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NCAA enforcement director defends investigators

INDIANAPOLIS - Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sterling staying would be 'disaster'

LOS ANGELES - Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team's interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster" for the franchise.

July 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


CEO: Rivers to quit if Sterling stays

LOS ANGELES - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Michael Sam excited about next phase of career

ST. LOUIS - Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies.

July 22, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


ACC settles into new stable era

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Welcome to the new Atlantic Coast Conference.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Boating adventure on the high seas

My best fishing buddy is Coach Steve Cisson. He's a machine when it comes to finding and landing all kinds of creatures from the deep. Most of the things I know about the sport, I learned from him including the fact that you should never go out in a small boat on a big lake when there is a storm brewing. I wish to convey that message to you today so that you will not blunder into the trap he led me into one day on Clarks Hill Lake.

July 22, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Sterling needs to sell Clippers to pay his debts

LOS ANGELES - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

July 21, 2014 | By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent | Sports


FSU, Miami picked to win ACC divisions

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Defending national champion Florida State and Miami are the favorites to win their Atlantic Coast Conference divisions.

July 21, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Return of Rory

HOYLAKE, England - The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.

July 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder, sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt.

July 20, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press | Sports


McIlroy looking unbeatable

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy looks as if he has just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

July 19, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Underclassmen evaluations restricted

NEW YORK - The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed.

July 18, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dozens of players join lawsuit against NFL

Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few - if any- safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made in the original complaint and could open the door to a criminal investigation.

July 18, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rory rolling at Hoylake

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

July 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


My Take: Braves in it for the long haul

In 2008, the Atlanta Braves bottomed out. Just three years removed from the end of their remarkable stretch of 14 consecutive division titles, the Braves stumbled to a 70-92 record and a fourth place finish in the N.L. East.

July 17, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Ravens owner responds to accusations

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.

September 22, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Former Georgia Southern kicker Bironas killed in car crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36.

September 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NEW YORK - More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.

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


Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men.

September 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


SEC West looks like the best

The gap separating the two SEC divisions shows no signs of narrowing.

September 17, 2014 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Falcons host sinking Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.

September 17, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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


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