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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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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


Tech looks to wreck Tigers

ATLANTA - With an ACC showdown looming, Clemson is still lacking the sort of performance that would show it's capable of making another run at ...

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


ACC faces hurdles in picking title game site

RALEIGH, N.C. - There's a lot for the Atlantic Coast Conference to sort out between now and December - on and off the field.

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


SEC rookie QBs enjoying wins, early success

ATHENS, Ga. - Three precocious passers are trying to prove it's now possible for true freshmen quarterbacks to win big in the Southeastern Conference.

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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