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Oh so close, Americans wilt at end in Amazon heat

MANAUS, Brazil - Cristiano Ronaldo set up Varela for a late equalizer on a hot and humid night in the jungle Sunday to give Portugal a 2-2 draw with the United States and hope for a spot in the second round of the World Cup.

June 22, 2014 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Michelle Wie holds on to win US Women's Open

PINEHURST, N.C. - Michelle Wie finally delivered a performance worthy of the hype that has been heaped on her since she was a teenager.

June 22, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


New developmental league launching in fall

NEW YORK - Six teams, 40-man rosters, limited salaries - and perhaps no punts, kickoffs or extra-point placements.

June 21, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Next up: Portugal

MANAUS, Brazil - Cristiano Ronaldo will play, and Portugal needs to win.

June 21, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Moore leads by a stroke at Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. - Ryan Moore is in contention in the Travelers Championship - again.

June 21, 2014 | By NEIL OSTROUT Associated Press | Sports


Wie holds share of lead entering final round

PINEHURST, N.C. - In the midst of throwing away a four-shot lead, Michelle Wie never lost sight of the big picture at Pinehurst No. 2.

June 20, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


$4 billion collusion lawsuit kept alive in court

MINNEAPOLIS - A $4 billion lawsuit from the players union accusing NFL team owners of setting a secret salary cap in 2010 was kept alive by a federal appeals court Friday as the sniping between the two sides persists long after the end of the lockout.

June 20, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Ambrose on the hunt for 1st win at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. - Marcos Ambrose wants nothing more than to break Hendrick Motorsports' four-race winning streak and his best shot comes on the road course at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.

June 20, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Costa Rica upsets Italy, advances to knockout stage

RIO DE JANEIRO - The World Cup of surprises is turning into a sweet samba party for teams from the Americas.

June 20, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


World Cup Notebook: Columbia qualifies for knockouts

BRASILIA, Brazil - Colombia qualified for the World Cup's knockout stage, beating Ivory Coast after scoring twice in a six-minute spell in the second half.

June 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


'No pay for play'

OAKLAND, Calif. - NCAA President Mark Emmert stuck to his contention that amateurism is the core of college athletics, saying any effort to pay players would destroy a framework that has been in place for more than a century and cause many schools to either abandon sports or refuse to play other schools that do pay.

June 19, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA transfer rules changing

The leaders of big-time college sports agree that transfer rules need to better accommodate players.

June 19, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Surprising defense key to early success

SAO PAULO - After one game and one impressive win, the U.S. defense is holding its own.

June 18, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


US Patent Office finds Redskins' name offensive

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins' name is "disparaging of Native Americans" and should be stripped of trademark protection - a decision that puts powerful new financial and political pressure on the NFL team to rename itself.

June 18, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Women’s Open: Different game at Pinehurst, inevitable comparison

PINEHURST, N.C. - No one might be under more pressure at Pinehurst No. 2 than Mike Davis.

June 17, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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Sterling staying would be 'disaster'

LOS ANGELES - Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team's interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster" for the franchise.

July 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


CEO: Rivers to quit if Sterling stays

LOS ANGELES - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Michael Sam excited about next phase of career

ST. LOUIS - Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies.

July 22, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


ACC settles into new stable era

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Welcome to the new Atlantic Coast Conference.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Boating adventure on the high seas

My best fishing buddy is Coach Steve Cisson. He's a machine when it comes to finding and landing all kinds of creatures from the deep. Most of the things I know about the sport, I learned from him including the fact that you should never go out in a small boat on a big lake when there is a storm brewing. I wish to convey that message to you today so that you will not blunder into the trap he led me into one day on Clarks Hill Lake.

July 22, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Sterling needs to sell Clippers to pay his debts

LOS ANGELES - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

July 21, 2014 | By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent | Sports


FSU, Miami picked to win ACC divisions

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Defending national champion Florida State and Miami are the favorites to win their Atlantic Coast Conference divisions.

July 21, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Return of Rory

HOYLAKE, England - The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.

July 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder, sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt.

July 20, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press | Sports


McIlroy looking unbeatable

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy looks as if he has just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

July 19, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Underclassmen evaluations restricted

NEW YORK - The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed.

July 18, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dozens of players join lawsuit against NFL

Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few - if any- safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made in the original complaint and could open the door to a criminal investigation.

July 18, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rory rolling at Hoylake

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

July 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


My Take: Braves in it for the long haul

In 2008, the Atlanta Braves bottomed out. Just three years removed from the end of their remarkable stretch of 14 consecutive division titles, the Braves stumbled to a 70-92 record and a fourth place finish in the N.L. East.

July 17, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SEC players leave lobbying to others

HOOVER, Ala. - Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform - not that they're complaining.

July 17, 2014 | By DAVID BRANDT and JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writers | Sports


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