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NFL Weekend Picks: Colts can bust open AFC South

The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.

October 08, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NFL owners' meetings focus on personal conduct

NEW YORK - There hasn't been much football talk at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Adams homer lifts Cards to NLCS

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams' go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.

October 07, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


American golf: Time to look ahead to new season

NAPA, Calif. - A new PGA Tour season starts Thursday, and it's about time.

October 07, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Columnist | Sports


Outdoor Life: Fall bass fishing is right around the corner

This week's weather has made it evident that the temperatures are trending downward and with that pattern comes the onset of another round of largemouth bass fishing.

October 07, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Florida freshman QB faces sexual assault allegation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida freshman Treon Harris went from potentially becoming the starting quarterback to being suspended indefinitely in a matter of hours Monday.

October 06, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Giants survive 18-inning game to take control against Nats

WASHINGTON - Brandon Belt and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, they never give up, and they win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes - or how long.

October 05, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: QB dilemma for Vikings

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


SEC seeks offensive balance

The gaudy rushing, passing and receiving statistics being put up in the Southeastern Conference have grabbed headlines, but offensive balance is what leads to SEC titles.

October 01, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Horford playing it safe during training camp

ATHENS - Al Horford stood on the sideline during the first day of training camp Tuesday, tugging anxiously at his No. 15 jersey while his teammates went through a five-on-five drill.

September 30, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lefty saves his best shot for his captain

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Phil Mickelson delivered his most memorable shot after the Ryder Cup was over.

September 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Trout, Strasburg giving playoffs a fresh new look

So, is this the year of Buck Showalter, Bryce Harper and a Beltway Series? Or perhaps Albert Pujols, Yasiel Puig and a Freeway Series? Maybe a Bay Area matchup or something from the Show Me State.

September 29, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Georgia Southern's McKinnon helps Vikings beat Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.

September 28, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Associated Press | Sports


Europe leads 10-6, closes in on another Ryder Cup

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe another big boost of momentum going into the last round.

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


Hawks, civil rights leaders vow to work together

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and city civil rights leaders said Friday's meeting between the team's CEO and the group was "extremely productive."

September 26, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Just win, baby

Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State.

November 22, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Time to rethink division alignment

The Atlanta Falcons won't apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record.

November 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


No. 9 Georgia rolls past Charleston Southern 55-9

ATHENS - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.

November 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Winless Raiders get Kansas City

The Oakland Raiders have gone a calendar year without a victory.

November 19, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NFL seeks concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA - The NFL on Wednesday urged a judge to approve an estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion lawsuits despite concerns raised by former players or survivors who feel left out.

November 19, 2014 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press | Sports


Break time in SEC

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M, LSU and Kentucky are off this week and five other teams in the Southeastern Conference get a respite from the rigors of league play with nonconference games.

November 19, 2014 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Make memories with an outdoor journal

Fifteen years ago I decided to start keeping a fishing logbook. As I look back on it today I'm amazed at the number of times I've been and the number and variety of fish that have been caught over that time. It is something that I often refer to because I'm always looking for an edge on the fish, but more importantly for me it has become a way to remember people, events and treasured moments. In essence, each entry is a snapshot of a day spent on the water.

November 18, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Alabama takes top spot in latest playoff rankings

With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.

November 18, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Peterson suspended through at least end of season

MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further Tuesday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season.

November 18, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Kevin Harvick charged through the field, picking off car after car, passing two other title contenders on a series of restarts. As he aggressively chased the victory and his first Sprint Cup title, it was clear that winning did indeed matter most in NASCAR's new championship formula.

November 16, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press | Sports


Georgia loses Gurley to season-ending knee injury

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley's season has ended with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

November 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Margin matters in new playoff

In college football, it's not just about whether you win or lose. It's about the final score, too - and how much of a bump a comfortable margin of victory gives a team in the eyes of playoff judges.

November 13, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trout, Kershaw claim MVPs

NEW YORK - Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century, coasting an easy victory Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kershaw, Kluber win Cy Young

NEW YORK - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous winner for his third NL Cy Young Award after leading the majors in victories and ERA and throwing a no-hitter.

November 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Baby steps for a golf country still in infancy

SHANGHAI - The graceful movement was enough to get the full attention of Adam Scott, who knows a good golf swing when he sees one.

November 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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