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Testing for HGH begins in minors

NEW YORK - Major League Baseball implemented random blood testing for human growth hormone in the minor leagues on Thursday, the first professional sports league in the United States to take the aggressive step against doping.

July 23, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bonds trial likely to start next year

SAN FRANCISCO - It appears Barry Bonds' long-running criminal case may not go to trial until next year.

July 23, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cavendish takes 18th; Contador smells victory

BORDEAUX, France - Even without his most important teammate, Mark Cavendish showed yet again that few can touch him when it comes to sprinting.

July 23, 2010 | By NAOMI KOPPEL Associated Press Writer | Sports


Column: Let's not forget about the coaches

Pimps?

July 22, 2010 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Delahoussaye takes slim Round 1 lead

TORONTO - Brent Delahoussaye thought he would be overmatched at St. George's Golf and Country Club. It turns out, the historic course was no match for the former Clemson player whose lone pro victory came in the 2006 Hooters Tour Classic.

July 22, 2010 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Schleck wins 17th, Contador eyes crown

COL DU TOURMALET, France (AP) - Defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain virtually secured a third Tour de France title Thursday after staying with yellow-jersey rival Andy Schleck all the way to the top of the legendary Col du Tourmalet in the pivotal 17th stage.

July 22, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Saban has another word for unscrupulous agents

HOOVER, Ala - Nick Saban didn't pull punches Wednesday when discussing the improper contact with athletes by unscrupulous agents, comparing their behavior to that of a "pimp."

July 21, 2010 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Schleck sees hopes of victory on Col du Tourmalet

PAU, France - Andy Schleck knows he has one opportunity to win the Tour de France - on the climb up the Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees on Thursday.

July 21, 2010 | By NAOMI KOPPEL Associated Press Writer | Sports


Armstrong shows grit in bid for win in Pyrenees

PAU, France - In his final days of his final Tour de France, Lance Armstrong showed some of the old fire.

July 20, 2010 | By NAOMI KOPPEL Associated Press Writer | Sports


SEC facing off-field troubles before media days

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Bar brawls and NCAA investigations will be hot topics at the Southeastern Conference media days - not just national championships.

July 20, 2010 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Isner returns to action after Wimbledon marathon

JOHNS CREEK, Ga - John Isner wants to prove he's more than a marathon man on the ATP tour.

July 20, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Wade unphased by naysayers

MIAMI - Dwyane Wade is keeping track. He's heard analysts say this Miami Heat lineup will be a flop. He's heard other players lash out over the way LeBron James made his decision. He's heard executives from other teams list Boston and Orlando as the teams to beat in the Eastern Conference.

July 19, 2010 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oosthuizen still in shock

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Louis Oosthuizen never let the silver claret jug out of his sight as he celebrated into the morning hours at the Jigger Inn across from the 17th fairway at St. Andrews.

July 19, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Surprises loom at Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Louis Oosthuizen still remembers getting together with other kids from the Ernie Els Foundation to watch highlights of their hero winning the British Open at Muirfield in 2002.

July 17, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Column: Tide turning for American golfers

It's already been a rocky year for American golfers, even those not named Tiger Woods. Little that's happened at the British Open so far suggests that's about to change.

July 17, 2010 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


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Latest anthem controversy centered on Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. - If Nebraska's Michael Rose-Ivey and teammates want to kneel during the national anthem again, their next opportunity will be the Nov. 5 ...

September 29, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


ACC moving football title game to Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - The ACC is moving its 2016 football championship to Orlando'sCamping World Stadium.

September 29, 2016 | By TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Sports


Mickelson promises prepared US team at Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. - Two days before the Ryder Cup, Phil Mickelson went back 12 years to drive home a point that the Americans are prepared to ...

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


Playoffs?! Yes, Playoffs!

By CHRIS STANLEY

September 26, 2016 | | Sports


The promise I'll keep if you promise to do the same

On Sunday morning, I nearly broke a promise that I have kept for almost five years.

September 26, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


SEB, Statesboro take a gut punch in losses

Even in weeks where no Bulloch County teams won a game, those didn't compare to the heartbreak suffered by some of the local teams ...

September 26, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Orgeron: Coaching LSU 'a dream,' offense will be 'tweaked'

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As much as Ed Orgeron might have preferred a different route to the top coaching job at LSU, the Louisiana native ...

September 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


LeBron will stand for anthem, says 'scary' to be parent now

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James has been horrified at the videos of police shootings and violence he's seen over the past few months. Like ...

September 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles get 'rowed'

KALAMAZOO, MI - Georgia Southern ran all over Western Michigan at Paulson Stadium last season.

September 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Georgia Southern lost to a better team, and that's okay

Sure wish you had Justin Thomas in that game last night, huh Twitter trolls?

September 25, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Vin Scully reflects on 67 years of baseball memories

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The three-ring binder chock full of tidbits Vin Scully wants to talk about on the air will soon be flipped shut for ...

September 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Anthem protests spread to colleges, WNBA player sits

NEW YORK (AP) - Liberty guard Brittany Boyd sat on the bench with her head bowed in prayer during the national anthem before a WNBA playoff ...

September 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tigers trample Tech

ATLANTA - Deshaun Watson and No. 5 Clemson finally turned in the performance everyone was expecting, totally dominating Georgia Tech in the first half on the ...

September 22, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson keeps right on rolling at East Lake

ATLANTA - Dustin Johnson was in trouble from the start Thursday, just not for very long. The game feels easy for the U.S. Open champion ...

September 22, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Week five Prep Capsules

Statesboro (0-4) @ Appling County (2-1) - 7:30, Womack Field, SHS leads series 6-0, Last meeting SHS won 29-28, 1989

September 21, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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