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Crane assumes lead at St. Jude

MEMPHIS - Ben Crane's back is OK, and his putter couldn't be working much better.

June 06, 2014 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


LeBron recovering after cramps cause early Game 1 exit

SAN ANTONIO - If the NBA Finals resumed Friday, there would be no way LeBron James could play.

June 06, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Nadal breezes past Murray, will face Djokovic in final

PARIS - This is what Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic wanted. It's what they expected. And now they'll meet in a French Open final with so much at stake for both.

June 06, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Brazil strikes a threat to a smooth World Cup

SAO PAULO - Brazilian police used tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse striking workers inside a subway station on Friday, adding to fears that labor unrest could disrupt the World Cup that opens here in six days.

June 06, 2014 | By STAN LEHMAN Associated Press | Sports


World Cup prices sky-high for fans

RIO DE JANEIRO - World Cup visitors, welcome to Brazil, land of soccer, sun and sky-high prices.

June 05, 2014 | By LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated Press | Sports


Mickelson opens with 67 at St. Jude Classic

MEMPHIS - Phil Mickelson talked about finishing off rounds coming into the St. Jude Classic, and he did just that Thursday with a 3-under 67 at TPC Southwind.

June 05, 2014 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sharapova rallies to reach final

PARIS - Might be easier said than done. Still, Maria Sharapova offered a tidy aphorism to sum up the formula that's carried her to a third consecutive French Open final.

June 05, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Chrome wants Crown

NEW YORK - Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. It's so tough only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, and none in 36 years.

June 05, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Nadal, Murray to square off in semifinals

PARIS - Briefly, and only briefly, Rafael Nadal was in a difficult spot in the French Open quarterfinals.

June 04, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


SEC struggling in postseason play

The Southeastern Conference was roughed up in the first weekend of the NCAA baseball tournament.

June 04, 2014 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


California Chrome made 3-5 favorite to win at Belmont

NEW YORK - California Chrome became the early 3-5 favorite on Wednesday to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 36 years.

June 04, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


UGA, Tech concentrating on QBs

MACON - Hutson Mason is eager to begin summer camp as Georgia's undisputed starting quarterback.

June 03, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Get cranked up for summer bass

Let's face it. The long hot summer is in full swing and we aren't going to catch many bass in the shallows. Sure they may cruise the flats a little early and late but the bulk of the fish are finding their meals in deeper water whether it be in a reservoir or pond. You can still catch them but you've got to change tactics and crank baits are one of the best bets for this time of year.

June 03, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Spurs look for revenge in finals

When last season's NBA Finals ended, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was all smiles.

June 03, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Women's semis set at French Open

PARIS - This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes.

June 03, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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Big 12's Bowlsby against changes

DALLAS - Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.

July 24, 2014 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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