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Braves miss the sweep against Indians

CLEVELAND - Fausto Carmona's sharp sinker gave the Cleveland Indians a needed lift.

July 02, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Not too Bad-deley

OAKMONT, Pa. - Aaron Baddeley teetered on the edge of a collapse, staring at bogeys on the golf course and Tiger Woods' name high on the leaderboard.

July 01, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Andruw's struggles continue

ATLANTA - Andruw Jones was only 19 and still had Class A dirt in his cleats when he made his debut with the Atlanta Braves in 1996.

July 01, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Renteria rips Tribe

CLEVELAND - Edgar Renteria couldn't be contained, a day after barely getting the ball out of the infield.

July 01, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Last inning heroics give Braves the win

CLEVELAND - Yunel Escobar was 12 years old the last time the Atlanta Braves won a game at Jacobs Field.

July 01, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spurs get the sweep; NBA Dynasty?

CLEVELAND - Once again, the San Antonio Spurs walked the hallways in champagne-soaked T-shirts.

Bruce Bowen carried the Larry O'Brien trophy, one he had cradled before.

June 30, 2007 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Survivor to par leads U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Angel Cabrera was the last survivor to par Friday, but only because of an amazing birdie on his final hole that made Phil Mickelson extinct at this U.S. Open.

June 30, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Mickelson misses key puts, then the cut

OAKMONT, Pa. - No 72nd hole collapse for Phil Mickelson at this year's U.S. Open. No 72nd hole for Phil Mickelson, period.

June 30, 2007 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Braves remain winless in interleague play

MINNEAPOLIS - Johan Santana was frustrated yet again by Minnesota's missing offense as well as his removal after seven strong innings. After the ninth inning, he was smiling.

Mike Redmond's RBI single capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning against Atlanta closer Bob Wickman, ruining Tim Hudson's strong start and lifting the Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Braves on Thursday night.

June 30, 2007 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Slumping Braves shut out by Twins

MINNEAPOLIS - The day after his wife gave birth, Carlos Silva found his new son a welcomed distraction from the usual pitching jitters.

"Most of the time, it's game, game, game, game. Today, it was game, baby, baby, baby, baby," Silva said after throwing his second career shutout in Minnesota's 6-0 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday night.

June 29, 2007 | By DAVE CAMBPELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


1-over just fine with Woods

OAKMONT, Pa. - Tiger Woods flipped an iron toward his bag in disgust. As another tee shot sailed right, he grumbled ''Tiger!'' And when a putt that would be a gimme anywhere else rolled several feet past the hole, he stared at it, stunned.

June 29, 2007 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Earnhardt ready to decide future

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to win championships, and there's no better place to do that than at Hendrick Motorsports.

June 27, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


A case of baseball guilt

You may find this hard to believe, but I was there.

June 27, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Whatever happened to... ?

Well folks, it looks as though summer is upon us.

June 26, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Cairo's Harris doing it all for Braves

ATLANTA - Willie Harris is a new name to most Atlanta Braves fans, but he's such a star in his hometown that he already has a street named after him - just like the town's only other native son to play in the major leagues, Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.

June 26, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Outdoor Life: Early season Whitetail hunting can be productive

The months of September and October are considered by many deer hunters to be the pre-game warm-up for the "real season" when the rut begins.

September 16, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Column: Hindsight is a Ryder Cup tradition that's like no other

Tom Watson didn't appear to be kicking himself.

September 16, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

September 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Criticism mounting for Vikings after Adrian Peterson decision

MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.

September 16, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

WASHINGTON - A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.

September 16, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods: strength is back, swing isn't

WINDEMERE, Fla. - Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.

September 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Peterson reactivated by Vikings following indictment

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting "everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child" after he was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.

September 15, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Screven tops Generals in S.C.

VARNVILLE, S.C. - Screven County's first trip to the Lowcountry was a good one for the Gamecocks (3-0), who brought home a 38-14 win over the Wade Hampton Generals.

September 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. His team benched him for this weekend's game against New England.

September 12, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

September 12, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

September 12, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

PRETORIA, South Africa - During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

September 11, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Kirk, Horschel share lead at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel have little in common except a clean card of 4-under 66 at the Tour Championship and their chances at the biggest payoff in golf.

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


Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

September 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy's last chance for big finish

ATLANTA - Rory McIlroy always thought his big year deserved a big finish. The Tour Championship is his last chance.

September 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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