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Armstrong shows grit in bid for win in Pyrenees

PAU, France - In his final days of his final Tour de France, Lance Armstrong showed some of the old fire.

July 20, 2010 | By NAOMI KOPPEL Associated Press Writer | Sports


SEC facing off-field troubles before media days

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Bar brawls and NCAA investigations will be hot topics at the Southeastern Conference media days - not just national championships.

July 20, 2010 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Isner returns to action after Wimbledon marathon

JOHNS CREEK, Ga - John Isner wants to prove he's more than a marathon man on the ATP tour.

July 20, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Wade unphased by naysayers

MIAMI - Dwyane Wade is keeping track. He's heard analysts say this Miami Heat lineup will be a flop. He's heard other players lash out over the way LeBron James made his decision. He's heard executives from other teams list Boston and Orlando as the teams to beat in the Eastern Conference.

July 19, 2010 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oosthuizen still in shock

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Louis Oosthuizen never let the silver claret jug out of his sight as he celebrated into the morning hours at the Jigger Inn across from the 17th fairway at St. Andrews.

July 19, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Surprises loom at Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Louis Oosthuizen still remembers getting together with other kids from the Ernie Els Foundation to watch highlights of their hero winning the British Open at Muirfield in 2002.

July 17, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Column: Tide turning for American golfers

It's already been a rocky year for American golfers, even those not named Tiger Woods. Little that's happened at the British Open so far suggests that's about to change.

July 17, 2010 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Column: Owners cry poverty; fans cry 'foul'

The players, we all get.

July 17, 2010 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Columnist | Sports


OSU fans loudest at Hall of Fame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Tim Brown struck the Heisman Trophy pose on stage at the urging of a fan after putting on his new College Football Hall of Fame blazer, then moments later, Steve McMichael playfully rushed past emcee Mark May like he was about to chase down a quarterback.

July 17, 2010 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press Writer | Sports


Back from ban, Vinokourov takes 13th Stage

REVEL, France (AP) - Alexandre Vinokourov did his time for doping. Now, he's back to basking in Tour de France glory again.

July 17, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Wild winds wreak havoc

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Around the loop at the far end of St. Andrews, shots at the mercy of a vicious wind were flying in every direction as Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and so many others struggled to survive in the British Open.

July 16, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


McIlroy has a long day

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Around the loop at the far end of St. Andrews, shots at the mercy of a vicious wind were flying in every direction as Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and so many others struggled to survive in the British Open.

July 16, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Column: Should Lance Armstrong just quit?

On the long road into Paris, nearly every day still left on this Tour de France is going to be a reminder of the champion that Lance Armstrong once was but no longer is.

July 16, 2010 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Brown credits Holtz for Hall of Fame induction

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Tim Brown never considered himself a standout collegiate football player until Lou Holtz convinced him of it.

July 16, 2010 | By TOM COYNE AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy rips through a defenseless Old Course

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - In the 137 years since the British Open first came to St. Andrews, the Old Course rarely has been such a pushover. Rarer still was the score Rory McIlroy delivered.

July 15, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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Statement win

Following their 8-0 loss to Ware County Tuesday, Statesboro's softball team needed a bounceback win to keep their hopes of claiming the No.1 ...

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging ...

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Road favorites all over the board in Week 3

Texans coach Bill O'Brien says "you can't hide in the NFL."

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: IndyCar needs to push Newgarden as its new star

SONOMA, Calif. - It has been five years since IndyCar last had an American champion as the face of the series. This time, the series is ...

September 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smashing: MLB home run record on track to fall Tuesday

NEW YORK - Giancarlo Stanton's smacks, Aaron Judge's jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to ...

September 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Deja blew

SPRINGFIELD – For the first two and a half quarters, the Statesboro Blue Devils looked as dominant as a football team could look.

September 16, 2017 | By LUKE MARTIN | Sports


SEB Diamond Day tournament sees Metter dominate

In a day normally reserved for football, softball dominated the Brooklet Recreation fields for a good cause Saturday morning.

September 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Done, Dale: Junior's final season ends without championship

JOLIET, Ill. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. received a stamp of approval from fans wanting to write letters to the retiring star, wishing him luck.

September 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Leishman maintains the lead at BMW Championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - As much as Marc Leishman has been through, especially off the golf course, it takes a lot to get to get under ...

September 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


War Eagles soar back

It wasn't turnovers or big plays, but special teams that undid Portal in the worst way possible against rival Jenkins County.

September 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Week 3 Preview: Jackson vs. Clemson; Scouts flock to Laramie

Lamar Jackson basically had the Heisman Trophy wrapped up last season by Oct. 2, playing so well in Louisville's biggest games early in the ...

September 15, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Trump demands ESPN apologize for anchor's tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is calling on ESPN to apologize days after one of the sports network's anchors called him a "white supremacist ...

September 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


It's on: Triple G, Canelo ready for big middleweight bout

LAS VEGAS - It's the kind of fight Gennady Golovkin has been chasing from the moment he walked off an airplane six years ago to ...

September 15, 2017 | By TIM DAHLBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Indians set A.L. record with 21st consecutive win

CLEVELAND - For more than 100 years, American League teams have gone on winning streaks of varying lengths - short ones, long ones, double-digit ones.

September 13, 2017 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth taking aim at FedEx Cup championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Jordan Spieth already has won 14 times around the world, which already places him in unique territory. Over the last 75 years ...

September 13, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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