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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


Rough day for Mickelson

FORT WORTH, Texas - Phil Mickelson was smiling and flashing the thumbs-up to acknowledge the verbal kudos from the gallery after he birdied his first two holes in his return to the Colonial.

May 27, 2010 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


'It was brutal': Roddick makes do at French Open

PARIS - The remaking of Andy Roddick is paying dividends at the French Open.

May 27, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Many factors at play among Danica's boo-birds

INDIANAPOLIS - At a venue famous for elevating women to lofty heights in sports, Danica Patrick is punching a new hole in an old glass ceiling. Before last weekend, never had a woman competing against the men at the Indianapolis 500 been booed so loudly.

May 27, 2010 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Howard, Tillman elected to college Hall of Fame

NEW YORK - Desmond Howard scored two of the most memorable touchdowns in the storied history of Michigan football and struck the pose that Heisman contenders have been mimicking since.

May 27, 2010 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Mickelson could end Woods' reign at No. 1

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - It has been 12 years since the creation of the Mark H. McCormack Award, given to the player who has been ranked No. 1 in the world for the most weeks during a calendar year.

May 25, 2010 | DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Columnist | Sports


South Carolina looking to rebound at SEC Tournament

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina lost the first two games of a three-game series at home against Florida and watched its hopes for a Southeastern Conference regular-season championship disappear.

May 25, 2010 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Roddick wins in 5 at French; Henin, Nadal advance

PARIS - Andy Roddick's preparation for this French Open was hardly traditional. Or ideal, from a purely tennis perspective, anyway.

May 25, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Patrick: Not enough time for needed changes to car

NEW YORK - Danica Patrick knows there isn't enough time before the Indianapolis 500 to make the significant changes she believes her car needs.

May 25, 2010 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


A snowball's chance: NJ picked for 2014 Super Bowl

IRVING, Texas - February. Gray skies. Snowflakes. Brrrrrrrr.Well, grab your boots and plow the snow. The Super Bowl is coming to the Meadowlands.

May 25, 2010 | By JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer starts strong at French Open

PARIS - The French-speaking voice booming through loudspeakers at Court Philippe Chatrier recited Roger Federer's bona fides during prematch introductions, detailing his six titles at Wimbledon, five at the U.S. Open, four at the Australian Open and then, reaching a crescendo, concluded this way:

May 24, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NFL is 32 teams, not one business

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court rejected the National Football League's request for broad antitrust law protection Monday, saying that it must be considered 32 separate teams - not one big business - when selling branded items like jerseys and caps.

May 24, 2010 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer | Sports


Williams sisters back at Nos. 1-2 at French Open

PARIS - Serena and Venus Williams are the French Open's two top-seeded women, and if it seems as though it's been awhile since that was the case at a Grand Slam tournament, that's because it has.

May 23, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Jordan Spieth, 16, in contention at Byron Nelson

IRVING, Texas - Jordan Spieth finally felt like a kid teeing it up against the big boys on the PGA Tour.

May 23, 2010 | By JAIME ARON AP Sports 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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