Pro Sports

McIlroy: Golf waiting on new dominant player

Welcome to the Tiger Woods-less 2014, a year full of those hoping to contend on the PGA Tour rather than one player who expects to win each and every week.


Kinsler's hit lifts Tigers over Royals

Baseball's new instant replay system was popular at Comerica Park on Wednesday when two calls at first base were overturned in Detroit's favor. The second reversal ended a Kansas City rally in the 10th, and the Tigers eventually won 2-1 on Ian Kinsler's single in the bottom of the inning.

Fired to feted: DeSean Jackson get big deal from Washington

On Wednesday, Jackson closed the deal, signing a three-year, $24 million contract that includes $16 million guaranteed. The terms were disclosed by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Washington team did not announce the financial details.

South Carolina's Clowney believes he should be NFL's top pick

Clowney thinks he elevated his already elite status during the 40 minutes or so of running through cones, jumping over hurdles and catching tennis balls in workouts he passed on at the NFL combine in February.

Column: Maybe Woods wasn't built for the distance

Tiger Woods, who hasn't won a major tournament since the 2008 U.S. Open, won't compete at the upcoming Masters for the first time in his career, opting to begin rehab for his latest surgery.

Oscar Pistorius' lawyer: Pathologist to open defense case

Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius could go to prison for 25 years to life if he is convicted of premeditated murder for the death of Reeva Steenkamp.

Miller, Blues blank Flyers 1-0 in shootout

Ryan Miller earned his 29th career shutout in a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Fliers on Tuesday night.

Molina's home run leads Cardinals to 1-0 victory over Reds

Yadier Molina broke a seventh-inning time with a home run and made a pair of slick defensive plays on Monday, leading the defending National League champion St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over the Reds.

Royals squander lead in 4-3 loss to Tigers

Kansas City's star reliever was called on in the ninth inning with the potential winning run already at third, and Detroit's Alex Gonzalez greeted him with a single to left that gave the Tigers a 4-3 victory over the Royals on opening day Monday.

MLB back with replays, metal detectors, comebacks

After a frigid winter of blizzards for much of the U.S., baseball came storming back Monday when 26 major league teams opened their seasons and seemed to make the outdoors feel a little warmer.

MLB ticket average up to $27.94 after 2 percent rise

Prices per ticket range from $16.37 in San Diego to $52.32 in Boston.

Defending division champ Cards open against depleted Reds

The Reds are dealing with eight players on the disabled list — including starter Mat Latos, closer Aroldis Chapman and catcher Devin Mesoraco.

Serena Williams wins record 7th title at Key Biscayne

Serena Williams won a record seventh Key Biscayne title Saturday when she overcame a slow start and a set point to beat Li Na 7-5, 6-1 at the Sony Open. She surpassed the tournament record of six titles she shared with Andre Agassi.

Wacha pitches 5 strong innings for Cardinals

Michael Wacha looked sharp in his final spring start Thursday, giving up a run in five innings of the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-4 loss to the Miami Marlins.

Pacers use rally late to beat Heat 84-83

The NBA's best home team ended a two-game losing streak, took a 2-1 lead in the season series against the two-time defending champions and rebuilt a three-game advantage in the race for the Eastern Conference's top seed.

Harper ejected in Nationals' loss to Cardinals

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper was ejected Wednesday after being called out at first base in a 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

MLB readies its new high-tech replay room

Baseball opens a high-tech control room this weekend where the fates of batters, pitchers, runners and fielders will be decided by umpires up to 2,600 miles away in the building where the Oreo cookie was invented.

Shields shelled in final tuneup for Royals

James Shields gave up seven runs in the first inning Wednesday before settling down to throw three scoreless ones in his final start before opening day in the Kansas City Royals' 9-5 loss to the San Diego Padres.

Buffalo Bills owner, NFL luminary Ralph Wilson dies at 95

Ralph Wilson, the Buffalo Bills owner who helped found the American Football League in 1960 and played a key role in the merger with the NFL, died Tuesday. He was 95.

NFL will address workplace environment, Colts owner's issues, Roger Goodell says

Commissioner Roger Goodellsaid the NFL will meet with the players union on April 8 to discuss improving the league's workplace environment.