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All about Peyton

NEWARK, N.J. - Peyton Manning is not interested in talking about where his career stands in football history.

January 28, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Rabbit season down to the last month

The season for hunting rabbits opened back in November and runs through Feb. 28, so woodsmen still have about a month left in this year's season.

January 28, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Snowboarder Shaun White goes for the gold — twice — in Sochi

The question hovers over Shaun White - not so much the way a black cloud might linger but more like a whiff of smoke he casually can bat away.

January 28, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Football betting hitting new high

LAS VEGAS - With the Super Bowl approaching, fans are talking trash, buying snacks, and, more than ever, placing bets.

January 27, 2014 | By HANNAH DREIER Associated Press | Sports


Stars, All-Pros and plenty of 'other guys'

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - The names are hardly as familiar as Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman. Yet, for all the megastars and All-Pros in this Super Bowl, there are guys like Jermaine Kearse and Paris Lenon.

January 27, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Sochi set to welcome the world amid storm clouds

Seven years ago, Vladimir Putin traveled all the way to Guatemala to woo Olympic leaders with his grandiose vision: hosting the Winter Games in Russia's little-known Black Sea summer resort of Sochi.

January 27, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL's Goodell suggests eliminating PAT

Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.

January 25, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Carr, Fales help South to Senior Bowl win

MOBILE, Ala. - Derek Carr and David Fales both threw touchdown passes and Auburn's Dee Ford racked up two sacks in the South's 20-10 victory over the North in the Senior Bowl on Saturday.

January 25, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Third time's a charm for Li

MELBOURNE, Australia - Once again Li Na had the Rod Laver Arena crowd on its feet, roaring - this time with laughter.

January 25, 2014 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger misses cut at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Tiger Woods made his 2014 debut in a most dubious fashion - his first trip to Torrey Pines without sticking around until Sunday.

January 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Too good for Federer, Nadal into Aussie final

MELBOURNE, Australia - The way Rafael Nadal managed to somehow retrieve a forehand midway through the second set shocked even Roger Federer, who has been on the receiving end of the Spaniard's unbelievable shots more than anyone else in Grand Slams.

January 24, 2014 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Manning warns teammates not to let chance slip by

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning is the only player in this Super Bowl who has won the big game.

January 24, 2014 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Jordan Spieth takes the lead at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Jordan Spieth turned out to be the star attraction Friday playing with Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines.

January 24, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lefty battling sore back

SAN DIEGO - Phil Mickelson managed his sore back well enough to make the cut. That doesn't mean he'll play on the weekend at the Farmers Insurance Open.

January 24, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Area ready for 'Mass-Transit Bowl'

NEWARK, N.J. - For all the consternation over whether Mother Nature may or may not visit in northern New Jersey for next weekend's Super Bowl, another unpredictable force could determine whether the event turns into a transportation debacle: the football fan.

January 23, 2014 | By DAVID PORTER Associated Press | Sports


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MLS franchise coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Speith hungry for more at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket.

April 16, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine the prosecution's efforts to prove Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose after an argument.

April 15, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Ferguson: Musings from the Masters

AUGUSTA - The moment doesn't get much bigger than this - a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.

April 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


One year since bombings

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

April 15, 2014 | By DENISE LEVOIE Associated Press | Sports


MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut

NEW YORK - Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

April 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can Bubba Watson's reach extend out of Athens?

He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and - in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts - Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Hawks add Turner exec Koonin to bolster profile

ATLANTA - Steve Koonin has cheered on the Atlanta Hawks surrounded by thousands of empty seats. He's cheered them on when the place was rockin'.

April 14, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of staging emotional outbursts to mask difficulty in answering a barrage of probing questions.

April 14, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


'Small town' Bubba in rarified air

"When I got to the 10 tee box, I still believed I could win the tournament, no doubt about it. I still thought that Bubba..."

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.

April 13, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth aims for youthful history

On July 27, 1993, Jordan Spieth was born.

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Watson the life of the party

A patron asks, "Is that Bubba?"

April 11, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree at the Masters

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

April 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Haas heads up first round

AUGUSTA - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

April 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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