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Saints' Bush breaks out, right on schedule

NEW ORLEANS - Reggie Bush got bashful for a moment.

January 18, 2010 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Thunder claps Hawks

ATLANTA - Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Jeff Green had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder ended the Atlanta Hawks' three-game winning streak with a 94-91 victory Monday.

January 18, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Tech holds on for win over No. 13 UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Zachery Peacock made the go-ahead shot with 25.7 seconds left to rescue No. 20 Georgia Tech, which blew a 20-point first-half lead before holding on to beat No. 12 North Carolina 73-71 on Saturday.

January 16, 2010 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


High-voltage Bolts put win streak on line vs. Jets

SAN DIEGO - In typical Southern California fashion, the San Diego Chargers have been chillin' since the end of the regular season.

January 16, 2010 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Romo, Favre ready for another shot to dodge doubt

MINNEAPOLIS - Brett Favre's performance this season for Minnesota has defied much skepticism. He still has work to do.

January 16, 2010 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Saints rout Cardinals 45-14, reach NFC title game

NEW ORLEANS - Reggie Bush danced around defenders who fell over each other trying to tackle him. Drew Brees was back to passing with pinpoint accuracy, picking apart a beleaguered and depleted Arizona secondary.

January 16, 2010 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Crawford hits 3 at buzzer, Hawks stun Suns 102-101

ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford hit a long 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap an Atlanta comeback in the final seconds, giving the Hawks a 102-101 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.

January 15, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Grantham takes over as Georgia DC

ATLANTA - Georgia finally landed a defensive coordinator Friday, hiring Dallas Cowboys line coach Todd Grantham.

January 15, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Groh heading to Georgia Tech to run defense

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech hired former Virginia coach Al Groh as its defensive coordinator, hoping he can turn around a unit that was burned for big yards even as the Yellow Jackets were winning the Atlantic Coast Conference championship.

January 15, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Saints fans aiming for the sky after first-round bye

NEW ORLEANS - Sean Payton was the toast of New Orleans even before the Saints' storybook run to the NFC championship game in his first season as a head coach.

January 15, 2010 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Colts want to be sharp against Ravens after break

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Colts are trying to repress those old playoff memories.

January 15, 2010 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports






Rickie Fowler is next in line to match the hype

HONOLULU - Rickie Fowler stepped out of the clubhouse and into the darkness Tuesday morning, not because he couldn't wait to get his rookie season started, but to beat the crowd at the first tee in the PGA Tour's first full-field event of the year.

January 12, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports




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Worth the wait

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head.

July 06, 2015 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


A win, then a hug: Serena Williams tops Venus

LONDON (AP) - Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus - older, taller, stronger - who usually beat Serena.

July 06, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


McIlroy injures ankle, Open Championship in doubt

LONDON - Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews.

July 06, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Crashes mar third stage of Tour de France

HUY, Belgium - British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday's crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused around 20 riders to fall and several to quit.

July 06, 2015 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lloyd hat trick leads US over Japan 5-2 for World Cup title

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times.

July 05, 2015 | By ANNE M. Peterson Associated Press | Sports


Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011.

July 04, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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