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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


US star Jozy Altidore to have injured hamstring examined

SAO PAULO - Jurgen Klinsmann is optimistic forward Jozy Altidore will return for the U.S. during this World Cup.

June 17, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Learning from a Georgia Bulldogs great

Summer is technically still a few days off and the hottest days of the year are only beginning in Statesboro.

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


World Cup Notebook: Mexico, Brazil battle to draw

FORTALEZA, Brazil - Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made a series of outstanding saves to help Mexico hold Brazil to a thrilling 0-0 draw at the World Cup on Tuesday. The result leaves both teams with four points each after two games in Group A, but Brazil is ahead on goal difference going into their decisive final matches.

June 17, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Don't forget about catfish

We fishermen often get obsessed with the marquee species. Largemouth bass, striped bass, and hybrids are all worthy opponents and admirable targets for our attentions.

June 17, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Spurs could stick around, even if Duncan doesn't

SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan conducted his postgame interview flanked by his two children. Someday soon he may decide that they, and not Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, will be his full-time running mates.

June 16, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Schumacher leaves French hospital, out of coma

BERLIN - Nearly six months after sustaining serious head injuries in a skiing accident, seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher left a French hospital on Monday and was transferred to neighboring Switzerland to continue his recovery.

June 16, 2014 | By GEIR MOULSON Associated Press | Sports


Dempsey, Brooks give US 2-1 win over Ghana

RIO DE JANEIRO - Germany was supposed to be a team that would melt in Brazil's tropics, and the United States was supposed to be a team that can't beat Ghana.

June 16, 2014 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn succumbs to cancer at 54

SAN DIEGO - Tony Gwynn, the Hall of Famer with a sweet left-handed swing who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres and was one of the game's greatest hitters, died of cancer Monday. He was 54.

June 16, 2014 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kaymer completes dominant Open

PINEHURST, N.C. - Two days into the U.S. Open, it didn't look like one.

June 16, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spurs beat Heat 104-87 in Game 5 to win NBA title

SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan and Tony Parker won titles in their second seasons. Manu Ginobili was a champion as an NBA rookie.

June 16, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Kaymer closes out wire-to-wire US Open win

PINEHURST, N.C. - Martin Kaymer returned to the elite in golf with a U.S. Open victory that ranks among the best.

June 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


LA Kings celebrate 2nd NHL title and plot 3rd run

LOS ANGELES - Drew Doughty never hesitates to say what the rest of the Los Angeles Kings are only thinking, and the star defenseman's mind was already on a third Stanley Cup title while his teammates celebrated their second on the ice behind him.

June 14, 2014 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Big 12's Bowlsby against changes

DALLAS - Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.

July 24, 2014 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA enforcement director defends investigators

INDIANAPOLIS - Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


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


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