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McCann, NL snap American League streak

ANAHEIM, Calif. - One key swing by Brian McCann pulled the National League out of the All-Star shadows.

July 14, 2010 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Fans mourn death of Yankees' owner

NEW YORK - George Steinbrenner, whose big wallet and win-at-all-cost attitude whipped the New York Yankees into a billion-dollar sports empire, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4.

July 13, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger making changes at British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - From the middle of the ninth fairway, just to the right of a pot bunker that he managed to avoid, Tiger Woods considered two options from 85 yards into a gentle breeze and executed both of them perfectly.

July 13, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


David Ortiz wins HR Derby

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Boston slugger David Ortiz has won his first Home Run Derby title, hitting 10 homers in the final round to beat Florida's Hanley Ramirez at Angel Stadium.

July 12, 2010 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


McBride focuses on the kids

There is a wealth of young baseball talent in the Statesboro area, and now a former major leaguer is stepping up to help prepare tomorrow's stars for the next level.

July 12, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Why do we love drama in sports?

Now that's what I call capitalism.

July 12, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NL hopes to find a way

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Howard is sick of all the talk about the American League's dominance in the All-Star game.

July 12, 2010 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


March Madness gets new format

INDIANAPOLIS - March Madness is about to get a little bit bigger and perhaps it will be better, too.

July 12, 2010 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spain proves the gold standard for world soccer

JOHANNESBURG - Now, about creating that soccer dynasty.

July 12, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tour de France shaping up as 3-way scrap

MORZINE, France - The Tour de France is shaping up as a three-way race among leader Cadel Evans of Australia, defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain and Andy Schleck of Luxembourg.

July 12, 2010 | Tour de France shaping up as 3-way scrap AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tattnall County to host pro hoops exhibition

Professional basketball will be coming to Tattnall County for the first time today as the Georgia Knights host the Tru Hope Trailblazers from Norfolk, Va. at the Reidsville Middle School gym at 4 p.m.

July 10, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Dutch, Spanish fight for the world

JOHANNESBURG - Spain and the Netherlands have all the talent necessary to provide one of the most thrilling World Cup finals in the tournament's 80-year history.

July 10, 2010 | By STUART CONDIE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stricker takes commanding lead

SILVIS, Ill. - Steve Stricker is making it look easy.

July 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Two and done at US Open for Wie

OAKMONT, Pa. - It wouldn't have been difficult envisioning Michelle Wie, Eun-Hee Ji and Se Ri Pak being grouped together near the top of the U.S. Women's Open leaderboard not that long ago.

July 10, 2010 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Shakeout looming in Alps at Tour

LES ROUSSES, France - Lance Armstrong is predicting a shakeout among the top Tour de France contenders with the race heading to the Alps for its first serious climbing.

July 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


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Daily fantasy sports sites aim to make Nevada comeback

LAS VEGAS - Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of ...

August 23, 2016 | By MICHELLE RINDELS Associated Press | Sports


Prosecutor doubts Sandusky accuser's claim

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A former Pennsylvania prosecutor testified Tuesday he does not believe a man who reached a settlement with Penn State over a molestation ...

August 23, 2016 | By MARK SCOLFORO AP Sports Writer | Sports


High school football is dumb, so make let's it smart

It's about time we got smarter about high school football.

August 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Playoff predictions: It's that time

Before we start this, you should know something - if you already do not. I suspect you might.

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


PK Graham returns to Falcons to contend for job

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After kicking for 10 teams in the past 15 seasons - and a few more teams in preseason camps - Shayne Graham knew to ...

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


The simple fix for golf that isn't so simple

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For all the praise of golf's return to the Olympics, there was no shortage of suggestions to make it better.

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will not face ...

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Shooting for three: US reach gold medal game for third straight Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team is still a little better than Spain.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kim jumps to big lead at Wyndham championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Si Woo Kim and Lucas Glover had putts for 59 on another low-scoring day in the Wyndham Championship.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rams' Todd Gurley set for preseason debut

IRVINE, Calif. - Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley thought he saw New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia on Thursday, only for teammates to convince ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia star Chubb gains confidence in comeback

ATHENS, Ga. - It was not just another scrimmage for Nick Chubb.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Steelers' Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL's deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with theNFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs - but only five days ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


MLB may consider limits on pitching changes, shifts

HOUSTON (AP) - Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Looking beyond the home team in Olympic basketball coverage

NEW YORK (AP) - In Rio and any other Olympics, broadcasters are frequently criticized for a concentration on a home nation's athletes that causes it ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bello, Na share Wyndham lead at -7

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Rested after the Rio Olympics, Rafa Cabrera Bello shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday in the Wyndham Championship for a share of ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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