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NCAA convention has big vote on football championships

AUSTIN, Texas - Two days after Alabama's latest national championship, a vote at the NCAA's annual convention could have a huge impact on which teams make the College Football Playoff going forward.

January 12, 2016 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tuscaloosa gets the party started

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama may have won its fourth national championship in seven seasons, but for the students in Tuscaloosa the party never gets old.

January 12, 2016 | By PHILLIP LUCAS Associated Press | Sports


The Tide rolls on

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The five-star recruits keep rolling into Alabama, replenishing the roster every time the NFL prospects funnel out.

January 08, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP College Football Writer | Sports


Tormenta to hold open tryouts

With Tormenta FC's inaugural season quickly approaching, the team has scheduled open tryouts for Saturday.

January 05, 2016 | From Staff and Wire Reports | Sports


Griffey likely into Hall of Fame, others should get boost in voting

NEW YORK - Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other tainted stars of the Steroids Era appear likely to get a boost in Hall of Fame balloting, but not enough to enter Cooperstown this year.

January 05, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


A good year to be a wild card in NFL playoffs

It looks like it's a good year to be a wild card in the NFL playoffs.

January 04, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Triple crown, flubbed punt highlight best games of 2015

The games people play. There are around 300 in pro football, 2,500 in baseball, 1,500 in basketball and thousands in soccer every year - and that's just at the very highest levels. Most blend into each other. Only a few stand out.

December 31, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods turns 40 and heads into uncertain future

Ten days after Tiger Woods turned 24, he picked up his 16th career PGA Tour victory by beating Ernie Els in an epic battle at Kapalua.

December 31, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Ode to sports in 2015

What do you say? It's not too late.

December 31, 2015 | By FRED LIEF Associated Press | Sports


In a year of odd moves, FIFA and Al Capone become neighbors

All across Europe and the Americas - as they plot legal strategy, await extradition hearings and consider the billable hours run up by their lawyers - FIFA officials can take comfort in this: They are serving the cause of art.

December 31, 2015 | By FRED LIEF Associated Press | Sports


College football taking over New Year's Eve

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Sometime around 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve, Rochelle Carrasco and Jeremy Jehnsen will be having their first dance as a newly married couple.

December 29, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Soccer's dark year: From bribery arrests to suicide attacks

LONDON - Dawn had just broken in Zurich when a man was spotted being dragged out of an opulent hotel's side entrance. Raising a single white sheet, hotel staff made an inadequate attempt to shield the guest being forced to check out early after being arrested in his bedroom.

December 28, 2015 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks surge to win over Knicks

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks didn't like their defensive performance in the first half, so they decided to double their efforts.

December 26, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sooners, Spartans overcome blemishes to reach CFP semifinals

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Only two years ago, Michigan State lost a close early season game to Notre Dame and was effectively out of the national championship chase right when that game ended.

December 26, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena Williams wins AP Female Athlete of Year for 4th time

Serena Williams spent a good portion of 2015 deflecting questions about whether she could complete the Grand Slam. After coming oh-so-close, she can acknowledge how much she cared about the rare feat.

December 25, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Kerber beats Williams for her 1st Grand Slam title

MELBOURNE, Australia - After all the advice that Steffi Graf gave her, AngeliqueKerber was able to return a favor to the retired champion on Saturday.

January 30, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


IOC sends medical advice to Olympic committees on Zika virus

LONDON - The IOC advised national Olympic committees on Friday to follow the World Health Organization's guidance on dealing with the Zika virus ahead of ...

January 29, 2016 | By STEPHEN WILSON Associated Press | Sports


Murray beats Raonic in 5 to reach 5th Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Murray arrived at the Australian Open fully prepared to become a father before becoming champion.

January 29, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Chairman says Chargers to stay in San Diego in 2016

SAN DIEGO - Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos said Friday that the team will play in San Diego in 2016, and he'll work with politicians and ...

January 29, 2016 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Peyton Manning to Belichick: 'This might be my last rodeo.'

DENVER - Peyton Manning isn't saying that Super Bowl 50 is his grand finale.

January 26, 2016 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Panthers not content being in Super Bowl, want to win it all

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Carolina coach Ron Rivera remembers turning to Dave Gettleman following a training camp practice this summer, and asking the Panthers general ...

January 26, 2016 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer vs Djokovic in Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic has a larger than life presence at theAustralian Open.

January 26, 2016 | By JOCELYN GECKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clippers' Blake Griffin out 4-to-6 weeks after breaking hand

INDIANAPOLIS - Blake Griffin is expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken shooting hand after punching a Los Angeles Clippers staff member during ...

January 26, 2016 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech one of college hoops' biggest mysteries

ATLANTA - By all rights, Georgia Tech should be a powerhouse.

January 23, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Snowstorm postpones 2 NHL games, strands 2 college teams

NEW YORK - A blizzard socking the Eastern United States disrupted the sports schedule Saturday for a second day, forcing the postponement of two more NHL ...

January 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Murray advances, Ivanovic loses amid medical distraction

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - A medical emergency overshadowed matches on adjoining courts at the Australian Open when Nigel Sears, who is Ana Ivanovic's coach and ...

January 22, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer notches 300th win at Grand Slam tournament

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The countless records and accolades accumulated over a long and illustrious career don't in any way diminish Roger Federer's satisfaction ...

January 22, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFC championship game features 2 of NFL's best cornerbacks

TEMPE, Ariz. - Cornerbacks might have the toughest job in the NFL.

January 22, 2016 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Elway builds a team that will go down kicking and screaming

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - John Elway's mind was still racing and he was trying to figure out what, exactly, was missing after another rough ending ...

January 22, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Homeland Security head addresses baseball owners

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - With worries about terrorism heightened following attacks in France and California, baseball owners began their two-day meeting Wednesday by discussing threat protection ...

January 20, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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