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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 most daunting.

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 backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying "I was wrong to put my faith in the league."

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 expect that would happen when he was stopped by the side of the road.

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.S. men's soccer history.

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 with the proposal told The Associated Press.

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 2-1 victory in the Gold Cup semifinals Wednesday night that dealt the Americans their biggest upset defeat.

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 | 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 executives in May left him unwilling to leave the safety of Switzerland.

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 surprising the doubters.

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 of educating players about domestic violence and other issues.

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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Georgia Southern rips La.-Monroe, 51-31

MONROE, La. - Matt Breida ran for two touchdowns, and Ken Butler Jr. returned a blocked punt 45 yards for a touchdown to lead Georgia Southern ...

October 04, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports

Arizona Bowl to debut in Tucson this December

TUCSON, Ariz. - A new bowl game is coming to Arizona Stadium this December.

October 02, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports

Jordan Spieth wins PGA Tour player of the year

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Jordan Spieth was voted PGA Tour player of the year Friday, giving him a sweep of all the significant awards.

October 02, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Court strikes down possible payments to college athletes

A federal appeals court struck down a plan to pay college football and basketball players in a ruling that NCAA leaders believe supports their contention ...

September 30, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports

Hawks bulk up before season

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Even while emerging as one of the NBA's best teams, the Atlanta Hawkshad a very glaring weakness.

September 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Sefolosha returns to Hawks, hoping to move on after arrest

ATHENS, Ga. - Thabo Sefolosha stood along the baseline, a basketball under his right arm as he watched a drill on the first day of training ...

September 29, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Brown suspended, SMU ineligible for postseason

DALLAS - The NCAA banned the SMU men's basketball team from postseason play Tuesday and suspended veteran coach Larry Brown for nine games after concluding ...

September 29, 2015 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports

FIFA vice president banned for life

ZURICH - Four years after stepping down in disgrace, former FIFA vice president JackWarner was banned from soccer for life on Tuesday, accused of repeated acts ...

September 29, 2015 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports

Georgia Southern beats Idaho, 44-20

MOSCOW, Idaho - Matt Breida ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns as Georgia Southern beat Idaho 44-20 in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday night.

September 27, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports

Swiss police open criminal case against FIFA head Blatter

ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter was placed under criminal investigation by Swiss authorities on Friday as a probe into soccer corruption reached the highest levels ...

September 26, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Stenson feeling right at home at East Lake

ATLANTA (AP) - Just getting to East Lake is the challenge for Henrik Stenson. Playing the golf course appears to be the easy part.

September 24, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Yankee great Yogi Berra dies at 90

NEW YORK - The lovable legend of Yogi Berra, that ain't ever gonna be over.

September 23, 2015 | By MIKE STEWART Associated Press | Sports

Outdoor Life: Trail cameras - the ultimate tool

Trail cameras as a tool for scouting the land you hunt on has been around for a pretty good while but the thrill of checking ...

September 22, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

The Baylor Effect: Spread energizes Bowling Green, Tulsa

Baylor's spread offense is spreading and making opposing defenses sick.

September 22, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports

Johnny Manziel to start Browns' home opener; McCown out

BEREA, Ohio - It's all in front of Johnny Manziel: The chance to silence the critics and prove he belongs in the NFL. On Sunday ...

September 18, 2015 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports

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