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Lance Armstrong loses $10 million arbitration hearing

AUSTIN, Texas - An arbitration panel ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corp. to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company for what it called an "unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy" that covered up his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

February 16, 2015 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks still riding high

NEW YORK - LeBron James isn't used to looking up at so many teams at the All-Star break.

February 16, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Westbrook has 41, West edges East in NBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK - Mixing Broadway and basketball, this NBA All-Star Game was a West Side Story.

February 16, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Snedeker breaks own record and wins Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Coming off the worst season of his career, Brandt Snedeker's mission was to become relevant again. He was eligible for only one major and none of the World Golf Championships, and he hated the idea of the world's best players competing without him.

February 15, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Furyk flies into lead at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Jim Furyk hasn't competed on the PGA Tour in seven months, so he kept his expectations to a minimum at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

February 15, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Ex-UAB players trying to stick together

The scenery will change, but some UAB football players forced to look for new schools after their program was shuttered in December will remain teammates next season.

February 15, 2015 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Silver addresses state of league

NEW YORK - Commissioner Adam Silver is determined to make a schedule that keeps NBA players fresher, and he is willing to discuss starting the season earlier or ending later.

February 15, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Manning meets with Elway

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Peyton Manning huddled with Broncos general manager John Elway on Thursday to talk about his future in football. No decision was announced on whether Manning would return in 2015 or retire.

February 13, 2015 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Snedeker, Jones tied at -12

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Enjoying the best weather Pebble Beach has to offer is one thing. Brandt Snedeker knew he had to take advantage of it with his golf clubs, too.

February 13, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


'Bubble watch' commences as season enters final month

As an automatic-qualifying conference, the Mountain West is guaranteed to have one team get into the NCAA tournament. The conference appears to be in decent shape to add another for the second straight season.

February 13, 2015 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Teams gambling big on $100 million arms

Max Scherzer and Jon Lester might as well have neon-green dollar signs stamped all over their uniforms and caps when spring training opens next week.

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


Daly has lowest opening round in 10 years at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Sunshine is always a pleasant surprise at Pebble Beach, and Thursday brought a real stunner: John Daly was near the top of the leaderboard.

February 12, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Little League, big trouble

CHICAGO - A Little League team that captured the attention of the nation and the hearts of its hometown was stripped of its national title Wednesday after an investigation revealed that team officials had falsified boundaries so they could add ineligible players to the roster.

February 11, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports


Woods returning to course when his game 'is ready'

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Tiger Woods said Wednesday his game is "not acceptable" to compete in tournaments and he will return when he thinks it is.

February 11, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian dies

LAS VEGAS - He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.

February 11, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Merritt maintains edge through 3 rounds at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Troy Merritt felt the fear Saturday he experienced during his successful amateur career. The third-round leader at the RBC Heritage expects another healthy dose Sunday.

April 18, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Merritt shoots 61 to tie record

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage.

April 17, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Winston's lawyer calls sexual assault suit a stunt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt."

April 17, 2015 | By GARY FINEOUT | Sports


Top seeds have plenty of doubters heading to playoffs

ATLANTA - They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference - including you, LeBron James.

April 17, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jordan Spieth struggles in 1st round after Masters

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown Thursday, shooting a 3-over 74 at the RBC Heritage to end his run of 16 straight rounds under par.

April 16, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

April 15, 2015 | By MICHAEL R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Still awaiting verdict after six days

FALL RIVER, Mass. - After six days of deliberating, jurors went home Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee's sister.

April 14, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


On The Fringe: Spieth not keen on new 'Golden Child' moniker

The green jacket is all Jordan Spieth needs for an identity. He is the Masters champion.

April 14, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bowl payouts still on the rise

By RALPH D. RUSSO

April 14, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Galloway goes big as Knicks pull upset

ATLANTA - Rookie Langston Galloway scored a career-high 26 points, hitting all six of his 3-point attempts, and the New York Knicks stunned the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks 112-108 Monday night.

April 13, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local CrossFit making it into national spotlight

Former Georgia Southern University athlete Laura Brannen and current GSU student Jacob Anderson have a few things in common. They are both highly competitive, workout at CrossFit Boro and both have qualified for the 2015 CrossFit Regional competition in Atlanta.

April 13, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Exciting Masters shows that golf is in good hands

Jordan Spieth never really suffered. Certainly not like Phil Mickelson, who came close so many times before finally winning his first major title.

April 13, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Runs hard to come by early in season

Batters stayed stuck in the deep freeze in the sport's offensive ice age during the first week of the new major league season, with scoring remaining near its lowest level in more than two decades.

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


Still no verdict after 5 days of deliberation

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez completed their fifth day of deliberations Monday without reaching a verdict.

April 13, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


New Masters champion feels right

History will remember the 2015 Masters as Jordan Spieth's Masters Tournament, and that's a good thing.

April 12, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


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