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France gears up for huge security operation at Euro 2016

PARIS - French law enforcement authorities on Saturday pledged "extremely high" security in Paris for Sunday's European Championship final, with thousands of police patrolling as hundreds of thousands of fans mass in the French capital for the match.

July 09, 2016 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics due to Zika concerns

DALLAS - U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of the world's top four players for its return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence.

July 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


22! Williams tops Kerber at Wimbledon, ties Graf's Slam mark

LONDON - Serena Williams insisted she was not focused on No. 22.

July 08, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Cardiff comes to standstill to welcome home Wales

CARDIFF, Wales - The Welsh capital of Cardiff came to a standstill on Friday as Wales' national team returned home to a rapturous welcome by an estimated 200,000 people after its historic run to the European Championship semifinals in France.

July 08, 2016 | | Sports


Euro 2016 final pits Ronaldo vs Griezmann again for a trophy

PARIS - Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann will meet for another title showdown when Portugal faces France in the European Championship final on Sunday, just six weeks after they contested the Champions League final.

July 08, 2016 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Fulmer, Seager and Story among top rookies so far in 2016

Detroit manager Brad Ausmus wondered aloud Friday about Michael Fulmer's case for the All-Star game. Fulmer didn't make it, but his 9-2 record and 2.11 ERA certainly deserve mentioning.

July 08, 2016 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Hope Solo eyes 100th shutout as US meets South Africa

CHICAGO - As if her list of accomplishments wasn't long enough already, Hope Solo has a chance to add another one on Saturday.

July 08, 2016 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fall, double-faults hurt Federer in Wimbledon loss to Raonic

LONDON - There was Roger Federer, so famous for his flawless footwork, flat on his stomach, face down and motionless on the Centre Court grass after jamming the toe of his left shoe and stumbling during what turned out to be the fifth set's pivotal game in his Wimbledon semifinal.

July 08, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tormenta explodes in big home win

Locked at 1-1 after one half of action at Eagle Field Thursday night, South Georgia Tormenta FC and the Tri-Cities Otters seemed to be headed to a similar result that saw the teams play to a draw in their season opener.

July 07, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Splash! Kevin Durant finalizes two-year deal with Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. - Kevin Durant wanted to look MVP Stephen Curry in the eye, meet Klay Thompson face to face, and find out for himself whether they truly wanted him as a teammate.

July 07, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


No all-Williams final at Wimbledon after Kerber stops Venus

LONDON - Instead of the ninth all-Williams final at a Grand Slam tournament, there will be a rematch of another sort to determine the title at Wimbledon.

July 07, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


France blows by Germany, heading to Euro 2016 final

MARSEILLE, France - France is heading back to soccer's elite, and Antoine Griezmann is the man leading the way.

July 06, 2016 | By JAMES ELLINGWORTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta returns home for playoff push

With just two weeks remaining in the Premier Development League's regular season, South Georgia Tormenta FC isn't ready to say goodbye to its inaugural season.

July 06, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Federer erases 2-set hole, 3 match points at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - The match, and Roger Federer's bid for a record eighth Wimbledonchampionship, essentially should have been over after a little more than 1½ hours Wednesday.

July 06, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Venus rising: Williams back in Grand Slam semi 6 years later

LONDON (AP) - In some ways, making it to a Grand Slam semifinal is rather been-there, done-that for Venus Williams.

July 05, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The Olympics are over. The Ryder Cup in on the horizon.

August 24, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Recent history shows QBs vulnerable to early season injuries

Some of the biggest losses in college football's opening week likely won't be reflected on the scoreboard.

August 24, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Daily fantasy sports sites aim to make Nevada comeback

LAS VEGAS - Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of ...

August 23, 2016 | By MICHELLE RINDELS Associated Press | Sports


Prosecutor doubts Sandusky accuser's claim

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A former Pennsylvania prosecutor testified Tuesday he does not believe a man who reached a settlement with Penn State over a molestation ...

August 23, 2016 | By MARK SCOLFORO AP Sports Writer | Sports


High school football is dumb, so make let's it smart

It's about time we got smarter about high school football.

August 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Playoff predictions: It's that time

Before we start this, you should know something - if you already do not. I suspect you might.

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


PK Graham returns to Falcons to contend for job

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After kicking for 10 teams in the past 15 seasons - and a few more teams in preseason camps - Shayne Graham knew to ...

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


The simple fix for golf that isn't so simple

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For all the praise of golf's return to the Olympics, there was no shortage of suggestions to make it better.

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will not face ...

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Shooting for three: US reach gold medal game for third straight Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team is still a little better than Spain.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kim jumps to big lead at Wyndham championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Si Woo Kim and Lucas Glover had putts for 59 on another low-scoring day in the Wyndham Championship.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rams' Todd Gurley set for preseason debut

IRVINE, Calif. - Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley thought he saw New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia on Thursday, only for teammates to convince ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia star Chubb gains confidence in comeback

ATHENS, Ga. - It was not just another scrimmage for Nick Chubb.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Steelers' Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL's deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with theNFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs - but only five days ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


MLB may consider limits on pitching changes, shifts

HOUSTON (AP) - Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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