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US World Cup formation still unformed

NEW YORK - When the U.S. soccer team talks strategy, it sounds a bit like people picking lottery numbers or the start of a keno game: 4-4-2. 4-2-3-1. 4-3-3.

June 03, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal just keeps winning

PARIS - Maybe, just maybe, Rafael Nadal was a tad vulnerable, the thinking went before this French Open.

June 02, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Nadal wins, but is nagged by bad back

PARIS - The closest thing to intrigue or drama involving Rafael Nadal on Saturday came after his 31st consecutive French Open victory concluded.

May 31, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Watson takes lead at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio - Bubba Watson has been coming to Muirfield Village ever since his rookie year on the PGA Tour. Nine years later, he might have finally figured it out.

May 31, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


$40 million settlement set for players

A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.

May 31, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Heat return to NBA finals

MIAMI - For the entirety of the regular season, the supremacy of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference was brought into serious question by the Indiana Pacers.

May 31, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Fans cheer on US World Cup team in Times Square

NEW YORK - A crowd of about 2,000 filled part of New York's Times Square to cheer the U.S. World Cup team during a televised send-off pep rally Friday night.

May 31, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Casey surges, McIlroy fades

DUBLIN, Ohio - Paul Casey expected to be chasing someone Friday in the Memorial, figuring it would be Rory McIlroy.

May 31, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Federer in control

PARIS - In what seemed like a flash, and in what surely felt like a flash of pain for his opponent, Roger Federer went from vulnerable to commanding.

May 31, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


League owners set to vote on sale of L.A. Clippers

By TAMI ABDOLLAH

May 31, 2014 | By TAMI ABOLLAH Associated Press | Sports


Heat, Pacers readying for Game 6

MIAMI - By now, Lance Stephenson's list of egregious acts from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals are well-known: He blew air into LeBron James' ear, interrupted a Miami Heathuddle and got caught flopping for the second time.

May 29, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


SEC coaches turn to network, schedules for help

DESTIN, Fla. - New Auburn coach Bruce Pearl has some ideas about raising the profile of men's basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

May 29, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy roars to top at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio - Whether it's his health or his personal life, Rory McIlroy is not easily distracted when he's on top of his game.

May 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Nadal wins, looks to the future

PARIS - Shortly after winning for the 61st time in his 62nd match on the red clay at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal took a moment to look at the future of tennis.

May 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


World Cup feeling the heat, literally

PARIS - European teams say they are more prepared than ever for a hot and humid World Cup, training in saunas, planning to soak their jerseys in cold water before games and working with doctors to design the perfect hydration formula for each player.

May 29, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports 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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