The Final Score Archives

Cole Hamels, 3 relievers combine to no-hit Braves

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels works in the second inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

— On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter. Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined on the season’s fourth no-hitter, blanking the Atlanta Braves 7-0 Monday and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate. It was all the more unusual in that Hamels… Continue reading →

Astros fire manager Bo Porter

FILE - In this June 10, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros manager Bo Porter watches the action during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. The Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the decision wasn't based on Houston's record but because

— The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team’s 59-79 record than the need for “new direction” and a “united message throughout the entire organization.” Porter was in his second season with the Astros and was succeeded by interim manager Tom Lawless, who… Continue reading →

Chris Kirk rallies to claim title at Deutsche Bank

Chris Kirk tees off on the third hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

NORTON, Mass. — Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns. Kirk won for the second time this season. He… Continue reading →

Fun and Fitness Calendar

BASEBALL TRYOUTS: 9 a.m., Sept. 6 & Sept. 13, St. Amant Park field, St. Amant, Ascension Tigers 14-under 2015 spring team. Call Troy Crook (225) 278-7875. USSSA BATTER UP CLASSIC: Sept. 6-7, Val Riess Complex, 1201 Magistrate St., Chalmette. Ages 7-17. Fees $150 & $275. 3-game guarantee. Call Gulf South USSSA (504) 265-0390. Email: TRYOUTS: 3 p.m., Sept.… Continue reading →

Tuesday’s broadcast highlights

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., Rangers at Royals, FSNO WORLD CUP BASKETBALL 10:30 a.m., U.S. vs. New Zealand, ESPN2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6 p.m., SEC Now, SEC TENNIS 10 a.m., U.S. Open, ESPN 6 p.m., U.S. Open, ESPN All times furnished by and subject to change by networks.… Continue reading →


Fowles leads Sky past Fever in two overtimes ROSEMONT, Ill. — Former LSU star Sylvia Fowles scored 27 points and the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 86-84 in two overtimes to even the best-of-three Eastern Conference finals on Monday. Courtney Vandersloot had 18 points and Allie Quigley added 16 for the fourth-seeded Sky, who rallied… Continue reading →

Source: Rockets land Terry from Kings

HOUSTON — A person with knowledge of the deal said the Houston Rockets will acquire guard Jason Terry in a trade with Sacramento. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been completed. The Rockets also will receive two second-round draft picks and send guard/forward Alonzo Gee to the Kings,… Continue reading →

College football: Tennessee trounces Utah State

Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson (45) leaps off a stepladder in celebration after Tennessee beat Utah State 38-7 at Neyland Stadium, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 in Knoxville, Tenn.  (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Adam Lau)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Justin Worley threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns to help Tennessee beat Utah State 38-7 on Sunday night in a game matching two quarterbacks returning from injuries that ended their 2013 seasons prematurely. Worley completed his first 13 passes of the second half in his first appearance since missing… Continue reading →

U.S. rallies past Turkey 98-77

United States's Kyrie Irving, right, goes for the basket in front Turkey's Baris Hersek, left, during the Group C Basketball World Cup match, in Bilbao northern Spain, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from  last Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

BILBAO, Spain — They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier. Instead, the Americans were the ones on the ropes for nearly three quarters. “I guess we felt like last night’s game was pretty easy and tonight was going to… Continue reading →

49ers’ Ray McDonald jailed for alleged domestic violence

San Francisco 49er defensive end Ray McDonald is seen in an undated photo provided by the San Jose Police Department. McDonald, 29, was arrested early Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 by San Jose Police on felony domestic violence charges. San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol says McDonald was taken into custody after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood.  (AP Photo/San Jose Police Department)

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges. San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol says the 29-year-old defensive end was taken into custody early Sunday after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood. McDonald was jailed on felony domestic… Continue reading →

Sports on the air for Monday, September 1

Today’s broadcast highlights TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon, Phillies at Braves, ESPN 1:15 p.m., Brewers at Cubs, WGN 3 p.m., Tigers at Indians, ESPN 7 p.m., Rangers at Royals, FSNO COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6 p.m., SEC Now, SEC 7 p.m., Miami at Louisville, ESPN… Continue reading →

Balancing act

Associated Press photo by Mike RoemerPackers running back Eddie Lacy dives into the end zone for a touchdown as Raiders middle linebacker Nick Roach defends in a preseason game last month.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — In Eddie Lacy, the Packers’ offense has found balance. The physical running back had 1,178 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns when he won the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2013 — and that was with quarterback Aaron Rodgers sidelined for seven weeks with a collarbone injury. Just imagine… Continue reading →

