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Concussions now a concern in soccer

CHICAGO - Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year study of U.S. high school games suggests.

July 13, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Sports

Trout, Harper, plenty of fresh faces highlight All-Star Game

CINCINNATI - Not too long ago, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Gerrit Cole were the ones picking up the extra balls and getting pranked into paying the pricey checks.

July 13, 2015 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Nibali's Tour defense is creaking as Froome takes control

MUR DE BRETAGNE, France - Vincenzo Nibali is making a patchy start to the defense of his Tour de France title, and if Saturday's eighth stage is anything to go by it may not get much better in the mountains.

July 11, 2015 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports

Pete Rose still beloved in hometown despite scandals

CINCINNATI - A photograph of the bat and ball from Pete Rose's record-setting 4,192nd hit has adorned the back of the enormous video board at Great American Ball Park for a dozen years, reminding everyone of one of the city's biggest sports moments.

July 11, 2015 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Serena wins Wimbledon, one away from Grand Slam

LONDON - Serena Williams let herself briefly bask in the joy of a sixth Wimbledon championship, 21st Grand Slam singles trophy overall and fourth consecutive major title Saturday, even balancing the winner's silver dish atop her head - Look, Ma, no hands! - as she sauntered off Centre Court.

July 11, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports

Federer, Djokovic prepare for next chapter of rivalry

LONDON - When Roger Federer faces Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final for the second consecutive year on Sunday, they'll be resuming a rivalry that has been about as even as possible.

July 11, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports

JPP's future uncertain with New York Giants

Jason Pierre-Paul's future with the New York Giants remains uncertain after a fireworks accident, even though a person with knowledge of the contract tells The Associated Press the team has not rescinded its $14.8 million franchise tag offer.

July 10, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports

Federer tops Murray for 10th final Wimbledon final; Djokovic next

LONDON - If Roger Federer was going to allow Andy Murray to gain a foothold in the Wimbledon semifinals, this seemed as if it might be the moment.

July 10, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports

'Serena Slam' takes another step forward

LONDON - Her game in high gear, history in the offing, Serena Williams is perfectly content to let everyone else talk about what a victory in the Wimbledon final would mean.

July 09, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports

Olesen returns to form to lead Scottish Open on 7-under 63

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - Thorbjorn Olesen returned to form with a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Scottish Open on Thursday, with Jimmy Walker leading a trio of top Americans in the chasing pack.

July 09, 2015 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports

DeAndre Jordan fiasco raises questions about NBA free agency

Doc Rivers gave a quick answer when asked about DeAndre Jordan coming back to the Los Angeles Clippers.

July 09, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports

My Take: Times change, along with team names

My dad, born and raised in the Titustown neighborhood of Norfolk Virginia, is a longtime Washington Redskins fan. So, it was no surprise that he was less than pleased when news first broke of the team's potential name change, due to public backlash.

July 09, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Sports

US begins home World Cup celebrations

LOS ANGELES - Carli Lloyd looked out over the cheering mob of U.S. women's national team fans and raised an arm in triumph.

July 07, 2015 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Along for the ride on Watson's farewell at St. Andrews

This was one time Luke Donald didn't mind taking 45 minutes to play a 357-yard hole. He was on the 18th hole at St. Andrews, and the company he kept that Friday afternoon in 2005 could not have been better.

July 07, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports

Worth the wait

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head.

July 06, 2015 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports 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 03, 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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