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Phil Jackson's return weighs on 3-peat hope

LOS ANGELES - The two-time NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers' most important free agent this summer is a 64-year-old former forward with two bad knees, two artificial hips and two more championships than any coach in NBA history.

June 18, 2010 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Will more teams lead to more TV money for Pac-10?

SAN FRANCISCO - Pac-10 expansion appears complete with the addition of Colorado and an invitation to Utah to be the league's 12th member.

June 18, 2010 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tough opening day all around at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The two best players in the world couldn't make a birdie. A dozen more got to the top of the leaderboard only to see themselves fall right back down.

June 17, 2010 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


US looks for big win against tiny Slovenia

JOHANNESBURG - They played 62 games over four years just to get ready for the World Cup, convinced obsessive preparation and attention to detail would turn around their fortunes after a quick exit in 2006.

June 17, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Argentina shines again, and scores goals at World Cup

JOHANNESBURG - Argentina again displayed the kind of attacking football that wins titles, and on Thursday at the World Cup the two-time champions even managed to put in the goals to show for it.

June 17, 2010 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


BA coaches get a glimpse of the future at camp

During a week that has seen temperatures skyrocket and sent most people flocking to the comfort of air conditioning, an energetic bunch of elementary school students have been braving the heat to be ready for the rapidly approaching football season.

June 16, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Pebble now an intimate meeting of land and sea

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - One shot that stands out from the last U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was the 7-iron that Tiger Woods gouged out of the right rough on the par-5 sixth, a blind shot over the hill and onto the green to turn trouble into birdie.

June 16, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


World Cup Roundup: Spain loses to Switzerland, Uruguay beats hosts

JOHANNESBURG - Spain's potent attack couldn't score a goal in an upset loss to Switzerland on Wednesday, when Uruguay routed South Africa 3-0 to put the World Cup hosts on the verge of some unwanted history.

June 16, 2010 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


AP: Top college coaches prefer metal bats to wood

OMAHA, Neb. - If coaches at the top U.S. college baseball programs have their way, the ping of the aluminum bat will forever remain a part of the game.

June 16, 2010 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lakers, Celtics shrug weight of history in Game 7

LOS ANGELES - Even when Lamar Odom was a kid with limitless imagination growing up on New York's playground courts, he thinks he might have dismissed Thursday's season finale as a bit too extravagant.

June 16, 2010 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


A different outlook for Tiger at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The one shot that got so much attention during practice 10 years ago at Pebble Beach was a 4-iron that Tiger Woods hit so high, so straight, so flush that it landed softly near the pin on a brick-hard green at the par-3 12th.

June 15, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Thanks to Texas, the Big 12 lives

AUSTIN, Texas - Staring at extinction, the Big 12 is once again in play.

June 15, 2010 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brazil beats North Korea D in 2-1 win

JOHANNESBURG - Maicon and Elano scored a goal apiece in the second half and Brazil broke through a solid North Korea defense to win its first 2010 World Cup match 2-1 on a frigid Tuesday night.

June 15, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Drew in as head coach

ATLANTA - Now that he's finally got his chance to be an NBA head coach, Larry Drew knows that his new job will be a lot easier if he still has Joe Johnson on the team.

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


Defending champs held to draw in opener

By CHRIS LEHOURITES

June 14, 2010 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Fowler leads by a stroke at Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Rickie Fowler is playing so well that he can't stop looking behind instead of considering the opportunity that lies ahead at ...

August 27, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Serena eyes major title No. 23

Despite everything that Serena Williams has won and done, her sense of self can still fluctuate based on the outcome of a particular match.

August 27, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United ...

August 27, 2016 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Patrick Reed builds a 2-shot lead at The Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Patrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects ...

August 26, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US Open top seeds Williams, Djokovic coming off injuries

NEW YORK - Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better." Novak Djokovic is "getting there."

August 25, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The Olympics are over. The Ryder Cup in on the horizon.

August 24, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Recent history shows QBs vulnerable to early season injuries

Some of the biggest losses in college football's opening week likely won't be reflected on the scoreboard.

August 24, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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