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Improbable pairing in French Open women's final

PARIS - Francesca Schiavone has provided the better photo op, her beaming face caked with clay after she kissed the court to celebrate her semifinal victory at the French Open.

June 04, 2010 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal must beat Soderling for 5th French title

PARIS - All Rafael Nadal cares about is winning a fifth French Open championship.

June 04, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Ogilvy, Fowler, Rose share lead at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio - Geoff Ogilvy felt as though he made more putts in one round at the Memorial than he had in the last month. One little miss that cost him the outright lead Thursday sure wasn't going to spoil his day.

June 03, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Nadal needs 2 more wins for 5th French Open title

PARIS - On his way to the locker room after his 20th consecutive victory on clay, Rafael Nadal was pressed in an on-court interview to declare himself the man to beat at this year's upset-filled French Open.

June 03, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


An imperfect game: Selig won't reverse umpire's blown call

NEW YORK - The imperfect game stands.

June 03, 2010 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Woods moves on without a coach

DUBLIN, Ohio - Tiger Woods is the defending champion at Memorial and a four-time winner at Muirfield Village.

June 02, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Williams exits French Open with loss to Stosur

PARIS - Serena Williams is usually the one who saves match points, not wastes them.

June 02, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Federer bids adieu

PARIS - His French Open reign suddenly over, his record streak of 23 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals done, too, Roger Federer paused briefly as he trudged off court at dusk, acknowledging the fans' applause with a polite smile and a quick wave.

June 01, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Stosur ousts Henin

PARIS - Justine Henin kept saying it, even if no one was listening.

May 31, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Davis, Molder lead into final round

FORT WORTH, Texas - Brian Davis is seemingly done penalizing himself. And now he gets another chance to challenge for his first PGA Tour victory.

May 29, 2010 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Could be worse for Calhoun, Huskies

On balance, it hasn't been a bad month for Jim Calhoun.

May 29, 2010 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Ill Serena, Nadal move on, Roddick falls in three sets

PARIS - Saturday did not get off to a particularly auspicious start for Americans in Paris.

May 29, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Castrovenes happy to focus on Sunday's race

INDIANAPOLIS - Last year, Helio Castroneves wasn't sure if he'd be at the Brickyard or headed for a jail cell come the final Sunday in May. This year, the buildup to the Indianapolis 500 has come with less baggage for IndyCar's most successful driver.

May 28, 2010 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Molder leads Colonial after 62; Lefty misses cut

FORT WORTH, Texas - Bryce Molder has yet to have the same kind of success that other four-time All-American collegiate players have had on the PGA Tour.

May 28, 2010 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sharapova, Henin set up French Open showdown

PARIS - So much has transpired in the nearly 2½ years since Maria Sharapova and Justine Henin last played each other.

May 28, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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For Michael Phelps, the 5th Olympics may mean the most yet

OMAHA, Neb. - Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time.

June 29, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Loss aside, tennis teacher revels in chance to face Federer

LONDON - How much money might you be willing to pay for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play tennis against Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon?

June 29, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


LeBron a free agent after declining option on contract

CLEVELAND - LeBron James is about to hit the free-agency market and stay right at home.

June 29, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson equipped with a major and confidence

AKRON, Ohio - The U.S. Open trophy was on the kitchen table in Dustin Johnson's home in South Florida. That was by design.

June 29, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on ...

June 28, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Parks and Rec teams participate in Lyons Tournament

The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department Mite Boys with Machine All-Star Teams traveled to Lyons recently to participate in the 54th Annual Lyons ...

June 28, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and master of defense, dies at 85

Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls.

June 28, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Spieth facing long odds of a better year than '15

AKRON, Ohio - Any other year, Jordan Spieth would feel this has been a very good season.

June 28, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Shhh: Serena Williams, coach don't discuss '22' at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Leave all the chatter about Serena Williams' pursuit of her 22nd major singles trophy to others.

June 28, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tiny Iceland's dream Euro 2016 rolls onto quarterfinals

NICE, France - Iceland has become the darling of the European Championship thanks to its underdog status and an uncompromising 4-4-2 formation that has made the ...

June 28, 2016 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Rio CEO: Security, not Zika, is biggest concern for Olympics

WASHINGTON - The chief organizer of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus.

June 28, 2016 | By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


In the Pits: Vintage Smoke recaptures his glory days with Sonoma victory

SONOMA, Calif. - Tony Stewart sat slumped on the stairs inside his team transporter a year ago reflecting on the worst slump of his NASCAR career.

June 27, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Amid crisis, Rio gov. warns Olympics could be 'big failure'

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that theOlympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten ...

June 27, 2016 | By JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press | Sports


Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster

NEW YORK - Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics.

June 27, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi's retirement from Argentina could hurt his legacy

Lionel Messi's surprising decision to stop playing for Argentina could damage his legacy with the national team and fans back home.

June 27, 2016 | By TALES AZZONI AP Sports Writer | Sports


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