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NFL starting career transition program

NEW YORK - When life in the fast lane ends for NFL players, they're not always sure which direction to head.

May 21, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Armstrong denies new doping accusations

With the cycling season kicking into high gear, the strongest doping allegations yet against Lance Armstrong surfaced Thursday in a barrage of detailed messages from Floyd Landis, the disgraced rider and former teammate who finally confessed to years of cheating himself.

May 21, 2010 | By Tim Reynolds AP Sports Writer | Sports


A very good day for Aussie Jason Day at Nelson

IRVING, Texas - Jason Day' s stomach was acting up while he was on the driving range Thursday morning, an angry reaction to antibiotics that are supposed to wipe out a lingering, often-misdiagnosed sinus infection.

May 21, 2010 | By JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Byron Nelson's tournament not as lordly as it was

IRVING, Texas - The Byron Nelson Championship ain't what it used to be.

May 19, 2010 | By JAMIE ARON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wizards win NBA draft lottery

SECAUCUS, N.J. - With a lucky charm from the franchise's best days, the Washington Wizards won the NBA's draft lottery Tuesday night.

May 18, 2010 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


US players faced with proving themselves

PRINCETON, N.J. - Prove it.

May 18, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Expansion looms large at Big Ten meetings

CHICAGO - Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez understands the public would like some answers about Big Ten expansion. Just don't ask him.

May 17, 2010 | By Andrew Seligman AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lookin At Lucky wins Preakness, Super Saver fades

BALTIMORE - Change in jockeys, change in fortune.

May 15, 2010 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


4-way tie for 1st, Aron Price a stroke back

SAN ANTONIO - Jimmy Walker and James Nitties got on a roll, former Georgia Southern Eagle Aron Price birdied 18 to pull within a stroke of the lead and the soaked Texas Open course dried out.

May 15, 2010 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press Writer | Sports


Grand Slam no slam dunk; does Federer have shot?

Less than a decade after he won all four of tennis' major championships in 1969 to complete a single-season Grand Slam, Rod Laver was convinced that an indefatigable kid by the name of Bjorn Borg would match the feat.

May 15, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Triple Crown bound

BALTIMORE - No rail for Bo-rail.

May 14, 2010 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Mike Woodson ousted as Hawks coach

The Atlanta Hawks made significant improvement under Mike Woodson. They just wondered how much farther he could take them.

May 14, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Matt Jones leads Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Matt Jones eagled the par-5 14th hole and finished with a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead Thursday after the first round of the Texas Open.

May 13, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Super Saver is 5-2 favorite for Preakness

BALTIMORE - Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver was made the early 5-2 favorite Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he'll break from the starting gate next to beaten Derby favorite Lookin At Lucky.

May 12, 2010 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Has baseball turned a corner in steroid use?

It was Yogi Berra's 85th birthday Wednesday, as good a day as any to reflect on a time when baseball seemed pure and juice only got mentioned at breakfast.

May 12, 2010 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


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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


Tennis teacher ranked 772nd wins at Wimbledon; Federer next

LONDON - Marcus Willis originally was scheduled to spend Monday teaching tennis to a group of 5-to-10-year-old kids, among others, at Warwick Boat Club in central ...

June 25, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tormenta wins fourth straight

June 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


With 1-0 loss to Colombia, US finishes 4th in Copa America

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Carlos Bacca beat goalkeeper Tim Howard by sliding to poke in a headed cross in the 31st minute, and the United States finished ...

June 25, 2016 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe

NEW YORK - Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked ...

June 25, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


World doping watchdog shuts down Rio Olympic laboratory

RIO DE JANEIRO - Just weeks before the Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory has been stopped from conducting ...

June 25, 2016 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Euro '16 reacts to Brexit

PARIS - Britain's momentous decision to leave the European Union was the talk of soccer's European Championship on Friday, with one leading Italian player ...

June 24, 2016 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Tormenta comes through in the clutch

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


Tormenta try to stay hot

Long before South Georgia Tormenta FC ever played its first match, the newly-formed Premier Development League franchise was out and about in Statesboro, promoting itself ...

June 22, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


McIlroy says no to Rio over Zika concerns

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the ...

June 22, 2016 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cavaliers host victory parade

CLEVELAND - Cheered by a sea of fans spilling off sidewalks and choking the streets, LeBron James and the Cavaliers paraded and rallied as NBA champs ...

June 22, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


4-0 loss shows gap between US and soccer's elite

HOUSTON - Minutes after Lionel Messi and Argentina had finished a 4-0 mauling of the United States in the Copa America semifinals, Jurgen Klinsmann was asked ...

June 22, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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