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Colorado flips first card in realignment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - College athletics are on the verge of a monumental shift, a realignment that could disintegrate one conference, turn others into 16-school goliaths and have huge financial implications on some of the biggest programs in the country.

June 10, 2010 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nebraska, Missouri might also leave

DENVER - The college sports landscape began a much-anticipated shift Thursday with the University of Colorado accepting an invitation to join the Pac-10.

June 10, 2010 | By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Westwood opens with 7-under 63 for Memphis lead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Lee Westwood prefers competition the week before a major to tune up his play. The Englishman looks quite ready now for the U.S. Open based on his opening round at the St. Jude Classic.

June 10, 2010 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Carroll 'shocked' by USC sanctions

RENTON, Wash. - Pete Carroll said he's "absolutely shocked and disappointed" by the NCAA sanctions imposed on his former Southern California Trojans for improprieties surrounding running back Reggie Bush.

June 10, 2010 | By GREGG BELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


US vs England in soccer's moment in America

IRENE, South Africa - The bars are stocked across America, and the pubs are getting ready in England. A 70½-foot billboard of Clint Dempsey stands near Penn Station in Manhattan, and there's even a large poster of Landon Donovan in a store along Piccadilly Circus.

June 10, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


2 BCS schools could lose basketball scholarships

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA's big boys have figured out how to beat up the little guys in the classroom, too.

June 09, 2010 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stras-mania: Rookie a hit after 14K debut

WASHINGTON - The baseball world rubbed its eyes Wednesday morning, shook its head and thought: "Did that really happen?"

June 09, 2010 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Video: Accuser feared Roethlisberger's temper

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - A Georgia college student said she felt powerless to stop a short-tempered Ben Roethlisberger from having sex with her in a bar bathroom even though she told him to stop, telling investigators: "I'm a little girl, and he's a big boy."

June 09, 2010 | By KATE BRUMBACK and PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press Writers | Sports


Going back to Boston

BOSTON - Chin resting in his hand, mouth barely moving as he spoke, Kobe Bryant had the look of someone who would have rather been anywhere but Staples Center.

June 07, 2010 | By BRIAN MOHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Fowler holds the Memorial lead

DUBLIN, Ohio - Rickie Fowler knew rain-softened Muirfield Village was giving up birdies, even if there was none on his card as he approached the turn Saturday with his lead dwindling.

June 05, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Nadal seeks redemption

PARIS - On the way to each of his four French Open championships, Rafael Nadal needed to beat Roger Federer - and did.

June 05, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Giddy Schiavone takes Open title

PARIS - Francesca Schiavone threw uppercuts, put her fists to her face and skipped about the court. And then, when she had won the French Open, she really let her emotions show.

June 05, 2010 | BY STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Drosselmeyer wins Belmont in upset

NEW YORK - Drosselmeyer pulled off an upset in the Belmont Stakes, seizing the lead in the stretch and giving Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his first win in a Triple Crown race.

June 05, 2010 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


USA tops Turkey in World Cup warmup

PHILADELPHIA - Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey scored second-half goals for the United States to beat Turkey 2-1 on Saturday in the Americans' last game before leaving for the World Cup.

June 05, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech stings Mercer with 10-0 victory

ATLANTA - Mark Pope pitched a five-hitter and Tony Plagman homered twice in Georgia Tech's 10-0 victory over Mercer in the second game of the Atlanta regional on Friday night.

June 04, 2010 | GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


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What to expect from Sun Belt in 2016 season

Monday marks the unofficial beginning of the 2016 Sun Belt Conference football season as players and coaches for all 11 teams – plus a cameo from ...

July 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


With a 3rd Tour title coming up, Froome turns focus to Rio

MORZINE, France (AP) - Don't expect Chris Froome to indulge in big celebrations on the Champs Elysees. After effectively securing a third Tour de France ...

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Holly Holm set to return in UFC Chicago

Holly Holm was the unforgettable champ for four months.

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


'Smoke' preps for Brickyard farewell

INDIANAPOLIS - When Tony Stewart dreamed about winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he never contemplated saying goodbye.

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Snedeker jumps over Johnson to lead in Canadian Open

Associated Press

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


N.C. governor fires at NBA

The NBA All-Star Game's exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet ...

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fifth annual Erk Russell Classic growing to eight teams

As July comes to a close, the new high school football season begins to take shape right here in Statesboro with the Erk Russell Classic ...

July 22, 2016 | Chris Stanley | Sports


All locked up: Johnson, List still tied at Candian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario - Dustin Johnson started and finished the day tied with Luke List for the Canadian Open lead. The U.S. Open champion had to ...

July 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gordon preps for Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis and Pocono may not be the only stops on Jeff Gordon's comeback tour.

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


Big-name NFL vets still looking for work in 2016

By DENNIS WASZAK JR.

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


IOC president has sports, personal links to Russia

MOSCOW - The International Olympic Committee is weighing up whether to ban Russia from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro after revelations of a ...

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


Five Eagles named to All-Sun Belt team

Georgia Southern AMR

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals ...

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


'Never a quiet day': Froome crashes but keeps yellow at Tour

SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France (AP) - If Chris Froome wins the Tour de Franceon Sunday, it won't have been an easy ride to the Champs Elysees.

July 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


WNBA fines 3 teams, players for shirts in wake of shootings

NEW YORK - Social activism is coming at a cost for WNBA players.

July 21, 2016 | | Sports


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