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Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa - As the girlfriend he shot in the head lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday at the double-amputee runner's murder trial.

March 06, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: A Fort Stewart fishing adventure

Just south of Bulloch County is the second largest public fishing and hunting entity in the state of Georgia (only the Chattahoochee National Forest is bigger).

March 04, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Doral a familiar place that no one recognizes

DORAL, Fla. - Steve Stricker usually doesn't show up at a tournament on Sunday. He made an exception for the Cadillac Championship, and it made perfect sense.

March 04, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Once-calm witness cries at Pistorius murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - For two days, the witness in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius kept her composure. Then, just as her testimony was about to finish, she broke down in tears at what she said was the memory of the screams she heard on the night that the double-amputee athlete fatally shot his girlfriend in his South African home.

March 04, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Pistorius trial begins

PRETORIA, South Africa - "Bang ... bang, bang, bang."

March 03, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Taking a closer look

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Challenged for the first time under Major League Baseball's expanded replay system, umpires got it right.

March 03, 2014 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Collins to get second 10-day deal

NEW YORK - Jason Collins spent part of his off day on Sunday shopping at Costco.

March 03, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Golson ready to lead Irish after missing 2013

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The first day of spring practice was a bit surreal for Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson.

March 03, 2014 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press | Sports


McIlroy holds lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Rory McIlroy is 18 holes away from his first PGA Tour victory in 18 months, a chance to show the world he is back on his game.

March 01, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Oscar Pistorius: His entire life story on trial

JOHANNESBURG - With his past triumphs now tarnished because he shot to death his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius on Monday will enter court to be confronted with the jarring possibility that he will be sent to prison for at least 25 years.

March 01, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Reeling Hawks begin five-game road trip

ATLANTA - The Hawks should have a deeper roster for their upcoming five-game road trip even after the news of Gustavo Ayon's season-ending right shoulder surgery.

February 28, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy soars, Woods nearly misses cut

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Golf is starting to feel easy again for Rory McIlroy, who bounced back from a sloppy start Friday in the Honda Classic for a 4-under 66 that gave him his first 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour in 18 months.

February 28, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rory McIlroy takes the lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - On the course where Rory McIlroy first rose to No. 1, he looked as if he might be headed in that direction again.

February 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Honda Classic begins road to Masters

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The PGA Tour season began five months ago. The new year is two months old. And yet there's something about the Honda Classic that makes Tiger Woods and a collection of stars feel as though it's all about to get underway.

February 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Term 'mid-major' in hoops finally dies of old age

RIP, "mid-major." It was a good run.

February 26, 2014 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Martin surges to early lead at Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. - A few weeks ago, Ben Martin had missed seven of eight cuts and figured he'd better make some changes.

April 24, 2014 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes - a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years.

April 24, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports


Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

CHICAGO - There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.

April 23, 2014 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.

April 23, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.

April 22, 2014 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field

CHICAGO - During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan.

April 22, 2014 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: The wonderful world of golf

We are currently in a period of the year I like to refer to as golf heaven. The Masters tourney is over, the weather is beautiful, the courses aren't overrun with strangers from the northern tier of the country and green fees have returned to normalcy. It's time to get out there and embarrass myself once more.

April 22, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

BOSTON - "The Star-Spangled Banner" played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon.

April 21, 2014 | By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press | Sports


GSU alum, USGA director talks US Open

PINEHURST, N.C. - Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens.

April 21, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Marathon makes room for runners affected by bombs

BOSTON - "I need to run."

April 19, 2014 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks fire first shot in playoff series

INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

April 19, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Donald fires 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course - and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage.

April 19, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Choi leads rainy day at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


No bigger playoff underdog than the sub-.500 Hawks

ATLANTA - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.

April 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

PARIS - Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

April 18, 2014 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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