Henley takes 1-shot lead at Deutsche Bank Championship

Russell Henley tees off on the 17th hole during the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

NORTON, Mass. — Russell Henley made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch Sunday on his way to a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship going into a Labor Day finish loaded with possibilities. And that includes Rory McIlroy. Coming off a week that was pedestrian by his standards,… Continue reading →

Sports Briefs for Monday, Sept. 1

Rice drops LSU soccer team on late goal Rice midfielder Samantha Chaiken headed home a corner kick by teammate Quinny Truong with four minutes left for a 1-0 win over LSU, which saw its unbeaten run to start the season snapped on Sunday night at the LSU Soccer Stadium. The Tigers (2-1) kicked off… Continue reading →

Jackson State rallies past Florida A&M

JACKSON, Miss. — DeSean McKenzie hauled in the winning touchdown in the final seconds to lift Jackson State to a 22-17 win over Florida A&M in the season opener for both teams Saturday night. The 60-yard touchdown pass from LaMontiez Ivy spoiled what would have been a fourth quarter comeback win for Florida A&M, which… Continue reading →

Alabama outlasts stubborn West Virginia 33-23

Alabama quarterback Blake Sims (6) scrambles away from West Virginia defensive lineman Kyle Rose (93) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/Bryn Anderson)

ATLANTA — Blake Sims was good enough in his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia 33-23 Saturday. Sims was 24-for-33 for 250 yards and added 42 running, playing every meaningful series. The fifth-year senior… Continue reading →

Todd Gurley sets Georgia all-purpose mark

Georgia's Todd Gurley, left, breaks away from Clemson's Kyrin Priester to return a kick-off for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATHENS, Ga. — Todd Gurley ran for 198 yards and three touchdowns, returned a kickoff 100 yards for another score, and No. 12 Georgia gained some early style points in the national race with a 45-21 victory over No. 16 Clemson on Saturday night. If rating Heisman Trophy favorites after Week 1, Gurley would surely… Continue reading →

Falcons cut two draft picks; Bucs cut Jeff Demps

Associated Press photo by STEVE NESIUS -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jeff Demps fumbles after being hit by Washington Redskins defensive tackle Clifton Geathers during an Aug. 28 preseason game. The Bucs cut Demps on Saturday.

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons reached the 53-man roster limit by cutting 10 players, including 2014 draft picks Ricardo Allen and Travian Robertson. Allen, a cornerback, was a fifth-round pick from Purdue. Robertson, a defensive tackle, was a seventh-rounder from South Carolina. Receivers Jeremy Ebert and Bernard Reedy were included among Saturday’s cuts. The team reached an injury settlement… Continue reading →

Baylor opens McLane Stadium with big dreams, SMU

Associated Press/Waco Tribune Herald photo by ROD AYDELOTTE -- Visitors tour the nearly completed McLane Stadium during a tour at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on Aug. 18. The $266 million stadium located near campus on the Brazos river debuts Sunday.

WACO, Texas — Bryce Petty is impressed by Baylor’s new riverfront stadium, and relishes being the quarterback leading the 10th-ranked Bears back onto campus. Bears coach Art Briles is thankful after watching 45,140-seat McLane Stadium progress over the past nearly three years — from just a vision, to a rising steel-and-concrete frame along the Brazos… Continue reading →

Second-half barrage propels Auburn to rout

Auburn running back Cameron Artis-Payne (44) carries the ball for a first down during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

AUBURN, Ala. — Jeremy Johnson passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Nick Marshall returned from suspension with a 19-yard scoring run to lift No. 6 Auburn to a 45-21 opening victory over Arkansas on Saturday. The Tigers scored the final 24 points after the Razorbacks managed to force a… Continue reading →

Fine points

Today’s broadcast highlights TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m., Rangers at Astros, FSNO 1 p.m., Tigers at White Sox, TBS/WGN 7 p.m., Indians at Royals, ESPN2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 10:45 a.m., N.C. A&T at Alabama A&M, ESPN 9 a.m., La. Tech-Oklahoma (replay), FSNO 6 p.m., Utah St. at Tennessee, SEC… Continue reading →

St. Tammany wrestler Sammy Jones on track toward Olympics

Sammy Jones, Greco wrestler from St. Tammany Parish

What a summer it’s been for Sammy Jones of Folsom. And his fall is looking pretty great, as well. The Greco-Roman wrestler, 20, has helped elevate Louisiana’s profile on the world wrestling stage, winning the University National championship in the 59-kilo weight class in May, followed by a bronze medal in that same class at the University… Continue reading →

Gurley ready to start anew

Advocate file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) tries to get a hold on Georgia running back Todd Gurley last season in Athens, Ga.

