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Mickelson to play in PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn. - Phil Mickelson is coming back for the PGA Championship.Event organizers confirmed that Mickelson will play in the season's fourth and final major, which starts Aug. 13 at Hazeltine in this community southwest of Minneapolis. Mickelson is expected to return to the tour next week at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.Mickelson, who did not speak with reporters during Wednesday's practice round here, left the tour two months ago to be with his wife, Amy, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery July 1. At about that time, Mickelson learned his mother has ...

July 29, 2009 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT AP Writer | Sports


After stunning loss, Phelps rebounds with record

ROME - Michael Phelps had another swimsuit issue.It didn't slow him down this time.Phelps bounced back from a stunning loss with something more familiar - a world record in the 200-meter butterfly Wednesday. For good measure, he surpassed another of Mark Spitz's accomplishments with the 34th world record of his career, one more than Spitz had during his brilliant run in the pool.One night after he was soundly beaten by Germany's Paul Biedermann, Phelps sliced the time in what he calls his "bread and butter" to 1 minute, 51.51 seconds, more than a half-second lower ...

July 29, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Meet the Eagles: TE Tyler Sumner - Presented by The University Store

Watch this video on your mobile phone!

July 29, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Braves let Marlins off the hook

MIAMI - Pinch-hitter Ross Gload hit a two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth, and the Florida Marlins rallied past the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Tuesday night.

July 28, 2009 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods ramps up play heading for homestretch

Barring any scheduling surprises, Tiger Woods is about to try something new.

July 28, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dungy: Vick focused on putting life back together

Tony Dungy believes Michael Vick is focused on putting his life back together.

July 28, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


A swimming stunner: Phelps loses to Biedermann

ROME - The winner draped himself triumphantly on the lane rope, thrusting his right hand in the air to celebrate a world record.

July 28, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup 7/28

Well folks, it finally came to pass.

July 27, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Michael Vick reinstated by NFL

NEW YORK - Michael Vick is back in the NFL. Now all he needs is a team to play for.

July 27, 2009 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Green wins Canadian Open in playoff

OAKVILLE, Ontario - Nathan Green won the Canadian Open on Monday for his first PGA Tour victory, beating Retief Goosen with a par on the second hole of a playoff in the rain-delayed tournament.

July 27, 2009 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Contador's reign on Tour expected to last

PARIS - Four years after his seventh Tour de France win, Lance Armstrong capped his return with an impressive third-place finish. Alberto Contador's second title, at age 26, was eye-catching in its own way - he's got two more than Armstrong had at the same age.

July 27, 2009 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gallardo outduels Hanson as Brewers blank Braves

MILWAUKEE - Yovani Gallardo scattered four hits in 7 1-3 scoreless innings and drove in the only run Milwaukee needed off previously unbeaten Tommy Hanson to lead the Brewers to a 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

July 25, 2009 | By COLIN FLY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ryan, Falcons prepare for training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Bob Berry was the quarterback when the 1971 Atlanta Falcons finished 7-6-1 for the first winning season in franchise history.

July 25, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA's Cox has big shoes to fill

HOOVER, Ala. - Joe Cox might not become the next Matthew Stafford, a top draft pick now enjoying NFL riches.

July 25, 2009 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Thunder heads to Vegas for National Championship

BROOKLET - Every Tuesday and Thursday this summer, the East Georgia Thunder fast-pitch softball team could be found fielding ground balls and taking batting practice on the relatively quiet fields of Stilson Park.

Next week, the scene will be drastically different as the girls travel more than 2,000 miles away to take part in the USA/ASA National Championship in Las Vegas.

July 24, 2009 | By JEFF HARRISON Herald Intern | Sports


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Big Ten touts plan for tougher schedules as playoff push

CHICAGO - The College Football Playoff has turned strength of schedule into a constant talking point, with each conference claiming its road to the postseason is ...

July 31, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ...

July 29, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spurrier more confident in this year's South Carolina squad

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. - Steve Spurrier is significantly more confident aboutSouth Carolina's direction than he was at times last season.

July 29, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


AP sources: NFL close to new football inspection rules

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.

July 27, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


FIFA says corruption crisis hinders search for new sponsors

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The FIFA corruption crisis is hurting its search for new World Cup sponsors.

July 24, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome fight

LA TOUSSUIRE, France - Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn't ...

July 24, 2015 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Health an issue all around SEC

The fortunes of several potential Southeastern Conference contenders could hinge largely on players returning from serious injuries.

July 23, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


National team tries to regroup after upset loss

ATLANTA - Jurgen Klinsmann strolled into the room in the basement of the Georgia Dome, not looking overly concerned about the biggest upset loss in U ...

July 23, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Source: Union offered NFL settlement on Brady suspension

The players' union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady's four-game suspension last week that was "met with silence" by the NFL, a person familiar ...

July 23, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Jamaica stuns US 2-1 in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA - Jamaica stunned the United States with a pair of first-half goals, one off a blunder by goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and held on for a ...

July 22, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


R.I.E.Z. sending three athletes to Junior Olympics

July 22, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Blatter heads to Russia for first foreign trip since crisis

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due in Russia on Thursday for his first overseas trip since the arrests of fellow soccer ...

July 22, 2015 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jamaica relishes underdog role against USMNT

ATLANTA - Forward Michael Seaton says Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 17 years because the Reggae Boyz enjoyed ...

July 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Seminoles working on problems

PINEHURST, N.C - With off-field issues overshadowing his program once again, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday the Seminoles are "stepping up" their process ...

July 21, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


After 10-hour delay, Dustin Johnson leads

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Even with 155 years of history, the British Open can still serve up some strange twists at St. Andrews.

July 18, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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