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Carmike Cinemas catches soccer fever

Sunday evening, the United States Women's National Soccer Team will be gunning for its first World Cup championship since 1999. The Americans will also be out for a bit of revenge as they face Japan, which denied them the world title four years ago in the championship game.

July 03, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Serena escapes, faces sister next

Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

July 03, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal bows out early at Wimbledon

LONDON - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.

July 02, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


U.S. asks for extradition of FIFA officials

GENEVA - The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body.

July 02, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


More heartbreak for English soccer

MANCHESTER, England - England's national teams keep finding ways to make agonizing exits from major soccer tournaments.

July 02, 2015 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defense has keyed run to World Cup final

MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.

July 01, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Venus, Serena on collision course

LONDON - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 01, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Dollars flying in NBA free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.

July 01, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


16-year-old French girl breaking baseball barriers

PARIS - Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.

July 01, 2015 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves beaten again in 6-1 loss to Nats

ATLANTA - Jordan Zimmermann took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long dominance of the division rivalry.

June 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S. advances to finals

MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.

June 30, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


USA-Germany features clash of world's top goalkeepers

MONTREAL - The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.

June 29, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena gets through opener at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.

June 29, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


In the Pits: IndyCar must balance daredevil vs. dangerous

NASCAR returns this week to Daytona International Speedway, where 43 drivers are likely to race bumper to bumper for 400 white-knuckle miles.

June 29, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Cardinals adding to MLB's best record

ST. LOUIS - Mike Matheny has zero interest in scanning the daily statistics that show just how efficiently the St. Louis Cardinals are dealing with the opposition.

June 29, 2015 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Woods in contention at Quicken Loans after a 5-under 66

GAINESVILLE, Va. - Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to ...

August 01, 2015 | By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press | Sports


Big Ten touts plan for tougher schedules as playoff push

CHICAGO - The College Football Playoff has turned strength of schedule into a constant talking point, with each conference claiming its road to the postseason is ...

July 31, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ...

July 29, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spurrier more confident in this year's South Carolina squad

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. - Steve Spurrier is significantly more confident aboutSouth Carolina's direction than he was at times last season.

July 29, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


AP sources: NFL close to new football inspection rules

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.

July 27, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


FIFA says corruption crisis hinders search for new sponsors

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The FIFA corruption crisis is hurting its search for new World Cup sponsors.

July 24, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome fight

LA TOUSSUIRE, France - Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn't ...

July 24, 2015 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Health an issue all around SEC

The fortunes of several potential Southeastern Conference contenders could hinge largely on players returning from serious injuries.

July 23, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


National team tries to regroup after upset loss

ATLANTA - Jurgen Klinsmann strolled into the room in the basement of the Georgia Dome, not looking overly concerned about the biggest upset loss in U ...

July 23, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Source: Union offered NFL settlement on Brady suspension

The players' union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady's four-game suspension last week that was "met with silence" by the NFL, a person familiar ...

July 23, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Jamaica stuns US 2-1 in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA - Jamaica stunned the United States with a pair of first-half goals, one off a blunder by goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and held on for a ...

July 22, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


R.I.E.Z. sending three athletes to Junior Olympics

July 22, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Blatter heads to Russia for first foreign trip since crisis

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due in Russia on Thursday for his first overseas trip since the arrests of fellow soccer ...

July 22, 2015 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jamaica relishes underdog role against USMNT

ATLANTA - Forward Michael Seaton says Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 17 years because the Reggae Boyz enjoyed ...

July 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Seminoles working on problems

PINEHURST, N.C - With off-field issues overshadowing his program once again, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday the Seminoles are "stepping up" their process ...

July 21, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


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