RIO DE JANEIRO - Germany was supposed to be a team that would melt in Brazil's tropics, and the United States was supposed to be a team that can't beat Ghana.
SAN DIEGO - Tony Gwynn, the Hall of Famer with a sweet left-handed swing who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres and was one of the game's greatest hitters, died of cancer Monday. He was 54.
PINEHURST, N.C. - Two days into the U.S. Open, it didn't look like one.
SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan and Tony Parker won titles in their second seasons. Manu Ginobili was a champion as an NBA rookie.
PINEHURST, N.C. - Martin Kaymer returned to the elite in golf with a U.S. Open victory that ranks among the best.
LOS ANGELES - Drew Doughty never hesitates to say what the rest of the Los Angeles Kings are only thinking, and the star defenseman's mind was already on a third Stanley Cup title while his teammates celebrated their second on the ice behind him.
SAN ANTONIO - Early Sunday evening, LeBron James will gather his Miami Heat teammates around him and offer a few final words of wisdom before they try to extend their reign as NBA champions.
PINEHURST, N.C. - Not even Martin Kaymer was immune from a Pinehurst No. 2 course that restored the reputation of a U.S. Open.
Four years ago in South Africa, the United States celebrated what was arguably its biggest moment in international soccer as Landon Donovan's stoppage time goal against Algeria spurred the Americans into the knockout rounds and won their group.
NATAL, Brazil - The skies may clear by Monday night, when the United States plays Ghana in the World Cup opener.
OMAHA, Neb. - With the wind blowing in at 35 mph at cavernous TD Ameritrade Park, UC Irvine's Taylor Sparks hit the longest ball all day. It barely reached the warning track.
MOGI DAS CRUZES, Brazil - For a second day running, this spectacular World Cup left everyone in awe. This time, it was Costa Rica which produced a huge upset.
PINEHURST, N.C. - Martin Kaymer set a U.S. Open record Friday with a game so dominant that he did more than just build a six-shot lead.
SALVADOR, Brazil - The Netherlands thrashed Spain 5-1 Friday in the World Cup's first shocker, toying with an aging team that has dominated global football for the past six years and avenging a loss in the 2010 final.
PINEHURST, N.C. - There was something unusual in the opening round of the U.S. Open.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life."
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational.
On January 17, 2013, Georgia Southern student Cory Wilson collapsed during class, later passing away due to a cardiac arrhythmia.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league.
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.
AKRON, Ohio - The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.
Two down, one big one to go.
If I ever write a book I'll call it "Truths, Half Truths and Downright Lies," mainly because I can't remember which category all my little adventures fall under.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Derek Jeter remembers the playoff games in Texas - the good and the bad. Now the Yankees captain has another milestone to go with them there.
TIFTON - The Statesboro-Bulloch County Sharks swim team sent 25 swimmers to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state swim meet on July 18 and 19.
MONTREAL - Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.
DALLAS - Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.
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.
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.
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.