.

Former Missouri football player Aldon Smith pleads no contest to charges

San Francisco 49ers linebacker and former Missouri football player Aldon Smith was sentenced Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges.

Showtime Shoni shines in WNBA All-Star game victory

Shoni Schimmel, a rookie who doesn't even start for her own team, put on a record-breaking performance and scored 29 points to help the East beat the West 125-124 on Saturday in the first WNBA All-Star game to go to overtime.

Gomes' pinch HR lifts Red Sox over Royals 5-4

Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead two-run pinch homer in the sixth after another two-run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Friday night.

Wainwright blames self for Jeter flap

St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is taking the blame for the flap that ensued after he said he served up pitches to Derek Jeter during the All-Star game.

Holliday powers Cardinals past Dodgers, 3-2

ESPY Awards recognize Michael Sam with Arthur Ashe Courage Award

In his acceptance speech, Michael Sam thanked Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel for serving as a mentor to him. He thanked the entire Mizzou family and said, "you will always be home."

After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Heading into the second half of the season, there are all sorts of compelling stories from coast to coast. It could be one fun summer in California, where Oakland begins the weekend with the best record in the majors, and the Giants, Angels and Dodgers are in prime playoff position.

Tour leader Nibali: Doping belongs to cycling past

The Italian has had a praiseworthy, almost unbreakable lock on the yellow jersey, yet he will be looking over his shoulder more on Friday. The great race enters two days in the Alps that feature uphill finishes, starting with the hardest climb that the peloton has faced so far.

Armstrong met cycling doping panel in May

The probe has been expected to center on the International Cycling Union's handling of doping in the late 1990s and early 2000s, especially its links with Armstrong.

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy lead pack at British Open

On the day Tiger Woods made a promising return, Rory McIlroy took the lead with a 6-under 66, his best score in nearly two years at a major.

Pitcher Jake Arrieta becomes bright spot for woeful Cubs

Heading into Sunday's start at Arizona, Cubs starter Jake Arrieta is 4-0 with a 1.36 ERA and a .160 opponents' batting average during an impressive six-week run.