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Paging Tommy John: Pitchers having painful spring

TAMPA, Fla. - Jarrod Parker, Kris Medlen and Luke Hochevar are out for the season, Patrick Corbin and Brandon Beachy might join them in the operating room.

March 18, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Wichita St. earn top seeds

Virginia joined Florida, Wichita State and Arizona as a No. 1 seed Sunday when the selection committee announced the pairings for the NCAA tournament.

March 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bulldogs fall in SEC semis

ATLANTA - The Harrison brothers are clicking at just the right time to have Kentucky in position for another Southeastern Conference tournament title.

March 15, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Garrigus surges to 3-shot lead at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Robert Garrigus can't recall a better performance going into the weekend. And his golf has been pretty good, too.

March 14, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statesboro rolls in home track meet

Statesboro's track and field squads continued a stellar start to the 2014 season as both the boys and girls claimed first place finishes in Wednesday's meet at Womack Field.

March 12, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Spieth returns to the course where career took off

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Being back at Innisbrook is enough to make Jordan Spieth wonder if his entire season boiled down to three holes.

March 12, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


As the world (of Tiger Woods' golf game) turns

By DOUG FERGUSON

March 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Columnist | Sports


Outdoor Life: Fishing for bedding bass

It is the time of year when you will begin to find spawning bass in nearly every pond or reservoir you visit.

March 11, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Friend: Pistorius fired guns in public

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius fired guns in public in the months before he killed his girlfriend - once out of a car sunroof on a road and once in a crowded restaurant, a onetime friend said at the athlete's murder trial Tuesday, drawing an aggressive effort from the chief defense lawyer to pick holes in his testimony.

March 11, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Bonds instructing for Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Barry Bonds certainly thinks he's worthy of election to the Hall of Fame.

March 10, 2014 | By DON KETCHUM Associated Press | Sports


Shot of a lifetime

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Beau did it.

March 10, 2014 | By CARY OSBORNE The Signal (Santa Clarita, Calif.) | Sports


More newcomers crowding PGA Tour landscape

DORAL, Fla. - The road to the Masters is just getting started, and already two players have combined to win five times on the PGA Tour.

March 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pistorius vomits during graphic testimony

PRETORIA, South Africa - Hunched over, vomiting into a bucket by his feet and retching loudly, Oscar Pistorius was vividly reminded at his murder trial Monday of the gruesome injuries he inflicted on his girlfriend when a pathologist described how the Olympian fatally shot her multiple times with bullets designed to cause maximum damage.

March 10, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Tiger still off his game, 2-over as 1st rd. is halted

DORAL, Fla. - Tiger Woods only made it through 10 holes Thursday - this time because of the weather, not his back.

March 06, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa - As the girlfriend he shot in the head lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday at the double-amputee runner's murder trial.

March 06, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


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Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

CHICAGO - There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.

April 23, 2014 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.

April 23, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.

April 22, 2014 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field

CHICAGO - During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan.

April 22, 2014 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: The wonderful world of golf

We are currently in a period of the year I like to refer to as golf heaven. The Masters tourney is over, the weather is beautiful, the courses aren't overrun with strangers from the northern tier of the country and green fees have returned to normalcy. It's time to get out there and embarrass myself once more.

April 22, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

BOSTON - "The Star-Spangled Banner" played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon.

April 21, 2014 | By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press | Sports


GSU alum, USGA director talks US Open

PINEHURST, N.C. - Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens.

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


Marathon makes room for runners affected by bombs

BOSTON - "I need to run."

April 19, 2014 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks fire first shot in playoff series

INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

April 19, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Donald fires 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course - and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage.

April 19, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Choi leads rainy day at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


No bigger playoff underdog than the sub-.500 Hawks

ATLANTA - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.

April 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

PARIS - Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

April 18, 2014 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLS franchise coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Speith hungry for more at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket.

April 16, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


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