Pro Sports

Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine the prosecution's efforts to prove Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose after an argument.

NHL playoffs series-by-series breakdown

A look at the eight opening-round series in the NHL playoffs.

Panthers jump Sabres to win NHL draft lottery

NHL draft lottery losers last year, the Florida Panthers had their number come up this year.

Patrick Roy makes all right moves in 1st year leading Colorado Avalanche

Patrick Roy's attitude has recharged the young Avalanche team in his first season as they enter a first-round series against Minnesota on Thursday.

Ventura sharp as Royals down Astros 4-2

Kansas City rookie Yordano Ventura entered Tuesday night's game winless in four career starts dating to last season despite posting a 2.53 ERA in those games.

Green jacket No. 2 proves to be golden moment for Bubba Watson

In a new place in life, Watson plans to handle success differently after his second Masters championship.

Lance Lynn, Cardinals snap Brewers' 9-game win streak

Lance Lynn allowed three hits over seven innings before Carlos Martinez finished off the surprising Brewers, who still have the majors' best record at 10-3.

With playoffs approaching, Blues need goalie to step up

The Blues, who had been contending for the President's Trophy before their late-season fade, open Thursday at home as the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Dwayne Bowe's attorney seeks to suppress evidence in bust

Dwayne Bowe is scheduled to appear Wednesday on a misdemeanor drug charge in the Kansas City suburb of Riverside, where he was pulled over Nov. 10 for speeding. During the stop, an officer detected a strong marijuana odor in the car.

Watson wins second Masters in three years

Shooting a a 3-under 69 in the final round of the Masters, Bubba Watson fended off Jordan Spieth to win his second green jacket in three years.

St. Louis lights up Chicago Cubs starter in 10-4 win

Adam Wainwright started his day with a home run, but bounced back and went seven innings in a 10-4 win for the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Twins down Royals, 7-1

Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season, Brian Dozier connected for his fourth and Ricky Nolasco earned his initial win with the Minnesota Twins in a 7-1 victory Saturday over Kansas City.

Spieth, Watson tied for lead at the Masters

Jordan Spieth will try to become the youngest major champion in 80 years on Sunday, but he'll have to stay clear of veterans like Miguel Angel Jimenez, Fred Couples and Bubba Watson.

Former NFL player Don McPherson wants to redefine masculinity

Don McPherson, former NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Oilers, urged students and community members to change the way they think about what it means to be a man.

Minnesota Wild drop St. Louis Blues 4-2

Kyle Brodziak scored two goals and John Curry made 43 saves in his Wild debut to lead Minnesota over the struggling St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Thursday.

Written testimony by Lance Armstrong names several doping collaboraters

Lance Armstrong has given sworn testimony naming several people he says knew about his performance-enhancing drug use, insisting he didn't pay anyone or any organization to keep his doping secret.

3 NFL players named in police report, not charged

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and wide reciever Quinton Patton were named along with Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette in a police report by a woman who woke up in a hospital without knowing how she got there. None were charge with a crime.

Rookies debut in style on Augusta National

Jonas Blixt played all kinds of courses in golf's minor leagues before graduating to the PGA tour and quickly grabbing two wins. Even he wasn't quite prepared for what Augusta National offered in his Masters debut.


Chicago Cubs squander four-run lead to Pittsburgh Pirates

The Chicago Cubs were sailing along with a four-run lead behind Travis Wood. That changed once he turned it over to the bullpen.

Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory Thursday.

Gordon homers, drives in 4 as Royals beat Rays

Alex Gordon made Kansas City's first home run of the season, aiding the Royals in a 7-3 victory against the Rays.