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Slive sees new direction for NCAA

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive is well aware of the recent criticism of the NCAA - complaints about prolonged investigations and rulings that leave coaches and administrators scratching their heads.

July 19, 2011 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Many seeking a major success

SANDWICH, England - Dustin Johnson probably doesn't think he'll have to wait 15 years to win a major.

July 19, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Contador attacks, gains on leader

GAP, France - Defending champion Alberto Contador caught his Tour de France rivals by surprise with a brash climbing attack Tuesday, gaining time on leader Thomas Voeckler during a rainy 16th stage won by Thor Hushovd.

July 19, 2011 | By JAMEY KEATON Associated Press | Sports


Sources: Lockout end looming

The NFL told club executives they could be schooled in the ins and outs of the new labor contract as early as Thursday, and the players' association summoned its leadership for a potential vote - the strongest signs yet the lockout might be nearing an end.

July 18, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER and HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writers | Sports


Local Roundup: Michael Curry to host Curry Cup bowling benefit

Michael Curry, Georgia Southern Basketball Hall of Famer and current associate head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, will host a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County.

July 18, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Loss may have been a good thing

Let's begin by not overstating the case.

July 18, 2011 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


U.S. women fall in final

FRANKFURT, Germany - Japan has won the Women's World Cup, stunning the United States 3-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after coming from behind twice in a 2-2 tie.

July 17, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR Associated Press | Sports


2011 World Cup: US faces Japan for all the marbles

FRANKFURT, Germany - The bumpy, windy road got the Americans right where they wanted to go all along.

July 16, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Clarke leads British Open with one round left

SANDWICH, England - A day that began with howling rain and wind ended in bright sunshine, a turn of meteorological fortune that helped sort out a bunched-up field at the British Open.

July 16, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


NCAA inducts 2011 Hall of Fame class

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Desmond Howard shook his head and smiled. It's been 20 years since he won the Heisman Trophy at Michigan as an electrifying pass catcher and kick returner.

July 16, 2011 | By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy in the mix at Open

SANDWICH, England - On a sunny day when the old-timers shined, the kid made sure he was right in the thick of things at the British Open.

July 15, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Former Eagle Adams shoots 62 at Viking Classic

MADISON, Miss. - Blake Adams had the day's best round, but the focus was on the weather. For nearly four hours, Troy Matteson tried to figure out ways to kill time in the clubhouse as thunderstorms rolled across Annandale Golf Club.

July 15, 2011 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hushovd takes stage, Voeckler keeps lead

LOURDES, France (AP) - Norway's Thor Hushovd won the 13th stage of the Tour de France and France's Thomas Voeckler kept the yellow jersey Friday on a ride through the Pyrenees that ended in the home of one of the most famous Catholic shrines.

July 15, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Records: Tressel's past no different

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was told by the school that he did a poor job of self-reporting NCAA violations years before he failed to tell his bosses that players were selling championship rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia, a cover-up that cost him his job.

July 15, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP College Football Writer | Sports


NFL and players say that they're making progress

Noting that "progress has been made," NFL owners and players wrapped up a round of intensive talks Friday without a full agreement to end the league's four-month lockout, but determined to keep pushing over the weekend.

July 15, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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Column: IndyCar needs to push Newgarden as its new star

SONOMA, Calif. - It has been five years since IndyCar last had an American champion as the face of the series. This time, the series is ...

September 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smashing: MLB home run record on track to fall Tuesday

NEW YORK - Giancarlo Stanton's smacks, Aaron Judge's jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to ...

September 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Deja blew

SPRINGFIELD – For the first two and a half quarters, the Statesboro Blue Devils looked as dominant as a football team could look.

September 16, 2017 | By LUKE MARTIN | Sports


SEB Diamond Day tournament sees Metter dominate

In a day normally reserved for football, softball dominated the Brooklet Recreation fields for a good cause Saturday morning.

September 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Done, Dale: Junior's final season ends without championship

JOLIET, Ill. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. received a stamp of approval from fans wanting to write letters to the retiring star, wishing him luck.

September 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Leishman maintains the lead at BMW Championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - As much as Marc Leishman has been through, especially off the golf course, it takes a lot to get to get under ...

September 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


War Eagles soar back

It wasn't turnovers or big plays, but special teams that undid Portal in the worst way possible against rival Jenkins County.

September 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Week 3 Preview: Jackson vs. Clemson; Scouts flock to Laramie

Lamar Jackson basically had the Heisman Trophy wrapped up last season by Oct. 2, playing so well in Louisville's biggest games early in the ...

September 15, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Trump demands ESPN apologize for anchor's tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is calling on ESPN to apologize days after one of the sports network's anchors called him a "white supremacist ...

September 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


It's on: Triple G, Canelo ready for big middleweight bout

LAS VEGAS - It's the kind of fight Gennady Golovkin has been chasing from the moment he walked off an airplane six years ago to ...

September 15, 2017 | By TIM DAHLBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Indians set A.L. record with 21st consecutive win

CLEVELAND - For more than 100 years, American League teams have gone on winning streaks of varying lengths - short ones, long ones, double-digit ones.

September 13, 2017 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth taking aim at FedEx Cup championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Jordan Spieth already has won 14 times around the world, which already places him in unique territory. Over the last 75 years ...

September 13, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Awaiting Irma: Rays and Dolphins to be home on the road

MIAMI - Hurricane Irma will have the Miami Dolphins setting up a temporary home in California, and make the New York Yankees the road team in ...

September 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Stephens tops Keys in US Open final for 1st Grand Slam title

NEW YORK - Sloane Stephens' remarkably rapid rise from a ranking of 957th in early August to U.S. Open champion on Saturday began with the ...

September 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Magic city melancholy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - After having its game against New Hampshire moved by a few hundred miles and one time zone, there was a legitimate question to ...

September 09, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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