Pro Sports

Real Madrid beats Atlético 4-1 in Champions League

Real struck three times in the second period of extra time, Gareth Bale's header in the 110th minute, Marcelo's shot in the 118th and Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty at the end.

U.S. soccer's Aron Johannsson proud of Icelandic roots

Born in Alabama, Johannsson moved to Iceland at age 3. The speedy young forward, who scored 26 goals this season for the Dutch club AZ Alkmaar, figures he might be able to sway some Icelandic fans and convince them to cheer for him as he heads to Brazil as part of coach Jurgen Klinsmann's 23-man roster announced Thursday.

Serena Williams' familiarity with Roland Garros pays dividends

Serena Williams comes into the French Open as a defending champion and a bit more of a fan-favorite thanks to her ties to Roland Garros.

Jeff Carter leads Kings past Blackhawks 4-3 in West final

Drew Doughty had a third-period goal and an assist, and Jonathan Quick made 24 saves as the Kings returned to Staples Center with an impressive two-way effort against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

5 things to know as the Indianapolis 500 approaches

Sage Karam, a 19-year-old IndyCar rookie, brings some liveliness to the field for Sunday's race.

Big names will be watching as Kurt Busch attempts The Double

With so much attention on Kurt Busch, who will become just the fourth driver in history to compete in both the 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, so many other elements of this magical race at historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been somewhat overlooked.

40 years after first of 18 titles, Chris Evert returns to Roland Garros as an analyst

Chris Evert, one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time, won the first of her 18 Grand Slam singles titles 40 years ago at the 1974 French Open.

Frazier's three-run homer leads Reds over Cardinals 5-3

Todd Frazier hit a three-run homer off Shelby Miller, who had won his last six decisions, and Devin Mesoraco added a solo shot as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Friday night and tightened the top of the NL Central.

Galchenyuk nets OT goal, Canadiens beat Rangers to notch first win in series

Montreal cut New York's series lead to 2-1, and can tie it Sunday night at Madison Square Garden before heading home for Game 5.

Cardinals mount late comeback to overcome Diamondbacks, sweep series

The St. Louis Cardinals completed a three-game sweep of Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-2 Thursday night.


Djokovic reunites Balkans in flood aid campaign

The world's No. 2 tennis player has sparked worldwide financial and media support for victims of the massive floods that have killed at least 45 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless in Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia.

Nadal not up to usual standards heading to Paris

Rafael Nadal will still be favored by most to win the clay-court Grand Slam tournament yet again. He is, after all, 59-1 for his career at Roland Garros, winner of a record eight championships, including the last four. Still, if the 2014 tennis season to date is any indication, there could be some surprises in store when play begins in Paris on Sunday.


50 senators to NFL: Change Washington team's racist name

"We urge you and the National Football League to send the same clear message as the NBA did: that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports," says a letter from 49 U.S. senators.

NFL headed for expanded playoffs in 2015

Commissioner Roger Goodell supports two more wild-card teams. So do most owners, although the league is proceeding cautiously by delaying until October an actual vote.

Mark Cuban apologizes to Trayvon Martin's family, but not for interview's substance

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban apologized Thursday to Trayvon Martin's family over his choice of words in a videotaped interview in which he addressed bigotry and prejudice.

Thunder, Spurs look back to 2012 as motivation before Game 3

All the Oklahoma City Thunder can do now is cling to history.

Two more victories by the dominant San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals, and Kevin Durant and the Thunder will be just that.

Chicago Cubs, rooftop venue owners appear headed toward legal battle

Owners of the 15 rooftop venues surrounding Wrigley Field have vowed to fight in court what they see as a threat to their views of the ballpark — and their livelihoods.

San Antonio thrashes Oklahoma City, takes 2-0 series lead

Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the San Antonio Spurs used a dominant third quarter to decimate the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 on Wednesday night. The Spurs now have a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Los Angeles scores six straight in 6-2 win over Chicago

Jeff Carter scored three of Los Angeles' six straight goals, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on Wednesday night to leave the Western Conference final tied at one game apiece.

Horse dies after accident at Churchill Downs racetrack

A racehorse died Thursday at Churchill Downs after a freak fall that the trainer blamed on the sound of a starting gate bell blaring on the track's new sound system.