ATHENS, Ga. — For Todd Gurley, the key to avoiding another injury marred season is simple. “Just run harder,” he said, chuckling. Georgia’s dynamic running back will be on display in one of the key games of college football’s opening weekend, leading the No. 12 Bulldogs against 16th-ranked Clemson. A year ago, the… Continue reading →

Around the SEC: Capsules from Week 1

Associated Press file photo by JASON GETZ -- Georgia coach Mark Richt and fans react after a young fan asked a tough question about Georgia's special teams on national signing day in February.

WHEN: 2:36 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Georgia Dome (71,228), Atlanta, Ga. TV: ABC SERIES: First time meeting BETTING LINE: Alabama -25 STAT THAT MATTERS: During his career at Florida State, Jacob Coker completed 21 of 41 pass attempts for 295 yards with one touchdown and one interception. NOTES: It’s the game Crimson Tide… Continue reading →

Still-reeling Tony Stewart returns to the racetrack

Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart (14) climbs out of his car after qualifying for Sunday's Oral B USA 500 NASCAR auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

HAMPTON, Ga. — Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium — unshaven, his eyes glassy — and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as “one of the toughest tragedies I’ve ever had to deal with.” This… Continue reading →

Saturday’s sports on the air

Today’s broadcast highlights TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m., Reds at Pirates, FS1 6 p.m., Tigers at White Sox, WGN NFL 10 p.m., Texans Huddle, FSNO COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7:30 a.m., Central Florida vs. Penn State, ESPN2 11 a.m., UT-Martin at Kentucky, SEC 11 a.m., UCLA at Virginia,… Continue reading →

Harvick takes pole at Atlanta

Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) holds his 2-year-old son Keelan as he talks with fellow driver Tony Stewart after winning the pole for Sunday's Oral B USA 500 NASCAR auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

HAMPTON, Ga. — Kevin Harvick took yet another pole, this time with a big assist from Tony Stewart in the team owner’s return to the track. Harvick, in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing, turned a fast lap of 190.398 mph Friday night to win the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday… Continue reading →

Will Power seeking that elusive IndyCar title

FONTANA, Calif. — Will Power will start the final race in his IndyCar championship chase from the next-to-last spot on the grid. Way up front on the pole is Helio Castroneves, Power’s teammate and the driver with the most realistic chance of catching him for the series title. After so much heartbreak over the last few years,… Continue reading →

Andy Murray overcomes cramps for Open win

Andy Murray, of the United Kingdom, returns a shot against Robin Haase, of the Netherlands, during the opening round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK — Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round Monday during an afternoon that was hot but not particularly humid.… Continue reading →

CCBC to host boxing showcase

The Crescent City Boxing Club and their anti-youth crime program, “Gloves Not Guns”, are partnering with USA Boxing to host the Crescent City Crown Boxing Showcase on Saturday. The event will feature all 20 members of the Gloves Not Guns program, which includes 25 boxing clubs stretching from Texas to Florida. The amateur boxers participating in the… Continue reading →

Kenny Hill surpasses Johnny Manziel’s mark in rout

Associated Press photo by RAINIER EHRHARDT -- Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill, top, throws a shovel pass as South Carolina defensive end Gerald Dixon defends during the first half of Thursday's game.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel’s single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday night, ending the Gamecocks’ 18-game home win streak. Hill’s performance in his first career start proved there is plenty of life in the Aggies’ offense without Manziel, a… Continue reading →

Clemson-Georgia game highlights SEC’s first week

Associated Press photo by Richard ShiroClemson's Charone Peake leaps through the tackle of Georgia's Connor Norman, bottom, while being pursued by Amarlo Herrera during the first half of Saturday's game.

A look at things to watch in the Southeastern Conference during Week 1 of the season: Game of the week No. 16 Clemson at No. 12 Georgia: One year ago, these two teams provided one of the best opening-weekend matchups in a game Clemson won 38-35. Georgia has the home-field advantage in Saturday’s rematch, which again… Continue reading →